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The “Wicked Problem” of Existential Risk with AI (Artificial Intelligence) - Transhumanity.net

The “Wicked Problem” of Existential Risk with AI (Artificial Intelligence) - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them. – Laurence J.
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A Desirable-Future Haiku

The coming hundred years, in one hundred words
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Human platelets successfully generated using next-generation bioreactor

Human platelets successfully generated using next-generation bioreactor | leapmind | Scoop.it
A scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor has been created to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide.
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How Will We Define Beauty In A Transhuman Future? - SERIOUS WONDER

How Will We Define Beauty In A Transhuman Future? - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
From plastic surgery to futuristic body shopping, the concept of 'beauty' is nearing a paradigm shift! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Scientists Reprogram Mature Blood Cells to Generate Elusive Blood Stem Cells

Scientists Reprogram Mature Blood Cells to Generate Elusive Blood Stem Cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
Image: Derrick Rossi [credit: Boston Children's Hospital] It’s one of regenerative medicine’s most sought-after goals, but also one of the most difficult to reach: figuring out how to produce blood...
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When Will Robots Take Over the World?

When Will Robots Take Over the World? | leapmind | Scoop.it
"In a sense, we're already becoming cyborgs."
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33rd Square | The New AI Spring

33rd Square | The New AI Spring | leapmind | Scoop.it
As we track developments in artificial intelligence there is undoubtedly a greater awareness around the current capabilities of the technology and the path forward.
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Amazon is building the retail world’s most unbreachable “moat”—and it’s called Prime

Amazon is building the retail world’s most unbreachable “moat”—and it’s called Prime | leapmind | Scoop.it
Amazon is a company that has divided investors for years.
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How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: "At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds," says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. "That’s above the...
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Monsanto Should Lose Some Battles to Win the War Over GMOs

Monsanto Should Lose Some Battles to Win the War Over GMOs | leapmind | Scoop.it
No company wants to endure the market and political risk of being among the “most hated” in the world.
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Is Technology Alive? - SERIOUS WONDER

Is Technology Alive? - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
Technology is not a thing, but a life-like, evolving organism that has its own ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. Kevin Kelly argues we need to understand what ‘it’ wants
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Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal | ExtremeTech

Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a landmark study sure to provoke interest, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have regenerated an aged organ -- in vivo, inside a living animal -- to its youthful state though noninvasive manipulation of genes.
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Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics - IEEE Spectrum

Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The world needs a well funded, high profile, international competitive robotics event. Can Japan make it happen in 2020?
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GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup | leapmind | Scoop.it
GE’s got a new idea for how to make a key part for a lower cost fuel cell, and its using a new business model to launch it commercially.
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The Maverick Nanny with a Dopamine Drip: Debunking Fallacies in the Theory of AI Motivation

The Maverick Nanny with a Dopamine Drip: Debunking Fallacies in the Theory of AI Motivation | leapmind | Scoop.it
I set out to demolish some widely discussed scenarios that predict dire and almost unavoidable negative behavior from future artificial general intelligences, even if they are programmed to be friendly to humans.
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How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud | Threat Level | WIRED

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud | Threat Level | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing power out...
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The Smallest Revolution: 5 Recent Breakthroughs in Nanomedicine | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Smallest Revolution: 5 Recent Breakthroughs in Nanomedicine | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology is a cutting-edge advancement within science and engineering. It is not a single field but an intense collaboration between disciplines to manipulate materials on the ...
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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, July 24, 7:28 PM

Nanotechnology will transform not only medicine but all manufacturing.

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Are Child Sex-Robots Inevitable?

Are Child Sex-Robots Inevitable? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots aren't people and could be used to satisfy deviant sexual desires, but what are the legal and ethical ramifications?
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The pleasures and horrors of the digital afterlife

The pleasures and horrors of the digital afterlife | leapmind | Scoop.it
Some people don’t log out even after they shuffle out of this mortal coil. The ethics, business and eerie effects of the digital spectre
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Here's What We Know About The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial Intelligence

Here's What We Know About The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley enjoys something of a monopoly...
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How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself | leapmind | Scoop.it
There's a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves.
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Falcon 9 performs another perfect soft landing – SpaceX now confident it can land back at the launch pad (video) | ExtremeTech

Falcon 9 performs another perfect soft landing – SpaceX now confident it can land back at the launch pad (video) | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Following the tenth launch of a Falcon 9 rocket last week, SpaceX is reporting that the rocket's first stage carried out a perfect soft landing back here on Earth.
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Nanoparticles Improve Stroke Treatment - IEEE Spectrum

Nanoparticles Improve Stroke Treatment - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanorods that spin inside the bloodstream enhance blood-clot busting drug
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The surprising decline in violence

The surprising decline in violence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence.
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We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.
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New material gives rejected drugs a new chance

New material gives rejected drugs a new chance | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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