Could 3D printing revolutionise prosthetic limbs and care for amputees? | The Independent

John Nhial was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He was made to endure weeks of walking with so little food and water that some of his fellow captives died. Four more were killed one night in a wild-animal attack.

Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned inside Australian homes : Renew Economy

Lithium-ion battery storage devices – including Tesla Powerwalls and other products – may be effectively banned from being installed inside homes and garages in Australia under new guidelines being drafted by Standards Australia.

Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You Fitter – The New York Times

I once received a lot of blowback for an Upshot article in which I showed (with evidence) that exercise is not the key to weight loss. Diet is. Many, many readers cannot wrap their head around the notion that adding physical activity, and therefore burning more calories, doesn’t necessarily translate into results on the scale.

An AI Hedge Fund Created a New Currency to Make Wall Street Work Like Open Source | WIRED

WALL STREET IS a competition, a Darwinian battle for the almighty dollar. Gordon Gekko said that greed is good, that it captures “the essence of the evolutionary spirit.” A hedge fund hunts for an edge and then maniacally guards it, locking down its trading data and barring its traders from joining the company next door.

“Make way for the Superhumans” – The Daily Reckoning UK

The American science writer Ray Kurzweil believes that the human species will soon be radically transformed.

Humans will redesign their own bodies and minds, they will produce forms of artificial intelligence far smarter than the human mind, and they will give these superintelligent machines bodies far superior to our own.

Free exchange: Why taxing robots is not a good idea | The Economist

BILL GATES is an unlikely Luddite, however much Microsoft may have provoked people to take a hammer to their computers. Yet in a recent interview with Quartz, an online publication, he expressed scepticism about society’s ability to manage rapid automation.

Google’s AI Duet lets you make music with a virtual pianist – The Verge

Google’s latest artificial intelligence experiment is a music-playing piano bot that digests whatever keyboard melodies you give it and tries to respond in kind. The neat tool is called AI Duet, and it’s part of an ongoing push from Google’s Creative Lab division to help the public familiarize themselves with AI.

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