UK scientists got a green light for editing human embryos, eagles hunting for drones, looking into AI’s mind, droneboarding, watching suicide in a VR game, robots and more!
More Than A Human
The U.S. military is working to develop a new chip technology that, when implanted, will connect human brains to computers – making cyborgs.
Scientists have found that graphene electrodes in the brain can conduct impulses, and they have no side effects on neurons.
An expert in AI separates fact from hype in the wake of DeepMind’s victory over humans in the most challenging game of all.
It’s predicted that sometime in the next 25 years, artificial intelligence machines will match – and in some ways – surpass human intelligence. The potential ripple effects of that are staggering and Nick Bostrom explains them in this interview.
The advancements in AI research are not bound only to software. A collaborative of Russian and Italian scientists has created a neural network based on polymeric memristors, devices that can potentially be used to build fundamentally new computers.
Yoshua Bengio talks about recent advancements in AI and about the fears regarding thinking machines. We also points out where we are with our current AI systems and what is there still to be done.
The team behind Siri have a new idea: a voice-controlled personal assistant – linked to all your devices – that will take care of your every need
Safety in AI is important, but more important is to work it out before working out the AI itself. Rob Miles on AI safety.
Something for those of you who wanted to look inside the AI’s mind and visually check how it works in real time.
Take kiteboarding, but replace the kite with a drone. Have we seen the birth of a new sport with drones?
Looks like eagles might have a new prey – the rogue drones.
A new generation of humanoid robots are coming in the 2020s, says innovation and industry expert Alec Ross. They will care for our aging populations and revolutionize manufacturing.
More than 40 miles of roads in Coventry will be equipped with technologies to aid autonomous vehicles, the UK government has announced.
Researchers have found how to make socially assistive robots less creepy by making the robot look away more natural.
Check out a 360 degree video of the battery powered, 10-propeller GL-10 Greased Lightning in flight.
U.K. regulators grant permission to use CRISPR-Cas9 technology in embryos for early-development research
“Unless we have sufficient knowledge and wisdom we should not proceed”, says Craig Venter in his article about bioethics of gene engineering.
Researchers from University of Illinois created a brain chip, that dissolves then the job is done. So far the device was tested on rats, but tests on pigs are being planned, so human tests are a matter of time.
A Japanese firm said it will open the world’s first fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process, from watering seedlings to harvesting crops.
The future of lab-grown meat is coming. Or at least it feels that way, based on burgeoning interest in the biotech community. One by one, companies are staking out different animal tissues to grow in vitro for human consumption. First there was beef. Then there was chicken. Now there’s pork.
Columbia University Medical Center and University of Iowa scientists have used a gene-editing technology CRISPR, to repair a genetic mutation responsible for retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited condition that causes the retina to degrade and leads to blindness in at least 1.5 million cases worldwide.
Sean Buckley saw how someone commit suicide in a VR game and decided to share his thoughts and feelings of this experience.