May 24, 2016
Day 2 recap of Moogfest 2016 — Durham, NC May 21, 2016
“The key to freeing yourself from oppression is to make your way out of it.” — Martine Rothblatt, PhD
Video Source: Moogfest
At a event organized by distinguished researcher Ted Selker and Henry Lieberman, both good friends of Marvin Minsky, technology leaders who knew and learned from Marvin shared memories of how he touched and influenced their lives and their work. This video was Ray Kurzweil’s tribute.
Technology Leaders Reflect On Marvin Minsky, at Stanford University on March 22, 2016, was supported by AAAI.org and Sentient.
Video Source: AAAI
Academy Award-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel, Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Epic Digital have joined forces with Google and XPRIZE to create a documentary web series about the people competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is the largest prize competition of all time with a reward of $30 million and aims to incentivize entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable… read more
Video Source: Google Lunar XPRIZE
“Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function.” — Temple Grandin in 2008, from an oral history at Colorado State University
You’ve probably heard the story that Einstein – whose name is synonymous with genius — didn’t seem destined for much when he was a small child. He was years behind other children when it came to learning to talk, he did horribly… read more
Video Source: Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios
Terasem Motion Infoculture/KurzweilAI | Kurzweil Interviews Minsky: Is Singularity Near? (2010)
Deep Learning in Action | A talk by Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD at the Deep Learning in Action talk series in October 2015. He is professor in computer science at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research, part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.*
Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD | I review 3 decades of our research on both gradient based and more general problem solvers that search… read more
NASA | A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama tested 3D printed rocket engine parts connected together in the same fashion that they would work in a rocket engine. The parts performance rivaled that of traditionally manufactured engine parts. During 6 separate tests, the engine generated up to 20,000 pounds of thrust.
Video Source: NASA’s Marshall Center
Nanomachines — including nano-sized motors, rockets and even cars — are many orders of magnitude smaller than a human cell, but they have huge promise. In the future, they could deliver drugs anywhere in the body, clean up oil spills and might even be used as artificial muscle cells. Find out more about these molecular machines (and the challenges that nanobot researchers still face) in Reactions’ latest video, produced in collaboration… read more
Video Source: American Chemical Society
KS12 | What are young adults thinking about money and value? How can we create new systems of wealth generation and abundance?
What does the future hold for banks and other financial institutions in the wake of massive peer to peer exchange? The future of money begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.
This video was created as part of Venessa Miemis’ presentation at the… read more
Keiichi Matsuda | Augmented City 3D — an artist’s concept of embedded, real time augmented reality.
The architecture of the contemporary city is no longer simply about the physical space of buildings and landscape, more and more it is about the synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organize.
An immersive interface may become as much part of the world we inhabit as… read more
The Daily Conversation | The future of driverless cars. Autonomous vehicles have made significant progress in the last decade. This report looks at the history of self driving vehicles, and where the industry is heading.
An autonomous car — also called a driverless car, self driving car, robotic car — is an automated vehicle capable of sensing its environment and driving without human input, or with limited human interaction.… read more
PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans.
This version of Atari’s “Space Invaders” isn’t being played by a person, but a system of computer algorithms that is learning how to play it just by looking at the pixels on the screen.
Cambridge University & Toshiba | Meet Zoe, a digital talking head that can express human emotions on demand with unprecedented realism and could herald a new era of human computer interaction.
A virtual talking head that can express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, or to replace texting with face messaging, has been developed by researchers. The lifelike face can… read more
Air Shepherd | Join us to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos. 40,000 elephants were killed by poachers last year. Drones and supercomputers can stop it.
With 40% of the goal already raised, the campaign runs until April 11th, 2015 so there is still time to support this humane initiative. Visit the Indiegogo campaign to contibute to the project.
Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone… read more
Video Source: Sony Pictures