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Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind is partnering with another UK hospital

Posted in Software on 23rd Jun, 2017 12:42 PM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind’s Streams app will help doctors and nurses access patient’s medical data.
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Likely Mars sized planet at two times the distance to Neptune

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2017 12:40 PM
by Alex Muller
An unknown, unseen 'planetary mass object' may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system.
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+15

Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2017 12:14 PM
by Alex Muller
A government plan to secure growth in the UK's £13.7bn space industry is laid out in the Queen's Speech.
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+13

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:47 AM
by Alex Muller
You can speed up AI training without having to use a supercomputer.
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+38

Musk Wants SpaceX’s Trips To Mars To Be Like Riding Cruise Ship

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:38 AM
by Alex Muller
Musk said that if people are going to be in tight quarters for several month, it might as well be a fun trip.
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+25

SpaceX shoots for two rocket launches in 48 hours

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk's company will have a chance to prove it can handle the pressure of rapid launches, which will be needed for its most ambitious plans.
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+24

Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2017 05:13 PM
by Alex Muller
“I can’t imagine why a human oncologist would add value, given the amount of data in oncology,”
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+31

Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2017 05:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by 2020.
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+33

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2017 05:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice.
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+24

Varjo’s VR headset promises to rival the human eye

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2017 12:52 PM
by Alex Muller
While VR is all the rage right now, the current generation of headsets can’t match the visual fidelity of the human eye.
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+22

Google advances AI with 'one model to learn them all'

Posted in Software on 20th Jun, 2017 12:48 PM
by Alex Muller
Google quietly released an academic paper that could provide a blueprint for the future of machine learning.
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+30

Talla raises $8.3 million to make its HR bot a better listener

Posted in Software on 20th Jun, 2017 12:46 PM
by Alex Muller
What’s interesting about machine learning is these tools and techniques are really going to start to make people more productive, while also improving the user experience.
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+22

New headband treats depression with electric currents

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jun, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Inactivity in the frontal lobe is linked with depression -- South Korean startup Ybrain hopes some light jolts can help those in need.
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+43

A Texas-size chunk of Antarctica partially melted last year

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2017 04:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf is the largest floating block of ice in the world, and unfortunately it's melting from above and below.
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+35

Buying Whole Foods could complete an Amazon ecosystem a decade in the making

Posted in Online on 19th Jun, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Amazon announced a $13.7 billion deal to buy the Whole Foods grocery chain.
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+22

Civilization on Mars could take 100 years to establish, says Elon Musk

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2017 12:54 PM
by Alex Muller
The SpaceX leader publishes his plan to colonize Mars, outlining challenges for bringing lots of people to the red planet.
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+34

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