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World’s first spintronics-based artificial intelligence

Researchers at Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated the basic operation of spintronics-based artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence, which emulates the information processing function of the brain that can quickly execute complex and complicated tasks such as image …

What is in store for us : Ai and the future

Julia Bossmann, Foresight Institute discusses AI and the future. Discusses the recent conquering of GO with AI. She notes how this success was more than ten years sooner than many expected. Policy is an Alphago neural network trained to make …

Editas will test CRISPR gene editing in humans by 2017

Biotechnology startup Editas Medicine intends to begin tests of a powerful new form of gene-repair in humans within two years. Speaking this week at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start …

US Army tests remote controlled weapons for base protection

Remotely-controlled weapons systems have drastically reduced the number of Soldiers needed for perimeter security at an expeditionary base camp here. “Every Soldier I have assigned to securing the perimeter is one I don’t have that can execute support missions,” said …