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Sep 1, 2018

Artificial intelligence spots obesity from space

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

Satellite images could help target public health interventions.

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Sep 1, 2018

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

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

The revolutions in information technology and biotechnology are still in their infancy, and the extent to which they are responsible for the current crisis of liberalism is debatable. Most people in Birmingham, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, and Mumbai are only dimly aware, if they are aware at all, of the rise of AI and its potential impact on their lives. It is undoubtable, however, that the technological revolutions now gathering momentum will in the next few decades confront humankind with the hardest trials it has yet encountered.


Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate the power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.

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Aug 31, 2018

This Venus Flytrap-like robot mouth could help military retrieve drones fast

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI, space

It’s designed to make collecting drones of all sizes much easier.

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Aug 31, 2018

China’s Brave New World Of AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

China is racing ahead to overtake the U.S. in artificial intelligence (AI). Are we prepared to stay on top of the technology we’ve dominated since the 1950s?

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Aug 30, 2018

Moon Village Association: Going to the Moon with cooperation from the private sector

Posted by in categories: business, government, policy, robotics/AI, space travel

Many countries including China, Russia, South Korea, India, Japan, and Europe Nations have all outlined significant lunar plans. To mention a few, the Moon Village concept got an endorsement from the Secretary General of the China National Space Administration, Yulong Tian. He outlined plans for a series of robotic missions to the moon, including China’s first sample return mission, Chang-e. The Director General of the Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, talked about participating in any Moon Village effort. Smaller space agencies, such as Ukraine, share a similar desire to carry out lunar missions. President Trump signed the Space Policy Directive-1 in December 2017 and NASA has big plans for the Moon, with the recent Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G) initiative. Space activities are not limited to government initiatives; many of them are being pursued in partnership with civil society and the private sector. Several private missions to the Moon are planned in Japan with ispace, India with Team Indus, Israel with SpaceIL, United States with companies such as OffWorld and Moon Express, Germany with PT Scientists, and Luxembourg with CisLunar Industries.

Private industry is developing business plans to profit by creating new services and products that eventually will become the Moon Market. There is already good cooperation between private and government industries in each country; however, there is no global platform allowing cooperation between industry and government around the world. There is also a need to engage non-space industries by communicating the potential of the Moon Market. The Moon Village Association (MVA), a non-governmental organization (NGO) created in 2017 and based in Vienna, is dedicated to this mission:

“It provides a forum for the development of the Moon Village for industry, government, space agencies, international organizations, NGOs and the public at large.”

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Aug 30, 2018

China Is Quickly Becoming an AI Superpower

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

While the White House report got modest news coverage and a mildly enthusiastic response from the AI community, this was barely a hiccup in comparison to China’s clarion call. When the CCP speaks, everyone listens.

Within a year, Chinese VC investors were pouring record sums into AI startups, surpassing the US to make up 48 percent of AI venture funding globally. Over the past decade, Chinese government spending on STEM research has grown by double digits year on year.

And China’s political system is set up such that local officials are incentivized to outcompete others for leadership in CCP initiatives, each striving to lure in AI companies and entrepreneurs with generous subsidies and advantageous policies.

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Aug 30, 2018

Citi Lists Anti-Aging Medicines in Top 10 Disruptive Technologies

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

Citi has produced another of its Disruptive Innovations publications, which takes a look at what it considers to be the top ten disruptive technologies. It is a sign of the changing times that anti-aging medicines are number 2 in its list.

1. All-Solid-State Batteries 2. Anti-Aging Medicines 3. Autonomous Vehicle Networks 4. Big Data & Healthcare 5. Dynamic Spectrum Access 6. eSports 7. 5G Technology 8. Floating Offshore Wind Farms 9. Real Estate Market Disruptors 10. Smart Voice-Activated Assistants.

What was considered fringe science a decade ago is now rapidly becoming a mainstream industry. Our understanding of aging has advanced quickly in the last 10 years, and the tools and innovations seem to come more quickly with each passing year. A variety of therapies that target different aging processes are in development, and some are at fairly advanced stages; if you are interested in their progress, check out the Rejuvenation Roadmap.

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Aug 30, 2018

2018 World Robot Conference in Beijing

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

The annual 2018 World Robot Conference in Beijing is a showcase of China’s burgeoning industry ranging from companion robots to those deployed on factory assembly lines and entertainment.

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Aug 29, 2018

Canada has future tech leadership with quantum computers, AI, nanotechnology, fusion and molten salt

Posted by in categories: economics, nanotechnology, quantum physics, robotics/AI

In 2018, Canada is ranked tenth in the world in nominal GDP. It is a rich developed country. Despite having an economy that is 11 times smaller than the USA or 7 times smaller than China, Canada has world competitive or world-leading projects in quantum computing, artificial intelligence, molecular nanotechnology, nuclear fusion and nuclear-molten salt.

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Aug 29, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Project Judges People on Attractiveness and Responsibility to Trigger Discussion on Consent and Algorithmic Bias

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

This AI can JUDGE how attractive you are and more… and it could be a dangerous sign of things to come.

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