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Turing machine gives order to chaotic Penrose universe - physics-math - 29 August 2012 - New Scientist

Turing machine gives order to chaotic Penrose universe - physics-math - 29 August 2012 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
A theoretical computer has booted up for the first time in a constantly shifting mathematical playing field based on Penrose tiles...
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Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu (interview)

Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu (interview) | leapmind | Scoop.it
"I thought the best place to advance the AI mission is at Baidu," Ng says.
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Three Questions for J. Craig Venter | MIT Technology Review

Three Questions for J. Craig Venter | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gene research and Silicon Valley-style computing are starting to merge.
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Light pulses control graphene's electrical behavior

Light pulses control graphene's electrical behavior | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene, an ultrathin form of carbon with exceptional electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, has become a focus of research on a variety of potential uses.
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33rd Square | Turning Pollution into Plastic

33rd Square | Turning Pollution into Plastic | leapmind | Scoop.it
Using a proprietary 'biocatalyst' machine, Newlight Technologies has devised a way of taking greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and turning it into plastic pellets.
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Carbyne's List of Amazing Properties Grows - IEEE Spectrum

Carbyne's List of Amazing Properties Grows - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
When this one-dimensional chain of carbon atoms is streched, it transitions from a conductor to an insulator
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Buying Madbits, Twitter Wants Image-Search Super Powers | Enterprise | WIRED

Buying Madbits, Twitter Wants Image-Search Super Powers | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
To understand why Twitter just bought an artificial intelligence company called Madbits, it helps to watch a video where a modern day computer learns to play a 35-year-old video game.
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Volkswagen and Bosch are working on automated park-and-charge systems for electric cars

Volkswagen and Bosch are working on automated park-and-charge systems for electric cars | leapmind | Scoop.it
The EU-funded V-Charge consortium is fine-tuning a system — already successfully demonstrated at a German airport — for taking over autonomous electric vehicles and parking them very accurately, leaving them charging and ready to be summoned by the...
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New York Times has called federal government to repeal marijuana ban | Impact Lab

New York Times has called federal government to repeal marijuana ban | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Times said marijuana should only be available to people over 21 years old. The New York Times has called for the federal government to repeal its ban on
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Driverless cars can hit UK roads in 2015 (Wired UK)

Driverless cars can hit UK roads in 2015 (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
We can expect driverless cars to hit public roads by January 2015, the UK government has indicated
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The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The “uncanny valley” is a term coined by Japanese roboticist Mashahiro Mori in 1970 to describe the strange fact that, as robots become more
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Heterogeneous carbon hosts enable stable lithium-sulfur battery

Heterogeneous carbon hosts enable stable lithium-sulfur  battery | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sulfur, in tremendous abundance as byproducts of petroleum industry, is one of the most intriguing solutions to address the energy dilemma by manifesting the chemistry between sulfur and lithium.
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Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app

Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app | leapmind | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng knows a lot about both deep learning and robotics, and he recently presented on how the former might affect the latter. Robot brains will need to train on a lot of data, and deep learning seems like a good way to do it.
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Column: I Have Seen the Future and It Is Jobless | Valley News

Column: I Have Seen the Future and It Is Jobless | Valley News | leapmind | Scoop.it
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NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works | ExtremeTech

NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
NASA didn't set out to confirm the feasibility of a seemingly impossible fuel-less thruster design, but it seems they did exactly that.
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Unexpected stem cell factories found inside teeth

Unexpected stem cell factories found inside teeth | leapmind | Scoop.it
Discovery could lead to new source of stem cells for research and treatment
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The Singularity is coming - Are you ready? | Dr. Jonathan White | TEDxEdmonton

The Singularity is coming - Are you ready? | Dr. Jonathan White | TEDxEdmonton | leapmind | Scoop.it
Would you upload your personality if you could? What do you think of the possibility of living without a physical body? Dr.
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The New Bionic Sports of the Future Transhumanist Olympics - India Future Society

The New Bionic Sports of the Future Transhumanist Olympics - India Future Society | leapmind | Scoop.it
Bionic Sports, Future, Transhumanist, Olympics
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The NFL will track players with RFID for better stats in real time

The NFL will track players with RFID for better stats in real time | leapmind | Scoop.it
Thanks to RFID tags inside football players’ shoulder pads, the internet of things is about to change the way the National Football League collects stats.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells GMO Critics to "Chill Out"

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells GMO Critics to "Chill Out" | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Cosmos star says we've been genetically modifying our food for "tens of thousands of years."
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Research Investments Surge, but Beijing Hasn’t Approved Any GM Crop Since 2009 | MIT Technology Review

Research Investments Surge, but Beijing Hasn’t Approved Any GM Crop Since 2009 | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The fact that China hasn’t approved of any commercial GMO planting since 2009 reflects public fears.
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Advances in Artificial Intelligence Will Let Software Extract Personal Data from Our Online Photos | MIT Technology Review

Advances in Artificial Intelligence Will Let Software Extract Personal Data from Our Online Photos | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Advances in machine vision will let employers, governments, and advertisers spot you in photos and know exactly what you’re doing in them.
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Will Virtual Reality ‘Jolting’ Be the Digital Drug of Choice?

BitTorrent's new sci-fi series 'Children of the Machine' depicts a future society where the drug of choice is intense virtual reality trips, dubbed “jolting.”
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SpaceX Admits It Wants To Colonise The Solar System

SpaceX Admits It Wants To Colonise The Solar System | leapmind | Scoop.it
Billionaire inventor Elon Musk's private space company has admitted it has designs on colonising the Solar System within 100 years. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said in a radio interview that the company wants to make the human race "mult...
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Venus Express Survives Close Encounter With Hellish Atmosphere

Venus Express Survives Close Encounter With Hellish Atmosphere | leapmind | Scoop.it
It was a daring maneuver, but the plan to put Venus Express lower in the planet's thick atmosphere has worked.
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Can Winograd Schemas Replace Turing Test for Defining Human-Level AI? - IEEE Spectrum

Can Winograd Schemas Replace Turing Test for Defining Human-Level AI? - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Turing Test is a flawed metric for AI, and now we've got something better
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