We need to throw the kitchen sink at this with a total rethink of our relationship to ownership, work and capital, says economics writer Phil McDuff
Paper: http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/120930 News story: https://www.csail.mit.edu/news/new-robot-hand-soft-and-strong
In 10 to 50 years, spaceflight might take us to the surface of the Red Planet, to the discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet and beyond. But, according to a group of experts, this future will depend on international collaboration, determination, and increasing access to space for people around the world.
Cambridge researchers grew 'organoid' that spontaneously connected to spinal cord
SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. - Today, Sarcos Robotics announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver a pre-production version of its Guardian XO full-body, autonomously powered robotic exoskeleton.
Among the positions with more than a 90% chance of becoming automated are administrative assistant, office clerk, bookkeeper and cashier - all fields dominated by women.
"Achieving exascale is imperative, not only to better the scientific community, but also to better the lives of everyday Americans," said Sec. Perry. "Aurora and the next generation of exascale supercomputers will apply [high-performance computing] and AI technologies to areas such as cancer research, climate modeling and veterans' health treatments."
X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Amsterdam/N.Rea et al; Optical: DSS Back in 2016, the physicist Stephen Hawking and the billionaire Yuri Milner unveiled a plan to travel to the stars. The so-called Breakthrough Starshot project is a $100 million program to develop and demonstrate the technologies necessary to visit a nearby star system.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is testing neuroscience-based video games to help recruit interns, as it seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce by broadening its candidate pool.
Recently on A Firm Foundation for Life, we broadcast from the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the largest medical complex in the world with over 110,000 employees, 21 hospitals and eight specialty institutions. Our featured guest was Dr. Robert Roush, with the Huffington Center on Aging.
To improve the quality of life of those suffering a spinal cord injury, ByAxon, an EU project funded by the FET programme, is bringing together a consortium of researchers from across Europe to develop a new wave of spinal cord injury treatment.
China is banking on its Shuguang supercomputers, operating about 50 per cent faster than the best current US machines, to help it regain the crown it lost to the US last year.
DeepMind - quite prominently - claims to be the "world leader in artificial intelligence research." AlphaGo and AlphaStar certainly lend credence to that title, but the Alphabet division's end goal is artificial general intelligence (AGI). If it ever achieves that landmark accomplishment, DeepMind - and not its parent company - will reportedly retain control.
US president Donald Trump, a man habituated to being driven everywhere he goes, is reportedly not a fan of self-driving car technology. Citing four sources who've seen and heard Trump commenting on autonomous vehicles, Axios says the president's attitude in private is one of express antipathy.
In a recent Nature paper, researchers from IBM and other institutions devised two quantum algorithms to train a quantum support vector machine (SVM) classifier and proposed a novel approach to dealing with decoherence and noise in current quantum hardware.