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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 …

Neuroscience

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,

Artificial Intelligence

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 Guillans, "Evolving Ourselves" | Talks 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, …

Energy

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

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

Future Computing: DNA Hard Drives | Nick Goldman

8 Trends Reshaping Biotechnology - h+ Media

• By: Yusuf Deeni, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Jill S. Gartland, Michele Maffia, Mariapia Viola-Magni, Kevan M.A. Gartland

Abstract

Advances in …

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 …

Mobile World Congress

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 …

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

Explaining Deep Learning . . . in Eight Words

IEEE Spectrum: We read about Deep Learning in the news a lot these days. What’s your least favorite

Artificial Intelligence

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

Throughout history, whenever new technologies have emerged that change our means of production and ability to communicate they have tended to …

The Future

IT news, careers, business technology, reviews

As connecting to everyone becomes easier, big companies will get bigger, even as they’re confronted by a proliferation of small, specialized firms. …

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 …

Genomes

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 …

Genomes

How AI can help build a universal real-time translator

The breakthroughs in natural language processing and machine translation brought by deep learning might enable us to build a trope of science-fiction books — a universal real-time translator that fits within the human ear. Geoff Hinton, one of the godfathers of deep learning and neural networks, …

Artificial Intelligence

What's next for artificial intelligence in the enterprise

Of late, the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and truly ‘smart’ computing has been a major topic of fascination. This is perhaps from Stephen …

The Deep Mind of Demis Hassabis — Backchannel — Medium

In the race to recruit the best AI talent, Google scored a coup by getting the team led by a former video game guru and chess prodigy

From the day in …

Artificial Intelligence