by Alex Vikoulov [Posted July, 31, 2019 03.25 pm PST]
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have successfully synthesized human thoughts into real-time speech. This paves the way for consumer devices that can respond to thoughts without the need for the user to audibly state commands.
In April, researchers at UCSF announced a ‘neural speech prosthesis’ that could produce relatively natural-sounding speech from decoded brain activity. In a study published today, they revealed that they continued that work and have successfully decoded brain activity as speech in real-time. They have been able to turn brain signals for speech into written sentences. The project aims to transform how patients with severe disabilities can communicate in the future.
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted July, 22, 2019 11.15 am PST]
A semi-synthetic organism was created and proved to be stable in the lab in La Jolla, California
Researchers have extended their efforts to create and optimize a semi-synthetic organism (SSO) using analogues to DNA and RNA. Previously, the team of scientists, led by Aaron W. Feldman of The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, reported the creation of a SSO that had maintained an ‘unnatural’ base pair (UBP) in its DNA. Efficiently transcribing synthetic messenger RNAs, the organism was able to produce proteins that contained ‘noncanonical’ amino acids, or amino acids outside the list of natural proteins produced by biological life.
Elon Musk's Neuralink Aims to Upgrade Humans by Using Brain-Computer Interfaces and to Ultimately Merge Us with AI
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted July 17, 2019 11.11 am PST]
Elon Musk announces his startup's plans for human tests of neural interfaces by the end of 2020. "A monkey has been able to control a computer with his brain," he says onstage.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup, founded in July 2016 to create "ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers," held a special announcement event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The presentation was livestreamed from California Academy of Sciences and detailed Neuralink’s plans for developing the next generation of cybernetic neurotechnologies aimed to connect the human brain directly to computing machines.
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted July 9, 2019 3.55 pm PST]
Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture Virgin Galactic readies for liftoff as a publicly-traded company. The special-purpose acquisition firm, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, plans to invest about $800 million in Virgin Galactic for a 49% stake in the company with profits expected by 2021.
As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, British billionaire Richard Branson has just announced plans to take Virgin Galactic public by year-end, in order to compete against rivals such as Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX in the new corporate space race.
More Than An Algorithm: New eBook on the Gradients of Intelligence, Free Will and Underlying Quantum Computational Principles | Press Release
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Ecstadelic Media Group releases a new non-fiction book More Than An Algorithm by Antonin Tuynman PhD as a Kindle eBook (Press Release, San Francisco, CA, USA, July 3, 2019 11.00 AM PST)
A palette of intelligence explored. In this book, the author invites you to the musings of master algorithms, brain fractals and Chinese rooms. This book, aimed at science-savvy readers, makes you question the validity of the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, tries to reconcile the paradoxes of idealistic panpsychism and shows you the parallels between the codes of evolution and the routines of the human mind. Countering the Computational Hypothesis, according to which our minds are computational in nature, the philosopher skillfully presents his case that our knowledge, and more specifically intelligence, well may be more than a mere algorithm.
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