A blind woman receives a bionic eye, what is transhumanism, drones, robots, gene editing and more!
More Than A Human
Rhian Lewis had become the first person in the UK to receive an advanced bionic eye. Thanks to it she was able to read a clock for the first time in 16 years.
Jason Silva explains in 3 minutes what is transhumanism in a crash course way.
And it freaks out a lot of people here.
Andrej Karpathy writes a story on AI. Despite its name, it is a long read, but worth your time nevertheless.
It just requires a smartphone. Point it somewhere and AI assistant will tell what is this object.
A long read from MIT Technology Review trying to check if we are able to control AI as its becoming more and more complex.
Here’s an AMA with OpenAI research team.
If you live in the USA and you have a drone, you might find this article by Wired handy as it shows how to register a drone. Also, it answers why you need to do this.
Intel has claimed a Guinness World Record for its latest artistic drone swarm. The event, which looks like some kind of technological fireworks display, took place at Flugplatz Ahrenlohe in Germany. I would describe it as a drone ballet with a live orchestra.
This video shows the evolution of robots in movies ant TV, from 1927 to 2013.
The first ever commercial airport is being built in Boulder, Nevada. The plan is to offer training, maintenance and other support functions for the commercial drone industry, as well as for individual drone pilots.
Real-life mech, humanoids and other awesome robots of 2015.
A lot will change thanks to advancements in robotics and automatization. In 10 years time we will come back and check how good Business Insider’s predictions were.
Vivek Wadhwa predicts, that 2016 in robotics and AI will be more or less like 2015, but on steroids.
This is what will happen, if you don’t have any friends to drink with, but you know how to build robots.
Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new variation of CRISPR that eliminates off-target modifications, but it isn’t called CRISPR, but something else.
Julian Savulescu shows what we can do right now with genetic engineering and how to alter human behavior by using drugs or brain simulation. Fascinating, 10-minutes long talk.