How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

July 24, 2014 Leave a comment

There’s a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves.

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Defender smart pepper spray sends attacker’s picture along to 911

July 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Smashing though a $100,000 funding goal on Indiegogo in less than two days, the Defender is a pepper spray device with a built-in digital camera that captures an image of the person being sprayed.

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Nanoparticles Improve Stroke Treatment

July 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Currently there is just one drug that has been approved for treatment of acute stroke—recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, or t-PA. Essentially it works by thinning blood clots.

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Researchers develop smart seatbelt that senses heart rate to combat driver fatigue

July 24, 2014 Leave a comment

A group of researchers from Spain have published a paper on a seatbelt and seat cover embedded with sensors that can detect the driver’s respiration and heart rate to combat the driver fatalities and car accidents caused by fatigue.

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How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

July 23, 2014 Leave a comment

There’s a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves.

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Singularity University Exponential Medicine

July 23, 2014 Leave a comment

The Talk I gave at Singularity University for the GSP14 group Read moreShow less

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Can Mobile Technologies and Big Data Improve Health?

July 21, 2014 Leave a comment

After decades as a technological laggard, medicine has entered its data age. Mobile technologies, sensors, genome sequencing, and advances in analytic software now make it possible to capture vast amounts of information about our individual makeup and the environment around us.

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