June 29, 2013
Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, the robot with eyes that
Video Source: TED
March 6, 2013
To celebrate the launch of critically acclaimed video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Square Enix commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence aka Eyeborg (a self proclaimed cyborg who lost an eye and replaced it with a wireless video camera) to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation. How far are we from the future presented to us in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION?
— Square Enix
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October 24, 2012
Video Source: Microsoft
March 22, 2013
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket.
Video Source: TED
A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and it’s up to whatever is left of NASA to explore and offer up hope for mankind. “Manking was born on Earth, it was never meant to die here.”
Mainly based on the… read more
December 2, 2012
Jason Silva | This video maps out Kurzweil’s Six Epochs of Evolution showing the exponential progression in the way the universe stores and processes information. What we see is a bootstrapping recursive complexification leading us towards some kind of intelligence singularity. Created for educational purposes only and non-commercial use by Jason Silva.
Shot by @JasonSilva
Edited by Dan McComb
Music by Nicholas Cotton
Images by Shutterstock and ImaginaryFoundation.com
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October 24, 2012
Video Source: Apple Inc
October 5, 2012
What if you could have electricity anywhere there was sunlight? What if the charge on your phone could last for weeks, the poorest, most remote homes in the world could have electric home lighting, and adding a USB charge outlet was as simple as slapping a sticker onto a sunlit wall? All of these are becoming possible thanks to microsolar: small solar panels that are small and cheap enough to… read more
Video Source: Digibox/Rhine Bernardino/Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne
November 9, 2012
Microsoft’s Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid demonstrates a speech recognition breakthrough via machine translation that converts his spoken English words into computer-generated Chinese language. The breakthrough is patterned after deep neural networks and significantly reduces errors in spoken as well as written translation.
Microsoft Research | “A promising new breakthrough in speech translation technology”
Video Source: Microsoft Research
February 25, 2013
The brains of unborn babies have now been imaged in action, showing how connections form.
This fMRI movie, produced by Moriah Thomason from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, shows a fly-through of several fetuses in their third trimester. By comparing the scans at slightly different stages of development, Thomason was able to pinpoint when different parts of the brain wire up.
By identifying how brain… read more
Video Source: New Scientist