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artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

cameraComputers Can Read Minds But Digital Big Brother Has Better Technology

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People freak out when they discover that computers and MRI can already read our minds. Columbia University researchers just announced the ability of computers and MRI to read brain signals and convert them into clear spoken words.

airplanesBoeing Flew an Electric VTOL Passenger Drone Which Would Become Personal Flying Machines

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Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, used Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric …

artificial intellgenceTech Report Says to Get an Alibaba or EBay Business Before Your Old Jobs Are Destroyed

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An Alibaba backed open research think tank (the Luohan Academy) has published a 22-page report which says that AI, mobile internet, e-commerce are not destroying more jobs than they create. Nextbigfuture summarizes the report as there are lots of jobs …

dronesGigafactory 3 Video and Satellite Pictures

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Buildingtesla.com has pictures from the European Space Agency – Sentinal 2 from December 17, 2018 to January 21, 2019. The satellite pictures from Sentinal 2 show some new roads and a white pad. The white pad could be cement. Sentinel-2 …

air forceSupersonic blown air will enable super stealthy drones and planes

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MAGMA is a small drone which will use a unique blown-air system to move the aircraft and it will enable stealthier aircraft designs. The supersonic blown air means moving wing flaps and other mechanical control surfaces are not needed. The …

artificial intelligenceWe Hype Artificial Intelligence But How Good Are Non-AI Solutions?

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There is a lot of hype for the accomplishments of Artificial Intelligence. Nextbigfuture keeps you up to date about the achievements made in AI. Two hours ago Nextbigfuture published what IBM has done with AI. at some point in the …

artificial intelligenceUnderstanding the Future of Humans, AI and Quantum Computers

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I believe it is likely that we will have 10,000 qubit quantum computers within 5 to 10 years. There is rapidly advancing work by IonQ with trapped ion quantum computers and a range of superconducting quantum computer systems by Google, …

artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

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A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

dronesDrones Deliver Transplant Organs Between Hospitals

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A modified, six-rotor drone was used to model situations relevant to organ transportation. Above – first drone-based organ transport and an initial investigation of drone based organ transportation as a potential pathway towards expanding the donor organ pool. To monitor …