stories on progress

digest | Breakthrough for flexible electrode implants in the brain

Solves key problems with bio-compatibility + tissue damage.

photo - flexible electrodes - no. 1

digest | This self-learning AI software lets robots do tasks autonomously

So that robots can go anywhere + move objects on-the-spot.

photo - robot + hands - no. 2

digest | New material eliminates need for motors or actuators in robots, proprosthetics, more

Low-cost material can bear 3000 times its own weight, triggered by light or electricity

A “mini arm” made by two hinges of actuating nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide material (left) can lift an object 50 times of its weight when triggered (right) by light or electricity. (credit: University of Hong Kong)

digest | Semantic Scholar uses AI to transform scientific search

Semantic Search

digest | Plant-e makes electricity from living plants

Combining food + energy production.

photo - plant + light-bulb - no. 1

digest | Civilization: knowledge, institutions, and humanity’s future

Insights from tech sociologist Samo Burja.

photo - cityscape + futuristic - no. 1

digest | Breakthrough AI method generates 3D holograms in real-time

For virtual reality, 3D printing, and medical imaging.

photo - man + hologram of city - no. 2

digest | Data is growing fast world-wide

So is the energy needed to power it.

photo - computer + data center - no. 2

digest | AI software tool disables automated facial tracking

As privacy + security concerns increase, artificial intelligence finds solutions.

photo - face recognition + man - no. 13

making headlines | Investigating the corona-virus pandemic with AI

The best global stories.

virus change

digest | Researchers use AI to model millions of drug combination side effects

Solving this historically complex problem.

photo - pills + orange - no. 1

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the Kurzweil Library

Ray Kurzweil

Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine

novel by Ray Kurzweil
an adventure for all ages

  • national best-seller
  • winner of 2 book awards

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