Lifeboat News #190

#190

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 05/01/18. Copyright 2018 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

AGI-18

AGI-18 will be held August 22–25 in Prague, Czech Republic. This conference gathers an international group of leading academic and industry researchers involved in scientific and engineering work aimed directly toward the goal of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).
 
Our Joscha Bach, Antonio Chella, Haris Dindo, Stan Franklin, Ben Goertzel, Bill Hibbard, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Garrett Katz, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, John Licato, Alexey Potapov, Rafal Rzepka, Ricardo Sanz, Leslie Smith, Bas Steunebrink, Claes Strannegård, Julian Togelius, Viktoras Veitas, Pei Wang, Roman Yampolskiy, and Byoung-Tak Zhang will be speaking/participating.
 
Learn more at http://agi-conf.org/2018

RAADfest 2018

RAADfest 2018 will be held September 20–23 in San Diego, California. This is the largest event in the world where practical and cutting-edge methods to reverse aging are presented for all interest levels, from beginner to expert.
 
Our Bill Andrews, Michael Borkin, José Cordeiro, Greg Fahy, Bill Faloon, Aubrey de Grey, Terry Grossman, David Kekich, Randal Koene, Ray Kurzweil, Jim Mellon, Liz Parrish, Marco Ruggiero, Brad Thompson, Neal Van De Ree, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking.
 
Learn more at http://raadfest.com/us2018

Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan, co-creator of Westworld, says an interesting quote for our quotes page at https://lifeboat.com/ex/quotes#nolan

Blog

Chris Parbey Jnr joins our blog team with the post “How ‘Valleytronics’ Could Help Keep Moore’s Law Alive” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/how-v...aw-alive
 
Recent interesting blog posts include
 
“A mix of Viagra and the flu vaccine could treat cancer, study finds” by Manuel Canovas Lechuga at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/a-mix...dy-finds
 
“Announcing the ‘Ending Age-Related Diseases’ Conference” by Nicola Bagalà at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/annou...nference
 
“Approaching Mars on Spaceship Earth” by Alberto Lao at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/appro...ip-earth
 
“Artificial blood made from stem cells could save thousands of lives” by Ian Hale at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/artif...of-lives
 
“A tiny start-up could beat Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg at linking brains and computers” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/a-tin...omputers
 
“Atomic-scale manufacturing now a reality” by Bill Kemp at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/atomi...-reality
 
“Biological and Artificial Intelligence” by Peter Morgan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/biolo...lligence
 
“Black Hole Traffic Accidents May Produce Monster Mergers” by Matthew Holt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/black...-mergers
 
“Blocking anti-aging enzymes makes cancer die of old age” by Manuel Canovas Lechuga at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/block...-old-age
 
“Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice” by Alexandros El at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/cance...-in-mice
 
“Can You See a Single Photon with Your Naked Eye?” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/can-y...aked-eye
 
“Computer scientists made a chip that processes information like neurons, but works with light” by Marcos Than Esponda at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/compu...th-light
 
“Could technology help cure depression among older adults? (Short answer: Yes)” by Alvaro Fernandez at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/could...swer-yes
 
“Europa Could Host Alien Life” by Michael Lance at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/t-eur...ien-life
 
“Facing a future of ethical dilemmas” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/facin...dilemmas
 
“The fastest-growing black hole in the universe eats a sun every 48 hours — and astronomers have found it” by Michael Lance at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-f...found-it
 
“The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off” by Shane Hinshaw at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-f...akes-off
 
“Florida man tests world’s first fully mind-controlled artificial arm” by Marcos Than Esponda at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/flori...cial-arm
 
“Google and Coursera launch a new machine learning specialization” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/googl...lization
 
“The Hallmarks of Aging: Loss of Proteostasis” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-h...eostasis
 
“Here’s how China is challenging the U.S. and European brain initiatives” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/heres...tiatives
 
“Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate” by Paul Gonçalves at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/human...ntegrate
 
“The Marshall Islands replaces the US dollar with its own cryptocurrency” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-m...currency
 
“Nanoparticles carry drug duo into the brain to fight cancer” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/nanop...t-cancer
 
“New Drug Blocks Cancer Metastasis” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/new-d...tastasis
 
“Physical exercise doesn’t slow down dementia once it appears, study shows” by Alvaro Fernandez at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/physi...dy-shows
 
“Radio Waves and Real-Time Monitoring Help Destroy Brain Tumors” by Jeffrey L. Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/radio...n-tumors
 
“The right to die and the right to live” by Nicola Bagalà at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-r...-to-live
 
“Scientists discover promising off-switch for inflammation” by Ian Hale at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/scien...ammation
 
“Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/self-...-seconds
 
“Selfish Ledger: Google’s mass sociology experiment” by Philip Raymond at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/selfi...periment
 
“Semantic Soft Segmentation” by Sean Cusack at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/seman...entation
 
“Single-system solar tech cuts clean energy costs in half” by Bill Kemp at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/singl...-in-half
 
“SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell sees satellites as bigger market than rockets” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/space...-rockets
 
“Startup that wants you to ‘live to 130 in the body of a 22-year-old’” by Paul Gonçalves at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/start...year-old
 
“Star Wars-inspired flying robots joining space station crew” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/star-...ion-crew
 
“Swallowable ‘bacteria on a chip’ could help diagnose colon cancer, bowel disorders and gut ulcers” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/swall...t-ulcers
 
“Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/terro...lligence
 
“This device lets you talk to your computer — without saying a word” by Marcos Than Esponda at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/this-...g-a-word
 
“Triggering Autophagy to Potentially Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/trigg...diseases
 
“Urban food from vertical farming” by Bill Kemp at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/urban...-farming
 
“The U.S. Army Is Turning to Robot Soldiers” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-u...soldiers
 
“The USD is Tulip Mania — BTC is not” by Philip Raymond at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-u...c-is-not
 
“The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them” by Michael Lance at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/the-v...ugh-them
 
“When Thoughts Control Machines” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/when-...machines
 
“Where Humans Meet Machines: Intuition, Expertise and Learning” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/where...learning
 
“Why NAD+ Declines With Age” by Manuel Canovas Lechuga at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/05/why-n...with-age

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