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H+ < Sequence your genome for less than $1,000 and sell it via blockchain

MIT professor and godfather of the Human Genome Project George Church wants to put your genes on it.<p>His new startup Nebula Genomics plans to sequence …

Genetics

H+ < A biohacker injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment in front of a conference audience

Aaron Traywick, 28, who leads biotech firm Ascendance Biomedical, used an experimental herpes treatment that did not go through the typical route of …

H+ < Police in China have begun using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology

The glasses are connected to an internal database of suspects, meaning officers can quickly scan crowds while looking for fugitives.<br>…<br>The sunglasses …

Artificial Intelligence

H+ < MIT launches Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence

At a time of rapid advances in intelligence research across many disciplines, the Intelligence Quest — MIT IQ — will encourage researchers to …

Artificial Intelligence

H+ < Ultimately we want a (neuromorphic) chip as big as a fingernail to replace one big (AI) supercomputer

Researchers in the emerging field of “neuromorphic computing” have attempted to design computer chips that work like the human brain. Instead of …

Artificial Intelligence

H+ < Undetectable mass social influence powered by artificial intelligence is an existential threat to humanity

The future of humanity is the struggle between humans that control machines and machines that control humans.<br>While the internet has brought about a …

Artificial Intelligence

H+ < Self-doubting AI vs certain AI

Researchers at Uber and Google are working on modifications to the two most popular deep-learning frameworks that will enable them to handle …

Deep Learning

H+ < Improving brain-computer interfaces by decrypting neural patterns

Many human movements, such as walking or reaching, follow predictable patterns, too. Limb position, speed and several other movement features tend to …

Machine Learning

H+ < "There are people alive today who will live for 1,000 years"

Most approaches aimed at combating ageing focus on arresting the harmful byproducts of metabolism, he says. These cause cellular damage and decay, …

H+ < Infusions of blood plasma from young donors to rejuvenate the body

So it’s a bit odd that this is the epicentre of a phenomenon rocking Silicon Valley: young blood treatments. JR is one of about 100 people who have …

Medicine

H+ < The US Air Force has a division dedicated to human performance enhancement

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is the first human-centric warfare wing to …

Military

H+ < Smart diapers for the elderly - when smart monitoring is too much monitoring?

Pixie Pads will help incontinent adults, including Alzheimer’s and other dementia sufferers, for whom behavioral symptoms of UTI are often confused …

H+ < CRISPR might be employed to destroy entire species

Ironically, CRISPR might also enable the opposite: forcible extinction of unwanted animals or pathogens. Yes, someday soon, CRISPR might be employed …

Genetics

H+ < Using Artificial Intelligence to augment human intelligence

in one common view of AI our computers will continue to get better at solving problems, but human beings will remain largely unchanged. In a second …

Artificial Intelligence

H+ < UK company pioneers tissue engineering with 3D bioprinters

3Dynamic Systems is currently developing a range of 3D bioprinted vascular scaffold as part of its new product line. We have been developing 3D …

H+ < Ford testing exoskeletons for workers in final assembly plant

The vest that Paul Collins has been wearing at Ford is made by Ekso Bionics, a Richmond, California-based company. It’s an electronic-free …

Wearable Tech

H+ < Tomorrow’s replacement skin could be 3D printed from a new ink embedded with living bacteria

Bacteria are able to do everything from breaking down toxins to synthesizing vitamins. When they move, they create strands of a material called …

H+ < “We have entered the age where the human genome is a real drug target" - CRISPR stopped mice from going deaf

Although people can lose their hearing for a variety of reasons — old age, as well as exposure to loud noises — genetics are behind a little less …

Genetics

H+ < Limb reanimation through neuroscience and machine learning

A quadriplegic man who has become the first person to be implanted with technology that sends signals from the brain to muscles — allowing him to …

Machine Learning

H+ < A growing number of artificial intelligence researchers focus on algorithmic bias

Kate Crawford, Distinguished Research Professor at New York University, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York, and a Visiting …

H+ < A task force to review New York City agencies’ use of algorithms and their bias

The New York City Council yesterday passed legislation that we are hopeful will move us toward addressing these problems. New York City already uses …

H+ < Importance of Artificial Intelligence to Department of Defense

That AI and—if it were to advance significantly—AGI are of importance to DoD is so self-evident that it needs little elucidation here. Weapons …

H+ < DARPA has become the world’s largest funder of “gene drive” research

A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial mosquitoes, invasive rodents or other …

H+ < Defeating cancer costs $500,000

Cell Design Labs, founded by University of California, San Francisco, synthetic biologist Wendell Lim, creates “programs” to install inside T cells, …

H+ < In Vivo Target Gene Activation via CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Trans-epigenetic Modulation

Current genome-editing systems generally rely on inducing DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). This may limit their utility in clinical therapies, as …

H+ < CRISPR can be repurposed to enable target gene activation

The technique is an adapted version of the powerful gene editing tool called Crispr. While the original version of Crispr snips DNA in precise …

H+ < Man is to Computer Programmer as Woman is to Homemaker? Debiasing Word Embeddings

The blind application of machine learning runs the risk of amplifying biases present in data. Such a danger is facing us with word embedding, a …

H+ < Our machines can very easily recognise you among at least 2 billion people in a matter of seconds

Yitu’s Dragonfly Eye generic portrait platform already has 1.8 billion photographs to work with: those logged in the national database and you, if …

H+ < % Chinese researchers contribution to best 100 AI journals/conferences

The Eurasia Group and Sinovation Ventures released a report titled China embraces AI: A Close Look and A Long View with some interesting data.<p>The …

H+ < Google open source tool DeepVariant achieves unprecedented accuracy in human genome sequencing

On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning—the machine learning technique that now dominates AI—to assemble full …