Inside – ethics and dangers of augmenting humans, mind controlled nanobots inside cockroach, a simple solution to traffic, biohacking from a garage, AI, drones, robots and more!
More Than A Human
I like how Square Enix was promoting Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by discussing the topics of human augmentations. In this short video, they have introduced The Ethical Framework for Human Augmentation, a set of guidelines mostly designed to start a discussion about human augmentation.
Nichol Bradford explains briefly how devices using neurofeedback and biofeedback, neurostim and biostim start to be available and how they can enhance your brain.
It seems you can add a few IQ points by stimulating brain regions using headsets from the internet. A stimulation device targets specific brain regions with pulses in order to slow down some mental processes and to activate or enhance others. Experts warn it can pose certain risks as we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to brain stimulation possibilities.
Researchers from The Spanish National Research Council created an exoskeleton designed for children. They had to take into account that their patients are constantly growing, so they designed the exoskeleton in such way that it also can “grow” with them.
Mind upload. Merging with machines. Playing with genes. Which approach do you think is our best shot for immortality?
All you need to know about the future of tattoos. UV-ink tattoos, biotech tattoos, tattoos with LEDs and more.
Chinese search engine and news outlet Toutiao is using an artificial intelligence known as Xiaomingbot to publish articles on the Olympics. The bot was able to write a total of 450 articles during the 15-day event.
Here’s a response to [Stephen Pinker’s video about why we should not fear AI- pocalypse](http://bigthink.com/videos/steven-pinker-on-artificial- intelligence-apocalypse). In a nutshell – ethical programming will not be enough because a sociopathic AI can still emerge despite ethical programming.
Yuval Noah Harari explains the principles of Dataism and how computers can predict what will happen or choose the right thing for you based just on the enormous amount of data about you. Plus he explores the idea of free will, or rather the lack of it.
Capital, Algorithms, Hardware, Data, Talent, Applications and Responsibility is what according to Neil Jacobstein, chair of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Singularity University fuels current AI revolution.
The University of California, Berkeley has launched a new center dedicated to finding ways to make artificial intelligence more user-friendly by exploring how to design robots that can learn what is important to people from watching (or reading about) how we act.
A man has used his thoughts to activate nanobots inside a cockroach. How sci- fi is that!
We live in the future.
An excellent video by CGP Grey, where he proves why self-driving cars are the solution for solving the problem of traffic jams.
NASA just put out a challenge. It’s called The Space Robotics Challenge and has the prizes add up to 1 million dollars. So what’s the challenge then? Simple – build software for a space robot. If you are interested, this video nicely explains how will the contest look like and what are the challenges in details.
A rather long read article about the problem of robotic grasping. A problem that soon might be solved thanks to advancements in computer vision, deep learning, but also thanks to tactile intelligence – the ability for robot to “feel” the object and make a decision based on how the object feels like.
With this kit from a startup called Drive.ai, you can turn every car into self-driving car. Plus it could show emojis to other drivers, because emojis.
Yet another video explaining how does CRISPR work, this time from SciShow.
A pioneer in the biohacking scene since the mid-2000s, Amal Graafstra’s been experimenting with RFID implants for more than a decade. Now Graafstra is developing implants that go beyond RFIDs.
3D Print All The Things!
MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design teamed up to create a new kind of structure that can “remember” its original shape, and return to that state even after being deformed or otherwise bent out of shape. They showed how it works by creating a small 3D printed as one piece gripper able to grab objects.
One day, a woman came into Janis Jatnieks’ office and asked if he can 3D print a prosthetic hand for her son. That request led him to create a new artificially intelligent 3D modeling software, which enables mass customization of designs based on a 3D scan.