Superhuman AI aren’t taking over *quite* yet

Plus, solar panels in your eyeballs.
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Artificial superintelligence could arrive by 2027, scientist predicts | Futurism

“We may not have reached artificial general intelligence (AGI) yet, but as one of the leading experts in the theoretical field claims, it may get here sooner rather than later. During his closing remarks at this year's Beneficial AGI Summit in Panama, computer scientist and haberdashery enthusiast Ben Goertzel said that although people most likely won't build human-level or superhuman AI until 2029 or 2030, there's a chance it could happen as soon as 2027. … ‘I mean, there are known unknowns and probably unknown unknowns … On the other hand, to me it seems quite plausible we could get to human-level AGI within, let's say, the next three to eight years,’ he added.”

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Solar panels in your eyeballs: Self-powered bionics are on the way | New Atlas

“Implanting tiny solar panels into people's eyeballs may sound like science fiction, but that's exactly what a team of Australian scientists are working on. The next-gen tech could vastly improve quality of life for people with incurable eye diseases. Neuroprosthetics interact with the nervous system to restore lost functionality. A good example is the cochlear implant, a small electronic device surgically implanted in the inner ear that stimulates the hearing nerve to provide sound signals directly to the brain, improving hearing. Now, researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are exploring whether a similar neuroprosthetic technology can restore vision in people with damaged photoreceptors, specialized cells in the retina capable of absorbing light and converting it into electrical signals that can be sent to the visual cortex.”

'Bond, James Bond': MSI exhibit showcases cool science, technology behind iconic movie franchise | Audacy

“‘The exhibit is in two sections. The first gallery introduces the science behind movie making, all the propping and the storyboarding, and then you go into what we call “Q's Lab,” and that's where all the gadgets are. You get to be in somebody's creative workshop,’ said Kathleen McCarthy, director of collections and head curator at MSI. The second gallery is where patrons can understand what James Bond does as a spy.”

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30 movies so bad, they're actually really good | Lifehacker

“Ed Wood is an extreme but perfect example of a filmmaker who never achieved precisely what he set out to do with any of his movies, but who nonetheless made cinematic magic out of enthusiasm, shamelessness, and no small measure of self-delusion. That kind of thing is always better than a strained attempt at creating the same effect. Think Sharknado — a movie that’s fun, but that works so hard to achieve silliness that you can see the flop sweat. The best ‘so bad they're good’ movies get there quite by accident.”

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