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How A.I. Could Be “Setting The Foundation For The End Of Human Disability” (Video)

(Re-read the title. Now that’s DOPE!)

Ohhhhh! They started with the better-stronger-faster intro to ‘Six Million Dollar’ from back in the day man. WOWWW! And Robert Downey, Jr. is back to narrate this episode.

Through life changing accidents, and data minded through NASCAR, human beings are finding ways to rebuild one another so that we are better, faster, and stronger than ever before and all with the help of A.I. Once nothing more than the stuff of comic books and TV shows, we truly have the technology to become modern superheroes.

The Age of A.I. is an 8-part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

– YouTube Originals

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Science/Technology: Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Be A Real Thing? (Video)

Incredible!

And a great choice for narrator… Movie ‘Tony Stark’ himself, Robert Downey, Jr. Kinda like how Morgan Freeman is spot on as narrator for documentaries about the universe, being movie ‘God’ himself.

Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?
– YouTube Originals

Because science! Cool tech RULES! And this is intriguing.

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Fancy Rims And Lights? Nah, More Than That. This Is 2020! This Mercedes Is ‘Alive’ (Video)

This not a car. It’s a creature!

AVTR… Like “Avatar”… but somehow even more sci-fi… but in real life though. This is CRAZY!

This is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR – inspired by Avatar the Movie.
Massive thanks to Mercedes and Gordon Wagener for giving this channel an exclusive look at what could be the coolest car of 2020.
The team at Mercedes worked closely with the director of Avatar, James Cameron, to come up with a car that could act as your avatar in the movie. Their vision is for this to be more of a creature rather than a car.
Take a look at some of its coolest features…
Supercar Blondie

MORE ALEX AKA SUPERCAR BLONDIE ON INSTAGRAM

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Technology: How A.I. Is Making it Easier to Kill You (Video)

You know, if we invent the instrument(s) of our own destruction, it will be really hard for who or whatever is left to generate ‘pity’ for our species. Because it isn’t like we could not see it coming. Wow!

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial recognition software. Sounds like science fiction? A.I. fueled weapons are already here.
– The New York Times

Great (and very scary) perspectives shared, including showing how human history has held to a consistent theme with respect to the way we try to wage war ‘better.’

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Will Smith Mixes Work & Play In LA At His YouTube Space Promo Event (Video)

Epic slo-mo stuff! Will looks like he had fun doing it, too!

Will visits YouTube Space LA to merge his old world and new world as he promotes his new film “Gemini Man”
Will Smith

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Technology: How Adam Savage Built An Iron Man Flight Suit In Real Life (Video)

I swear. If Tony f**king Stark was not fictional and he was making an ‘Iron Man’ suit right now this is precisely how he would do it…
Adam Savage

Come to think of it, there’s gotta be a comic character out there named Adam Savage (or there should be). Watch how geeked our man from ‘MythBusters’ fame gets about this Avenger outfit brought to life in this clip!

We went behind the scenes with former MythBusters star Adam Savage for his new series Savage Builds. In the first episode Adam builds a titanium Iron Man suit modeled directly from Marvel Studios, with the hopes of actually flying it.
– CNET

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The Jetsons Predicted Many Technologies Of Today… And The Future. But What About The Impact? (Video)

Yeah, the moving walkways are ‘life’ at the airport, but where are the snarky housekeeper ‘Rosy’ robots and fold-up cars? We ought to have them on deck by now. Looking at you ‘Jetsons.’ Hahaaa!

The Jetsons’ futuristic lifestyle accurately predicted our everyday life decades before the 21st century’s arrival. What else can we learn from the cartoon about the future of artificial intelligence?
– AJ+

Of course, a future formed with increasing AI is not all giggles…

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Technology: The Future Is Automated… But Will There Be A Place For Humans In It? (Documentary)

That headline. That is as much the question as ‘To be or not to be?’ Robots ARE replacing jobs. FACT! But what about yours? Every job is pretty much at risk according to AJ+.

Robots are already changing jobs as an endless array of robots enter our everyday lives. From trucking to service work to high-end jobs like doctors and lawyers, this documentary explores how robotics and artificial intelligence are changing the workplace.

AJ+’s documentary series on automation explores how advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and automated vehicles will affect jobs, cities and inequality. From trucking to radiology, new technology is already changing white collar and blue collar occupations, reshaping cities and concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Robots are taking over the world as companies like Tesla, Amazon, Uber and Google are using robots to automate.

– AJ+

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News: Flint Residents Can Now Get Some Clean Water From The ‘Water Box’ (Video)

Dope! Good look for the youth, for Hip-Hop & ministry, for our people, and for humanity! Shout to Jada Pinkett Smith, Just, First Trinity, & Jaden Smith and The Water Box for doing this (respek on their names) and to the Reupspot on Facebook for the scoop.

FULL STORY: JADEN SMITH IN FLINT, WATER BOX (FOX 2 DETROIT)

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‘Method’ Acting: How Does Method Man Prepare To Play An Angry Character? He Googles Himself (Video)

Middle name: Tyrone. Yes, in Stephen T. Colbert, the ‘T’ is for ‘Tyrone’ (wow). Light & lively interview from the Iron Lung of the Wu, and current host of the ‘Drop The Mic’ series… Cliff Method Man.

How does ‘Drop the Mic’ host Method Man turn off ‘rapper mode’ when he goes out for acting auditions? He doesn’t.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Technology/Recreation: Computer Genius Bjorn Harms Converts His Corvette Into A Full-Sized Remote-Controlled Car (Video)

Dude. A full-sized remote control Corvette. Like FULL… you can in and drive, but why? Because it’s REMOTE-CONTROLLED… sized!

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Elon Musk Speaks On His Concerns About Artificial Intelligence (Video)

I’m an alien… It’s true.
Elon Musk

Got the full (very full) show with Elon chatted up for over 2 and 1/2 hours of tech talk (for those who want it) after the jump. But the clip above though: We’re focused on convo about artificial intelligence. Probably goes without saying that a Mars expedition (like the Space X venture being planned) has gotta be able to use some of that sweet A.I. Especially if the crew runs into some ‘other’ aliens (ha)!

Thoughtful (and kinda scary) insights from the guy we call ‘Real Life Tony Stark’ around here.

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Filmmaker And Tech Enthusiast Pete Majarich Gives Us A Look At The ‘Surface Of Mars’… From Utah (Short Film)

Uh ohhh. Elon Musk, we have a problem.

There are still moon-landing deniers around who claim that all that video of that American space trip was faked. And this short film “The Visitor” (by Australian filmmaker Pete Majarich) is an even more appealing, amazing, look at a trip to what looks to be a ‘red’ planet.

This was shot in a southern Utah desert. Confirmed (hit the jump and see). So, if we make the Mars trip… proving it… could be a problem!

(But this is a cool tech-driven flick though. No problem with that.)

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This ‘Dr. Frankenstein’ Mechanic Salvages Tesla Cars Doomed To Go To The Scrapheap (Video)

Hmm. A great example of how a craft or hobby can be expressed in the form of activism. We might more readily think of print, TV, or music content creators as activists before a Tesla fix-it guy. But peep. Rich has a mission and a message; putting both out there at great risk. Watch.

Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.

When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took it upon himself to scour the internet and harvest working parts from several busted Teslas. He Frankensteined them together until his creations were fully operational, at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new or certified pre-owned Tesla.

Motherboard travels to Massachusetts to meet with the rogue mechanic leading a grassroots movement of DIY fixers who are taking back the right to repair the things they own.

– Motherboard

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Dermaclip Is A Painless Replacement For Stitches In Closing Wounds (Video)

Yeah. Go medical technology! I am no fan of needles or pain. I have not had stitches yet, so whoever is in charge should get on this before I do. No needles! Gimme the Dermaclip instead of stiches, please.

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Flight Of The Man-Made U.F.O. Check Out The BlackFly (Video)

U.F.O. means “Unidentified Flying Object”… meaning that onlookers just don’t know what it is. No one said anything about little green men… this time.

(Hit the jump to learn a bit more about the U.F.O. that “anybody can fly.”)

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Technology: Disney’s Robot Stunt Doubles (Video)

Nice! With this tech, moviemakers could very well get realistic action shots, of some pretty daring (read: potentially dangerous) stuff, without having to risk human lives.

The robot acrobats can flip through the air and stick a landing every time.
– TechCrunch

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Catch Me If You Can: Frank Speaks With Google (Video)

Late pass but this is interesting. Yep, words from the guy that was the focus of the “Catch Me If You Can” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the USA series “White Collar.”

For Google’s Security and Privacy Month, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can.

His transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in film and literature – but the takeaways he shares are the real deal.

– Talks at Google

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Watch The Spider Mower In Action (Video)

Soooo… am I officially OLD because this video of [what in effect is] a big azz’d lawnmower cutting grass has me geeked AF??? Maybe. Sorry, but not sorry. Check it out. Be an old nerd like me.

Cutting the grass with this heavy-duty lawn mower won’t feel like a chore anymore.
– In The Know Innovation

On top of that, I really hate yard work. Full disclosure.

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Uber’s Flying Taxi (Video)

Uber unveiled its flying taxi prototype, which looks like a giant drone from CNBC.

So they came up with a concept for a four-passenger taxi that flies? Now THAT’S how you earn the name Uber for real! This is uberAIR.

The reality of urban air transportation is closer than you think. In fact, Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers we’ll need to overcome to make vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) a reality and bringing uberAIR to Dallas and Los Angeles by 2020. Watch this video to see what an end-to-end flight in an uberAIR VTOL will look like. We’re excited to partner with some of the world’s top manufacturers, real estate developers, agencies, and cities to make this vision a reality.

Why VTOL?
With VTOL aircrafts, passengers can enjoy quicker daily commutes, while our cities experience less traffic congestion and cleaner air.

– Uber

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