27
Nov
2016

Interview: Singularity University’s Brad Templeton on the future of “robocars”

Brad Templeton during his SUNZ presentation on self-driving cars

Earlier this month, Singularity University (SU) held a Summit in Christchurch, New Zealand discussing exponential technologies and their potential impacts. This was the first time one of the Silicon Valley think tank's summits was held in the Southern Hemisphere. Despite a 7.8 magnitude quake striking 95 km from Christchurch the night before the Summit's opening day, the three-day event kicked off as planned before a sellout – albeit slightly sleep deprived – crowd. New Atlas was lucky enough to attend courtesy of SU and we managed to bail up a few of the speakers for one-on-one interviews. The first (autonomous) cab off the rank was Brad Templeton.

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Category: Automotive

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27
Nov
2016

Anti-inflammatory drug gives hope of brain repair after stroke

A drug already used to treat certain conditions in humans can not only limit the effects ...

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and one of the leading causes of adult disability. The death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen can result in, amongst other things, problems speaking, understanding speech and paralysis. Rehabilitation is a long, often lifetime, process, but researchers have found a drug already used to treat certain conditions in humans can not only limit the effects of stroke, but also help repair the damage they cause.

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Category: Medical

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27
Nov
2016

Can neural networks pick the perfect present?

ebo box is a service that uses neural networks to help users find the perfect gift

That time of year is upon us again – the one where we suddenly realize we're running out of time to buy gifts for everybody. As with plenty of things, gift-giving may soon be outsourced to artificial intelligence: by answering a few questions about the recipient, a service called ebo box can pick out the right gift for them using deep learning algorithms to scan market data and look for connections that humans might miss.

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Category: Computers

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