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February 28th, 2017 at 6:23 pm

The Data-Driven Transformation of Intelligence

When “little green men” invaded Crimea in early 2014, they left a data trail that went largely unnoticed by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).  Distracted by a large Russian exercise to the west, the IC did not connect the digital dots that indicated the impending invasion.  In the Information Age, the “dots” are more plentiful and glaring as everyone now leaves a data trail.  Given that, how can intelligence analysts better gather, share, organize, and view data to reveal intent, more accurately predict behavior, and make better decisions with limited resources?

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February 27th, 2017 at 9:32 am

Which 5 jobs will robots take first?

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In 2012, Futurist Thomas Frey predicted that 2 billion jobs would disappear by 2030, roughly half of all jobs that exist today. Oxford University researchers reinforced this with their estimates that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first?

First, we should define “robots” as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purpose-built computer platforms, that have been trained to perform tasks that currently require humans to perform.

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November 23rd, 2015 at 7:43 am

World’s first Bitcoin debit card launched by Coinbase

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Coinbase announced last week a new Bitcoin debit card that will allow U.S. users to pay with Bitcoin anywhere Visa is accepted.

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November 23rd, 2015 at 7:38 am

Scientists create cyborg rose

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Swedish scientists are taking the futuristic idea of plant cyborgs and making the leap from science fiction to real-world science. They have been working on ways to regulate plant growth, using electronic wires grown inside the plants own nutrient channels to host sensors and drug-delivery systems. The aim is to provide just the right amount of plant hormones at just the right time. Such efforts could provide even more precise human control over plant production and agriculture.

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November 20th, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Scientists create ANNABELL, an artificial system capable of learning human language

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One of the most impressive complex cognitive processes is the ability to learn and creatively use language. It’s those processes that continue to set humans apart from even the most advanced machines. However, a team of scientists has now created an artificial system of neurons that is capable of learning words, phrases and syntax with no prior programming, thereby sustaining a dialog using processes that resemble mental actions.

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November 20th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Scientists propose new laser that could make things hotter than the center of the Sun instantly

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A team of scientists from Imperial College London have proposed a laser model that can could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the center of the Sun in just 20 quadrillionths of a second. That’s 10 million degrees Celsius almost instantaneously.

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November 20th, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Honda’s new hydrogen-powered car will have a 400 mile range, 3 minute fill ups

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Honda takes a leap forward toward a “hydrogen society” as it  sets to unveil its new hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle capable of 3 minute fill ups and a system as small as a V6 engine.

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November 19th, 2015 at 11:23 am

The world’s first 3D printed supercar – Blade

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Blade is the world’s first 3D printed supercar.  The beautiful car in the photo above has a chassis that’s made up entirely of 3D printed aluminum nodes and carbon fiber connectors. Kevin Czinger, is the man who built this. (Video)

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November 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am

Australian engineers prove quantum computer coding in silicon now possible

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Engineers in Australia have have proven, with the highest score ever achieved, that a quantum version of computer code can be written, and manipulated, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip. The advance removes lingering doubts that such operations can be made reliably enough to allow powerful quantum computers to become a reality.

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November 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am

World’s largest, fastest 3D printed drone takes flight

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3D printing innovation is getting faster, even as fast as 150 mph/h. A new fully 3D printed drone took flight and is capable of reaching that record breaking speed. The drone was created through a collaboration between Stratasys Ltd. and Aurora Flight Sciences. (Video)

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