What Does It Mean to a Researcher at Deep Mind #emtechdigital

David Budden is a Research Engineering Team Lead, DeepMind. He will discuss Engineering Intelligence. David talked about how innovation can come from anywhere in the company. A Deep Fake (fake picture) project was performed by an intern. It is a myth that deep mind does not open source. Starcraft can take a long time and …

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Father of deep learning AI on General purpose AI and AI to conquer space in the 2050s

Juergen Schmidhuber is the father of Deep learning Artificial Intelligence. Since age 15 or so, the main goal of professor Jürgen Schmidhuber has been to build a self-improving Artificial Intelligence (AI) smarter than himself, then retire. His lab’s Deep Learning Neural Networks (NNs) (since 1991) and Long Short-Term Memory have transformed machine learning and AI, …

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HRL confirmed lightest material as world record and it is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

HRL researchers originally made headlines with a famous image of a metal microlattice structure resting atop an unaffected dandelion. Now the material has been vetted and confirmed by the Guinness book as having no peer among metals when it comes to weight. Made of nickel phosphorus, the microlattice is approximately 100 times lighter than Styrofoam®. …

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More highly educated and healthier people have smaller families so world population would have lower increases if poor in Africa and Asia were educated

Today, the future of world population growth looks more uncertain than it did a decade ago because of a controversial recent stalling of fertility decline in a number of African countries and a controversy over how low below replacement level fertility will fall, particularly in China. Probabilistic population projections try to quantify these uncertainties based …

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$200,000 Kickstarter to improve Antimatter sail propulsion design and testing to ultimately achieve 10% of lightspeed

A team previously funded by NASA, are continuing the design and testing of an antimatter thruster capable of reaching 10% lightspeed. In 2002 they were funded by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts to perform preliminary work on an antimatter-based propulsion system. This campaign seeks to fund a continuation of the design and experimental validation …

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Court decides against China in Sea dispute but who will enforce the decision ?

The Philippines took China to the PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague) in January 2013 after the Chinese navy seized control of Scarborough Shoal, a largely submerged chain of reefs and rocks amid rich fishing grounds off the Philippine island of Luzon. The ruling could lead to more friction between China and the …

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Hoverboard flies over a mile and another inventor makes a homemade Hoverbike

Franky Zapata crushed the old world record of 905ft for the farthest hoverboard flight. The Flyboard Air inventor set the record Saturday in France, riding his hoverboard over 7,388 feet The flyboard air has four turbo engines on the board, two more are on the sides for stabilization. Each engine has 250 horsepower. Flyboard Air …

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Spacex Falcon 9 launch payload increased by 73% to 22,800 kilograms

Spacex updated its website information on the payload that can be launched by the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy. The Falcon 9 rocket is now rated for 22,800 kg (50,265 lb) into low earth orbit versus old data at 13,150 kg (28,990 lb). The Falcon Heavy has also been given an increased payload for …

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Lithium ion batteries have lower energy density than goose fat but completely redesigning the plane could still enable an electric plane revolution

Pratt and Whitney’s Michael Winter gave an overview of future plane engines. He noted that lithium ion batteries have lower energy density than goose fat and honey. Rechargable batteries are not that far off in terms of cost for energy compared to fuels. The near and mid-term is larger and more efficient turbine engines. Electric …

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Highlights of Ray Kurzweil Playboy Interview

Here are the important developments in genetics and other technologies identified by Ray Kurzweil in his Playboy interview Joslin Diabetes Center turned off the fat insulin receptor gene that tells you to hold on to every calorie in your fat cells. That was a good idea 10,000 years ago when our genes evolved, because the …

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3d printing of rocket parts and liquified natural gas fuel could also dramatically lower launch costs

Reusable rockets could greatly lower rocket launch costs but two other significant emerging technologies are 3D printing and liquified natural gas rocket fuel. Liquefied natural gas, which is a commercially available form of methane, could have several advantages as a rocket fuel. Blue Origin has said its wide availability and low cost would enable an …

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