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Oct 5, 2019

Untold History of AI: The DARPA Dreamer Who Aimed for Cyborg Intelligence

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, internet, robotics/AI

J.C.R. Licklider’s proposals for “man-machine symbiosis” led to the invention of the Internet.

Oct 5, 2019

DeepMind’s AI can apply learned knowledge to complete novel tasks

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In an experiment, DeepMind researchers investigated the extent to which AI agents could generalize learned knowledge to unseen tasks.

Oct 5, 2019

‘Goliath Is Winning’: The Biggest U.S. Banks Are Set to Automate Away 200,000 Jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, finance, robotics/AI

Over the next decade, U.S. banks, which are investing $150 billion in technology annually, will use automation to eliminate 200,000 jobs, thus facilitating “the greatest transfer from labor to capital” in the industry’s history. The call is coming from inside the house this time, too—both the projection and the quote come from a recent Wells Fargo report, whose lead author, Mike Mayo, told the Financial Times that he expects the industry to shed 10 percent of all of its jobs.

Oct 5, 2019

U.S. Air Force scientists developed liquid metal which autonomously changes structure

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

As reported by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, military scientists have developed a “Terminator-like” liquid metal that can autonomously change the structure, just like in a Hollywood movie.

The scientists developed liquid metal systems for stretchable electronics – that can be bent, folded, crumpled and stretched – are major research areas towards next-generation military devices.

Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically, electrical conductivity decreases and resistance increases with stretching.

Oct 4, 2019

LinkedIn: AI thoughts; Does it make sense to develop common sense for AI?

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Oct 4, 2019

Robots Are Catching Up to Humans in the Jobs Race

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, robotics/AI

Trade wars and a global economic slowdown are creating more opportunities for companies looking for better, cheaper automated options.

Oct 4, 2019

Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled exoskeleton

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

A first: paralyzed man uses brain signals to control a robot exoskeleton.


Doctors who conducted the trial said though the device was years away from being publicly available, it had the potential to improve patients’ quality of life and autonomy.

The patient, identified only as Thibault, 28, from Lyon, said the technology had given him a new lease of life. Four years ago his life was permanently changed when he fell 40ft (12 metres) from a balcony, severing his spinal cord and leaving him paralysed from the shoulders down.

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Oct 4, 2019

An Interview with Dr. Justin Rebo

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, robotics/AI

At the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019 Conference in New York City, we had the opportunity to interview Dr. Justin Rebo from the drug discovery biotech company BioAge.

BioAge is developing a drug discovery platform that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to discover targets that have the potential to promote healthy lifespan (healthspan) by slowing down aging and the ill health that it brings.

As the vice president of in-vivo biology at BioAge, Dr. Rebo leads the company’s internal in-vivo platform to find and assess the viability of new druggable targets for aging diseases and biomedical regeneration. With considerable business as well as academic experience in the aging field under his belt, Justin joined the BioAge team in 2018.

Oct 4, 2019

Raging robots, hapless humans: the AI dystopia

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Stuart Russell’s latest book examines how artificial intelligence could spin out of control. David Leslie critiques it.

Oct 4, 2019

DARPA wants a robotic satellite mechanic launched by 2022

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, satellites

DARPA expects to have a new commercial partner lined up for the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites spacecraft by the end of the year.

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