Michael Anissimov on Friendly AI

Michael is reviewing development in AI up to this point. A lot of big developments in AI in the 2000’s and in the last few months. Discusses the use of AI by corporations and military and others. Provides another perspective on Hod Lipson’s work. Reviewing the mainstream recognition of AI Wired talked about Eureqa – …

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Update on Scale of Haiti Disaster

The death toll from the massive earthquake in the capital Port-au-Prince could reach 200,000, Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime says. “We have already collected around 50,000 dead bodies. We anticipate there will be between 100,000 and 200,000 dead in total, although we will never know the exact number,” the minister said. The security situation is …

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Video From the Manhattan Beach Project Longevity Summit

The Manhattan Beach Project was a conference of leading scientists, entrepreneurs, anti-aging doctors held in Manhattan Beach, California on November 13-15, 2009. The goal of the event was to create real time lines and real budgets designed to completely change the face of aging. The Summit agenda lists a mix of well known names from …

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Forbes finds 79 Billionaires in China

According to Forbes there are 79 billionaires in China Earlier in the year Forbes Mar 2009 list of world billionaires only found 28 Chinese Billionaires. The economic crisis is easing, particularly in China, so the net worth of Chinese billionaires is better than earlier in the year, Here is a link to the Forbes March …

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Nvidia’s Next Generation Fermi GPU Unveiled

HPCWire reports: Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled a seriously revamped graphics processor architecture representing the biggest step forward for general-purpose GPU computing since the introduction of CUDA in 2006. The new architecture, codenamed “Fermi,” incorporates a number of new features aimed at technical computing, including support for Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory and greatly enhanced …

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Anti-poverty Devices: Smart-phone microscope with Fluorescent Imaging and a Combo Stove/Refridgerator/Electricity Generator

1. It’s a cooker, a fridge and a generator in one — and it could have a huge impact on the lives of people in the world’s poorest communities. Two billion people use open fires as their primary cooking method. These fires have been found to be highly inefficient, with 93 per cent of the …

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