A FUTUROLOGIST believes humans will eventually attend their own funerals – with the help of robot bodies. Future-gazing Dr Ian Pearson says that by 2050, nearly all of our minds will be stored on computer systems, making our flesh and bones redundant. Some people believe we'll eventually copy our brains onto computers. But Pearson argues that computers will become connected to our brains over time, and eventually become an extension of our mind – rather than a straight copy. "One day, your body dies and with it your brain stops, but no big problem, because 99% of your mind is still fine, running happily on IT, in the cloud," Pearson explains in a blog post. "Assuming you saved enough and prepared well, you connect to an android to use as your body from now on, attend your funeral, then carry on as before. "Still you, just with a younger, highly upgraded body," he added. This isn't the first time Pearson has suggested such a possibility. Back in February, the renowned … [Read more...] about Humans will attend their OWN funerals by 2050 thanks to ‘virtual robot immortality’
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ARTIFICIAL Intelligence is an inevitable part of our future, but that doesn't stop some of the world's leading experts worrying about the potential risks of the technology. Here's what you need to know about the AI, and why it can be controversial... What is Artificial Intelligence? AI is an area of computer science focused on creating intelligent machines - which think and work like humans. These machines could be programmed to recognise speech, learn, plan, problem solve, and move objects around. Scientists have been training computers to learn like humans since the 1970s, and many of us are already using AI in our everyday lives. Voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are one example of AI. Self-driving cars are another. While Microsoft has unveiled plans to install AI into ALL its products - allowing computers to recognise what they 'see', and understand human speech. According to an independent government report, published on October 15, AI could add £630bn to … [Read more...] about What is Artificial intelligence, what are Google’s AI experiments and what’s Elon Musk said about machine learning?
SNAPCHAT have launched sunglasses fitted with tiny cameras that will allow users to take snaps with their eyewear. Here's everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated tech release... What are Snapchat Spectacles? The social media company has rolled out the spectacles which can record 10 seconds of video and are operated by tapping a button on the device. Video is then automatically uploaded to the ‘Memories’ section of the popular app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The glasses are the fist hardware to be launched by the LA based firm which has rebranded itself Snap Inc in light of the launch. The design contains a camera and no display, meaning they don't need a complex technological method of showing you what you've just filmed within the frames. All you need to do to start recording is pop them on and activate a switch on the frames - rather than using the app on your phone. Like the phone version of Snapchat, they can shoot video in up to 10 second bursts. How can I … [Read more...] about What are Snapchat Spectacles, can I buy a pair in the UK and where is the secret vending machine?
BILLIONAIRE tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a reputation for his innovative companies such as SpaceX and Tesla and his forward-thinking ideas. From advising Donald Trump on how to make humans a "multiplanetary species" to his work on the world's biggest lithium-ion battery, here's everything you need to know about one of the planet's most influential tech figures. Who is Elon Musk? There's no doubt that Elon has quite the CV. He's the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of Opan AI, co-founder of Zip2 and founder of X.com, which merged with PayPal. Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and proposed an electric jet. He has previously said that the goals of his companies revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His aim is to reduce global warming and reduce the risk of human extinction by setting up a colony on … [Read more...] about What is Elon Musk’s net worth, did the Tesla founder date Amber Heard and why has he built an underground tunnel in LA?
KRIS JENNER, the Machiavellian matriarch mastermind behind the Kardashian-Jenner empire, is seeking a personal assistant via the ladies-first dating app Bumble. Specifically, she's turning to Bumble Bizz – the platform's LinkedIn-style networking service that's all about female entrepreneurship – for a suitable candidate, who Jenner will reach out to personally through her verified Bumble account. So what can you expect to do in the role? Chances are you'll be managing the media mogul's busy schedule, including TV appearances, events, shopping trips, and crossovers with the wider Kardashian-Jenner clan. But, with 21 million registered users on the app, competition will be tough, and only three candidates will make it to the interview stage. "Being that Bumble Bizz takes the ‘women make the first move’ concept and focuses on female empowerment and opportunity in the professional space, I am so excited to use this platform within the Bumble app for my search for … [Read more...] about Kris Jenner is using Bumble dating app to hire a personal assistant – could it be you?