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As Machines Get Smarter, Evidence They Learn Like Us | Simons Foundation

As Machines Get Smarter, Evidence They Learn Like Us | Simons Foundation | leapmind | Scoop.it
Studies show that computer models called neural networks behave strikingly similar to actual brains when performing certain tasks, suggesting the two may learn in the same way.
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Jobs of the Future

Jobs of the Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
The nature of work is changing. Virtually all new jobs will require a good understanding of technology, excellent management and collaboration skills, and the ability to continuously learn new skills to adapt to a rapidly changing job market.
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Internet rallies behind bill to unplug NSA surveillance funding

Internet rallies behind bill to unplug NSA surveillance funding | leapmind | Scoop.it
Online activists hope to use Congress’ power of the purse to remove funding from domestic surveillance; they are rallying behind an amendment set for a vote on Tuesday.
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Robots in Ecology: Welcome to the machine

Robots in Ecology: Welcome to the machine | 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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Why UK's net porn filter will be tricky to enforce - tech - 22 July 2013 - New Scientist

Why UK's net porn filter will be tricky to enforce - tech - 22 July 2013 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron wants network providers to protect kids by blocking adult material by default – but how it will work in practice is
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This Sheet Of Material Might Make Supercomputers Obsolete And Could Even Turn You Invisible

This Sheet Of Material Might Make Supercomputers Obsolete And Could Even Turn You Invisible | leapmind | Scoop.it
What is Metamaterial?
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Helping robots become more touchy-feely, literally: Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch by lighting up

Helping robots become more touchy-feely, literally: Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch by lighting up | leapmind | Scoop.it
Engineers have created a new e-skin that responds to touch by instantly lighting up. The more intense the pressure, the brighter the light it emits. The material is the first sensor network on flexible plastic that is user-interactive.
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Chinese universities jump the gun on disclosing partnerships with Coursera

Chinese universities jump the gun on disclosing partnerships with Coursera | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two Chinese universities have reportedly revealed partnerships with online learning startup Coursera ahead of schedule.
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To create a robot with common sense, mimic a toddler - opinion - 22 July 2013 - New Scientist

To create a robot with common sense, mimic a toddler - opinion - 22 July 2013 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence researcher Ben Goertzel wants to create robots far more intelligent than humans
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Research update: Genome editing becomes more accurate

Research update: Genome editing becomes more accurate | leapmind | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, MIT researchers developed a way to easily and efficiently edit the genomes of living cells.
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Driverless tractors till German high-tech farm

Driverless tractors till German high-tech farm | leapmind | Scoop.it
As the harvest nears, the employees of German farmer Klaus Muenchhoff are busy making the final checks on imposing tractors ready to roll into the golden fields.
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How the Tesla Model S is Made -- Behind The Scenes -- The Window - Wired

If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory ...
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Graphene isn't the only 2D material. Here are a few others that could change material science

Graphene isn't the only 2D material. Here are a few others that could change material science | leapmind | Scoop.it
Molybdenum disulfide, germanane and silicene all have properties that make them more appealing than graphene for certain applications.
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'I'd tap that Glass': James Deen releases first Google Glass porno

'I'd tap that Glass': James Deen releases first Google Glass porno | leapmind | Scoop.it
The inevitable has happened: porn stars James Deen and Andy San Dimas have made a film with Google Glass. In a thoroughly NSFW trailer, the pair use Glass cameras to capture video and see through...
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11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level | ExtremeTech

11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
A group of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has built a powerful new chip that can be rapidly adapted to changing conditions at its interface nodes with neurons.
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Light-emitting nanotubes get brighter with zero-dimensional states

Light-emitting nanotubes get brighter with zero-dimensional states | leapmind | Scoop.it
Carbon nanotubes have the potential to function as light-emitting devices, which could lead to a variety of nanophotonics applications.
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Open-source and non-profit space travel: Peter Madsen at TEDxKyiv

Led by enthusiasts Peter Madsen and Kristian von Bengtson, Copenhagen Suborbitals (http://www.copenhagensuborbitals.com/) has the goal in about 3-4 years tim...
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Facebook Is Being Redefined by Its Developing World Users | MIT Technology Review

Facebook Is Being Redefined by Its Developing World Users | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Facebook is gaining many developing-world users, who use the site very differently from those who came before them.
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David Hanson - Genius Machines

David Hanson's and Ben Goertzel are teaming up to create robotic toddlers. David Franklin Hanson, Jr is an American robotics designer and researcher, respons...
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Computers Design Better Internet than Humans

Computers Design Better Internet than Humans | leapmind | Scoop.it
Computer-designed algorithms for controlling network congestion yield transmission rates two to three times as high as those designed by humans.
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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents | leapmind | Scoop.it
Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents.
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A Cure for Ageing?: David Sinclair at TEDxSydney

Can we really cure ageing? David Sinclair thinks so, and he's going to try to prove it. David Sinclair is a scientist and entrepreneur working on increasing ...
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New tracking software knows exactly where you'll be on a precise time and date YEARS into the future (even if you don't)

New tracking software knows exactly where you'll be on a precise time and date YEARS into the future (even if you don't) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers from Microsoft and Google can predict where a person will be years from now using a computer software called Far Out. The program tracks a person using GPS and accurately plots their future.
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