The Key to Immortality is Technology
There’s no evidence that life expectancy will stop increasing, according to a study done by researchers Bryan G. Hughes and Siegfried Hekimi of McGill University. The 2016 research used data from 41 different countries to determine that life expectancy increased significantly over the last 100 years. The increase is mainly due to significant advances in maternity care, antibiotics, vaccines, and better healthcare on a global scale. By analyzing the lifespan of the longest-living individuals from the USA, the UK, France and Japan for each year since 1968, Hekimi and Hughes found no evidence for such a limit, and if such a maximum exists, it has yet to be reached or identified, Hekimi says. Far into the foreseeable future "We just don't know what the age limit might be. In fact...
Superintelligence: Science or Fiction? | Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk & Other Great Minds
Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk, Stuart Russell, Demis Hassabis, Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, David Chalmers, Bart Selman, and Jaan Tallinn discuss with Max Tegmark what likely outcomes might be if we succeed in building human-level Artificial Intelligence.
The 23 Asimolar Artificial Intelligence Principles
Artificial intelligence has already provided beneficial tools that are used every day by people around the world. Its continued development, guided by the following principles, will offer amazing opportunities to help and empower people in the decades and centuries ahead. The 23 principles designed to ensure that AI remains a force for good — known as the Asilomar AI Principles because they were developed at the Asilomar conference venue in California — are broken down into three categories: Research issue, Ethics and value, Longer-term issues Research Goal: The goal of AI research should be to create not undirected intelligence, but beneficial intelligence.
VR isn’t dead, Companies like Wal-mart are now testing VR for employee education and training.
Virtual Reality might be suffering right now in the gaming industry due to a lack of new games and the growing requirements for high quality VR. But other industries are now seeing possible benefits from the Virtual Reality market. Recently STRIVR, a VR company focusing on training, announced they partnered with Wal-Mart to use virtual reality for employee education and training. STRIVR will put VR hardware and software into 200 Wal-Mart Academy learning centers, facilities that are designed to host new hires, promoted employees, or continuing education employees for two-week courses throughout the year. Wal-Mart Academies will educate and train over 140,000 employees per year starting in late 2017. STRIVR CEO Derek Belch, says "Yes, the 'VR hype cycle' is over. Because it’s not hy...
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