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Aug 30, 2021

Seeking Immortality Through Gene Therapy — with Liz Parrish /Awesome Health Podcast

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, life extension

Favorite part at 19:06, Bioinformatics with Rutgers University attacking the hallmarks of aging.


#genetherapy, #immortality, #bioinformatics.

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Aug 23, 2021

Facebook launches “Horizon Workrooms” for virtual offices — here’s how it works

Posted by in categories: education, virtual reality

You’re working from home. Your colleagues are too. Facebook wants to bring you together — sort of — with virtual reality. The company is launching “Horizon Workrooms,” a VR app aimed at reinventing virtual office spaces.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated the product Thursday in an exclusive interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King. Both Zuckerberg and King wore headsets for what Zuckerberg said was his first interview in VR.

Zuckerberg said that as far back as middle school, he thought about how to create an immersive system where people could feel like they were together playing games or exploring – part of something called the “metaverse.”

Aug 22, 2021

Watch Netflix’s 1st trailer for the Inspiration4 documentary on SpaceX’s private spaceflight

Posted by in categories: education, space travel

The mission is described as the ‘next epic leap forward for civilians’.


Netflix’s first trailer for a documentary series on SpaceX’s Inspiration4 private astronaut mission is here. Check it out.

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Aug 20, 2021

Inspiration4: How Netflix and SpaceX are about to open up spaceflight

Posted by in categories: education, space travel

Inspiration4 is preparing for liftoff.


The all-civilian mission is not only the first of its kind in history. It also marks a milestone for Musk’s company, which hopes to one day help humans live across the galaxy.

This is a huge, fairly sci-fi goal, but the trailblazing Inspiration4 crew could help the general public believe in it. And a Netflix documentary certainly doesn’t hurt.

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Aug 20, 2021

A parent’s genes can influence a child’s educational success, inherited or not

Posted by in categories: education, genetics

This study illustrates how complex the relationship between genes and the environment is. Although our study uses genetic methods, it provides strong evidence that, as well as genetics, the environment really matters when we talk about education.


A child’s educational success depends on the genes that they haven’t inherited from their parents, as well as the genes they have, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the study confirms that genes a person inherits directly are most likely to contribute to their achievements in education. But parent genes that aren’t directly inherited, yet have still shaped ’ own education levels and subsequently influenced the lifestyle and family environment they provide for their children, are also important and can affect how well a person does at school and beyond.

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Aug 19, 2021

Maya Abi Chahine, Program Manager, University for Seniors, American University of Beirut

Posted by in categories: education, life extension, policy

“University Of The 3rd Age” — Seniors Staying Intellectually Challenged, Socially Engaged, And Physically And Mentally Healthy — Maya Abi Chahine, University for Seniors, American University of Beirut (AUB)


AUB (https://www.aub.edu.lb/seniors/Pages/default.aspx).

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Aug 18, 2021

## Center for Research on Foundation Models • Aug 16 2021

Posted by in categories: economics, education, law, robotics/AI, security

# On the Opportunities and.
Risks of Foundation Models.

AI is undergoing a paradigm shift with the rise of models (e.g., BERT, DALL-E, GPT-3) that are trained on broad data at scale and are adaptable to a wide range of downstream tasks. We call these models foundation models to underscore their critically central yet incomplete character.

This report provides a thorough account of the opportunities and risks of foundation models, ranging from their capabilities (e.g., language, vision, robotics, reasoning, human interaction) and technical principles (e.g., model architectures, training procedures, data, systems, security, evaluation, theory) to their applications (e.g., law, healthcare, education) and societal impact (e.g., inequity, misuse, economic and environmental impact, legal and ethical considerations).

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Aug 18, 2021

Val Kilmer Recreated His Speaking Voice Using Artificial Intelligence and Hours of Old Audio

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, information science, robotics/AI

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Val Kilmer marked the release of his acclaimed documentary “Val” (now streaming on Amazon Prime Video) in a milestone way: He recreated his old speaking voice by feeding hours of recorded audio of himself into an artificial intelligence algorithm. Kilmer lost the ability to speak after undergoing throat cancer treatment in 2014. Kilmer’s team recently joined forces with software company Sonantic and “Val” distributor Amazon to “create an emotional and lifelike model of his old speaking voice” (via The Wrap).

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Aug 17, 2021

Space Medicine, Health and MedTech Innovations, a lecture

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones, education, health, robotics/AI

By Susan Ip-Jewell## **Space Medicine, Health and MedTech Innovations, a lecture by Susan Ip-Jewell**

In the frame of the new Space Renaissance Academy Webinar Series programme, chaired by the optimum Sabine Heinz, a quite interesting and rich lecture was given yesterday by Dr. Susan Ip Jewell.

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Aug 16, 2021

Expedition 65 Education Inflight with U S Embassy of Bulgaria — July 26, 2021

Posted by in categories: education, space travel

SPACE STATION CREW DISCUSSES LIFE IN SPACE WITH STUDENTS AT U.S EMBASSY IN BULGARIA

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed life and work aboard the complex during an in-flight event July 26 where they answered pre-recorded questions from students. Vande Hei and Pesquet launched within weeks of each other in April on Russian Soyuz and SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicles respectively for their missions on the orbital outpost.

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