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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Run 50% Faster With Catapult Exoskeleton Running Shoe Device

David Braun and his team and conceptually solved how to finally enable a high technology version of spring enhanced running where we could go 70% faster than Usain Bolt. They will have a prototype version in one year which with material limitations could finally enable faster running than our best sprinters. The prototypes should appear …

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IBM Hackathon Leads to Quantum Cloud Integration With Trapped Ion Devices

Qiskit, is IBM’s open-source quantum computing platform and it now works with trapped ion devices – not just the IBM superconducting systems. The first company to connect Qiskit to a trapped ion device is Austrian-based startup Alpine Quantum Technologies. Their users can program a 5-qubit trapped ion device, over the cloud. They are a spinoff …

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Molecular magnets closer to application in quantum computing

In a Nature Communications publication, the results of the collaboration between scientists of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), the University of Parma, ISIS and the University of Manchester, the (Cr7Ni)2 dimer has been used as a benchmark system to demonstrate the capability of ‘four-dimensional’ inelastic neutron scattering to investigate entanglement between molecular qubits. By utilising high-quality …

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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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Putin is rehabilitating the image of Brezhnev and the Brezhnev era

While many in Russia and the West see Mr. Brezhnev’s reign as one of stagnant totalitarianism, for Mr. Putin’s spokesman the analogy isn’t a bad thing at all. “Brezhnev wasn’t a minus for the history of our country, he was a huge plus,” Dmitry Peskov told Dozhd, an independent Russian television network. “He laid the …

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Diamond Quantum Memory – Chip-Scale Nanofabrication of Single Spins and Spin Arrays in Diamond

Nanoletters – Chip-Scale Nanofabrication of Single Spins and Spin Arrays in Diamond Scientists have developed a new way to manipulate atoms inside diamond crystals so that they store information long enough to function as quantum memory, which encodes information not as the zeros and ones crunched by conventional computers but in states that are both …

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Remaining heat in Unit 2 and 50 operators at control bunker

Heiko Timmers, a physicist with the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, said it would be difficult to control the nuclear reactors damaged by Japan’s worst earthquake on record. The situation may become more difficult if the containment chambers of the reactors are breached, he said in a telephone interview …

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