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'Tesla Killer' myth debunked by TSLA skeptic: Model 3 faces 'no credible competition' until 2020

Tesla stock (NASDAQ:TSLA) seems to be in the process of recovering from Tuesday's dive over reports of the US Department of Justice's probe into Elon Musk's "funding secured" tweet last month, but the company's most ambitious vehicle - the Model 3 - continues to impress even longtime skeptics.

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57% of Americans OK with Genetically Engineering Animals for Organ Transplants | BioSpace

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that 57 percent of Americans surveyed thought it was appropriate to use genetically engineered animals to grow organs for human transplants. However, 41 percent said they thought that was going too far. It's possible, that with modern developments in 3D printing and other technologies, it won't be necessary.

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r/Futurology - After the End

r/Futurology: Welcome to r/Futurology, a subreddit devoted to the field of Future(s) Studies and speculation about the development of humanity, technology, and civilization.

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Elon Musk Says Advanced A.I. Could "Take Down the Internet"

The internet is about to become a vicious, chaotic battlefield, and Elon Musk says advanced A.I. could make the carnage even worse. According to a short exchange on Musk's Twitter today, the systems that keep the internet running are particularly vulnerable to simple, brute-force computing attacks - the kind of cyberwarfare that artificial intelligence excel at.

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Engineers develop first method for controlling nanomotors

In a breakthrough for nanotechnology, engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors among multiple modes with simple visible ...

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Exposing China's Digital Dystopian Dictatorship | Foreign Correspondent

China is marrying Big Brother to Big Data. Every citizen will be watched and their behaviour scored in the most ambitious and sophisticated system of social control in history. Matthew Carney reports. Read more here: https://ab.co/2pdGFyp Watch Foreign Correspondent on iview: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/foreign-correspondent SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/ABCNEWSAUS About Foreign Correspondent: Foreign Correspondent is the prime-time international public affairs program on Australia's national broadcaster, ABC-TV.

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House Passes $1.275B National Quantum Initiative

By John Russell Last Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Quantum Initiative Act ( NQIA) intended to accelerate quantum computing research and development. Among other things it would establish a National Quantum Coordination Office within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to oversee a "whole-of-government" effort.

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Graphene tunnelling junctions: beyond the breaking point

Molecular electronics is a burgeoning field of research that aims to integrate single molecules as active elements in electronic devices. Obtaining a complete picture of the charge transport properties in molecular junctions ...

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How America could lose the quantum-computing race

There's an arms race underway to develop the next generation of computers-known as "quantum" computers-and there's no guarantee that the United States is going to win. It's a positive sign that Congress is taking initial steps on legislation to accelerate development of this technology.

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Coming to Grips With Dangerous Algorithms

Algorithms power transformative technology but also present many threats to users - which raises the question of how to prevent and regulate against potential disaster. advertisement For technology users, particularly social media users, 2018 has been a year of awakening.

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Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

State of the Art Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world's wealthiest man, has been publicly agonizing over a vexing problem: what to do with all his money. Last week, more than a year after asking his Twitter followers for philanthropic ideas, Mr. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced an initial plan.

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Thinking Like a Human: What It Means to Give AI a Theory of Mind

Last month, a team of self-taught AI gamers lost spectacularly against human professionals in a highly-anticipated galactic melee. Taking place as part of the International Dota 2 Championships in Vancouver, Canada, the game showed that in broader strategic thinking and collaboration, humans still remain on top.

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Are Hosts, Replicants, and Robot Clones Closer Than We Think?

Once upon a time, the robots were only coming to murder us. The specifics varied-maybe they were going to convert us into fuel and enslave us in gooey pods, or maybe they would simply crush our heaped skulls under tire treads. But the premise did not: Whenever a computer got too many ideas, we all died.

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IBM launches bias detector for AI

IBM is launching a tool which will analyse how and why algorithms make decisions in real time. The Fairness 360 Kit will also scan for signs of bias and recommend adjustments. There is increasing concern that algorithms used by both tech giants and other firms are not always fair in their decision-making.

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Germany to have 1 million electric cars by 2022

Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022.

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