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Artificial Intelligence May Kill Us All in 30 Years | At the Edge | US News

If we are not careful, we are all going to be dead in 30 years because of artificial intelligence.RomoloTavani/Getty Images<p>The human race could …

Singularity
Singularity

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b><b>Heavy Russian airstrikes hit the Syrian province of Hama on Wednesday</b>, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, continuing a bombing campaign that started last week.<p><b>2</b><b>. Volkswagen's new CEO, Matthias Müller, said in an interview with a German magazine that the company would launch a</b> …

Human Rights

Yes, a Computer Will Take Your Job. Can We Handle the Transition to a Jobless Future?

With the unemployment rate falling to 5.3 percent, the lowest in seven years, policy makers are heaving a sigh of relief. Indeed, with the technology boom in progress, there is a lot to be optimistic about. Manufacturing will be returning to U.S. shores with robots doing the job of Chinese workers; …

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

Agriculture

Deloitte finds that technology is a job creating machine

Are machines taking over the job market? A new study suggests not. Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>In the 1800s it was the Luddites smashing weaving machines. These days retail staff worry about automatic checkouts. Sooner or later taxi drivers will be fretting over self-driving cars.<p>The battle between man …

Human Geography

Researchers say the Turing Test is almost worthless

But AI scientists say the test is basically worthless and distracts people from the real AI science.<p>"Almost nobody in AI is working on passing the Turing Test, except maybe as a hobby," Stuart Russell, an AI researcher at University of California, Berkeley, told Tech Insider in an interview. "The …

Artificial Intelligence

This London startup thinks it has solved one of the most annoying things about flying

Fliers have to trek to the airport with heavy bags, wait in indeterminate queues, face frequent checks, and endure the rigmarole of repetitive in-flight safety messages.<p>One London startup wants to make the whole affair a little easier — by removing the need to have to worry about transporting …

Flying

These are 2 of the rarest privately owned planes in the world

The images in this post were taken by aviation photographer Rich Cooper over the Cornish coastline, near Falmouth, during the RNAS Culdrose Air Day on July 30.<p>They show two extremely rare privately owned aircraft: the sole flying examples in the world of a Sea Vixen FAW2 (G-CVIX/XP924), flown by …

Aviation

Octopuses Are Aliens Say Scientists After Examining The Mollusc's DNA

A new study has revealed that octopuses are basically aliens. Research on their individual DNA make-up discovered that they are unlike any other …

Biology

Bill Gates And 13 Other Investors Pour $120 Million Into Revolutionary Gene-Editing Startup

Four years ago, the protein called CRISPR-Cas9, an enzyme that bacteria use to attack viruses that infect them, was unknown to humans. Now it is ubiquitous in science labs as the most efficient way of cutting-and-pasting DNA yet invented. Wired Magazine, in a breathless cover story, just called it …

Genetic Engineering

NASA probe makes history at Pluto

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System

There's a fascinating difference between income inequality in red states and blue states

In an analysis of those, The Washington Post found that the bulk of cities with the biggest inequalities were located in red states while the majority of the most-distressed cities were in blue states.<p>Inequality was calculated by determining a "neighborhood advantage score" based on household …

Demographics

26 essential science fiction novels to get you ready for tomorrow

Tomorrow's world isn't that far away. Here's our selection of sci-fi novels that think about the world we are making - books both old and new.<p>A while …

Science Fiction

The world's 27 most hipster neighbourhoods

Edvard Munch

Trickle-down’s middle-class massacre: Failure of conservative economics should discredit these bankrupt ideas forever

Supply-side economics hollowed out the middle class. It’s time to stop listening to the architects of inequality<p>On April 30, 2012, Edward Conard, a former partner for the financial management company Bain Capital and a multimillionaire who retired at age 51, sat across from Jon Stewart, host of …

Income Inequality

What The Justice Department’s New Drone Rules Mean For Your Privacy

More paper work for special agents, more privacy for you<p>Announced Friday, the Department of Justice has some brand-new guidelines for how its agencies (the United States Marshals Service, FBI, DEA, and ATF) can use drones while still respecting the civil rights of American citizens. The guidance …

CRISPR

Special<p>Special home<br>• Key reads<br>• Latest articles<br>• In depth<br>• Research & Review<p>Researchers the world over are fast adopting CRISPR-Cas9 to tinker with the …

Genetics

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Virtual Reality

Urban Algae Canopy Produces a Forest’s Worth of Oxygen Daily

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]Generating as much oxygen per day as 400,000 square feet of natural woodland, the Urban Algae …

Urbanism

How Meditation Lengthens Telomeres

Here are five ways that meditation changes the brain, and how those changes lead to tangible benefits for you.<p>1. Meditation keeps your hippocampus …

10 Ways Technology Could Change Aging In The Next 10 Years

Technology is changing everything, including how we will age and the quality of our senior years. Mobile devices, wearable gadgets, and Internet-based technologies will help older adults age in place while monitoring their health and safety. As The Huffington Post celebrates its tenth anniversary, …

Ralph Lauren

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

This has been a fantastic week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but like all good things, it must come to an end. We’re closing things …

Apps

3D Printing May Make The Warehouse A Thing Of The Past

Share Email<p>Not long ago, during his 2013 State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama called attention to 3D printing, saying it “has the …

Hod Lipson, 3D Printing, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Imagine a world 10, 20, 30 years from now, where 3D printers aren’t just producing single plastic components, but are fabricating complete electronic …