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[ stories on progress ] digest | Breakthrough for flexible electrode implants in the brain

April 28, 2021

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Pictured is a human brain from the top.

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Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have been developed implantable electrodes that can capture signals from a living human (or) animal brain over a long period of time —- but… read more

[ stories on progress ] digest | This self-learning AI software lets robots do tasks autonomously

April 28, 2021

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Pictured is the BRETT robot used in lab experiments at the Univ. of California. This robot responds to smart AI software that enables the robot to complete physical tasks by trial + error.

It’s called autonomous learning — meaning BRETT can approach a new environment, with objects he’s never seen, and figure-out by himself how to touch, move, assemble, stack, open, close, and… read more

[ events guide ] event | CogX

Dates: Jan ,

story - brand - Cog X - no. 2

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event title: CogX
theme: The festival of AI + emerging tech.
web: home • channel

season: summer
date: June 14 — 16
year: 2021
where: London • UK

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organization: 2030… read more

[ a + e ] a + e | music by Native Indian

April 1, 2021

story - brand - Native Indian - no. 1

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music artist: Native Indian ~ aka: Siva Baskaran
album: Nature of the Self
volume: no. 1
song title: “Singularity” ~ feat. Ray Kurzweil
year: 2019… read more

[ stories on progress ] digest | New material eliminates need for motors or actuators in robots, proprosthetics, more

April 1, 2021

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)

University of Hong Kong researchers have invented a radical new lightweight material that could replace traditional bulky, heavy motors or actuators in robots, medical devices, prosthetic muscles, exoskeletons, micro-robots, and other types of devices.

The new actuating material — nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide — can be instantly triggered and wirelessly powered by low-intensity visible light or electricity at relatively low intensity. It can exert a force of up to 3000 times… read more

[ stories on progress ] digest | Semantic Scholar uses AI to transform scientific search

April 1, 2021

Semantic Search

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) produces its free Semantic Scholar service, intended to allow scientific researchers to quickly cull through the millions of scientific papers published each year to find those most relevant to their work.

Semantic Scholar leverages the institute’s AI expertise in data mining, natural-language processing, and computer vision, according to according to Oren Etzioni, PhD, CEO at the… read more

[ about Ray Kurzweil ] bio | about Ray Kurzweil

March 30, 2021

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Ray Kurzweil is a pioneering inventor in the computer field of pattern recognition — for synthetic music + voice, text-to-speech, and automated understanding human language. His creative + technical achievements in the early days of computing brought… read more

[ mailbox ] mail | An amazing future without aging, disability, and disease

March 30, 2021

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Dear Tyler,

Thanks for writing. We don’t often get to hear directly from somebody who’s dealing personally with autism. It’s quite a mysterious disability that seems to give some individuals amazing talents, but also can be a difficult struggle. In your… read more

[ events guide ] event | Cosmos briefings

Dates: Jan ,

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publication: Cosmos
tag line: The science of everything.
web: home channel

event title: Cosmos briefings
theme: The science of everything.

season: all
date:
year: 2021
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visit | event website

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group: the Royal Institution of Australia
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web: home channel

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[ spotlight ] interview by Ray Kurzweil | A conversation with Michele Reilly of Turing

March 11, 2021

art - man + quantum computers - no. 1

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Artist’s illustration of a control panel for a quantum computer component built by the company Turing.

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Dear readers,

This is an interview I conducted with Michele Reilly — she’s the forward-thinking CEO of Turing, and a specialist in building the quantum computers of tomorrow.

She’s working to improve quantum machine architecture, functionality, and… read more

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