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GPT-3 Scared You? Meet Wu Dao 2.0: A Monster of 1.75 Trillion Parameters

Wu Dao 2.0 is the largest neural network ever created and probably the most powerful. Its potential and limits are yet to be fully disclosed.

Microsoft wins $21 billion Army contract for augmented reality headsets

Microsoft is to sell augmented reality headsets to the US army in a deal worth up to $21.9bn over 10 years.

Brain-Computer Interfaces: The Next Step in Human Evolution

We are well on our way as Homo sapiens to becoming a species that fully merges technology with our organic bodies.

Will Superintelligence cause our extinction or pave the way for a human species evolution?

There are top AI scientists who all point to 2030 as the time by when we will lose control over the (self)development of AI.

Cognitive decline due to ageing can be reversed in mice – here’s what the new study means for humans

This offers hope that the cognitive impairment associated with growing older is a transient state we can potentially fix.

Going Interplanetary – How Can We Build a Lunar Colony?

In so many ways, a permanent human presence on the Moon could open the door to the entire Solar System.

Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace

BMIs could be truly transformative as they help more people overcome limitations caused by injury or disease in the brain and body.

Artificial intelligence will be here soon

Over the last few years I have gone from an AGI skeptic to being significantly worried about how soon it will likely come to exist.

A Major breakthrough in reversing the cellular aging process

A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.

Making the First Martians: Getting to the Red Planet

SpaceX has been working on a launch system that consists of a reusable spacecraft and a super-heavy booster - aka. the Starship and Super Heavy.

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