Gene therapy is saving children’s lives but screening to discover who needs it is lagging behind

Gene therapy is saving children’s lives but screening to discover who needs it is lagging behind

Fifteen children born with a rare muscle-wasting disease would probably not be alive today if not for an experimental treatment that tweaked their genes shortly after they were born. The disease, called spinal muscular atrophy, would likely have killed most of them by age two….

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Pourquoi des milliers de scientifiques boycottent la nouvelle revue de Nature sur l’intelligence artificielle

La communauté scientifique travaillant autour de l’IA et du machine learning est vent debout contre l’arrivée d’une nouvelle revue payante et non libre d’accès. Lancée en 1869, la revue Nature est l’un des organes de publications scientifiques les plus anciens et les plus réputés au…

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This is how intelligent smart roads could become

Smart phones, smart fridges, smart cities — everything is increasingly connected to everything else. The internet-of-things revolution has brought new (and often frivolous) features to the most mundane of everyday objects. But you know one thing it might actually help us to have synced up?…

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VR helps you see the world through an animal’s eyes

London-based design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast is using VR to let us reconnect with nature. With headsets, you can see a forest through the eyes of different animals and experience the sensations they feel. Creative Director Ersinhan Ersin took the stage at TNW Conference last…

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What can machine learning do for your business ?

Is machine learning for the future or is it for your business right now? It’s a question lots of business leaders are asking as each day new instances of AI and machine learning push the boundaries of what we thought we knew about technology. One…

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Clean energy will do to gas what gas has done to coal

Around the world, an emerging « rush to gas » – a glut of investment in new natural gas-fired power plants and associated delivery infrastructure – threatens to result in significant stranded assets. Innovation in renewable energy and other emerging technologies, including battery storage, has already created…

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Researchers are using facial recognition to track and protect endangered primates

Facial recognition tech doesn’t have to be creepy or dystopian. We can actually use it for good. Case in point: Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) developed a facial recognition software program that could help save the lives of endangered primates. They published their research…

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Uber is building an advanced technology hub in Paris to research flying taxis

Uber’s flying taxi plans are well and truly taking off. The company announced this morning that it will be building a new advanced technologies centre in Paris for research focused on its flying taxi Uber Elevate project. The research and development hub will be its…

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NASA’s building new tools to manage water, as climate dangers grow

After an unusually dry winter, a late-season storm finally soaked California in early March, piling up several feet of snow across the high granite reservoirs of the Sierra Nevada mountains. On the Sunday morning after the weather cleared, a pair of NASA researchers loaded onto…

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What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

More CIOs are turning to an emerging technology practice called robotic process automation (RPA) to streamline enterprise operations and reduce costs. With RPA, businesses can automate mundane rules-based business processes, enabling business users to devote more time to serving customers or other higher-value work. Others…

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