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Aug 3, 2018

Should Artificial Intelligence Copy the Human Brain?

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

The biggest breakthrough in AI, deep learning, has hit a wall, and a debate is raging about how to get to the next level.

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Aug 3, 2018

Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast — July 2018

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Future Grind to produce the Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast, hosted by Ryan O’Shea! Explore the latest in life extension and anti-aging science with a dive into a month’s worth of scientific insights and new breakthroughs. More at lifespan.io/roundup

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Jul 31, 2018

Is Bitcoin Erasing 300 years of Monetary Evolution?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance, government, innovation

Today, economist and Nobel laureate, Paul Krugman, wrote in the New York Times, that Bitcoin is taking us back 300 years in monetary evolution. As a result, he predicts all sorts of bad things.

A significant basis for Mr. Krugman’s argument is that the US dollar has value because men with guns say it does.

Is Bitcoin erasing 300 years of monetary evolution?

Running with the metaphor that fundamental change to an economic mechanism represents ‘evolution’, I think a more accurate statement is that Bitcoin is not erasing the lessons of history. Rather, it is the current step in the evolution of money. Of course, with living species, evolution is a gradual process based on natural selection and adaptation. With Bitcoin, change is coming up in the rear view mirror at lightning speed.

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Jul 30, 2018

DARPA pushes for AI that can explain its decisions

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Companies like to flaunt their use of artificial intelligence to the point where it’s virtually meaningless, but the truth is that AI as we know it is still quite dumb. While it can generate useful results, it can’t explain why it produced those results in meaningful terms, or adapt to ever-evolving situations. DARPA thinks it can move AI forward, though. It’s launching an Artificial Intelligence Exploration program that will invest in new AI concepts, including “third wave” AI with contextual adaptation and an ability to explain its decisions in ways that make sense. If it identified a cat, for instance, it could explain that it detected fur, paws and whiskers in a familiar cat shape.

Importantly, DARPA also hopes to step up the pace. It’s promising “streamlined” processes that will lead to projects starting three months after a funding opportunity shows up, with feasibility becoming clear about 18 months after a team wins its contract. You might not have to wait several years or more just to witness an AI breakthrough.

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Jul 30, 2018

Special tattoo technique covers up scars and stretch marks

Posted by in category: innovation

This innovative new technique makes tattoos more than just decoration 💉.

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Jul 28, 2018

Science Fiction Cities: How our future visions influence the cities we build

Posted by in categories: innovation, media & arts

For over a century science fiction filmmaking has presented us with depictions of our future cities. Some have been bright, shiny and positive, while others have been dark, dirty and rough. As we look forward to a 21st century filled with massive mega-cities, and extraordinary technological innovation, we must ask how are our science fiction visions influencing the cities we build, and what can we learn from some of these prescient fictional texts?

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Jul 27, 2018

Uc Berkeley Aging Research And Technology Innovation Summit

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

August 17th sees our friends at UC Berkeley hosting an aging research summit which is shaping up to be pretty interesting.

Please join us for a day of speakers, awards, poster sessions, and valuable networking focused on cutting-edge aging research and technologies. Our aim is no less than to reimagine aging and elder care. A percentage of the proceeds from this event will support scholarships for students interested in research on aging & elder care…

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Jul 23, 2018

12 Innovations That Could Make Reverse Aging a Reality

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

Who wants to live forever? Thanks to these scientific breakthroughs, increased lifespans and reverse aging could be possible.

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Jul 20, 2018

DARPA Plans Bugbot ‘Olympics’ to Foster Breakthrough in Tiny Machines

Posted by in categories: drones, innovation

Interesting how this drone universe is heading…

Redesigning tiny motors and limbs could make microbots a reality.

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Jul 16, 2018

The tools – and weapons – China can use for tech supremacy

Posted by in categories: economics, innovation

Two weeks ago Abacus examined the extent to which China lags behind the world’s advanced economies in technological innovation, and looked at Beijing’s aim of closing the gap and taking the lead in key emerging technologies.

Some techniques Beijing will use are similar to past episodes of industrial planning. Others are newer, reflecting China’s recently acquired economic strength and confidence.

By Tom Holland

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