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Posted Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 by Jeff Safire

Engineers at Purdue University and at Georgia Tech have constructed the first devices from a new kind of two-dimensional material that combines memory-retaining properties and semiconductor properties.


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Posted Monday, Dec 16, 2019 by Jeff Safire

The FDA approved its first automatic insulin dosing system designed to deliver correction boluses as well as adjust background insulin levels to help prevent bouts of high and low blood sugar in people with Type 1 diabetes.


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Posted Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 by Jeff Safire

Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of confusion within the public and the media regarding what truly is artificial intelligence [44], and what truly is machine learning [18]. Often the terms are being used as synonyms


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Posted Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 by Jeff Safire

New whitepaper explains how augmented machines and augmented humans will represent physical reality By Kathy Pretz, IEEE Spectrum Illustration: iStockphoto THE INSTITUTE Transhumanists say someday technology will dramatically enhance human intellect and physiology. That day might arrive sooner than we think. People are already leveraging machines to improve their well-being and athletic performance and…


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Posted Friday, Sep 27, 2019 by Jeff Safire

Lucas Joppa, founder of Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, is taking an engineering approach to environmental issues.


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