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May 12, 2017

Can the human brain on LSD take on AI?

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Amanda Feilding, a well-known researcher from the Beckley Foundation in Oxford, has long been an advocate for LSD microdosing.

Before it was made illegal in 1968, Ms Feilding would take LSD to boost her creativity, and even found that her performace in the ancient Chinese game of Go, improved.

Speaking to Motherboard, Ms Feilding said: ‘I found that if I was on LSD and my opponent wasn’t, I won more games.

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May 10, 2017

The Discovery — A Netflix Original Film

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A discovery too dangerous to share with the world. Only on.

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May 10, 2017

The Discovery

Posted by in categories: entertainment, internet

One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there”. A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife.

Now streaming only on Netflix.

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May 10, 2017

Pirates may have cracked the code to 4K UHD torrents

Posted by in categories: encryption, entertainment

Someone may have finally cracked a form of DVD encryption believed to be impenetrable. Potentially, this could mean it’s now possible to download 4K Blu-Ray movies online, though you shouldn’t get too excited yet.

According to TorrentFreak, an allegedly cracked copy of The Smurfs 2 — why that one, of all films, is a mystery — surfaced on HD Bit Torrent community UltraHDClub. There are no other details at the moment.

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Apr 29, 2017

Holographic Snake

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, entertainment

This AR game puts a new twist on the classic game of ‘Snake’.

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Apr 29, 2017

Motion Capture Jumpsuit

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This suit might change the way animated movies are made.

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Apr 29, 2017

This Window Film Is Like A Cloaking Device For The Workplace

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This razor-thin film can protect your workplace from information theft.

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Apr 20, 2017

‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ Director Ridley Scott Launches VR Film Division

Posted by in categories: alien life, augmented reality, entertainment, virtual reality

Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), the film production company of famed director Ridley Scott, is launching RSA VR, a new division dedicated to the production of high-end immersive films using VR, AR, and mixed reality. Scott and co. is known for work on acclaimed films such as Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), and more throughout his career as a director now going on 40 years.

RSA today announced the launch of RSA VR, a formalization and expansion of RSA’s recent work in VR space which has included the production of The Martian VR Experience (2016) and a forthcoming Alien: Covenant experience.

In a prepared release, the studio calls RSA VR, “a new division dedicated exclusively to the creative development and production of VR, AR and mixed media.”

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Apr 17, 2017

Good Fellow: Chieko Asakawa

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BkaG-XIadU&feature=share

Good Fellows is a series of short films that focus on the unique and human stories of IBM Fellows. To be named a Fellow is to achieve the highest honor bestowed by IBM to its most outstanding technical employees.

Chieko Asakawa has been blind since the age of fourteen and for the past three decades has worked to further accessibility research and development. She was named IBM Fellow in 2009 and in 2013, the government of Japan awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon to Chieko for outstanding contributions to accessibility research.

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Apr 17, 2017

DeepMind CEO, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) invents new knowledge and teaches human new theories”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTGthmNmrK4&feature=share

Google’s DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis shows that AI doesn’t only learn from human knowledge, but also creates new knowledge. AlphaGo has it own creativity and intuition, inventing new knowledge and strategies about Go Game for human professionals to study in 2017.

Go game was invented in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago, is an abstract strategy board game, aiming to surround more territory than the opponent for two players. It is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played today. Despite its relatively simple rules, Go is very complex, even more so than chess, and possesses more possibilities than the total number of atoms in the visible universe. Compared to chess, Go has both a larger board with more scope for play and longer games, and, on average, many more alternatives to consider per move.

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