biohacking

Biohackers implant computers, earbuds and antennas in their bodies

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Jurica Dujmovic
Market Watch
February 10, 2016

Body implants are a staple of science fiction. They turn members of futuristic societies into super-humans, making them stronger, smarter and more capable than an average person.

Implants helped Johnny Mnemonic increase his memory capacity; they fuel Iron Man’s suit and keep him alive; and they do much, much more.

As amazing as body implants sound, though, how close are we normal humans to getting one of those? In other words, are contemporary science, medicine and technology advanced enough to allow us to seamlessly meld with the technology and actually improve our lives? Keep reading to find out.

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World War AI

To Keep AI Safe — Use AI

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Amitai Etzioni and Oren Etzioni
Recode.net
January 4, 2016

Software is already pervasive in our society, but artificial intelligence software raises unique concerns even among the technological elite. The recent announcement that tech titans, including Elon Musk, have committed $1 billion to an artificial intelligence research center out of concern for what AI may become denotes an important question: Will AI software obey the law of the land and adhere to our ethical standards?

It is true that AI software is increasingly autonomous and potentially self-modifying, but it is our view of AI as a hegemonic, monolithic entity that drives our fear of it. Just as there is no one “software” entity, there will be no one AI entity. So here is a new viewpoint on how AI will be kept in check — more AI.

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LOL!!! Homo optimus... Prime!

Is technology causing us to ‘evolve’ into a new SPECIES?

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Sarah Griffiths
Daily Mail
February 2, 2016


If you’re under the age of 40, there is a good chance you will achieve ‘electronic immortality’ during your lifetime.

This is the idea that all of your thoughts and experiences will be uploaded and stored online for future generations.

That’s according to a futurologist who not only believes technology will let humans merge with computers, that this will create an entirely new species called Homo optimus.

And, he claims this could occur as soon as 2050.

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Fuck Your Intelligence!

It’s too late! Artificial intelligence is everywhere

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Julia Boorstin
CNBC
January 26, 2016

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates have warned about the potential dangers of unchecked artificial intelligence.

The geniuses have had some help from Hollywood films, going all the way back to the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and all the way up to last year’s “Ex Machina.”

But this may be even more frightening: A.I. is already part of the operations within many companies we interact with every day, from Apple’s Siri to how Uber dispatches drivers to the way Facebook arranges its Newsfeed. In fact, Facebook is making research into A.I. a priority, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently stating that one of his goals this year is to “code” a personal assistant to “help run his life.”

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It's an A.I. world now... Bitches!

AI Politics: Artificial Intelligence Can Write Political Speeches

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Menchie Mendoza
Tech Times
January 26, 2016

Soon, the speeches that we hear from political figures may be the product of an AI machine that has been specifically designed to write political discourses.

There seems to be a formula to writing speeches. For instance, political speeches sound similar and tend to have a standard format. Arguments in these political discourses seem to be repeated as well. Speeches also seem to use familiar phrases that show the speaker’s certain political affiliation or ideology.

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Fuck Your Private Thoughts!

Robots could soon read your mind

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Jon Dean
Mirror.co.uk
January 23, 2015

Robots could soon be able to read your mind – and we won’t be able to stop them because there are no laws against it, experts claim.

If expert predictions come true, by 2030 smartphones, tablets and computers will be able to examine our brain activity to see what we are thinking.

Initially this will be used for security as a kind of ‘pass thought’ – the user thinks of a specific song or thought which the device recognises and then unlocks itself.

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Fuck Your Life... Killer Robots are Coming!

Prepare for killer robots

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Alanna Petroff
CNN Money
January 21, 2016


People take nuclear weapons seriously — and they’d better get equally serious about the future threat of automated killer robots.

No, this isn’t a joke.

A panel of top experts in the fields of robotics, weapons and disarmament called on world leaders Thursday to lay the groundwork to regulate killer robots as tightly as the nuclear sector.

The experts, who spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, want the world to be ready for the day when killer robots become a reality.

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Fuck Your Private Thoughts!

US Military Wants Chip to Translate Brain Activity to Binary Code

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Adam Clark Estes
Gizmodo
January 19, 2016

It’s been a weird day for weird science. Not long after researchers claimed victory in performing a head transplant on a monkey, the US military’s blue-sky R&D agency announced a completely insane plan to build a chip that would enable the human brain to communicate directly with computers. What is this weird, surreal future?

It’s all real, believe it or not. Or at least DARPA desperately wants it to be. The first wireless brain-to-computer interface actually popped up a few years ago, and DARPA’s worked on various brain chip projects over the years. But there are shortcomings to existing technology: According to today’s announcement, current brain-computer interfaces are akin to “two supercomputers trying to talk to each other using an old 300-baud modem.” They just aren’t fast enough for truly transformative neurological applications, like restoring vision to a blind person. This would ostensibly involve connect a camera that can transmit visual information directly to the brain, and the implant would translate the data into neural language.

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