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According to Kazuo Ishiguro we will soon be able to create Humans who are superior to other Humans (June Javelosa)

According to Kazuo Ishiguro, there are three areas of science that are set to transform how we live and interact with others over the next few decades: gene editing, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI).Ishiguro, granted, is best known as one of the most celebrated fiction writers today. 65 more words

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"Changing Everything" in Retail? Amazon launches Amazon Go, a mind-blowing brick-and-mortar grocery store with no checkouts (Paul Sawers)

Amazon has launched its own grocery store in Seattle, as the commerce giant looks to shine a light on a new “checkout free” shopping experience.Located at 2131 7th Ave, Amazon Go is limited to a new 1,800 square feet of retail space and is only open to the company’s employees during the beta program, but it is expected to open to the public in early 2017… 18 more words

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Really interesting story from Myanmar: This Is What Happens When Millions Of People Suddenly Get The Internet (Sheera Frenkel)

The internet brought Donald Trump to Myanmar. Or, at least that’s how Shar Ya Wai first remembers hearing about the Republican president-elect.

“One day, nobody knew him. 97 more words

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Google's AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn't Taught to Translate Between (Jess Vilvestre)

Neural networks are machines and algorithms developed to behave like the  human brain—but a development from Google Translate shows that (once again) AI can outperform humans in a big way. 66 more words

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Cyborg World: How Biohacking Will (and Already Is) Changing Everything (Michelle Lee)

In a presentation titled “Biohacking and the Connected Body” at the Singularity University Global Summit, Hannes Sjoblad, co-founder of the Sweden-based biohacker networkBionyfiken, stated that we likely encounter ‘cyborgs’ on a daily basis without knowing it. 83 more words

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Defining our Relationship with early AI (Andrew Heikkila)

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. 135 more words

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