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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Why technogainism?


Ideas

Guest writer Connor Heflin introduces technogaianism—a word combining "techno-" for technology and "gaian" for Gaia philosophy.  Technogaians argue that developing safe, clean, alternative technology should be an important goal of environmentalists, and transhumanists.

DeepMind To Start Using TensorFlow for Future Artificial Intelligence Research


Artificial Intelligence

Google’s DeepMind research group has announced that for all future research it will use Google's TensorFlow, a machine learning library that the company open-sourced last year. 

Substance Related to Vitamin B3 May Hold Key to Regenerative Medicine


Regenerative Medicine

Researchers have discovered that the substance nicotinamide riboside (NR) may have regenerative effects, having used it to prolong the lives of elderly mice. NR helps stimulate mitochondria to help the body correct damage, a major accumulating factor in aging.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Key Skills That Will Make You Instantly Hirable In 2016

Careers

Believe it or not but there there are definitely skills that are going to increase your job hunting chances this year. Here are a few of the key skills that can push you forward into an exciting new career. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Deadly HPV and Cervical Cancer Connection


Medicine

Human papillomavirus, or HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type. HPV is named for the warts (papillomas) some HPV types can cause. Some other HPV types can lead to cancer, especially cervical cancer.

Woman Gets Biologically Younger After Gene Therapy


Gene Therapy

If early data is accurate, the world’s first successful example of telomere lengthening via gene therapy in a human individual has been undertaken. The gene therapy was completed on BioViva CEO Elizabeth Parrish.

The Most Recent Advances in Molecular Science and Research


Biotech

New research into molecular biology is increasing our scientific understanding of diseases, genetic processes, and many health problems. Here are five advances in microbiology and the impacts they have had on scientific knowledge and today’s disease treatment options.

Seven Days of Artificial Intelligence


Videos

If God created his universe in seven days; what could AI do to ours? A new multimedia project explores the arrival of artificial intelligence and the promise of an Intelligence Explosion - where a Singularity would lead to an exponential increase in A.I. capabilities. This Super Intelligence could lead to the arrival of an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent being. How would humanity receive this new entity? 

3D Virtual Reality Is the Best Storytelling Technology We've Ever Had


Videos

We do not experience life as a linear narrative, but storytellers from journalists to script writers typically tell us stories that way. 3D virtual reality is an opportunity to live stories the way we live life.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tech Stocks You Can't Afford To Ignore

Investing

Technology stocks continue to be the most interesting to watch, and the best opportunities for big returns on the stock market. Here are some of our picks based on fundamentals and sentiment for the coming year.

Researchers Work to Make Programming Robots Less Complicated


Robotics

Humanoid robots are starting to really enter the workplace, but developing software for robots takes a lot of time and effort. Research at a Japanese university is looking to make such programming much easier and faster.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: How I Work


Videos

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke to The Wall Street Journal about how he runs meetings and picks hires--and whether he'd rather go to a Clippers game with Steve Ballmer or play bridge with Bill Gates.

Researchers Unlock Brain's Enigma Code for Processing Visual Images


Cognitive Neuroscience

Researchers have discovered what two parts of the brain are saying to one another when processing visual images. This breakthrough research could lead to human like machine vision and computer models of neurological diseases.

Stuart Armstrong on Reduced Impact AI


Videos

According to AI researcher Stuart Armstrong, if we can define what artificial intelligence is, and make it work, we don't have to solve the so-called AI-control problem.