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This week — how to teach a robot to dance; another misbehaving AI chatbot removed from the internet; robots made from ice; AI accelerated by light; and more!

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► How safe is it to ‘hack’ the ageing process? (7:27)

I was pleasantly surprised to see this short video on BBC explaining that ageing can be reversed and there are people actively working on that problem. And you don’t have to wait for anti-ageing therapies to become available — you can change your lifestyle right now or, if you like to live dangerously to live longer, try out some experimental therapies. …


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This week — state of the art in anti-ageing research; OpenAI’s newest AI generates images from text; a look back to 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge; and more!

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Powered Exoskeletons In Rough Terrain: An Interesting Aspect Of The Chang’e 5 Recovery Mission

This makes me feel like we actually live in the 21st century. During the recovery mission of the Chang’e 5 sample container in the rough terrain of Inner Mongolia, the crew which was tasked with setting up the communications center, electrical supply systems and other essential services in the area wore exoskeletons. …


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Happy New Year! 2020 was definitely an interesting time to be alive. A lot happened, including in the spaces we are interested in here — transhumanism, robotics, AI, biotech. A 2020 summary is in work, so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, I wish you all the best in 2021. Let’s make 2021 much better than 2020!

This week — dancing Boston Dynamics’ robots; from bionic cows to bionic humans; a surprising connection between AI and human brains; and more!

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The Ethical Challenges of Connecting Our Brains to…


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This week — DeepMind’s new AI get closer to general-purpose AI; Microsoft’s patent to create chatbots from anyone, including dead; a four-legged robot with wheels; and more!

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Microsoft files patent to create chatbots from your dead loved ones

Microsoft has filed a patent for chatbots that can mimic anyone if supplied with enough personal data. The patent describes how using a collection of data about someone (posts, photos, videos, comments, voice recordings) can be used to improve its customer service chatbots, as well as future AI assistants. …


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This week — what’s next for Boston Dynamics; the AI girlfriend seducing lonely men in China; can we upload our minds; is DNA really like language; and more!

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► Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever? (13:57)

Kurzgesagt takes a closer look at the concept of mind uploading and digital immortality. It explains what do we mean by “mind uploading” and explores challenges and questions we are and will face before anyone achieves digital immortality — from the fundamental question of what is mind and what makes you “you” to technical challenges of brain scanning to speculating how digital immortality could change our behaviour. …


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This week — Hyundai to buy Boston Dynamics; mind-controlled beer pong; how to start a robot revolution; AI that makes pyjamas safe for work; and more!

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Mind-Controlled Beer Pong Gets Easier As You Drink

I love hackers and makers. Whatever crazy idea comes to their heads, they just do it. Like this mind-controlled beer pong. It’s brilliant and beautiful.

Artificial Intelligence

Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue)

This article from The New York Times explains what GPT-3 is and what it is capable of doing right now — from impersonating everyone to writing convincing blog posts. It also points out the nasty side of training text-generating AI on data taken from the internet — sometimes what GPT-3 generates is sexist, biased or racist. …


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This week — DeepMind solves protein folding problem; highlights from Cybathlon; 3D engine in DNA; AI Incidents Database; and more!

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► Highlights of the CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition (1:35)

Organised by ETH Zurich, CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems., grouped into six disciplines — Powered Arm Prosthesis Race, Brain-Computer Interface Race, Powered Exoskeleton Race, Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike Race, Powered Leg Prosthesis Race and Powered Wheelchair Race. …


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This week — the ethics of rebooting the dead; how biased AIs really are; BCI headset for AR/VR; why we need a robot registry; DNA synthesis generates true random numbers; and more!

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Everyday tasks with my prosthetic fingers

This video shows how these simple prosthetic fingers can greatly improve the life of someone who lost their fingers. Plus this prosthetic looks beautiful.

The Ethics of Rebooting the Dead

With our personal digital footprint in form of photos, stories, text and video messages growing every day, one can take all your data, feed it into a computer and generate a digital person that resembles you — your digital avatar that speaks, looks and acts like you. Some people have already done that to bring back their dead love ones. …


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I love Notion.

Before I discovered Notion, all my notes, projects, progress trackers and ideas were scattered across multiple places. It was a mess.

Notion brought everything into one place. Every project, every idea, all my notes are now in one place. I can see them all — I don’t need to switch between multiple apps. I can link and refer to each other. Notion streamlined my workflow and improved it in a way I did not know it can.

I also like to automate things. I’m one of those people who would rather spend an evening or two writing scripts to automate boring repetitive tasks than to do them over and over again. …


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This week — are we ready for true human diversity; China has caught up to US in AI; how to preserve the privacy of genomic data; FBI hires 140 robots for their new facility; and more!

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A Complete Guide to Transhumanism

Adam Sinicki (aka The Bioneer) explains what is transhumanism, the history of the movement, its different flavours and what technologies can make us more than a human. …

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