Made In Space Europe wins win ESA contract to develop inexpensive robotic arm

Dec. 9, 2019

Jason Dunn - Made In Space Europe, part of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) LuxImpulse program, will develop the first robotic arm designed specifically for low-cost space mission, Jason Dunn, founder of Made In Space and Made In Space Europe, told SpaceNews by email. “This contract shows that ESA and LSA are committed to working with companies that are developing disruptive innovations that will dramatically reduce the barriers to entry for future space missions.”

120 AI Predictions For 2020

Dec. 9, 2019

Dr. Radhika Dirks - "In 2020, from a few corners of the world, we will start to see AI built to tackle hard, meaningful problems; AI built to help us humans do what we cannot, as opposed to simply attempting to mimic our abilities. 'Amplified Intelligence' is what we call this next-era AI”—Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO, XLabs

Here’s how Bitcoin’s role in protesting movements is changing

Dec. 8, 2019

Alex Gladstein - The CSO was of the opinion that one of the most essential nature of cash is “the ability to protest in an urban environment and hold the government accountable” for their actions. According to Gladstein, in a decade or two, there won’t be paper money, so in order for these people to protest for their rights and hold their government accountable, and there will be a “need for a digital version of cash”.

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter

Dec. 6, 2019

Jeremy Howard - Despite all the advances, some scientists are still very sceptical regarding the progress made by Aristo and other AI systems. Jeremy Howard, the Australian entrepreneur and chief executive of Fast.ai, another influential AI laboratory in San Francisco (US), is of the opinion we are still many years from completely mastering natural language or duplicating true human intelligence.

The Netherlands is building ‘solar islands’ to fight rising sea levels

Dec. 4, 2019

Ramez Naam - “Where land is scarce like in Japan, solar on reservoirs is a great way to deploy it in an area that otherwise couldn’t be used,” explains Naam. “When water cools down, the solar panels increases their efficiency and they then actually produce more electricity. Plus, solar over water can reduce evaporation losses from those reservoirs, ponds, canals and so on.”

How Small Businesses Can Defend Against Cybercrime

Dec. 4, 2019

Keren Elazari - "It is a type of crime that does pay, and it’s a lot less risky than other types of criminal activity. If you were so inclined, it would be easy for you to pursue a career as a cybercriminal — and, unfortunately, you’d be quite successful.”