Richard Kaplan

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Scientists Are "Tantalisingly Close" to Producing a Limitless Blood Supply From Stem Cells

Decades in the making.<p>Two papers published this week have revealed that scientists are "tantalisingly close" to being able to produce large …

Experts Have Come Up With 23 Guidelines to Avoid an AI Apocalypse

Take note, future robot overlords.<p>It's the stuff of many a sci-fi book or movie - could robots one day become smart enough to overthrow us? Well, a …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100

Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight …

Meet Sofia, the Robot That Looks, Thinks, and Talks Like a Human

The latest robot from Hanson Robotics took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, displaying simple emotions, humanlike facial expressions. and bad jokes<p>Right now, artificially intelligent robots are part of the workforce, from hotel butlers to factory workers. But this is just the …

The 3 Banned Books That Have Immeasurably Shaped My Life

“It was a pleasure to burn.”<p>Even now, when I read it, the first sentence of <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> gives rise to goosebumps. No one sentence from any novel …

Books

The Top 10 AI And Machine Learning Use Cases Everyone Should Know About

Machine learning is a buzzword in the technology world right now, and for good reason: It represents a major step forward in how computers can learn.<p>Very basically, a machine learning algorithm is given a “teaching set” of data, then asked to use that data to answer a question. For example, you …

Machine Learning

Experts warn home 'gene editing' kits pose risk to society

The simplicity and low cost of tools to edit the genetic code means “garage scientists” - or amateurs with some skill - can now perform their own experiments, posing a potential risk from the release of GM bugs, a new report suggests.<p>In a report published on Friday, the Nuffield Council on …

Genetics

Depression Isn’t What You Think It Is

Millions of people are diagnosed with major depression, while a growing number of scientists are saying it isn’t a distinct condition. It’s part of a big shake-up in psychiatry as researchers attempt to define mental disorders by what’s going wrong in the brain rather than using checklists of …