Lex Fridman Talks Singularity With Ray Kurzweil

Lex Fridman talked with Ray Kurzweil about the Technological Singularity. Ray still asserts that computer artificial intelligence will pass the Turing Test in 2029 and the Singularity will happen around 2045. In the past, Ray has clarified that his predictions date are usually with an implied plus or minus one decade. A Ray Kurzweil prediction …

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Road to Teslabot and Last Mile Delivery Robots

The last mile of a package delivery is the most difficult due to dynamic, uncertain environments both inside and outside of the vehicle. A delivery truck can start completely organized and packed with boxes. As packages are individually delivered, however, the neat stacks can slide or fall over as the vehicle moves. Outside of the …

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DARPA Robots Learn to Grasp Objects and Carry Loads Over Rough Terrain

Researchers with DARPA’s Machine Common Sense (MCS) program demonstrated a series of improvements to robotic system performance over multiple experiments. Just as infants must learn from experience, MCS seeks to construct computational models that mimic the core domains of child cognition for objects (intuitive physics), agents (intentional actors), and places (spatial navigation). Using only simulated …

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Technology Singularity Today

BIG Technology is emerging now and ramping this decade. Early innovators and adopters will win. Those who invest in the winners will also win. Late adopters will lose badly. Just as those who were earliest on the internet and electric cars were winners. Early adopting countries won past technological shifts. The ranking of countries is …

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Francois Chopard CEO of Starbrust Accelerator

Nextbigfuture has interviewed Francois Chopard, Founder and CEO of Starburst Accelerator. Francois has has over 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, entrepreneurship and business development. Starburst Accelerator is the the first incubator/accelerator dedicated to aerospace start-ups. Francois specializes in the Aviation Aerospace and Defense industries featuring high stakes technology and has developed a wide …

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EV Companies Not Using Iron LFP Batteries Are Doomed

Volkswagen, Ford and GM are making nickel batteries. Nickel batteries are currently about twice as expensive as iron LFP batteries. LFP battery volume will be about 80% of the total battery market in 2024-2025. Nickel prices are increasing and LFP battery mass production will drive down their prices faster. Iron LFP batteries could become three …

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ColdQuanta Atomic Clocks

Nextbigfuture interviewed Max Perez of ColdQuanta. Max Perez is the Vice President of Research and Security Solutions at ColdQuanta. ColdQuanta’s cold atom method is a transformational foundational technology platform: ColdQuanta creates ultra-high vacuum cells that are injected with atoms Using laser cooling, ColdQuanta cools the atoms to near absolute zero The system is kept at …

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