IN BRIEF CEO Tim Cook revealed some details about Apple's secretive car project. More than an actual car, he emphasized the importance the autonomous system Apple is developing, which he considers "the mother of all AI projects." Apple just had its annual developer’s conference or WWDC on June 5, and as usual, CEO Tim Cook … Continue reading Apple is Building an AI Brain For Your Future Car
IN BRIEF Researchers have successfully used immunotherapy to "turn off" asthma and allergic responses in animals. This work will eventually be used to create one-shot treatments that permanently silence allergies. ERASING ASTHMA Scientists from the University of Queensland have used gene therapy to turn off the immune response responsible for asthma. The team believes their technique may … Continue reading A New Gene Therapy Could Hold the Key to Curing Allergies and Asthma
A Universe of Earths Planet hunters and science enthusiasts are rejoicing over NASA’s latest announcement. Today, a team of astronomers working with data from the K2 mission released a new catalog of potential alien planets. In a press conference held at NASA’s Ames Research Center, the team stated that they had identified 219 planet candidates, 10 of which are said … Continue reading NASA Just Discovered 10 Earth-Like Alien Planets
IN BRIEF As medical advancements in robotics, implants, and other assisting technologies continue, will we, as humans, eventually evolve into a species of cyborgs? What would this mean for society as we know it? THE NEXT EVOLUTION Cyborgs: humans who have been merged with machines; a hybrid of sorts. What was once the subject of … Continue reading Humanity’s next Stage of Evolution Could Be the Cyborg
IN BRIEF Fisker Inc. has released details concerning their first electric car, the EMotion. The EV is set to be a game changer in the electric car market due to its impressive milage, high top speed, and fast charging time. If competition drives innovation, a crowded electric vehicle (EV)market may be the best way to save the environment. … Continue reading Tesla’s Original Designer Created a New Car and It Charges in Just 9 Minutes
IN BRIEF While developing negotiating chatbot agents, Facebook researchers found that the bots spontaneously developed their own non-human language as they improved their techniques, highlighting how little we still know about how artificial intelligences learn. THE FUTURE OF LANGUAGE A recent Facebook report on the way chatbots converse with each other has given the world a … Continue reading A Facebook AI Unexpectedly Created Its Own Unique Language.