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IBM researchers use analog memory to train deep neural networks faster and more efficiently

New approach allows deep neural networks to run hundreds of times faster than with GPUs, using hundreds of times less energy
June 15, 2018

Crossbar arrays of non-volatile memories can accelerate the training of neural networks by performing computation at the actual location of the data. (credit: IBM Research)

Research suggests that humans could one day regrow limbs

Scientists have identified the specific type of planaria flatworm pluripotent stem cell that is capable of regenerating an entire organism
June 15, 2018

Planaria flatworm (credit: Holger Brandl et al./Wikipedia)

Summit supercomputer is world’s fastest

Will enable researchers to apply techniques like machine learning and deep learning to scientific discoveries that were previously impractical or impossible
June 12, 2018

(credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

roundup | AI powers cars, photos, phones, and people

June 8, 2018

(credit: Berkeley Deep Drive)

Overcoming transistor miniaturization limits due to ‘quantum tunneling’

Breakthrough could jumpstart further miniaturization of transistors, possibly extending Moore's law
June 7, 2018

An illustration of a single-molecule device that blocks leakage current in a transistor. (credit: Haixing Li/Columbia Engineering)

Ultrasound-powered nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency aims to create a broad-spectrum detoxification robotic platform
June 5, 2018

MRSA bacterium captured by a hybrid cell membrane-coated nanorobot (colored scanning electron microscope image). (credit: Esteban-Fernández de Ávila/Science Robotics)

Artificial sensory neurons may give future prosthetic devices and robots a subtle sense of touch

Artificial sensory nerve system combines a touch-pressure sensor, flexible electronic neuron, and artificial synaptic transistor modeled on human synapses
June 1, 2018

American and Korean researchers are creating an artificial nerve system for robots and humans. (credit: Kevin Craft)

New noninvasive technique could be alternative to laser eye surgery

Uses a low-powered, ultrafast laser to alter biochemical and biomechanical tissue properties without causing cellular damage or tissue disruption
May 31, 2018

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First 3D-printed human corneas

Using donated stem cells, bio-ink formed the shape of a specific human cornea in less than 10 minutes; could ensure an unlimited supply of corneas in the future
May 31, 2018

3D-printing a human cornea (credit: Newcastle University)

Teaching robots to do household chores

Future goal is to allow robots to learn by simply watching a YouTube video
May 30, 2018

MIT's “VirtualHome” system aims to teach artificial agents a range of chores, including setting the table and making coffee. (credit: MIT CSAIL)

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CBS • The Late Show w. Stephen Colbert | Guest Marc Maron talks about Ray Kurzweil and singularity themes

The award winning comic actor dialogs about life before tech.
June 16, 2018

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bulletin | to our readers: memo on the European General Data Protection Regulation

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June 16, 2018

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C • NBC | How music legend Stevie Wonder and inventor Ray Kurzweil made history

A video on their partnership in innovation.
May 18, 2018

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featured | Ray Kurzweil feat. in progessive hip hop song by Ceschi Ramos

About searching for balance in the fast moving world.
May 7, 2018

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featured | Wired: Ray Kurzweil honors pioneer Robert Moog PhD

Remembering his lifetime of music synthesis innovation.
May 7, 2018

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on stage | Ray Kurzweil interview at South by Southwest event

Enjoy the video presentation w. host Douglas Caballero.
May 1, 2018

featured | Virgin • Richard Branson’s blog: the pace of innovation

World renowned innovator Richard Branson explores Singularity University.
May 1, 2018

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featured | Post Modem short film + song inspired by Ray Kurzweil

Award winning film-maker + artist Jillian Mayer explores singularity.
April 1, 2018

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featured | Paul Dempsey song Ramona Was a Waitress inspired by Ray Kurzweil

A catchy melody lined w. high tech beats.
April 1, 2018

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on stage | Ray Kurzweil highlights University Innovation Fellows event at Google

January 15, 2018

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