“Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity,” author, computer scientist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil once said. “We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.” In the past few years, there has been considerable discussion around the idea we are slowly merging with our technology, that we are becoming transhuman, with updated abilities, including enhanced intelligence, strength, and awareness.
Kicking off Information Age’s Artificial Intelligence Month, we look at the importance of data in the future adoption of AI; with the help of Greg Hanson, CTO & VP at Informatica Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming the core foundation of the Cloud-Platform-as-a-Service model being offered by ‘mega vendors’ to their customers.
Little was known about a key element of chromosomes, phosphates, until now. Evidence suggests that this component for life was generated in outer space and delivered to Earth in its first one billion years by meteorites or comets. The phosphorus compounds were then incorporated in biomolecules found in cells in living beings on Earth.
Sing along if you know the words: When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s a planet! That’s what ancient Greek stargazers thought, anyway. And according to a team of astronomers writing in the February 2019 issue of the journal Icarus, maybe it’s time we started thinking of Earth’s trusty satellite – plus demoted dwarf planets like Pluto and Ceres – as a full-fledged planets once again.
The design doesn’t have as much freedom of movement as a human being, but makes up for that with numerous joints that flex to degrees you wouldn’t see in real people. It won’t always look the most natural when doing its job, but it’ll be effective.