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Aug 7, 2017

On 2 August, the first antiproton beam coming from CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator (AD) circulated in the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) ring

Posted by in category: particle physics

Image © CERN

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Aug 7, 2017

This fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper — and kill hundreds of jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

https://youtube.com/watch?v=zI7u9V5aYt4

A Chinese garment company is partnering with American robotics to use Sewbots in manufacturing. How many people will this new innovation put out of work?

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Aug 7, 2017

10 predictions about the AI revolution

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

One of the world’s foremost authorities on artificial intelligence lays out how he thinks society will change over the next 30 years as the technology becomes commonplace.

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Aug 7, 2017

Is the universe conscious?

Posted by in category: space

Some of the world’s most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.

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Aug 7, 2017

Tally the robot could be the stock boy of the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Aug. 7 (UPI) — A St. Louis-area grocery store on Monday introduced customers to a new employee who doesn’t take bathroom breaks or need to call in sick — Tally the robot.

The Schnucks Markets grocery store in Richmond Height, Mo., was the first of three locations expected to test the new technology in the coming weeks. If all goes well, Tally the robot could be showing up in supermarkets across the country.

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Aug 7, 2017

Veritas Genetics Scoops Up an AI Company to Sort Out Its DNA

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

News from Veritas and remember Veritas are offering a whole genome sequence as one of the rewards in our AgeMeter campaign at Lifespan.io:

https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/agemeter-biomarker-scan/#reward_12

“On August 3, sequencing company Veritas Genetics bought one of the most influential: seven-year old Curoverse. Veritas thinks AI will help interpret the genetic risk of certain diseases and scour the ever-growing databases of genomic, medical, and scientific research.”

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Aug 7, 2017

Silicon Valley luminaries are busily preparing for when robots take over

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Jamie Bartlett explores the prepper mentality that exists among the elite of Silicon Valley.

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Aug 7, 2017

The Future of Politics Will Focus on Transhumanism

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, genetics, geopolitics, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

As one of the most visible 2016 presidential candidates—and now as a leading 2018 contender for Governor in California—Zoltan Istvan has been the “Science Candidate,” traveling around America to discuss the issues of transhumanism and radical longevity that are transforming humanity. Soon the issues of AI, genetic editing, designer babies, bionic organs, automation, and neural prosthetics will challenge and dominate political discourse. America must embrace radical science with bold polices.

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Aug 7, 2017

How sugar affects the brain?

Posted by in categories: food, neuroscience

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more.

With this video prepared by TED-Ed, Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

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Aug 7, 2017

If we can build a brain, what is the future of “I”?

Posted by in categories: biological, biotech/medical, ethics, futurism, health, transhumanism

The study of consciousness and what makes us individuals is a topic filled with complexities. From a neuroscience perspective, consciousness is derived from a self-model as a unitary structure that shapes our perceptions, decisions and feelings. There is a tendency to jump to the conclusion with this model that mankind is being defined as self-absorbed and only being in it for ourselves in this life. Although that may be partially true, this definition of consciousness doesn’t necessarily address the role of morals and how that is shaped into our being. In the latest addition to The Galactic Public Archives, Dr. Ken Hayworth tackles the philosophical impact that technologies have on our lives.

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