Over tea in her Malibu estate, Barbra Streisand sat for an interview with Variety recently to discuss her storied career, the #MeToo movement, and breaking the glass ceiling in Hollywood. But in the meandering exchange, she inadvertently dropped some petri-dish cracking news as well: she had her late, beloved dog cloned.
Youngest member of energy giant's board cites weakening demand Dambisa Moyo appointed Chevron director in October 2016 Chevron Corp.'s youngest director questioned the future of an industry the world's third-largest oil explorer helps lead.
How about an international more than basic income, not paid by governments but an international body with locally elected human representatives. Managed by Ai without corruption or error, giving everyone in the world, the living standard of £45,000 a year in todays money.
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Eliezer Yudkowsky about the nature of intelligence, different types of AI, the "alignment problem," IS vs OUGHT, the possibility that future AI might deceive us, the AI arms race, conscious AI, coordination problems, and other topics.
Lithium-ion batteries make almost every facet of modern-day technology possible. They power smartphones across the globe and have even been employed by NASA for a variety of space applications. There is one big problem, though: Lithium batteries perform pretty poorly in cold temperatures.
We all know that diet plays a huge role in overall health. Will doctors soon be providing grocery prescriptions to be delivered to our doors and prepared by smart appliances? A proper diet has long been considered essential to good health.
Bill Gates believes that in the next 15 years, Africa can increase its agricultural productivity by 1.5x. As our February guest editor, he narrates this episode of the Big Future to explain the combination of better seeds, education, and critical
Artificial intelligence is making dramatic inroads in science, advertising and politics, and of course in our social lives through the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook. Machines are simply better than us in an increasing number of domains. Now, many researchers believe that this trend will continue and that superhuman computer intelligence is not very far away.
A naturally occurring loss-of-function mutation associated with reduced blood lipid levels can be introduced by artificial means-a form of genetic engineering called base editing. Whether the mutation occurs by itself or is deliberately introduced, the consequences are the same. Besides lowering the levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the blood, the mutation provides protection against coronary heart disease.
It may sound strange but the Moon will be getting its own network. Three major companies are teaming up to bring a 4G network to the Moon. This is part of a project that is working on the first privately funded mission to the Moon.
Surgeons and neuroscientists in the U.S. have successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells (NPCs) into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). The grafts sent out hundreds of thousands of new human axons across the damaged tissue to connect with functional neuronal circuits in the animals' spinal cords, resulting in improved limb function.
Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices has been able to sense and respond to the world around them. That's about to change.
University of Chicago computer scientists will lead a $10 million "expedition" into the burgeoning field of quantum computing, bringing applications of the nascent technology for computer science, physics, chemistry and other fields at least a decade closer to practical use.
California's Department of Motor Vehicles established new rules announced Monday that will allow tech companies and others working on driverless vehicle systems to begin trialling their cars without a safety driver at the wheel. The new rules go into effect starting April 2.
A groundbreaking system capable of predicting when and where crimes and accidents are likely to occur based on data learned by artificial intelligence is to be developed by Kanagawa prefectural police. The system, the first of its kind in the nation, is expected to be trialed in 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.