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Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague’s Spectacular Success Against All Odds

Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague’s Spectacular Success Against All Odds Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead of me in his studies, who was unsteady on his feet and spoke with great difficulty. This was Stephen Hawking. He…
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Everyone Is Talking About AI—But Do They Mean the Same Thing?

Everyone Is Talking About AI—But Do They Mean the Same Thing? In 2017, artificial intelligence attracted $12 billion of VC investment. We are only beginning to discover the usefulness of AI applications. Amazon recently unveiled a brick-and-mortar grocery store that has successfully supplanted cashiers and checkout lines with computer vision, sensors, and deep learning. Between…
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How We Can ‘Robot-Proof’ Education to Better Adapt to Automation

How We Can ‘Robot-Proof’ Education to Better Adapt to Automation Like millions of other individuals in the workforce, you’re probably wondering if you will one day be replaced by a machine. If you’re a student, you’re probably wondering if your chosen profession will even exist by the time you’ve graduated. From driving to legal research,…
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Why Hasn’t AI Mastered Language Translation?

Why Hasn’t AI Mastered Language Translation? In the myth about the Tower of Babel, people conspired to build a city and tower that would reach heaven. Their creator observed, “And now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” According to the myth, God thwarted this effort by creating diverse languages…
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In the Future, There Will Be No Limit to What AI Can Accomplish in Science

In the Future, There Will Be No Limit to What AI Can Accomplish in Science New planets found in distant corners of the galaxy. Climate models that may improve our understanding of sea level rise. The emergence of new antimalarial drugs. These scientific advances and discoveries have been in the news in recent months. While…
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The Quest to Transform End-of-Life Medical Care Into a More Human Experience

The Quest to Transform End-of-Life Medical Care Into a More Human Experience In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Shoshana Ungerleider spoke about the taboo topic we all eventually confront—death. Ungerleider is an expert in the field of end-of-life care and is working to overhaul patient treatment at this life stage.…
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9 Ways You Can Use Your Devices for Advanced Scientific Research

9 Ways You Can Use Your Devices for Advanced Scientific Research Want to help solve world problems like finding a cure for cancer? Looking to make a global impact in 2018 with minimal effort on your part? It’s relatively easy to use your devices for scientific research by donating processing power from your various smart…
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Digitized to Democratized: These Are the 6 Ds of Exponential Technologies

Digitized to Democratized: These Are the 6 Ds of Exponential Technologies “The Six Ds are a chain reaction of technological progression, a road map of rapid development that always leads to enormous upheaval and opportunity.” –Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Bold We live in incredible times. News travels the globe in an instant. Music, movies,…
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