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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 …

businessGet a Room – A Mobile Room

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The Radical Innovation Award 2018 was given to the Autonomous Travel Suite. Autonomous Travel Suite is a hospitality service specifically designed for long-distance travels. It is different from personal commute or leisure cars. Autonomous Travel Suite is designed to be …

airplanesSolid State Ionic Wind Planes With No Moving Parts

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MIT engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an “ionic wind”. Ion wind propulsion systems could be used to fly less noisy drones. Eventually …

dronesFive Robotic Underwater Drones Found Sub Wreck on Ocean Floor

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After a year-long search, the wreckage of the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42) was found by Texas-based underwater mapping firm Ocean Infinity. The sub was found resting in a ravine about 3,000 feet below the surface, about 323 …

dronesChina Large Stealth Drone better than US RQ-170 drone

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The maximum takeoff weight of Rainbow-7 stealth drone is 13 tons and has a wingspan of 22 meters. It is also designated the Caihong-7 (CH-7) stealth UAV. The claim is that the CH-7 is superior to the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 …

artificial intelligenceNear-term possibility of Artificial General Intelligence

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Greg Brockman of OpenAI discussed the near-term possibility of Artificial General Intelligence. He says we must dare to dream about dramatic near-term progress. OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence. …

roboticsShape shifting modular robots with autonomous capabilities

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A Cornell-led team has developed modular robots that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes in order to perform various tasks – an accomplishment that brings the vision of adaptive, multipurpose robots a step closer to …