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Inside Facebook's MemNets And The Drive To Bring Advanced AI To Everyday Tasks

Facebook opens up about their proposed personal digital helper.

Facebook has long said its core mission is to connect everyone in the world. Now it wants to use artificial intelligence to automatically help those connected billions with everyday tasks.

Although there’s no immediate product on the …


How biology and big data converge in the medicine world

DeepMind: inside Google's super-brain

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

Crazy Engineering: RoboSimian Robot

Deep Learning Pioneer Pushing GPU Neural Network Limits

May 11, 2015 Nicole Hemsoth

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

Artificial Intelligence

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,

Juan Enriquez & Steve Gullans: "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, …


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 …


Doomsday Dashboard


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 - h+ Media

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


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 …

Tim O'Reilly

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

KAHNEMAN: Could you elaborate on these possibilities? I mean, what's the distinction between predicting and setting up a range of …

The Future

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


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 …

The Future

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 …


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


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

Artificial Intelligence is here and it’s changing every aspect of how business functions. But it’s not replacing people one job function at a time. …

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 …