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Best of H+: Artificial Intelligence & A New Age of Magical Thinking

Best of H+: Artificial Intelligence & A New Age of Magical Thinking | leapmind | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways.
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davidgibson's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:26 AM

FYI if you follow AI in educational technology

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Engineering the $325,000 In-Vitro Burger

Engineering the $325,000 In-Vitro Burger | leapmind | Scoop.it
A researcher in the Netherlands wants to show the world — including potential donors — that in-vitro meat is a reality.
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Micro transistor prototypes made at Cornell map the mind | Cornell Chronicle

Micro transistor prototypes made at Cornell map the mind | Cornell Chronicle | leapmind | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Spintronics discovery: Scientists find new 'magic' in magnetic material

Spintronics discovery: Scientists find new 'magic' in magnetic material | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have reported a fundamental finding that will help advance the development of next-generation electronics called "spintronics."
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The Greatest Challenge to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter is Unbundling

The Greatest Challenge to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter is Unbundling | leapmind | Scoop.it
Craigslist's generic market place gave rise to fifty or more single-purpose alternatives some of which are quite valuable companies: AirBnB, Care.com, 99Designs, oDesk, CustomMade, Gazelle.
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Researchers Sequence Macaw Genome

Researchers Sequence Macaw Genome | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers from Texas A&M University have sequenced the genome of the Scarlet Macaw. The bird selected for the sequencing was a female, named Neblina.
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William Hertling's Thoughtstream: Open Source Robotics OS Accelerating Development

William Hertling's Thoughtstream: Open Source Robotics OS Accelerating Development | leapmind | Scoop.it
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78,000 apply to leave Earth forever to live on Mars

78,000 apply to leave Earth forever to live on Mars | leapmind | Scoop.it
By Mike WallSpace.com Huge numbers of people on Earth are keen to leave the planet forever and seek a new life homesteading on Mars.
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Making old hearts younger

Making old hearts younger | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have identified a protein in the blood of mice and humans that may prove to be the first effective treatment for the form of age-related heart failure that affects millions of Americans, a study says.
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Prosthetic Technology and Human Enhancement: Benefits, Concerns and Regulatory Schemes Pt3

Prosthetic Technology and Human Enhancement: Benefits, Concerns and Regulatory Schemes Pt3 | leapmind | Scoop.it
For the purposes of this paper, I will only address one potential regulatory scheme, and only in conjunction with prosthetic enhancement available in the near future ( less than 10 years) that augments slightly, but not significantly, human...
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Mars One will take you to the Red Planet, if it can raise the cash (Wired UK)

Mars One will take you to the Red Planet, if it can raise the cash (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mars One has inspired excitement, disbelief, and ridicule in equal measure. If they raise the money, they could yet inspire a generation
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How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the Ultimate AI Brain | Wired Business | Wired.com

How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the Ultimate AI Brain | Wired Business | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Kurzweil moderated a live Google hangout tied to a release of the upcoming Will Smith film, “After Earth,” presumably tying the film’s futuristic concept to actual futurists.
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India’s Plummeting Birthrate: A Television-Induced Transformation?

India’s Plummeting Birthrate: A Television-Induced Transformation? | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Note: As can be seen, GeoCurrents has a new, more streamlined appearance.
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Google – Building Artificial Intelligence From User Data Streams | The Analog Initiative – Surviving the Singularity

Google – Building Artificial Intelligence From User Data Streams | The Analog Initiative – Surviving the Singularity | leapmind | Scoop.it
For most people Google is a search engine. Others hear the name Google and think Android smartphones. But for all intents and purposes, Google is a massive multinational corporation very deeply focused on the development of Artificial Intelligence.
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The coming Golden Age of neurotech

The coming Golden Age of neurotech | leapmind | Scoop.it
All seems to indicate that the next decade, the 20s, will be the magic decade of the brain, with amazing science but also amazing applications.
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Researchers have created a 21st century global mood ring with data mining

Researchers have created a 21st century global mood ring with data mining | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hedonometer.org draws on tweets and other sources of textual sentiment to gauge population-level happiness.
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Ramez Naam: 'Science will save the planet (if we let it)' (Wired UK)

Ramez Naam: 'Science will save the planet (if we let it)' (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
GMOs and nuclear power are two of the most effective and most important green technologies we have
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The 64 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2013

The 64 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2013 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mobile apps are revolutionizing the way we run faster, get stronger, and eat better. From the silly (zombies!) to the scientific (genetics!) here are the best 64 health and fitness mobile apps of 2013.
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Next Big Future: New magnetic graphene may revolutionise electronics with graphene spintronics

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Singularity University's Salim Ismail on the Age of Technological Disruption

"All of the structures that we use to run the world today— our civics, our politics, our legal systems, healthcare, education— are all structured for a world...
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