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AI in Medicine

Phil and Stephen review a series of articles from MIT Technology Review  showcasing progress in artificial-intelligence driven medicine Can AI Keep You Healthy? ICX wants to capture more data about your body than has ever […]

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Citizen Robot

Phil and Stephen review recent developments related to robotics and artificial intelligence. Meet the first-ever robot citizen — a humanoid named Sophia that once said it would ‘destroy humans’ https://goo.gl/qHBNXS Sophia the robot might not […]

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DIY Gene Editing and Other Health News

Phil and Stephen discuss surprising medical developments.   After 15 Years in a Vegetative State, Nerve Stimulation Restores Consciousness Researchers have been able to restore consciousness to a patient who has been in a vegetative […]

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Peak Electricity and the Future of Power

Futurist Thomas Frey joins Stephen Gordon in a discussion of issues related to the future of power. We seem to consuming less electricity than we were before. Will the trend hold up? And where will […]

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Unexpected (and Amazing) Breakthroughs

Phil and Stephen review some truly surprising developments in science and technology. Google Brain chief: AI tops humans in computer vision, and healthcare will never be the same “In 2011 their error rate was 26 […]

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Becoming the Gods We Once Feared

What’s next for humanity and artificial intelligence? Will we be the AI, and effective cogs in a machine? Will we be the owners of the intelligence — which won’t exactly be us? Or will we […]

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The Smartphone and Beyond

Phil and Stephen discuss the near, not-so-near, and distant future of the smartphone. Topics: The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy Related: No beer goggles required: […]

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Beyond the Twitter Decade

10 years ago Twitter was barely a thing used by a very small group of geeks. Today it’s a cornerstone of how our society communicates. (The President’s tweets alone…) Phil and Stephen discuss early-stage technologies […]

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The Trouble with AI

Phil and Stephen discuss the chances that super-smart AI might be upon us and the risks we face even if it isn’t. Plus what do we do about the fact that when it comes to […]

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Living Forever (If They Let Us)

Phil and Stephen discuss progress in anti-aging treatments and the role that regulations play in making treatments available. Can Science Reverse Aging? Jose Cordeiro: In 30 years, I will be younger than today Telomere shortening: […]

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Anywhere in Four Hours

Phil and Stephen discuss the eclipse, the top scientific discoveries of the year, a new spacesuit from SpaceX, and the airplane that may take us anywhere we want to go…in just four hours. The 10 […]

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Exploring the Hype Cycle

Phil and Stephen explore emerging technologies using the 2017 Gartner Hype Cycle as a frame of reference. What’s new? What’s long gone but due for a comeback? And what’s so new it’s not yet even […]

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Energy Unlimited with J Storrs Hall, Part 2

Phil and Stephen continue their discussion with J. Storrs (Josh) Hall. How do nuclear power, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence hold the key to a future of unlimited energy? Josh is an independent scientist and author. […]