21 Jun 2017

How Neurofeedback Encourages Mindful Parenting & Flexibility

How many parents truly get a break from the day-to-day tasks and stressors of life?  Not the majority i’m assuming!  With so much to do in so little time, the biggest task of parenthood is having to be flexible: some parents are CEOs, single parents, parents to kids with special needs or illness, students, moms […]

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11 Jun 2017

Experts Weigh in on AI and the Singularity

IN BRIEF Nine experts weighed in on the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning recently for IEEE Spectrum. Their answers provide a glimpse into what’s coming in the world of AI and what to expect from the Singularity. AI VISIONARIES Artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing so fast that there are new developments in the […]

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14 May 2017

AI Won’t Just Replace Workers. It’ll Also Help Them

IN BRIEF We are living in the age of algorithms, and AI is the natural next step in this age’s evolution. We can’t excise the tech from our lives, but we can benefit from it more and protect even the most vulnerable from abuses by shaping how we use it. AI: THE TOOL Many people […]

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30 Apr 2017

Cryogenically Frozen Brains Will Be ‘Woken up’ and Transplanted in Donor Bodies Within Three Years, Neurosurgeon Claims

IN BRIEF After he attempts the world’s first human head transplant, neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero plans to attempt another world first: reawakening a brain that has been cryogenically frozen. ONE WORLD’S FIRST AFTER ANOTHER Given the remarkable advances that have been made in medicine in recent years, it’s hard to believe anything is still truly impossible. […]

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23 Apr 2017

Facebook Engineer Asserts That Augmented Reality Will Replace Smartphones in 5 Years

IN BRIEF At Facebook’s developer conference last week, Oculus Research predicted that AR glasses would replace smartphones in the near future. The ability to augment reality is just one of the futuristic technologies Facebook is working on. AUGMENTING TECHNOLOGIES Last week, Facebook’s annual developer conference (FB8) gave us a glimpse of the future. While most […]

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16 Apr 2017

How Close Are We to Melding Mind and Machine?

IN BRIEF With the work of brain-computer interface (BCI) pioneers like Elon Musk and Bryan Johnson, humanity is on the cusp of having the ability to control machines with our minds. The implications for a variety of fields are far-reaching and exciting. LEAVING LIMITATIONS BEHIND Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today’s imaginations […]

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