IEEE Intelligency Systems look at the Future of AI

IEEE Intelligent Systems looks at the Future of AI (Artificial Intelligence) A PDF of 10 AI Researchers to watch One of the top 10 researchers: Eyal Amir starts: The three challenges to achieving human-level AI are merging knowledge representation with machine learning, scaling up reasoning with logical and probabilistic knowledge to real-world-size problems, and developing …

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other tech: Wireless communication

An IEEE standards group, 802.15.3c, is hard at work defining specifications for such chips in a 2-Gb/s short-range, personal area network. More than 20 companies say they intend to participate in writing the standard, including such heavy hitters as Fujitsu, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Philips, and Samsung. 7 GHz of unlicensed bandwidth is available for new …

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other tech: hybrid SUVs

A modified General Motors Chevrolet Equinox called the Moovada gets 35 mpg instead of 17mpg. The Chevrolet Equinox 2006 is a midsize SUV that weighs just over 2.5 tons and claims 19mpg highway and 25 mpg in city driving It seats 5 people Pricing is MSRP $21,400 and invoice of $19,945. A non-hybrid ford escape …

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Finding better designs for Nuclear reactors using genetic algorithms

Nuclear reactor designers use genetic algorithms to better explore a complex design space Simulated evolution will come up with some systems that were not thought of before. It won’t replace the experts or come up with a finished design, but it makes it possible to consider options they wouldn’t have had otherwise. For very complex …

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MEMS and nanoscale medicine report

Note: this report follows the Josh Wolfe/Lux Capital/NNI approach of redefining a term used to describe future technology to claim that something is already here and making a lot of money. About 7 years ago, Lux Capital and then National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI was announced Jan, 2000 redefined nanotechnology from how it was used for …

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other tech: life extension, criticism of SENS

Three submissions that qualified for consideration according to the terms of the Challenge have been posted at Technology Review. Aubrey de Grey has responded. The critics have added rebuttals to Aubrey. The results of the judges’ deliberations (with their reasoning) will be announced on this website on July 11, 2006 and published in the July/August …

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other tech: Error Checking for superconducting quantum computing

Scientist at the University of California in Santa Barbra, US, have discovered a new way to check how much the information stored inside a superconducting quantum computer has decayed. This is an impressive feat since measuring the state of a qubit normally destroys its quantum properties. There are several competing approaches to quantum computing, the …

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MEMS tech: implantable sensors to measure blood flow

Small (100 micron by 100 micron patient monitoring sensors that simultaneously measure blood pressure, blood chemistry and temperature are being developed The work is being done by a team led by Edwin Kan at Cornell University.