Inside this advanced foundry, biologists, software engineers, and a fleet of automated robots are working side by side to crank up the speed of nature. They’re taking synthetic DNA, remixing it and programming microorganisms, turning these living samples into mini-factories that could one day pump out new foods, fuels, and… Continue Reading This Synthetic DNA Factory Is Building New Forms of Life

ROGER HIRST: The S&P 500 has just cleared 3300 for the first time, while the German DAX is within a whisker of the all time highs. Valuations are rampant and many assets are extremely extended, but our assets are actually in bubble territory. That is the big conversation. It seems… Continue Reading When’s a Bubble not a Bubble? | The Big Conversation | Refinitiv

Zombies those things that are human ish seem mindless and generally desire to feel one basic instinct needs to eat they may be a metaphor for many a cultural ills class warfare racism global warming etc while they don’t exist in reality yet we’re getting a bit more creative so… Continue Reading The Neuroscience of Zombies

Dear Fellow Scholars, this is Two Minute Papers with Károly Zsolnai-Fehér. Earlier, we talked about Google’s WaveNet, a learning-based text-to-speech engine. This means that we give it a piece of written text and after a training step using someone’s voice, it has to read it aloud using this person’s voice… Continue Reading Google’s Text Reader AI: Almost Perfect | Two Minute Papers #228

Dear Fellow Scholars, this is Two Minute Papers with Károly Zsolnai-Fehér. Now that facial recognition is becoming more and more of a hot topic, let’s talk a bit about 3D face reconstruction! This is a problem where we have a 2D input photograph, or a video of a person, and… Continue Reading AI Learns 3D Face Reconstruction | Two Minute Papers #198

Emotional intelligence refers to how well we handle ourselves and our relationships, the 4 domains. Self-awareness, knowing what we’re feeling, why we’re feeling it, which is a basis of, for example, good intuition, good decision-making. Also, it’s a moral compass. Say, in part, is self-management, which means handling your distressing… Continue Reading Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence | Big Think

There’s no way a fidgety and skeptical news anchor would ever have started meditating were it not for the science. The science is really compelling. It shows that meditation can boost your immune system, lower your blood pressure, help you deal with problems ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to psoriasis.… Continue Reading Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode with Meditation | Big Think