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Amazon will install a full smart home security system for you

Amazon has been beefing up its home security business for quite some time now; earlier this year, it even purchased smart doorbell company Ring to take Google-owned Nest head on. Now, <i>TechCrunch</i> has discovered a portal on the company's Smart Home Services section offering full smart home packages. …

Woman gets equipped with bionic hand that can actually feel

Prosthetics have improved my leaps and bounds over the past century and we’ve reached a point where someone with an artificial limb is often just as …

The New Religions Obsessed with A.I.

Yes, not only is A.I. potentially taking all of our jobs, but it's also changing religion.<p>What has improved American lives most in the last 50 years? …

Forget AI -- IA Could Make You More Money

What investors need to know about the sibling of artificial intelligence -- intelligence augmentation.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage. …

Artificial Intelligence

Brain-computer interfaces are coming: ‘Consensual telepathy,’ anyone?

There’s been a lot of hype coming out of Silicon Valley about technology that can meld the human brain with machines. But how will this help society, and which companies are leading the charge?<p>Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, made waves in March when he announced his latest venture, …

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Theology

Blasting tiny bubbles at broken pig bones makes them heal on their own

Bubble bubble oink and trouble<p>Scientists have healed severe bone fractures in pigs by blasting tiny bubbles with ultrasound in the animals’ bones. The technique encourages the pigs’ bodies to regenerate themselves, and could one day be used to help humans — especially the elderly — heal dangerous …

The Merger of Humans and Machines Has Already Begun

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p><i>Republished with permission from Millenials Strike Back, the 56th edition of Griffith Review.</i> …

Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies within three years, claims surgeon

People who have had their brains cryogenically frozen could be 'woken up' within three years, a pioneering Italian surgeon has claimed.<p>Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant within 10 months and then …

How close are we to Elon Musk's brain-computer interface?

Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today's imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality.<p>Can the mind connect directly with artificial intelligence, robots and other minds through brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies …

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg can’t agree on what AI is, because nobody knows what the term really means

It sounds like a line from science-fiction: Two of the world’s most famous technologists are butting heads over artificial intelligence.<p>Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have very different ideas on what qualifies as “AI,” according to a recent Vanity Fair article …

Artificial Intelligence

Beyond our five senses: Cyborg Nest's implants can make you part-machine

Moon Ribas can feel earthquakes. Thanks to a small vibrating sensor embedded above her elbow, the Barcelona-based artist can immediately detect …

AI is getting brainier: when will the machines leave us in the dust?

To usher in the ‘Singularity’ – when computers match human intelligence – superintelligent one trick ponies like DeepMind must become jacks of all trades<p>The road to human-level artificial intelligence is long and wildly uncertain. Most AI programs today are one-trick ponies. They can recognise …

Robots won’t take your job—they’ll help make room for meaningful work instead

Unencumbered by the prospect of re-election, outgoing presidents tend to use their final speeches to candidly warn against threats they believe to be metastasizing in society. For example, George Washington spoke of the ills of hyper-partisanship and excessive debt. Dwight Eisenhower denounced the …

ATMs

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045

by Dom Galeon and Christianna Reedy October 5, 2017 Future Society 253187<p>Kurzweil’s Predictions<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, is a …

Elon Musk Says The Future Of Humanity Depends On Us Merging With Machines

Embrace your cyborg destiny. As society becomes increasingly automated by robots and artificial intelligence systems, one of the ways forward for …

Artificial Intelligence

The merging of humans and machines is happening now

<b>The merging of machine capability and human consciousness is already happening. Writing exclusively for WIRED, DARPA director Arati Prabhkar outlines</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

The Thrilla in Virginia: The CRISPR Battle Comes to a Crispy Head

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>The patent fight billed as the …

Is Universal Basic Income the Answer to an Automated Future?

As we innovate ourselves away from conventional work and labor, an unlikely question begins to form: How do we feel about free money?<p>First floated by 16th-century philosopher Thomas More as a “cure for theft,” basic income is finding new life 500 years later amid concerns over technology edging …

Breakthrough: The cure for ageing is finally here!

Scientists at Caltech and UCLA have found how to replace the ageing cells in our body in a breakthrough study.<p>Throw out all those nip-and-tuck …

“Minority Report” Science Adviser On the Future of Human-Computer Interactions

<b>Time For a New User Interface</b><p>It’s now more than 30 years since the debut of the Macintosh computer. A river of innovation has formed and re-formed …

‘MindGamers’ Trailer: Sci-Fi Thriller Explores Hacking the Human Brain — Watch

The film follows a group of young students that create a wireless neural network.<p>What if you could hack the human brain? What if it were possible for …

Action Movies

Sipping Sugary Drinks Could Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Millions of people around the world have forms of progressive retinal degeneration: These conditions cause blindness, slowly but surely. But a …

Alzheimer's Disease

The 3 Passages From Concept to 7-Figure Business

Successfully navigating your unique entrepreneurial journey requires understanding the stages everyone goes through if they succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are three stages entrepreneurs must navigate to turn a concept into 7-figures: the groundwork, the …

Entrepreneurship

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Artificial Intelligence

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This New Jersey woman wonders whether her partner is using her for a mortgage.<p>4:41 p.m. June 26, 2018<p>After Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Red Hen …

When We Find Intelligent Aliens, They Will Be Machines

Any intelligent aliens that humans manage to contact probably won't look much like you or me, or the squid-like creatures in the new film …

Artificial Intelligence

Paralysed Woman 'Locked In' Her Body Can Communicate Again After Brain Implant

This is astonishing...<p>A brain implant has helped a woman with ‘locked-in’ syndrome to communicate again despite her severe paralysis.<p>In 2008, Hanneke …