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DeepMind: inside Google's super-brain

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The future of artificial intelligence begins with a game of Space …

Artificial Intelligence

Crazy Engineering: RoboSimian Robot

Deep Learning Pioneer Pushing GPU Neural Network Limits

Back in the late 1980s, while working in the Adaptive Systems Research Department at AT&T Bell Labs, deep leaning pioneer, Yann LeCun, was just …

Machine Learning

DARPA dreams: cortical modems and neural RAMplants for restoring active memory

DARPA intends to do build cognitive implants that are active at the level of the mind, and that can not only replay what we see or think, but create …

Life Sciences

Take X and add AI

Entering an era of intelligent automation

“The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI” — Kevin Kelly,

What Really Scares Tech Leaders About Artificial Intelligence?

Does artificial intelligence represent an “existential threat” to humanity? Some very smart people think so: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom. He wrote the book, Superintelligence that got Musk so tweetably exercised. Technologists are …

Intelligence

Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans: "Evolving Ourselves" | Authors at Google

The Church Of George Church

From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?

A few years ago, George Church was peer-reviewing a paper for the journal Science when he got an idea. The paper’s authors had encoded their names and a string of famous quotes into a …

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, …

Fossil Fuels

The Dawn of Killer Robots (Full Length)

Why Energy Storage is About to Get Big – and Cheap

tl;dr: Storage of electricity in large quantities is reaching an inflection point, poised to give a big boost to renewables, to disrupt business …

Energy

Doomsday Dashboard

BIO THREATS

No man-made pandemics
How to improve laboratory security and prevent the escape of highly lethal pathogens
Article 1 | Article 2

The Ebola …

AI, Transhumanism, Merging with Superintelligence + Singularity Explained

Aubrey de Grey - How To Live Forever | London Real

Predicting the Markets: How AI Can Help

March 17 -- Aidyia's Chief Science Officer Ben Goertzel and CEO Ken Cooper discuss Artificial General Intelligence and applying the technology to the …

Future Computing: DNA Hard Drives | Nick Goldman

8 Trends Reshaping Biotechnology

AbstractAdvances in technology are rapidly improving the range of available biotechnological tools and applications. Interfacial opportunities, such …

Biotechnology

Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

For better or worse, we are about the enter the age of smart everything. Whatever you think of that proposition, the fact is that sensors, the tiny devices that fuel the Internet of Things are getting smaller and cheaper all the time. As they do, we will start to see them transmitting data from …

Internet of Things

Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality

“If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” Bill Maris says one January afternoon in Mountain View, California. The …

Google

Death Is Optional

A Conversation:Yuval Noah Harari, Daniel Kahneman[3.4.15]Once you really solve a problem like direct brain-computer interface ... when brains and

Daniel Kahneman

Virtual Reality Won't Just Amuse—It Will Heal Millions

The plane already was convulsing by the time the “please fasten seatbelt” sign came on. Dark, foreboding clouds filled the sky. We must have been …

How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years

GUEST:

Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction.

Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction of artificial …

Machine Learning

Peter Diamandis: Keep Your Eye on Virtual Reality in 2015

Breakthrough DNA Editor Borne of Bacteria

On a November evening last year, Jennifer Doudna put on a stylish black evening gown and headed to Hangar One, a building at NASA’s Ames Research …

Life Sciences

Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter

Photo-illustration: Randi KlettDeep Learning expert Yann LeCun leads Facebook's AI research lab.Artificial intelligence has gone through some dismal …

Artificial Intelligence

Tomorrow's technology will lead to sweeping changes in society – it must, for all our sakes

Future technology won't just be a gadget we use, it will re-structure our societies. Sergey Nivens/ShutterstockThroughout history, whenever new …

The Future

IT news, careers, business technology, reviews

Samsung announced a new Galaxy Note 5 phablet and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone on Thursday, both with 5.7-in. displays.

Experienced software …

Business Technology

New software analyzes human genomes for disease-causing variations in 90 minutes

Genome with mutation (credit: NIH)Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital say they have developed an optimized analysis “pipeline” that …

Bioinformatics

Shall We Sequence Genomes At Homes? - The Future of Genomics

As a geneticist, talking with George Church or the President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition was a fascinating experience while writing my …

Genomics