Future Technology
In hundreds of years from now if humans start exploring space and found a planet with indigenous humanoids that hasn't discovered the wheel. If we went down to visit and interact with them. Would they not honor us as gods?
When we left would a not write stories about us? What if some of us stayed behind and went to different parts of that world with modern-day medicines curing diseases. Would they not call us miracle workers and maybe write Bibles about us?

Following his research into speech signal processing for DARPA’s RATS program, Dr. Nima Mesgarani of Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute and fellow researchers announce that a brain-computer interface (BCI) has been used to turn brainwave patterns into speech with the help of a speech synthesizer.

 

 
UK experts have helped develop the world’s most advanced bionic hand.
The hand offers a greater degree of sensitivity combined with a fully rechargeable battery, scientists say.
It is also the first of its kind to be suitable for people who have had an amputation below the elbow.
Previous bionic hands have sometimes relied on a large computer which the recipient needed to carry in a backpack.
But the latest design has all these elements incorporated into the hand.

Over the last few decades, the unprecedented pace of technological progress has allowed us to upgrade and modernize much of our infrastructure and solve many long-standing logistical problems. For example, Babylon Health’s AI-driven smartphone app is helping assess and prioritize 1.2 million patients in North London, electronic transfers allow us to instantly send money nearly anywhere in the world, and, over the last 20 years, GPS has revolutionized  how we navigate, how we track and ship goods, and how we regulate traffic.

However, exponential growth comes with its own set of hurdles that must be navigated. The foremost issue is that it’s exceedingly difficult to predict how various technologies will evolve. As a result, it becomes challenging to plan for the future and ensure that the necessary safety features are in place.

 


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Leading AI companies and researchers take concrete action against killer robots, vowing never to develop them.

Stockholm, Sweden (July 18, 2018)  After years of voicing concerns, AI leaders have, for the first time, taken concrete action against lethal autonomous weapons, signing a pledge to neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons.

The pledge has been signed to date by over 160 AI-related companies and organizations from 36 countries, and 2,400 individuals from 90 countries. Signatories of the pledge include Google DeepMind, University College London, the XPRIZE Foundation, ClearPath Robotics/OTTO Motors, the European Association for AI (EurAI), the Swedish AI Society (SAIS), Demis Hassabis, British MP Alex Sobel, Elon Musk, Stuart Russell, Yoshua Bengio, Anca Dragan, and Toby Walsh.