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Google’s Artificial Intelligence Getting “Greedy,” And “Aggressive”

Written by on February 17, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Google’s Artificial Intelligence Getting “Greedy,” And “Aggressive”

Based on the outcome of millions of video game sessions it monitored, the results indicate that as artificial intelligence becomes more complex, it is more likely to take extreme measures to ensure victory, including sabotage and greed.

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Exercise AND Wash Laundry With This Amazing Eco-Friendly Bicycle

Written by on February 16, 2017 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Technology with 164 Comments
Exercise AND Wash Laundry With This Amazing Eco-Friendly Bicycle

The Bike Washing Machine encourages you to conserve energy and get fit while completing household tasks.

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Robotic Bees Could Help Pollinate Crops As Real Bees Decline

Written by on February 16, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Robotic Bees Could Help Pollinate Crops As Real Bees Decline

Saul Cunningham at the Australian National University in Canberra says that using drones to pollinate flowers is an intriguing idea but may not be economically feasible. “If you think about the almond industry, for example, you have orchards that stretch for kilometres and each individual tree can support 50,000 flowers,” he says. “So the scale on which you would have to operate your robotic pollinators is mind-boggling.”

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Amazon’s New Robot-Run Supermarket Will Phase Out Human Employees

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Amazon’s New Robot-Run Supermarket Will Phase Out Human Employees

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants his automated grocery store to feature a ground level where shoppers can touch and physically select items — typical food products that people like to touch, beer, fruit, etc. On the second floor, a small army of robots toils away, where they furiously bag items for the customers browsing below. This is another example of how automation’s already rapid encroachment on the human job market has gone into overdrive.

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[Watch] Tesla’s Autopilot Predicts Crash Before It Happened (Freakishly Early)

Written by on January 10, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
[Watch] Tesla’s Autopilot Predicts Crash Before It Happened (Freakishly Early)

Before the driver, whose Tesla car was going 113 km/hr (70 mph), noticed anything unusual, an alert sounded in the car – the Autopilot’s Forward Collision Warning. In this scenario, the car pressed down on the auto brakes to prevent a potential impact up ahead. A second later…

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This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases From Just One Breath

Written by on January 5, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases From Just One Breath

The breathalyzer analyzes microscopic compounds — called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — to detect each condition. Researchers invited about 1,400 people from five different countries to breathe into the device, which is still in its testing phases. The breathalyzer could identify each person’s disease with 86 percent accuracy, the researchers said.

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Newsflash: Facebook Messenger is Recording You Even When Your Phone is Not Being Used

Written by on January 2, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Newsflash: Facebook Messenger is Recording You Even When Your Phone is Not Being Used

People have come to see multi-tasking as a virtue, and so have required companies to make communication easier and faster. Facebook Messenger, for instance, has become a powerful tool for people to connect with each other.

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The United Nations Will Take On ‘Killer Robots’ in 2017

Written by on December 25, 2016 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
The United Nations Will Take On ‘Killer Robots’ in 2017

Are you worried that the future may look a lot like ‘Terminator’? Good news, the UN has finally agreed to officially look at the issue of dealing with weaponized Artificial Intelligence. Read this!

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Paris Makes All Public Transport Free To Battle The Worst Air Pollution In 10 Years

Paris Makes All Public Transport Free To Battle The Worst Air Pollution In 10 Years

Air pollution has been of growing concern for many, many decades, causing environmental effects like acid rain, haze, eutrophication, ozone depletion, crop and forest depletion, global climate change, and effects on wildlife. It also wreaks havoc on human health, with long-term effects including cancer, damage to the immune, neurological, reproductive, and respiratory systems.

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Researchers on the Verge of Creating Artificial Intelligence/Human Hybrids

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Researchers on the Verge of Creating Artificial Intelligence/Human Hybrids

Citing “neuroprosthetics” like cochlear implants, Bryan Johnson of Braintree envisions BCI (brain-computer interface), a synergistic relationship between the central nervous system and external computing devices. A brain-computer interface, in the context of advanced transhumanism and taken to its logical conclusion, is AI/human hybrids.

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Is a New Memory-Enhancing Device, Currently in Development, a Bad Idea?

Is a New Memory-Enhancing Device, Currently in Development, a Bad Idea?

There are some undeniable points to be made about a drug, or an implant, that can enhance intelligence: If people have the choice to enhance their mental abilities with medication or an implant, what does that mean for society? Because if we all have access to the same enhancement, would it be an enhancement, or a new reality?

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Scientists Invent Nuclear Waste–Powered Diamond Battery that Lasts Over 5,000 Years

Written by on December 11, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Invent Nuclear Waste–Powered Diamond Battery that Lasts Over 5,000 Years

A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have developed nuclear waste–powered radioactive diamond batteries that last more than 5,000 years. The new technology — which uses a man-made diamond that generates a small electrical current when placed in a radioactive field — could simultaneously help solve the problems of radioactive nuclear waste, clean electricity generation, and battery life, the researchers claim.

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World’s First Zero-Emissions Hydrogen-Powered Passenger Train Unveiled In Germany

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
World’s First Zero-Emissions Hydrogen-Powered Passenger Train Unveiled In Germany

It took two years to develop the hydrogen-powered passenger train, but the wait was undoubtedly worth it. The first-of-its-kind monorail offers a zero-emissions alternative to the country’s existing supply of diesel trains. Similar electric trains already exist, but the Coradia iLint is the first to be used exclusively to transport passengers via railway.

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Robots Are Being Taught to Say “No”, But for Our Own Good

Robots Are Being Taught to Say “No”, But for Our Own Good

Robots are being taught ‘disobedience’ by engineers to protect us from ourselves. They will make decisions based on safety of themselves and humans. See the attached video showing this. This could be our future.

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13-Year-Old Invents Cheap, Award-Winning Clean Energy Device

Written by on October 27, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
13-Year-Old Invents Cheap, Award-Winning Clean Energy Device

Mendu, a 9th grader at William Mason High School in Ohio, was inspired by a visit to India where she discovered that many people lacked basic life necessities such as clean water and lighting. Her “solar leaves” device earned her the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” as well as a $25,000 prize.

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