Google Deepmind Intros Generalist AI Which May Lead to AGI

Arxiv – Deepmind introduces GATO, a generalist AI agent, which could be a path to AGI, Artificial General Intelligence. Inspired by progress in large-scale language modeling, Deepmind apply a similar approach towards building a single generalist agent beyond the realm of text outputs. The agent, which Deepmind refer to as Gato, works as a multi-modal, …

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Elon Musk Believes 2029 is Year We Achieve Both AGI and Humans on Mars

Elon Musk believes 2029 is the year we can achieve both AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) and humans on Mars. Clearly, Elon believes Teslabot will be used to achieve realworld AGI and realworld AI. He also believes that SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will be used to place humans on Mars. 2029 feels like a pivotal year. …

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Elon Musk Is Using Trillion Dollar Power to Create AGI

Elon Musk does not drive new programs at Tesla because he wants to, he drives them because he has to. Elon is currently driving the FSD (Full Self Driving) and the Teslabot program at Tesla. Long term, every car will have FSD. And so — and the value of that will be a very big …

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Elon Musk Interviewed by Lex Friedman on Mars, Tesla FSD and Teslabot

Elon Musk had a 2.5 hour interview with Lex Friedman where he talked SpaceX Starship, Mars, Tesla FSD and Teslabot. Elon Musk is back to being confident that the Raptor 2 mass production problems will be overcome. There are a lot of unique materials in the Raptor. They created new alloys. It is also a …

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Ben Goertzel 2020 Interview on Artificial General Intelligence

Sander Olson has provided a new, original 2020 interview with Artificial General Intelligence expert and entrepreneur Ben Goertzel. Ben is the founder of SingularityNET. Question: Hanson Robotic’s Sophia robot has garnered considerable attention. Are there any other robots being developed by Hanson robotics using OpenCog software? Yeah — my colleagues at SingularityNET / Singularity Studio …

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Phase locking arrays of microlasers could lead to terahertz security scanners

Terahertz radiation — the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and visible light — has promising applications in security and medical diagnostics, but such devices will require the development of compact, low-power, high-quality terahertz lasers. In this week’s issue of Nature Photonics, researchers at MIT and Sandia National Laboratories describe a new way to build …

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DARPA improving vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator

For decades, aircraft designers seeking to improve vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities have endured a substantial set of interrelated challenges. Dozens of attempts have been made to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency or the ability to do useful work, with each effort struggling or failing in one way or another. DARPA’s VTOL …

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Will The Simple Act Of Building Cheap Energy Make Possible Superrapid Economic Growth?

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Neil Craig back in 2012 made a few posts on direct correlation of energy + economic growth that made the astonishing assertion, IIRC that simply building enough energy sources would generate very rapid economic growth. Alas, I can no longer email him to find out more details as he …

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ISIS is not contained but is one thousandth of the overall US murder rate

The United States has “not contained” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday, contradicting President Obama’s remarks last month about the terror group. “We have not contained” ISIS, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers at a House Armed Services Committee …

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DARPA to Start Testing an Robot Submarine-Hunting Drone that will be 50 times cheaper than a Destroyer

Early in 2016, DARPA will begin testing a 132-foot unmanned submarine-hunting ocean drone in San Diego. The Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUCV) will be a persistent sub hunter similar to an underwater Predator drone. The 132-foot-long, 140-ton ACTUV is being built by Leidos at the Vigor Shipyard [formerly Oregon Iron Works] in Clackamas, …

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US Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectiles

Three new weapons that could improve the ability of Navy surface ships to defend themselves against enemy missiles—solid state lasers (SSLs), the electromagnetic railgun (EMRG), and the hypervelocity projectile (HVP). Any one of these new weapon technologies, if successfully developed and deployed, might be regarded as a “game changer” for defending Navy surface ships against …

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