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Aug 4, 2017

Chinese Chatbots Apparently Re-educated After Political Faux Pas

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A pair of ‘chatbots’ in China have been taken offline after appearing to stray off-script. In response to users’ questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn’t a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party. From a report: The two chatbots, BabyQ and XiaoBing, are designed to use machine learning artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out conversations with humans online. Both had been installed onto Tencent Holdings Ltd’s popular messaging service QQ. The indiscretions are similar to ones suffered by Facebook and Twitter, where chatbots used expletives and even created their own language. But they also highlight the pitfalls for nascent AI in China, where censors control online content seen as politically incorrect or harmful. Tencent confirmed it had taken the two robots offline from its QQ messaging service, but declined to elaborate on reasons.

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Aug 3, 2017

Time to rethink our perspective on jobs and technology — By Curtis S. Chin and Meera Kumar | The Japan Times

Posted by in categories: governance, innovation, robotics/AI

“As technology advances, the challenge of job creation grows more pressing”

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Aug 3, 2017

3 Exponential Techs to Watch | Future of Everything with Jason Silva | Singularity University

Posted by in categories: futurism, genetics, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, Singularity University

“Pay attention to the the trends in exponential technologies, particularly to “the big three.” GNR: Genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics.”

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Aug 3, 2017

Do Driverless Cars Need Their Own Roads Around Manhattan? — By Benjamin Schneider | CityLab

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

“A concept for AV expressways promises to reduce travel times, but falls into an old trap of car-centric planning.”

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Aug 3, 2017

Why driverless cars might not hit the road so fast — By Scott Nyquist | LinkedIn

Posted by in categories: governance, government, robotics/AI, transportation

“In May, GM spent $1 billion to buy Cruise Automation, a small startup with promising self-driving software.”

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Aug 3, 2017

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, drones, government, robotics/AI, space

Ready and waiting at an arms reach from the government, the Research and Development Corporation (RAND) has helped the U.S. think through some of the toughest scientific and regulatory challenges since the 1940s. This year, the think tank is opening its first office in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its positioning itself to weigh in on some of Silicon Valleys largest research projects, like autonomous vehicles, drones, AI, cybersecurity and telemedicine.

But unlike the RAND of the past, this new version embodies the scrappiness of startup culture. Formally based out of a WeWork space, office director Nidhi Kalra and the rest of her SF team largely work decentralized from homes and coffee shops around the Bay Area.

The team of a dozen researchers is here to study the development of new technologies and the way in which state and local authorities are working side-by-side with startups to keep everyone safe without sundering innovation.

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Aug 3, 2017

Synthetic Genomics Make Biotech Breakthrough With Genomic 3D Printer

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, robotics/AI

SGI-DNA has launched the world’s first DNA printer. The BioXp 3200 system is an automated personal genomic workstation that builds and clones DNA fragments virtually hands-free. Source: SGI-DNA. A Synthetic Genomics Inc. Company.

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Aug 2, 2017

Pay attention to the trends in exponential technologies, particularly to “the big three,” says Jason Silva

Posted by in categories: genetics, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Pay attention to the trends in exponential technologies. particularly to “the big three,” says Jason Silva. Those 3 are GNR: Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics.

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Aug 2, 2017

Automated valet parking is coming sooner than you think

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Aug 2, 2017

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? YES: Sandrine Thuret

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

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret with a background in food science, molecular, cellular, behavioural and ageing biology says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

“Can we, as adults, grow new nerve cells? There’s still some confusion about that question, as this is a fairly new field of research. For example, I was talking to one of my colleagues, Robert, who is an oncologist, and he was telling me, “Sandrine, this is puzzling. Some of my patients that have been told they are cured of their cancer still develop symptoms of depression.” And I responded to him, “Well, from my point of view that makes sense. The drug you give to your patients that stops the cancer cells multiplying also stops the newborn neurons being generated in their brain.” And then Robert looked at me like I was crazy and said, “But Sandrine, these are adult patients — adults do not grow new nerve cells.” And much to his surprise, I said, “Well actually, we do.” And this is a phenomenon that we call neurogenesis.”

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