Replika: an AI that becomes you by talking with you

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2016 has been the year of chatbots. What is a chatbot exactly? Well, it’s simply an “AI” that can deliver answers that are consistent, useful and shaped to you. Nowadays, they are mostly used to deliver answers to customers on messaging apps. Instead of emailing, customers can ask the chatbot to get an answer instantly. […]

Ambitious Student Creates Her Own AI System to Diagnose Eye Disease

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In June 2016, Kavya Kopparapu was looking for a new project that would put in practice her computer science skills. She immediately thought of her grandfather who was showing symptoms of diabetic retinopathy: a diabetes complication that affects eyes, and eventually, can cause blindness. Her grandfather has been diagnosed and treated, but unfortunately, his vision […]

How to actually live longer?

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Transhumanism is a movement that aims to revolutionize what it means to be human. What does it mean exactly? Well, it means upgrading your body and mind with technological advancement to live better and longer. Humanity has managed to extend life expectancy greatly. 2000 years ago, you could expect to live between 18 and 21 years, by […]