Tagged With: Future
Could a robot ever recreate the aura of a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece?
This month, the internet was flooded with stunningly ethereal digital art portraits, thanks to the work of the latest artificial intelligence-assisted application to go viral: Lensa. Users uploaded their photographs to the app and then – for a small fee – it used AI to transform their profile pictures into, say, a magical elfin warrior princess … Continuer la lecture
Scientists Know how to solve the climate crisis
Scientists have just told us how to solve the climate crisis – will the world listen? Simon LewisWed 6 Apr 2022 The new IPCC report offers not only hope, but practical solutions. Governments that have signed off on it must now act A solar power plant on Karbi tribal land in Assam state, India, February … Continuer la lecture
CRISPR and designer babies (China-2018)
A Robot Artist ?
‘Some people feel threatened’: face to face with Ai-Da the robot artist Self-portraits by ultra-realistic android go on show at Design Museum in London Ai-Da, described as the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist, at the opening of the exhibition Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot, at the Design Museum in London. Photograph: David Parry/PA Mark Brown … Continuer la lecture
Dangerous gene myths abound…
20 years after the human genome was first sequenced, dangerous gene myths abound Misleading rhetoric has fuelled the belief that our genetic code is an ‘instruction book’ – but it’s far more interesting than that. Philip Ball ‘Successes in gene therapy remain rare, and medicine tailored to people’s individual genetic constitution has not yet materialised.’ … Continuer la lecture
G7 leaders depicted in Mount Recyclemore e-waste sculpture
G7 leaders depicted in Mount Recyclemore e-waste sculpture Cornwall art installation created from 20,000 pieces of discarded tech highlights growing threat it poses to environment Mount Recyclemore, the giant sculpture of the G7 leaders, sits on a clifftop near Carbis Bay in Cornwall. Photograph: Hugh R Hastings/Getty Steven Morris Thu 10 Jun 2021 The seven … Continuer la lecture
Dressing for a Hotter Planet : Indian designers at work
Dressing for a Hotter Planet: In India, Designers Honor the Natural Sustainability of Artisan Crafts By Sneha Mehta Photography by Tenzin Lhagyal and Ashish Shah April 22, 2021 If there’s one thing that unites India’s 1.3 billion people, it is heat. Even in a country with a variety of regional climates—from tropical to Himalayan alpine—hot, … Continuer la lecture
Robots could be our partners
AI ethicist Kate Darling: ‘Robots can be our partners’ Interview Sat 17 Apr 2021 16.00 BST Zoë Corbyn Dr Kate Darling says her baby robot dinosaurs mimic pain and distress very well. The MIT researcher says that for humans to flourish we must move beyond thinking of robots as potential future competitors Dr Kate Darling … Continuer la lecture
Skinny towers in Sydney and Melbourne
Skinny towers: with few prime city sites left, Sydney and Melbourne are going tall and slim Sydney’s Pencil Tower hotel will be 6.4 metres wide, 100 metres high and 34 metres deep. An ingenious solution – or foolhardy? Neil Durbach, architect of the proposed Pencil Tower hotel, says ‘each [hotel] room is super compact, it’s … Continuer la lecture
Architects hope to tear down garden fences of England’s future homes.
Finalists in design contest plan communal gardens to boost social integration on estates Direct link to The Guardian By Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Sun 23 Aug 2020 15.13 BST Igloo has proposed car-free, self-build estates with communal gardens. Photograph: Homes for the Future Could it be farewell to the traditional back garden? Architects shortlisted by … Continuer la lecture