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3 Exciting Biotech Trends to Watch Closely in 2017

As I start to look at the emerging trends of 2017 from the vantage of IndieBio, where we see hundreds of biotech startup applications and technologies per year, a few key themes are already emerging. Even as political landscapes change, science and technology continue to push forward. 1. Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Most of us […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 28)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Could Transform the Science of Counting Crowds Jeremy Hsu | IEEE Spectrum “Crowd counts for politically-charged events such as protests or presidential inaugurations can sometimes spark controversy…Newer AI methods such as deep learning could soon boost the accuracy of computer vision…But even training is not as simple as just feeding online images of crowd events into the […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 14th)

QUANTUM COMPUTING Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It Klint Finley | WIRED “Qbsolv is designed to help developers program D-Wave machines without needing a background in quantum physics… today the company released Qbsolv as open source, meaning anyone will be able to freely share and modify the software… The goal, Ewald says, […]

Halloween Edition: This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web

Halloween has never been my holiday of choice. Why? Because scary things, well, actually scare me. But here in the Bay Area, adults go nuts for Halloween. This year, technology companies are showing some serious commitment to Halloween too, and they’re using technology to amp up the fright factor—like creating virtual reality simulated haunted houses and using artificial intelligence to generate ridiculously scary images. I’ll be avoiding these tech-induced terrors this weekend, but here are a few stories we… read more

4 Reasons Why You Should Experience Exponential Medicine 2016

Are you looking to address challenges, understand the cutting edge, and contribute to the future of health and medicine? Join Singularity University and 500 selected participants from across the healthcare and technology spectrum this October 8–11 for Exponential Medicine 2016 (xMED16). Need some convincing before buying your conference ticket? Here are four things to consider. 1) xMED Is Not Like Most Healthcare Conferences Unlike most healthcare conferences focused on a single specialty or general field, Exponential Medicine… read more

The 21st Century Is a Wild Time to Be Alive

Last week in San Francisco, Singularity University hosted its first-ever Global Summit. In three days, we heard over 100 science and technology experts give talks in more categories than one human mind can fully process. Whether you attended the conference and need help making sense of the information or missed it and want a taste of the action, I’ve collected Singularity Hub articles on some of the major themes to give you takeaways from the… read more

Singularity University Comes Home: Global Summit Kicks off Today in San Francisco

Singularity University’s inaugural Global Summit is kicking off today in tech capital San Francisco and running through August 30th. The Singularity Hub team will be on the ground, covering some of the best speakers, and bringing you live Facebook interviews to give you a taste of the magic too. SU’s three exponential conferences all have a unique industry focus—finance, medicine, and manufacturing. But the focus of Global Summit is to go broad, showcase trends in… read more

Watch This Amazing 3D Bioprinter Make Bones From Scratch

If 3D printing is already impacting manufacturing today, what breakthroughs could bioprinting — or printing any mix of organic and inorganic materials — achieve tomorrow? In a recent video, a basic prototype of the Aether 1 bioprinter is shown printing two bones connected by a tendon using six materials that include synthetic bone, conductive ink, stem cells and graphene oxide. While bioprinted organs are still a long way off — this video offers a glimpse… read more

In the Future, Our Favorite Animal Products Will Be Animal-Free

A couple years ago, a friend told me he didn’t eat meat because he believed that in the future advanced AI would learn from us and treat humans the way we had treated less powerful species. He said he didn’t want to give AI any reason to treat him the way most humans treated the animals we ate. He was sort of kidding…but he also wasn’t. In the past, we relied on animal products to survive… read more

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future

Over the last several decades, the digital revolution has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. The pace of progress in computers has been accelerating, and today, computers and networks are in nearly every industry and home across the world. Many observers first noticed this acceleration with the advent of modern microchips, but as Ray Kurzweil wrote in his book The Singularity Is Near, we can find a number of eerily similar trends in other areas too. According to Kurzweil’s law of accelerating returns, technological progress is moving ahead at an exponential rate, especially in information technologies. This means today’s… read more