Lifeboat News #190


Lifeboat News

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


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.
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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

Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan, co-creator of Westworld, says an interesting quote for our quotes page at


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

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