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Does this “humanlike” robot receptionist make you feel welcome or creeped out?

From a distance, Nadine looks like a very normal middle-aged woman, with a sensible haircut and dress style, and who’s probably all caught up on <i>Downton Abbey</i>. But then you hear Nadine talk and move, and you notice something’s a bit off. Nadine is actually the construct of Nadia Thalmann, the …

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The Singularity Is Near

The Singularity Is Near

Google's Engineering Director: 32 Years To Digital Immortality

It’s been over six months since December 15 when Google hired Ray Kurzweil as its director of engineering — but today, that hire is drawing huge attention thanks to a 2006 book he wrote about digital immortality.<p>Kurzweil is both a successful entrepreneur and a maker of bold statements about the …

Amazon Jumps into 3D Printing With Online Shop

The office supply chain, Staples, recently joined the world of 3D printing by adding the Cube 3D Printer to its online store and saying it would also …

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Digital Mirror: The First Tech-Mediated Psychedelic - h+ Media

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or …

What It's Like To Be A Student At Singularity University - An Insider's Story

I first heard about Singularity University from a friend who was a student in the very first SU cohort. He told me that being at SU changed his outlook on life. I was not surprised as I was a big fan of Ray Kurzweil’s (co-founder of SU) books and they had a similar effect on my life. It is because …

Driverless Cars: Do You Bet On Google Or Mercedes-Benz?

Robots might rule the world but who will create the first <b>driverless cars</b>: outsider <b>Google</b> or <b>Mercedes-Benz</b>? Get the answers here.<p>Larry, Sergey and the …

graphic | the 6 Epochs of Evolution: by Ray Kurzweil | Kurzweil

graphic: Ray Kurzweil’s graphic showing his theory of the 6 Epochs of Evolution. <br>from: Originally designed for his book <i>The Singularity Is Near.</i><p>note: …

Ray Kurzweil and Neil Gershenfeld: Two Paths to the Singularity

This is part of IEEE Spectrum's SPECIAL REPORT: THE SINGULARITY<p>PHOTO: Left: Steve Pyke/Contour by Getty Images Right: Gregg Segal<p>MIT professor Neil …

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7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity

By definition, the Technological Singularity is a blind spot in our predictive thinking. Futurists have a hard time imagining what life will be like …

The singularity is near: Mind uploading by 2045?

New York - By 2045, humans will achieve digital immortality by uploading their minds to computers - or at least that's what some futurists believe. …

Google’s Ray Kurzweil: Immortality and the Singularity Are Coming Very Soon

Google’s Director of Engineering and noted futurist Ray Kurzweil made some bold predictions at the Global Future 2045 World Congress this …

Bloomberg Profiles SU On Brink TV Show

If you are excited about emerging technologies and how they can solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, strap in for an inside look at …

Google’s chief engineer: People will soon upload their entire brains to computers

There are around 377 million results on Google.com for the query “Can I live forever?” Ask that question to company’s top engineer, though, and …

Nobirdih Ere on Twitter: "People will soon upload their entire brains to computers-they dont just want 2own your data, they also want ur brains http://t.co/OkuudHo1vN"

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Whole human brain mapped in 3D

Ten-year 'BigBrain' effort yields 1-trillion-byte atlas of fine-scale cerebral anatomy.<p>An international group of neuroscientists has sliced, imaged …

Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas ft. My Name is Kay - Singularity (Official Video)

Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future

It's day one at the Singularity University: the opening address has just been delivered by a hologram. Craig Venter, who was one of the first …

Teaching The iPhone To Drive: The Coming Singularity In Machine Vision

*This article co-authored with Los Alamos neuro-physicist Michael Ham<p>This is a story about a coming singularity.<p>For those unfamiliar, the term “singularity,” comes from astrophysics, where it’s technically the spot in a black hole where matter is crushed to a tiny point with infinite mass and no …

Exclusive Interview With Doug Wolens, Director of "The Singularity"

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”<p>If you watch Doug Wolens’ latest documentary, “The Singularity,” the quote …

The Essence Of Science Explained In 63 Seconds

Here it is, in a nutshell: The logic of science boiled down to one, essential idea. It comes from Richard Feynman, one of the great scientists of the 20th century, who wrote it on the blackboard during a class at Cornell in 1964.<p>Think about what he's saying. Science is our way of describing — as …

The Reality Of Reality May Not Be Reality

Every night for months before the presidential election, Nate Silver would fire up his computer and run simulated results for his <i>FiveThirtyEight</i> blog on <i>The New York Times</i>. He ran hundreds of these simulations, tweaking variables like "white male poodle owner" turnout. Then along came Election Day. …

The internet of weird things at SXSW: smart porta potties, light books and a robot zen gardener

Sometimes the internet of things is just there to mess with you. At the official opening night party for the SXSW Interactive Festival on Friday, …

The Singularity, According to Steve Aoki

In about 15 years we'll be able to indefinitely extend life, says futurist Ray Kurzweil in a special appearance in the electro House musician Steve …

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