Shawn Allen

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These "smart skin" stickers are also speakers

These stickers, thinner than temporary tattoos, have a grid of silver wires in them that make sound when electrified. They also work as …

Vocal Cords

To be a machine: Is the future transhuman? | The Guardian Members

Transhumanism is an extraordinary movement that ​seeks to cheat mortality and use technology to "solve the modest problem of death".<p>For the Wellcome Book Prize-winning To Be a Machine, <b>Mark O'Connell</b> writes about its highest profile members, from the ultra-rich gatekeepers of Silicon Valley such as …

Peter Thiel

The age of cyberwar is here. Now, citizens need to have a say | David Sanger

There is still little agreement on whether and when cyberstrikes constitute an act of war, an act of terrorism, mere espionage, or cyber-enabled vandalism<p>In almost every classified Pentagon scenario for how a future confrontation with Russia and China, even Iran and North Korea, might play out, the …

Cybersecurity

Immortality through AI: Tech startups want to preserve your brain by uploading it onto the cloud

<i>Small pulses of electricity to the brain have an effect on memory, new research shows.; Credit: Science Photo Library/SCIEPRO/Getty …

Artificial Intelligence

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally …

Genetics

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider<p><b>A startup called Noveto has come up with technology to deliver sound right to your ears without your wearing any</b> …

Headphones

Scientists transferred memories from one snail to another. Someday, they could do the same in humans.

You may not carry your house on your back or release sulphuric acid, but you’ve got a lot more in common with a sea snail than you may think. …

Mark O’Connell’s ‘To Be a Machine’ wins Wellcome Book Prize | Financial Times

An illuminating exploration of transhumanism — the movement seeking to enhance humanity beyond its current physical and mental limitations — has won …

New AI system can recognise faces in the dark

The architecture used is explicitly designed for visible-based face recognition. This approach leverages advanced domain adaptation techniques based …

Reaping The Riches Of The Coming Singularity

There was a time when enterprises introduced technology as an afterthought into operations. However, the last two decades have seen technology morph into a formidable force equipped to assist companies with IT operations and turbocharge the way entire enterprises are run. In fact, we are now seeing …

Quantum physicists just smashed the entanglement record, paving the way for faster quantum computers

The breakthrough could revolutionise the future of quantum computing<p>Scientists in Germany and Austria have just made an enormous breakthrough in the …

Quantum Computing

Robot to run for mayor in Japan in 'world first' promising 'fairness and balance' for all residents

A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be "fair and balanced" to all its constituents.<p>The mayoral …

These Chinese facial recognition glasses are a dystopian nightmare come true

Chinese officials recently showed off the latest tool in their already impressive surveillance arsenal: facial recognition eyeglasses. Each set is equipped with bleeding edge optics and advanced facial recognition algorithms capable of pinpointing a single fugitive in even the most crowded of …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Apps

A global collaboration to create "artificial organisms" just went live

by Patrick Caughill November 17, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 10154<p>The Brain Code<p>Mindfire, a new foundation with the goal of “decoding the mind” to …

How Augmented Reality Audio Will Let You Soundtrack Your Life

Last month, Apple launched iOS 11, and with it, a slate of augmented reality (AR) applications that allow users to do things like paint in thin air, …

Augmented Reality

Researchers find that Google’s AI has a higher IQ than Siri

When Siri first hit the scene in 2011 — as the flagship feature on the iPhone 4s, no less — it was a novel piece of software to say the least. The …

Soon, Your Streets Will Be Watching You

Michael Driver<p>Driver surveillance was designed to make streets safer and more efficient. But what else could be done with the data that shows what we’re like on the road?<p>We live in the era of mass surveillance. Most of what we do is carefully tracked: the websites we visit, the way we spend our …

How To Make AI The Best Thing To Happen To Us

Many leading AI researchers think that in a matter of decades, artificial intelligence will be able to do not merely some of our jobs, but all of our jobs, forever transforming life on Earth.<p>The reason that many dismiss this as science fiction is that we've traditionally thought of intelligence as …