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Human Pro Fighter Pilot Shot Down by AI in Dogfight Simulations for the First Time

It’s creeping up on us, AI is starting to achieve some remarkable feats. Perhaps the late great professor Hawkins and others that warned of the dangers of AI have it right. via Outer Places: Artificial intelligence has beaten humans at chess, Go, and even complex MOBA games like DoTA, but now they’re moving up to real wargames-specifically, combat flight simulators … Continue reading

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What Do the Blind ‘See’ When They Take LSD?

The consciousness-altering drug LSD is best known for its bizarre visual effects: even a small dose of the drug can turn the flat walls of your living room into something out of Wonderland. Objects bend, colors blend and intricate patterns cast a shimmer on everything you see. But what would LSD feel like if you couldn’t see? In an unusual … Continue reading

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Drones Soon to Use Artificial Intelligence to Decide Who to Kill

Skynet anyone? Shades of Terminator Rise of the Machines no? The automated cars have already killed, now these things are going to be intentionally programmed to kill, well I can’t see anything going wrong with this idea. via CSGlobe: Once complete, these drones will represent the ultimate militarisation of AI and trigger vast legal and ethical implications for wider society. … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Could Enable the ‘Replaying’ of Memories After Death

Another future CSI tool to be sure. But this would also be something that could be used to bring comfort to loved ones by perhaps seeing what their loved one’s last moments were like *assuming they were not there and not aware of the circumstances), and on the flip side this could be a terrible thing depending on the circumstances … Continue reading

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Intelligent Civilization May Have Existed BEFORE Humans

Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind – at least in the Doctor Who rendition of the universe. But science fiction aside, how would we know if some advanced civilization existed on our home planet millions of years before brainy humans showed up? This is a serious question, and serious scientists are speculating about what traces these potential … Continue reading

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The Accidental Effect of Iodized Salt on the American IQ

Very interesting, I must have had a large salt intake all my life (implying I have a high IQ, in case you missed it..joking). via curiosity.com: Sometimes a solution to one problem turns out to solve a problem you didn’t even know you had. That’s especially true when the problem is a nutrient deficiency. In the 1920s, the addition of … Continue reading

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Meteorite Crashed in Sudan Contains Diamonds Possibly from Our Solar System’s Beginning

A meteorite that crashed in the Nubian Desert has offered a glimpse of our solar system’s earliest days. Known as the Almahata Sitta meteorite, the object was found to have a particularly unusual composition and is now believed to have been one of the ‘building blocks’ of the solar system. By analyzing it, scientists have been able to learn more … Continue reading

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Flesh-Eating Ulcer ‘Epidemic’ in Australia a Mystery

Doctors in Australia have called for urgent research into why a flesh-eating ulcer has become a “worsening epidemic” in the state of Victoria. Local cases of Buruli ulcer, a skin disease most commonly found in Africa, have surged by 400% in the last four years, experts say. Infections have also become more severe and spread to new areas. Doctors do … Continue reading

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Earth Surrounded by Trillions of Viruses, Fall From the Sky Every Day

It’s as if the Earth is just one big lab and we’re all subjects of an experiment. via New York Times: High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky. Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, … Continue reading

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Google Has AI That is Able to Pick Out a Voice in a Crowd

Here we go again folks with that thin line of awesome technology or slippery slope of privacy invasion.. via Engadget: Humans are usually good at isolating a single voice in a crowd, but computers? Not so much — just ask anyone trying to talk to a smart speaker at a house party. Google may have a surprisingly straightforward solution, however. … Continue reading

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH (FROM ARCHIVES)

DID YOU KNOW…

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird averaged a whopping 1,435.59 mph whilst covering near 5,450 miles during its trip from London to L.A. and was banned from going supersonic until they left the U.K.
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