"Believe lies long enough until they become real" may be a scary truth after all. Stories describing events that never happened, or fake news, have been so prolific in the past few months.
An understanding AI isn't entirely beyond the realm of human understanding. In fact, scientists may have just built an AI system that spontaneously reproduces some aspects of human neurology -- as in things like facial cues.
People have always been a fan of dystopian media -- the idea of Big Brother, dystopian literature, and even dystopian films. However, China may be at the top of it all because of its Social Credit System.
Size does count, and the smaller, the better -- at least for space. NASA and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) are planning to develop a small spacecraft made from a single silicon chip that can zip through interstellar speeds in a breath.
It seems scientists need only two things to treat Alzheimer's -- a bulb and a few switches. Figuratively, of course. An hour's worth of light therapy per day has seen to break down Alzheimer's-like brain deposits in mice. And while this may seem like a long way to go for human treatment, the possibility of human trials is indeed promising.
Scientists may have figured out yet another interesting tidbit about our memories. If memory consolidation happens while we're asleep, what happens if we suddenly wake up?
It seems the answer to solve infertility lies in another place. Infertile women have been offered a new kind of hope as scientists discovered that a common cancer drug has triggered the development of new eggs. This was something that other scientists thought may not be possible.
China may have unveiled its strictest environmental protection system yet. The State Council has just released a national plan set to build environmental improvements that will reduce the concentration of PM2.5 particulate pollution in cities with poor air quality by 18 percent in 2020.
Science may finally have an answer to one the world's most perplexing questions: Why are plants green?
Tesla is up for more surprises since its recent acquisition of Solar City. It appears its Powerwall 2 is up and running, and is going to impress customers in Sweden and Australia.
We are slowly going to a world where plant-based food and meatless meats are gaining ground with consumers for health and environmental reasons. However, it seems companies like Tyson Foods still have an ace up its sleeve.
A startup believes that the next step in the course of evolution is the merger of humans and artificial intelligence to make HI or human intelligence.
Google's DeepMind will publicly release its AI training platform in its bid to increasingly embrace open-source initiatives. This also appears to be a response to Elon Musk's initiative on making its OpenAI robot gym available to the public.
A scientist wants to build a prosthetic that can function as an artificial hippocampus. It will act as a human memory enhancement in the form of a prosthetic, and he's already seeing it attached to humans.
It appears despite the benign nature of Google DeepMind and its AI projects, it still has secrets it wants to keep. DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman has been mum about the members of the group's mysterious AI ethics board. This is despite saying he wants to disclose it to the public.