Factor “Q” the new formula for hunting science talents?

Factor “Q” the new formula for hunting science talents?

Scientists can publish their best work at any age

A team led by Albert-László Barabási at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts appears to have discovered a formula (Q factor) that can peer how long a scientist can achieve success in his career.

Maybe the formula can be applied in other areas See article by clicking here

Future Food – the MIT program Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)

Future Food BY “MIT ” – Initiative for Agriculture 

A year ago, on 16 October 2015, in commemoration of World Food Day, was released officially by the MIT program Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg).

It would be a light at the end of the tunnel? Perhaps!

Despite billions figures of investment in technology and innovation have triggered worldwide, little has been done by reducing the HUNGRY world, agriculture “dirty” produced from carcinogenic pesticides only increased and nothing new was presented, no significant advance.

The hunger still afflicts most of the world population and on the other hand, the efforts of governments to make the accessibility of food and nutrition for the 9 billion people in 2050-hinges are not being treated with due priority.

NUMBER OF HUNGRY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people worldwide, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic malnutrition in 2014-2016. Almost all the hungry people, 780 million live in developing countries, accounting for 12.9 percent, or one in eight, the population of the municipalities in development. There are 11 million undernourished people in developing countries (FAO 2015; for estimates of each country, see Annex 1. For other valuable sources, especially if you are interested in certain countries or regions, see IFPRI 2015 and Rosen 2014).

There is still hope?
Let us know a little about the project “Initiative for Agriculture Open MIT”:

According to the site Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) the ultimate goal of the initiative is to create Agriculture Open more farmers.

“We want people to be able to grow locally from anywhere to a more sustainable future of food production. The at-home or Computer Food staff will call manufacturers, amateurs and schools, while the higher in-work or” server food “will appeal to interdisciplinary researchers and cafeterias small-scale restaurants and boutique operators. in the final analysis, the scale or” data on the center food “will attract traders and around cities of the future, as well as business food invested in obtaining stable supply chains of agricultural products.

We envision a future where we harness the power of distributed computing through food-a global network of innovators and producers to achieve an agile agricultural system, open and receptive. We also imagine a Phenome Open Library – a comprehensive database on environmental inputs and species-specific phenotypic outputs, which will serve as a catalog for both scientists and producers.

The possibilities are vast in scope- creation of agricultural linguistic models based on patterns in data from an environmental sensor, atmospheric and diagnosis; curatorship on demand production options “food fingerprints” tailored to individual genetic predispositions; production of healthy food from a whole city working together as a “digital farm” and even providing an agricultural model for the colonization of other planets crowd of origin. ”

What does it take to build an OpenAg Personal Food Computer (PFC)?

We have released our internal documentation and an inside look into our engineering process. A beta version of our software and hardware are also currently live and open source, and we encourage anyone who is interested to take a look behind the scenes of what it takes to create a PFC.

Watch the video below to see how we build the prototype version of the frame, the control panel, and the shell out of readily available parts. You can also view and download the code that runs the system and tracks climate recipes, as well as the user interface that’s used to track individual experiments and plant growth.

Please be aware that in this early phase of development, and anyone who wants to build a PFC will likely need to be willing and able to modify and hack these instructions in order to get a fully operational Food Computer system up and running!

Documentation on how to build and operate a Personal Food Computer is available on Github.

*Note* Information to build a Food Server or a Food Data Center is not yet available. We do intend to make the build instructions open source once the designs are finalized.

UPDATE: We are currently in the process of redesigning the Personal Food Computer! Version 2 will be easier to build, use, and maintain, and will feature a range of updated features. We hope to make the hardware specs and software for the Version 2 available in August or September of this year. We will also be introducing a system to share climate recipe data with other Food Computer users in the near future.

For while Asian countries like South Korea, Singapore, China and Japan are more advanced in this technology

See the video below, a completely computadorizado system on a large scale:

 

Mars: a new country? who governs? There will be democracy?

What type of government would a settlement on Mars?

If NASA, SpaceX  or anyone was to form a settlement of 1000+ individuals on Mars with one-way tickets, how would it be governed? A military option does not seem sustainable for very long. For the mission with many different experts, a sort of cast system would certainly be required, but how would it handle mistakes, crimes, errors, crisis? Once settled and growing, would it expect to run as a democracy?

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According to the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 [1] , ratified by 103 countries [2] [3] :
  • The Moon and other celestial bodies belong to mankind, not any country in particular.
  • Every State is free to explore and access celestial bodies, on the basis of equality.
  • Sovereignty can’t be claimed by any nation over celestial bodies by any means.
  • The activities and use of outer space have to be in accordance to international law.
  • The following is forbidden: nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction, establishment of military bases, testing of weapons, military maneuves.
  • Private activity requires authorization and supervision by the respective State.

Thus it is clear to us all that most countries agreed peaceful space exploration. The city ruled by military forces is unlikely, even if the country withdrew from the Treaty. Everything else is debatable.

Sources: [1] UN Show Treaty | [2] UN Outer Space Treaty | [3] Wikimedia Outer Space Treaty

 

In “Mars Trilogy” written in 1993 by Kim Stanley Robinson, the first colonial voyage to Mars would be in 2026

In times of Obama2030 SpaceX and the “Triology Mars” reading is almost mandatory, the escrior highlights several points of view and situations that may be experienced in reality.

Kim Stanley Robinson seems to have made a journey through time, because his work portrays fully current dilemmas and will possibly be experienced soon.

Two extreme views are discussed in “Red Mars – Colonization”:

1. It is humanity’s obligation to spread life in the universe

2. Humanity has no right to change entire planets to their will

Mars Trilogy" Kim Stanley Robinson

The epic “Mars Trilogy” Kim Stanley Robinson should reach the screens in 2017, reports Variety. With the first volume published in great critical acclaim and massive sales in 1993, the three books – Mars Red, Green Mars (1994) and
Blue Mars (1996) – have been rumored to be making the transition: the rights have already been held by director James Cameron.

 

“Obama wants to go to Mars by the 2030s “

Watch the video with comments by Crunch Report – TechCrunch 

FutureWork# Artificial intelligence for work? we are ready?

Artificial intelligence is good or bad? we are ready?

A study from the University of Oxford and Citi Group TECHNOLOGY AT WORK v2.0 – The Future Is Not What It Used to Be 

It estimates that up to 47% of the jobs today have a 75% chance to be automated in the next 20 years. The effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or rather, Artificial Intelligence, will affect all aspects of life and these impacts will be felt in every community.

 

 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By: Professor Klaus Schwab

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, The World Economic Forum, published a book entitled The Fourth Industrial Revolution in which he describes how this fourth revolution is fundamentally different from the previous three, which were mainly characterized by advances in technology.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

In this fourth revolution, we face a number of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.

These technologies have great potential to continue to connect billions more people to the web, dramatically improve business efficiency and organizations and help regenerate the environment through better asset management, potentially even undo all the damage industrial revolutions earlier it has caused.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

But there are also potential serious risks. Schwab describes his concerns that organizations may be unable or unwilling to adapt to these new technologies and that governments could help employ or regulate these technologies properly. In the book, he posits that transfers power will create important new security issues, and that inequalities could grow rather than diminish, if things are not managed properly.

For example, as automation increases, computers and machines will replace workers across a broad spectrum of industries, from drivers to accountants and real estate agents for insurance agents. According to one estimate, as many as 47 percent of US jobs are at risk of automation.

Many experts suggest that the fourth industrial revolution will benefit much more than the rich poor, especially low-skilled, low-paying jobs disappear in favor of automation.

But this is nothing new. Historically, the industrial revolutions have always started with greater inequality followed by periods of political and institutional change. The industrial revolution that began in the early 19th century originally led to an enormous polarization of wealth and power, before being followed by almost 100 years of change, including the spread of democracy, trade unions, progressive taxation and the development of safety nets social.

It seems a safe bet to say, then, that our current political, business and social structures may not be ready or able to absorb all the changes of a fourth industrial revolution would, and that major changes to the structure of our society can be inevitable.

Schwab said: “The changes are so profound that, from the perspective of human history, there has never been a time of greater promise or potential danger My concern, however, is that the decision makers are often caught in traditional thought. linear (without interruption) or too absorbed by immediate concerns to think strategically about the forces of disruption and innovation shape our future. ”

To thrive, business leaders will have to work actively to expand your thinking away from what has traditionally been done, and include ideas and systems that may never have been considered. Business leaders must begin to question everything, to rethink their strategies and business models, to find the right investments in training and potentially disruptive investments in R & D.

The future is happening around us. And we have to face the challenge to face it and thrive in the new industrial revolution.

What will Artificial Intelligence mean for work? OPINIONS :

By: Janelle Anglin

artificial intelligenceWhat is this world?

Where humans would choose to build artificial people
Rather than help the ones already here.
Where the #futureofwork is bone trembling
with no guarantee to not be living on the streets.
You can work day and night just to eat,
then they come in with a robot,
“Oh sorry, it can do your job better.”
Why are we not building the future of our people?
We should be building opportunities
Not artificial brains to push out the “weak”.
How can we walk by that man lying on the sidewalk,
on our way to giving a job to a computer?
Let’s fix the problem we already have
instead of covering it up with artificial solutions.
Hunger, pain, poverty.
These are not artificial.

By: Kei Pritsker

artificial intelligenceHistorically, humanity has been defined by our struggle to create more resources. Humanity
has never had enough resources for everyone. People were expected to work to earn a living. Working proved that an individual was productive and contributing towards the resource pool.

Labor saving devices and Artificial Intelligence have greatly increased out capacity to provide and, for the first time in human history, we have the potential to provide for all. The advent on labor saving technology and AI poses a threat to nearly all low skill workers and even White-collar workers. We must ask ourself whether the flaw lies with technology or our concept of work.

We have forgotten why we worked in the first place. We worked to meet human needs. These new technologies provide us the ability to sustain ourselves without human labor. Technology will emancipate humans from menial labor. The #futureofwork will be a paradigm shift towards an economic system of access in which human needs are met.

By: Nijesh Dangol

artificial intelligenceArtificial intelligence can be seen as both positive and negative side for humans. Even though artificial intelligence have lots of advantages there are also many risks. And I think that the most negative point the artificial intelligence is going to affect is the area of work. Computers are more capable of creating accurate results, so eventually they will exchange human in jobs. This will result in increase of unemployment, and man will no longer be the domain of the work place. I think that if there is to be the development of Artificial intelligence in the near future, both the humans and the artificial intelligence should work together so as to get the best progress. It should be developed in such a way that it will not affect the co-existence of humans and their work. We are developing the Artificial intelligence for the benefit of the humans so I think that it should be developed in that particular way without hurting the life and living ways of the humans.#futureofwork

By: Elon Musk

Elon MuskElon Musk billionaire founder of SpaceX, Tesla, Hyperloop among others, has made strong statements about the imminent danger of artificial intelligence into the wrong hands.

Speaking on stage Recode ‘s Conference Code Full video: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Code 2016 , Musk was asked by THE VERGE “Walt Mossberg’s own if he was concerned specifically about the efforts of big technology players like Google and Facebook currently turning research AI.” I will not name names, “Musk said,” but there is only one.

Musk also used the interview to explain his decision to create the open nonprofit AI last year OpenAI, he stressed that it was not about competition with his fellow pioneering technology, but to avoid a future in which we are all crushed under the heel of a master.artificial intelligence

“It’s really just trying to increase the likelihood that the future will be good,” Musk said the non-profit, suggesting that democratize these artificial intelligences will make for a better result. “If the AI power is widely distributed in that we can connect AI power to the will of each individual – you would have your AI agent, all have their AI agent – so if someone tried something really terrible, then the collective will of others could overcome this bad actor, “said Musk. See the video of the full interview: Full video: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Code 2016

Philosophy vs. Reality

By: R. Buckminster Fuller

R. Buckminster FullerR. Buckminster Fuller, architect, scientist and philosopher was the forerunner of the eco-house and application of technology for efficiency, their motto was “do more with less” and their main concerns were related to population growth and resource efficiency.

During the early 1930s, he published the Shelter magazine, and from 1938 until 1940 he was Fortune magazine of science and technology consultant.

During the 1940s he began teaching and lecturing at universities including Harvard and MIT, and in late 1950 became a professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU), his work influenced a generation and remains alive today.

But,  R. Buckminster Fuller would be extremely disappointed to see that his “philosophy” does not apply to today’s reality.

Despite billions figures of investment in technology and innovation have triggered worldwide, little has been done by reducing the HUNGRY world, agriculture “dirty” produced from carcinogenic pesticides only increased and nothing new was presented, no significant advance.

The hunger still afflicts most of the world population and on the other hand, the efforts of governments to make the accessibility of food and nutrition for the 9 billion people in 2050-hinges are not being treated with due priority.

NUMBER OF HUNGRY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people worldwide, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic malnutrition in 2014-2016. Almost all the hungry people, 780 million live in developing countries, accounting for 12.9 percent, or one in eight, the population of the municipalities in development. There are 11 million undernourished people in developing countries (FAO 2015; for estimates of each country, see Annex 1. For other valuable sources, especially if you are interested in certain countries or regions, see IFPRI 2015 and Rosen 2014).

 

As R. Buckminster Fuller the works of Jeremy Rifkin and Professor Klaus Schwab walk on different aspects but converge on the same belief, that a third. or 4th. Industrial Revolution, or rather “The great revolution of Artificial Intelligence” will be beneficial to humanity.

book writer The Third Industrial Revolution

 

of The World Economic Forum who wrote

the book The Fourth Industrial Revolution

 

See: World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016