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HP | The Machine: the Future of Computing

December 10, 2014

The Machine

The world is facing a data explosion. Soon, we’re going to hit a technology inflection point where we can’t effectively store, process, and secure all the information coming at us.

By 2020, 30 billion connected devices will generate unprecedented amounts of data. The infrastructure required to collect, process, store, and analyze this data requires transformational changes in the foundations of computing. Bottom line: current systems can’t handle where we… read more

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Deep Learning RNNaissance with Dr. Juergen Schmidhuber

December 10, 2014

Deep Learning RNN

Machine learning and pattern recognition are currently being revolutionised by “Deep Learning” (DL) Neural Networks (NNs). This is of commercial interest (for example, Google spent over 400m on start-up “deepmind” co-founded by our student). I summarise work on DL since the 1960s, and our own work since 1991. Our recurrent NNs (RNNs) were the first to win official international competitions in pattern recognition and machine learning; our team has won… read more

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** films ** Roco Films | Life 2.0 virtual world, new reality

November 20, 2014

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Life 2.0 | This feature length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world — reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.

Roco Films | Every day, across all corners of the globe, millions of users log onto Second Life, a virtual… read more

** comedy ** Old Spice | 4th and Touchdown

October 27, 2014

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Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles, AJ Green, Earl Thomas, and robot walked into a talk show. It’s called 4th and Touchdown.

Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Jamaal Charles: Watching this video of a robot interviewing a running back interview will not only turn you into the smartest running back robot… read more

** comedy ** Old Spice | Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes

October 27, 2014

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Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Stairs: Wash away embarrassing computer chip odors from your shameful plastic and metal body with Old Spice body wash and deodorant.

Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Hot Tub: I’m not a real human man, but you’d… read more

Paragon Space Development | Google’s Alan Eustace breaks world record for near space jump

October 24, 2014

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Arizona Daily Star | Alan Eustace, PhD, a Senior Vice President at Google, breaks the world record for high altitude jumps on October 24, 2014.

Eustace made history with a near space dive from a high altitude balloon at approximately 135,000 feet. Eustace broke several records, including national record for highest exit altitude; world and national record for free fall under a drogue chute; national record for vertical… read more

Wired | Ray Kurzweil & Steve Aoki talk technology, the future & humanity: Neon Future sessions

October 12, 2014

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Wired | Steve Aoki talks with famed futurist Ray Kurzweil about how technology will shape our future, in terms of creativity, consciousness, and the coming singularity.

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Steve Aoki | Extended edit. Steve Aoki talks with famed futurist Ray Kurzweil about how technology will shape our future, in terms of creativity, consciousness, and the coming singularity. Check… read more

Reuters | New KNFB smartphone app gives sight to the blind

September 22, 2014

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National Federation of the Blind | Snap pictures, listen to printed text read aloud, store and share documents and more using the KNFB Reader iPhone app. The KNFB Reader app for iPhone is available in the Apple iTunes app store.

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Defense Distributed | Controversial weapons firm posts mysterious video October Surprise

September 22, 2014

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Defense Distributed, the controversial research and development firm that has publicly released files for 3D printed guns, just posted a mysterious video showing what appears to be World War II bombers in flight. They stated, “Respectfully requesting your attendance for an October Surprise. September 30, 2014.”

“October surprise” traditionally refers to a news event deliberately created to influence the outcome of an election in November. Any guesses?… read more

NBC | Amazon acquires video game streaming service Twitch

August 26, 2014

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NBC | Amazon’s itch for Twitch. Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners, provides insight on Amazon’s $970 million acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch.

IGN | Amazon will acquire video game streaming service Twitch for approximately $970 million dollars.

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Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community… read more

Amazon | Demo of new Zocalo cloud service

July 31, 2014

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Amazon | Zocalo is a fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.

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NBC | Unprecendented Ebola virus outbreak

July 15, 2014

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NBC | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues highest level travel warning as Ebola spreads.

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CNN | CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Peter Piot, MD, PhD… read more

** NEW VIDEO ** Comedy Central The Colbert Report | segments on robots, science and human progress

June 16, 2014

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Hilarious collection of segments on robots, genetics, physics and the future from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, updated regularly.

Comedy Central The Colbert Report | The enemy within: Bina the activist android. Sirius Satellite Radio founder Martine Rothblatt invents a black lesbian robot with a radical agenda. Aired June 10, 2014.

Comedy Central The Colbert Report | Morality lessons… read more

** films collection ** Patrick Kalyn | Mech: Human Trials

June 13, 2014

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Patrick Kalyn | Mech: Human Trials short film. After a serious accident, a man is introduced to a designer street drug promising to restore his ravaged body. Desperate to mend himself, he becomes consumed by the drug, only to discover it is threatening his humanity. The film is a take on the emergence of nantotechnology and its perils.

Patrick Kalyn has been a world class visual effects artist for… read more

** films collection ** Triton Films | Somnolence

June 13, 2014

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Triton Films | By 2031, Earth has exhausted its supply of fossil fuels. With the world on the verge of collapse, nations from around the globe form a coalition called AREN: the Manhattan Project of clean, self-replenishing energy. When an experiment goes wrong that threatens the world’s existence, David Canterra and a team of elite soldiers are sent on a mission to stop the anomaly. What they find is a… read more

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