Lifeboat News #236


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 03/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.


AGI-22 will be held August 19–22 in Seattle, Washington, USA and online.
Our Antonio Chella, Ben Goertzel, Marcus Hutter, Matthew Iklé, Anton Kolonin, Xiang Li, John Licato, Alexey Potapov, Rafal Rzepka, Ricardo Sanz, Bas Steunebrink, Pei Wang, and Roman Yampolskiy will be speaking/participating.
The AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) conference series plays a significant role in the resurgence of research on artificial intelligence in the deeper, original sense of the term of “artificial intelligence”. The conference encourages interdisciplinary research based on different understandings of intelligence, and exploring different approaches. As the AI field becomes increasingly commercialized and well accepted, maintaining and emphasizing a coherent focus on the AGI goals at the heart of the field remains more critical than ever.
Learn more at

TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit

TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit will be held August 16–17 in Sun City, South Africa.
Our José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Edward Hudgins, Kgomotsego Brenda Ramokopelwa, Rohit Talwar, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking/participating. This summit is devoted to accelerating our Singularity future for development in Africa.
Learn more at


Ken Otwell joins our blog team with the post “Meta AI is sharing OPT-175B, the first 175-billion-parameter language model to be made available to the broader AI research community” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“5,000th Exoplanet is Confirmed” by Future Timeline at
“A group of crypto enthusiasts bought a 1.1-square-mile private island between Australia and Fiji which is part of the republic of Vanuatu — to be renamed Satoshi Island” by Brent Ellman at
“A new energy storage system can store solar power for nearly two decades” by Gemechu Taye at
“Aging safely reversed in mice by reprogramming cells” by Paul Battista at
“AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in just six hours” by Krys Hyff at
“Are Hydrogen engines the future?” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Battery breakthrough will make ‘millions of homes gas-free’” by Brent Ellman at
“Boom! James Webb Space Telescope smashes its sixth crucial milestone in space” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Calculations provide insight into why sound waves carry ‘negative mass’” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Cellular rejuvenation therapy safely reverses signs of aging in mice” by Montie Adkins at
“China finds recent water flows on Mars, with big implications for alien life” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Could high-flying kites power your home?” by Gerard Bain at
“Drone swarms can now fly autonomously through thick forest” by Michael Taylor at
“Elon Musk’s Neuralink rival Synchron starts human trials of implants” by Carse Peel at
“Fast-acting enzyme breaks down plastics in as little as 24 hours” by Quinn Sena at
“Imaginary Numbers Are Reality” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Italian City Implements 3D Printed Benches Made From Recycled Plastic” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“The James Webb Space Telescope Is Going to Stare Straight Into Jupiter” by Alberto Lao at
“Michael Fossel | Aging: Understanding it, Reversing it” by Montie Adkins at
“MIT launches cross-disciplinary program to boost AI hardware innovation” by Shahriar Mahmud at
“NASA Lunar Gateway: Here’s what you need to know about the Moon’s first space station” by Atanas Atanasov at
“NASA’s new material is 1000-times stronger than its previous alloys” by Josh Seeherman at
“On the Edge of Chaos: Why Your Brain Balances on a High Wire” by Dan Kummer at
“Our DNA is Older Than Earth Itself — Where Did It Come From? — Oct 2, 2018” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Physiological signals could be the key to ‘emotionally intelligent’ AI, scientists say” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Researchers develop pressure-quench process to enhance superconductivity toward goal of wasting zero energy” by Chris J. Kent at
“Robot made of magnetic slime could grab objects inside your body” by Raphael Ramos at
“Scientist May Have Found The Secret To Letting Humans BREATHE In Space With Genius Science Trick” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Scientists Develop Experimental Platform for the ‘Second Quantum Revolution’” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Scientists just brought light-sensing cells in human eyes back to life” by Michael Taylor at
“Scientists just found mountains of sugar hidden beneath the ocean” by Josh Seeherman at
“Scientists rejuvenated the skin of a 53-year-old woman to that of a 23-year-old’s in a groundbreaking experiment” by Josh Seeherman at
“Software Testers May Soon be Replaced by AI Programs” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“This Is The World’s First Image of Light as Both a Particle And a Wave” by Shailesh Prasad at
“This massive bamboo structure is a low-tech sustainable AC alternative” by Raphael Ramos at
“Tiny Experimental Implant Could Treat Neuropathic Pain” by Nicholi Avery at
“Ultra-pure diamond could store 25 exabytes (EB) of data” by Future Timeline at
“Unusual quantum state of matter observed for the first time” by Brent Ellman at
“US hypersonic missile successful in flight test, DARPA says” by Raphael Ramos at
“The War in Ukraine Could Change Everything | Yuval Noah Harari | TED” by Sergio Tarrero at
“Will Transformers Take Over Artificial Intelligence?” by Dan Kummer at
“World’s smallest gears measure mere nanometers to power molecular machines” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at

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