Google open sourced its AI engine, what plans has Facebook about its AI, how autonomous car sees the world, crazy biohackers, robots and more!
More Than A Human
Motherboard visited some crazy biohackers to watch how they implant light-up implants in their hands. The article contains really explicit images of the process, so you have been warned.
To better understand how the brain works, Phil Kennedy, a 67-year-old neurologist and inventor, put an implant into his head.
MIT Media Lab’s Hugh Herr explains how he looks to nature when developing new bionic appendages. The amputee and avid rock climber discusses how his biomechatronics division is pioneering the technologies that aim to augment human physical capabilities.
National Geographic checks how does the Fortis Exoskeleton perform in a simulated disaster environment.
Google open sourced software that sits at the heart of its empire.
A long read from PopSci on how Google aims to dominate AI.
Watch Yann LeCun, director of AI at Facebook, show off some of what the AI that powers Facebook M is capable of yesterday at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference.
Ray Kurzweil shares his vision of intelligent assistants. It is like your personal Siri with powers of Google.
An interview with Yann Lecun, the guy behind Facebook’s AI, on what awaits us in the near and far future of artificial intelligence.
An article from Guardian on how AI will make inequalities even bigger in the future, resulting in societies where a small group of people has everything and everybody else have nothing.
Stephen Hoover, CEO of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, talks with Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier about the revolution underway in machine learning, in which the machine eventually programs itself.
This guy performed a reverse Turing Test. He wanted to prove that Facebook M is indeed partially powered by humans. Very interesting reading.
The famous Asimov’s Laws of Robotics… Three or four laws to make robots and AI safe – should be simple right? Rob Miles on why these simple laws are so complicated.
Bill Maher asks Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins what do they think about AI. Also, not related to the AI, transhumanism and stuff, watch till the end. Neil nails it.
Instead of being programmed, a little robot named Darwin uses brain-inspired algorithms to “imagine” (or less poetic – by running a lot of simulations) doing tasks before trying them in the real world.
Imagine a human-computer interface controlled by drones. It is hard to describe it with words, so please, check the link and check the video showing how awesome BitDrones are.
Here how the world looks like according to autonomous car.
Being in hospital sucks. It sucks even more if you are a kid. But, thanks to this interessing project, kids in hospital could go visit the zoo using virtual reality and mobile robot.
Recent incidents involding drones sparked a discussion on how to make sure drones won’t cause any problems. Some proposed regulations. Other proposed weapons.
Another city joins the list of cities with driveless buses. This time, it is Trikala, Greece.
For the first time ever, a person’s life has been saved by gene editing. One- year-old Layla was dying from leukaemia after all conventional treatments failed. The only hope to save her life was gene editing. And it worked!
An interview with Sam Altman from Y Combinator on biotechnology startups from a perspective of an investor.
Kits from a new crowdfunding campaign could send you everything you need to get started with gene editing without spending thousands of dollars to build a professional lab.