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Fresh from primetime cameo, Sotera Wireless' remote patient monitoring tech nabs $14.8M

Fresh from primetime cameo, Sotera Wireless' remote patient monitoring tech nabs $14.8M | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sotera Wireless, the company behind the VisiMobile patient monitoring device, has raised $14.8 million in its latest round of funding.
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The U.S. Doesn't Like It When China Wants To Build Encryption Backdoors

The U.S. Doesn't Like It When China Wants To Build Encryption Backdoors | leapmind | Scoop.it
The NSA and U.S. tech giants have come to blows over government backdoors in encryption products lately, with the government arguing that backdoors are vital to national security, and the likes of Yahoo claiming it will make encryption pointless.
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IBM supercomputer will now provide legal advice

IBM supercomputer will now provide legal advice | leapmind | Scoop.it
Thanks to the work of students at the University of Toronto, Watson will now aid legal cases, supporting a new law research service named Ross.
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Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever

Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever | leapmind | Scoop.it
This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental technology division of Lockheed Martin.
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So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.
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IBM Tries to Sell Government on ‘Brain in a Box’ Technology

IBM Tries to Sell Government on ‘Brain in a Box’ Technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
The low-power technology was funded by a grant from DARPA.
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Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells

Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells | 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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Two-dad babies could soon be a reality

Two-dad babies could soon be a reality | leapmind | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have shown that it’s possible for two people of the same sex to create a baby, without the need for outside egg or sperm donation. The most obvious benefits would be for homosexual couples who want to have a child...
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Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test

Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test | leapmind | Scoop.it
The idea that an advanced artificial intelligence should be able to “pass” as humanlike is self-defeating, unethical and perhaps even dangerous.
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Great mambo mouse brains created from human DNA | ExtremeTech

Great mambo mouse brains created from human DNA | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
A favorite technique of neuroscientists is to take our genes, or even whole cells, and stick them into mouse brains to see what they do.
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What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | leapmind | Scoop.it
From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?
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Anti-Aging Experts Made a Million-Dollar Bet on Who Dies Last

Anti-Aging Experts Made a Million-Dollar Bet on Who Dies Last | leapmind | Scoop.it
Even 10 years ago, the idea of reversing aging and conquering human mortality was still fringe science, seen as snake-oil research by most scientists, large pharmaceutical companies, and the public. What a difference a decade makes.
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When Exponential Progress Becomes Reality

When Exponential Progress Becomes Reality | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil’s 110 year version of Moore’s Law some perfectly reasonable mind-blowing predictions for the future ahead.
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Gene that makes human brain unique identified by scientists

Gene that makes human brain unique identified by scientists | leapmind | Scoop.it
Key DNA strand propels neuron growth in brain’s region central to reasoning, language and sensory perception
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The Future This Week: Robots, Google, and Mars - SERIOUS WONDER

The Future This Week: Robots, Google, and Mars - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
In The Future This Week, Serious Wonder prepares itself for a one way trip in search of this week’s headlines! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Great Cow Epiphany and the Six Immutable Laws of Information

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Great Cow Epiphany and the Six Immutable Laws of Information | leapmind | Scoop.it
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What Google DeepMind Means for A.I. - The New Yorker

What Google DeepMind Means for A.I. - The New Yorker | leapmind | Scoop.it
Engineers at Google DeepMind have designed a program that can master vintage video games. How will it shape the future of computer learning?
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DeepMind's AI is an Atari gaming pro now (Wired UK)

DeepMind's AI is an Atari gaming pro now (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google-backed startup DeepMind Technologies has built an artificial intelligence agent that can learn to successfully play 49 classic Atari games by itself, with minimal input
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Google Develops AI that is Entirely Self Learning

Google Develops AI that is Entirely Self Learning | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google scientists and engineers have created the first ever computer program that is capable of learning a wide variety of tasks completely independently.
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Red Planet or Bust? Private Mars One Mission Faces Earthly Challenges

Red Planet or Bust? Private Mars One Mission Faces Earthly Challenges | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Dutch-based Mars One venture is closing in on choosing its crews for one-way trips to the Red Planet, but will they be all dressed up in spacesuits with ...
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Pharma Companies Switch Gears: A New Market Emerges Called 'The Fountain Of Youth'

Pharma Companies Switch Gears: A New Market Emerges Called 'The Fountain Of Youth' | leapmind | Scoop.it
Allergan’s Botox was the first product to change the face of women and even men in the last decade. Today we are seeing a whole suite of companies coming up with pharmaceutical magic potions to keep people feeling and looking young forever.
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The Brain Hack: Inside the Symmetry You'll Expose God - SERIOUS WONDER

The Brain Hack: Inside the Symmetry You'll Expose God - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sci-fi short film The Brain Hack is a thrilling journey of two students who might've unlocked the synaptic code for "God"! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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How to Live Forever - The New Yorker

How to Live Forever - The New Yorker | leapmind | Scoop.it
If the self has no meaning, its death has less significance; if the computer thinks it is you, then maybe it really is you.
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33rd Square | Deep Learning is About to Go Mainstream

33rd Square | Deep Learning is About to Go Mainstream | leapmind | Scoop.it
Microsoft's release of Azure Machine Learning (ML) shows that the technology has reached wide commercialization with widely available interface and usability.
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Davos 2015: future of digital health

Davos 2015: future of digital health | leapmind | Scoop.it
If done right, digital health programmes could become the technology that ushers in the age of health, argues Pieter Nota.
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