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Go-Mentum Station | New test track for high-tech automated vehicles

March 25, 2017

Go-Mentum test track - A2

video 1. | C • Net
Profile of Go-Mentum Station automated vehicle test track.

about from C • Net  | Inside a secretive test track for self-driving cars. A former military weapons depot is now a track where companies can test their autonomous cars in private. The media has never set foot in the guarded Go-Mentum Station, until today.

The track is not… read more

Miso Robotics | Robots working in the kitchen

March 22, 2017

Miso Robotics - A2

note from Miso Robotics | Our mission is to develop technology that assists and empowers chefs to make food consistently and perfectly, at prices everyone can afford.

1. Flippy the kitchen assistant robot. Portable, collaborative, and adaptable. Designed for real working kitchens.

2. Cooking Artificial Intelligence robotic system. Assists with grilling, frying, prepping, plating.

video 1. | Miso Robotics
The Flippy the kitchenread more

Intel | 500 drone light show setting new world record

February 8, 2017

Intel - Ars Electronica - drone - A1

from Intel | Intel put 100 drones in the sky in 2016 and broke a world record. For 2017 we set a new challenge: 500 drones. Watch our new world record performance in action.

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Intel IQ | 500 drones light night sky to set world record
Intel IQ | Drone innovation trends to watch in 2017read more

HUMANS returns

February 3, 2017

HUMANS season 2

Can Dr. Athena Morrow (Carrie-Anne Moss) be convinced that synth consciousness is real?

Do robots have the same right to protection that we do?

Are synthetics becoming a threat?

Season premiere of Humans on Monday, February 13 at 10/9c on AMC.

Update 2/14/2017: AMC made browser access to Season 2, Episode 1 free for 78 days.

Video Source: AMC

Robot servants push the boundaries in HUMANS

Evolution of the City by BestReviews

January 24, 2017

evolution of the city ft

Visualizing the changes in today’s city. — Best Reviews (H/T: spike)

Video Source: BestReviews

Terasem Colloquium in Second Life on the Law of Futuristic Persons

December 11, 2016

Terasem Colloquium 2016

The 2016 edition of the Terasem Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons was held in Second Life  —  Terasem sim  —  on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Colloquium had two main themes: “Legal Aspects of Futuristic Persons: Cyber-Humans,” and “A Tribute to the ‘Father of Artificial Intelligence,’ Marvin Minsky, PhD.”

Each year on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Terasem conducts a… read more

Video Source: Terasem Movement, Inc.

Science Vs. Cinema: ARRIVAL

November 29, 2016

Arrival movie

We take a look at Denis Villeneuve’s latest film ARRIVAL, with one-on-one conversations with stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, author Ted Chiang and screenwriter Eric Heisserer. To evaluate the science we talked to Mathematica creator Stephen Wolfram, SETI astronomer Seth Shostak, and linguist Jessica Coon.

Andy Howell, PhD, Science Vs. Cinema, Staff Scientist at Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT)… read more

Video Source: Science vs. Cinema

HUMANS Season 2: Waking Up

November 17, 2016


AMC. Premiering February 2017.

Video Source: AMC

book tour calendar | New graphic novel by Amy Kurzweil called Flying Couch

October 21, 2016


Dear Readers,

My daughter Amy Kurzweil is a graphic novelist working as a teacher and writer, exploring human perspective and the idea of human identity. Here is the calendar for her current book tour for her new graphic novel called Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir. The comics are hand drawn. You can see her and get an autograph copy of her book at many cities across the U.S.… read more

Dimensions: Cosmic Eye HD

August 26, 2016


Danail Obreschkow

This movie was generated using the iOS App “Cosmic Eye“, written by Danail Obreschkow at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at the University of Western Australia. This app draws inspiration from a progression of increasingly accurate graphical representations of the scales of our Universe, including the classical essay “Cosmic View” (1957), the short movie “Powers of Ten” (1977),… read more

Video Source: Danail Obreschkow

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

August 3, 2016

Fermi paradox

The universe is unbelievably big — trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and scary universe?

Videos, explaining things. Like evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange… read more

Video Source: Kurzgesagt

Demis Hassabis | Towards General Artificial Intelligence

July 14, 2016

Google DeepMind

Dr. Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition. Demis will draw on his eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and video games designer to discuss what is happening at the cutting edge of AI research, including the recent historic AlphaGo match, and its future potential impact… read more

Video Source: Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM)

Demis Hassabis | Creating rat-level AI

July 14, 2016

rat maze

“One of our goals over this next year is kind of create the rat-level AI, an AI agent that’s capable of doing all the things a rat can do.” — Demis Hassabis, Google DeepMind

Video Source: Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM)

Boston Dynamics | Introducing SpotMini

June 24, 2016


SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm). SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors… read more

Video Source: Boston Dynamics

Moogfest 2016: Day 2

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

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