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Rise of the Military Robot - Transhumanity.net

Rise of the Military Robot - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like me, you grew up on Transformers, or maybe Gundam Wing; big battling robots that carved swaths of destruction wherever they went.
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Why Isn’t Desalination the Answer to All California’s Water Problems?

Why Isn’t Desalination the Answer to All California’s Water Problems? | leapmind | Scoop.it
After four years of nowhere near enough rain, Californians are wondering where else to look for water, and many are talking about the ocean -- desalination. The problem is, it’s really expensive to turn salt water into drinking water.
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China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic

China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic | leapmind | Scoop.it
The attack on GitHub, a code library that includes methods for viewing Internet sites blocked in China, comes as the country has increased its censorship.
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Robotic process automation: The new IT job killer?

Robotic process automation: The new IT job killer? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robotic process automation has higher-value IT tasks in its cross-hairs but could be the best antidote to outsourcing yet
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David and Goliath: What do we do about surveillance? - tech - 30 March 2015 - New Scientist

David and Goliath: What do we do about surveillance? - tech - 30 March 2015 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
From spyware designed to catch students misbehaving to police tracking rioters by phone, we are spied on as never before, reveals a book by Bruce Schneier
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The Growing Precariat: Why We Need a Universal Basic Income

The Growing Precariat: Why We Need a Universal Basic Income | leapmind | Scoop.it
There is an adage in economics known as ‘the lump of labor fallacy’. It is that technological change is destroying jobs and generating rising
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Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning

Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have performed machine learning on a photonic quantum computer, demonstrating that quantum computers may be able to exponentially speed up the rate at which certain machine learning tasks are performed—in...
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TampaTeks's curator insight, March 30, 3:32 PM

For the first time, physicists have performed machine learning on a photonic quantum computer, demonstrating that quantum computers may be able to exponentially speed up the rate at which certain machine learning tasks are performed

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Holawhat? Meet The Alt-Management System Invented By A Programmer And Used By Zappos

Holawhat? Meet The Alt-Management System Invented By A Programmer And Used By Zappos | leapmind | Scoop.it
Zappos, Medium, and David Allen have all embraced the non-hierarchical management system. Should your company adopt it too?
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They Fooled Us All: Why Google May No Longer Announce Major Algorithm Updates

They Fooled Us All: Why Google May No Longer Announce Major Algorithm Updates | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google’s investment in artificial intelligence does more than just create better search results; it allows Google’s engineers to make constant algorithm changes right under our noses. Columnist Nate Dame explains.
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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Future of Work: We’ve Got To Out Educate If We’re Going to Out Compete

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Future of Work: We’ve Got To Out Educate If We’re Going to Out Compete | leapmind | Scoop.it
"How can we reconcile these sort of concerns that we all have around how quickly things are changing?" So asked California's Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, in a recent interview at Singularity ...
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Goodbye GPS? DARPA prepares new tracking technology

Goodbye GPS? DARPA prepares new tracking technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
DARPA considers GPS unreliable, as it isn't always available and signals can be easily jammed.
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The Instrument That's the Key to Electronic Music's Future | WIRED

The Instrument That's the Key to Electronic Music's Future | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The human-friendly touch controls on the Linnstrument allow electronic musicians to realize previously unattainable levels of expressiveness and nuance.
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Putting America Gainfully Back to Work

Putting America Gainfully Back to Work | leapmind | Scoop.it
Years ago, my brother, Matt, explained to me that there are three ways to push out the productivity curve: technology, capital, or people. When we
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Study demonstrates desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Study demonstrates desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane | leapmind | Scoop.it
Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable.
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Driverless Car Completes Historic Cross-Country Trip - Robotics Trends

Driverless Car Completes Historic Cross-Country Trip - Robotics Trends | leapmind | Scoop.it
Delphi Automotive's self-driving car completed its 3,500-mile trip from San Francisco to New York, setting the North America record for longest drive ever by a driverless car. No incidents were reported.
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | WIRED

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.
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Famine No More? Wild Potato Gene Could Stop Future Blights

Famine No More? Wild Potato Gene Could Stop Future Blights | leapmind | Scoop.it
Years of searching have unearthed a gene that may prevent potato plants from succumbing to the notorious blight that once devastated Ireland. Over a million ...
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Google Takes on the Challenge of Making Robot Surgery Safer | WIRED

Google Takes on the Challenge of Making Robot Surgery Safer | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google's Life Sciences division will partner with Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary to create the next generation of robotic surgery systems.
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GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks | leapmind | Scoop.it
Software development platform GitHub said Sunday it was still experiencing intermittent outages from the largest cyberattack in its history but had halted most of the attack traffic.
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Why organism engineering could be a foodie’s dream come true

Why organism engineering could be a foodie’s dream come true | leapmind | Scoop.it
Manipulating the genetic code of microbes could lead to breakthroughs in new flavors and ingredients.
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Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses

Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses | leapmind | Scoop.it
The finding could mean recollections are more enduring than expected and disrupt plans for PTSD treatments
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I finally understand why Facebook spent $2 billion on a virtual reality company

I finally understand why Facebook spent $2 billion on a virtual reality company | leapmind | Scoop.it
AltspaceVR gave me a virtual reality demo that opened my eyes.
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The Next Technology Revolution Will Drive Abundance And Income Disparity

The Next Technology Revolution Will Drive Abundance And Income Disparity | leapmind | Scoop.it
There have been and will continue to be multiple big technology revolutions, but the most impactful on human society may be the one that finally builds systems with judgment and decision-making capability more sophisticated and nuanced than trained...
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Longer-Lasting Batteries Are Almost Here (Really!) | WIRED

Longer-Lasting Batteries Are Almost Here (Really!) | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Recent advances are bringing us oh-so-close to giving our gear more of what it needs most of all: time.
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Scientists have created insulin-producing cells that could replace injections

Scientists have created insulin-producing cells that could replace injections | leapmind | Scoop.it
Australian scientists from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) , have created a line of insulin-producing cells that could eliminate the need for Type 1 diabetics to inject themselves with insulin.
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Wearables In Business: Intensified Security And Privacy Concerns

Wearables In Business: Intensified Security And Privacy Concerns | leapmind | Scoop.it
Consumers may be giddy about the Apple Watch and the augmented reality possibilities of smartglasses. But if you really want to see wearable tech in action … you need to go to work. Wearables are o...
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Thomas Blake's curator insight, March 27, 1:38 AM

Wearables are a type of technology that people wear on their body. Most commonly these are devices such as smart watches or Google Glass. Although these devices may greatly improve the way that we consume media and interact with one another they have brought up a multitude of privacy issues from data leaks to stalking. Wearables are one example of technology that is being suppressed in development due to social and political issues. However if these devices can be regulated and controlled they could revolutionise industry and civilian life.

Justin Boersma's curator insight, March 27, 4:39 AM

The incorporation of wearable technology will provoke increased efforts into improving battery life, or possibly effective wireless energy. Innovations in WiFi connectivity will be required, as many environments will house disruptive signals from machines already in place.