Ivo Botusharov

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Cyborg Bacteria Covered in Tiny Solar Panels Are Changing The Future of Clean Fuel

"These bacteria outperform natural photosynthesis."<p>In an effort to improve the efficiency of natural photosynthesis, a researcher at the University …

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Microsoft made a splash in the world of dedicated AI hardware today when it unveiled a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models. The company showed off a new system called Brainwave that will allow developers to deploy machine learning models onto programmable …

Machine Learning

We can’t ban killer robots – it’s already too late | Philip Ball

Telling international arms traders they can’t make killer robots is like telling soft-drinks makers that they can’t make orangeade<p>One response to the call by experts in robotics and artificial intelligence for an ban on “killer robots” (“lethal autonomous weapons systems” or Laws in the language of …

Robotics

Chemical Compound That Gives Poop Its Stink Extends Healthy Lifespan in Animals

Indole, an organic chemical compound that’s found in our gut and contributes to the smell of poop, increases the healthy lifespan of worms, flies, …

Gut bacteria-produced compound may stave off aging

Researchers examined a class of chemical compounds called indoles and found that they have potential for extending vitality in our fellow mammals, …

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

Consciousness

China says it'll be world AI leader by 2025

China today announced plans to become the global leader in AI research and development. It will increase government spending on core AI programs to $22 billion in the next few years, with plans to spend nearly $60 billion per year by 2025.<p>The announcement sends a clear message: this is the age of …

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel 's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers and programmers, can crank out 100 billion mathematical calculations per second while consuming a paltry 1 watt of power. …

Artificial Intelligence

This FlyTrex drone can deliver beer (and anything else under 6lbs)

A future in which drones deliver our goods is not far off.<p>Giants like Amazon are working on drone delivery, and once regulatory hurdles are overcome, the rest of the market will want to compete.<p>That’s where FlyTrex comes in.<p>We visited the company, based in Tel Aviv, which is an end-to-end product …

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The Potential To End All Diseases And Death

What is life all about? Did you ever ask this question? One can be pretty sure that we all have pondered it once in a while. Life has always been the …

Why artificial intelligence is far too human

Have you ever wondered how the Waze app knows shortcuts in your neighborhood better than you? It’s because Waze acts like a superhuman air traffic …

A single gene in E. coli bacteria could hold clues for extending the human lifespan

The team noticed that genetically identical worms would occasionally live for much longer, and looked to their gut bacteria to find the answer. They discovered that a strain of E. coli with a single gene deletion might be the reason that its hosts' lives were being significantly extended.<p>This study …

Biology

Two Giants of AI Team Up to Head Off the Robot Apocalypse

There’s nothing new about worrying that superintelligent machines may endanger humanity, but the idea has lately become hard to avoid.<p>A spurt of …

Tesla Model 3 Week: Launch Like Apple's 2007 iPhone -- But Lots Of Bad News Too

While Tesla’s stock price had a rough week and media outlets poured on the negativity, one prominent venture capitalist compared the Model 3 launch to the iPhone 2007 launch.<p><b>Bad News:</b> First the bad news. Tesla shares (up slightly Friday) plunged 20 percent by Thursday’s close (via CNBC). “Traders …

3 Steps To Embedding Artificial Intelligence In Enterprise Applications

In the context of contemporary applications, it’s hard to think of an application that doesn’t use a database. From mobile to web to the desktop, every modern application relies on some form of a database. Some apps use flat files while others rely on in-memory or NoSQL databases. Traditional …

Machine Learning

Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer

This thing is bananas.<p>As well as studying what we can observe today, scientists rely on simulations to understand more about the past and future of …

The unusual way Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin interview people for jobs

So if interviewing for a position with an ordinary Google manager is difficult, what is it like interviewing with Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin?<p>AOL CEO Tim Armstrong knows.<p>Before joining AOL in 2009, Armstrong spent a decade at Google, where he helped build its …

Sergey Brin

This is how a self-driving car ‘sees’ the road

Ever wonder what an autonomous vehicle ‘sees’ via its sensors, on-board computing and sensor fusion system? This video from Civil Maps, the high-definition maps technology company backed by Ford, reveals some of what’s going on when it comes to combining detailed 3D maps with sensor data culled …

Autonomous Vehicle

Is There Really A Cosmological Constant? Or Is Dark Energy Changing With Time?

According to physics, the universe and everything in it can be explained by just a handful of equations. They’re difficult equations, all right, but their simplest feature is also the most mysterious one. The equations contain a few dozen parameters that are – for all we presently know – …

Dark Matter

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

Silicon Valley has idolized Steve Jobs for decades—and it’s finally paying the price

But he’s also the same man who would allegedly yell at people for 30 minutes straight, cut in front of his employees at lunchtime, berate hospitality and restaurant staff, park in handicapped spaces, said all HR personnel have a “mediocre mentality,” and told his staff how much they …

Silicon Valley

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.<p>Currently, doctors perform …

Medical Technology

Introducing NVIDIA AI City

NVIDIA Metropolis makes cities safer and smarter by applying deep learning to video streams for applications such as public safety, traffic …

Nvidia aims to train 100,000 developers in deep learning, AI technologies

Nvidia's Deep Learning Institute has an expanded curriculum that includes courses for self-driving cars, health care, web services, robotics, video …

Planet could breach 1.5C warming limit within 10 years, but be aware of caveats

A new study shows how a switch in a major climate system could accelerate global temperatures to a 1.5C limit, but some scientists are challenging the assumptions<p>In the Brazilian city of São Paulo, more than 80 experts, including dozens of climate scientists, gathered back in March for a giant …

Guess which tech giant just stepped up to challenge the Amazon Echo

Microsoft is finally giving Cortana its own hardware home.<p>Okay, it's not Microsoft exactly, but Harman Kardon's Invoke, announced Monday and coming …

The death of the smartphone and the birth of the next big thing

The days of the smartphone are drawing to a close: what comes next will disrupt the status quo and change how we use technology.<p><i>What will come after</i> …