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AI Defeats Human at Go

Humans and computers have a long history of competing when it comes to playing board games. From Wolfgang Von Kempelen’s ‘Turk’ (a mechanical chess-playing machine which eventually turned out to be operated by a small human) to the infamous match between IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue versus human chess genius Garry Kasparov. Another victory can be added to computer wins, as Go world champion Ke Jie has just lost two games of ‘Go’ against Google’s DeepMind AI system AlphaGo.

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The In Vitro Meat Cookbook Is Officially Art

Always wanted to own a piece of art for yourself? Then we might have some good news for you. The museum for contemporary art in Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum, has added The In Vitro Meat Cookbook to its public art collection, hence it is officially art! The book, containing 45 speculative recipes with lab-grown meat, was part of last year’s exhibition Dream Out Loud – Designing for Tomorrow’s Demands. You can find our award-winning art piece on our web shop.

Augmented Bodies

Cyborg Cabin Crew

Fasten your seat belts, Air New Zealand is equipping its flight attendants with augmented reality headsets to explore in-flight optimization. The project, currently in beta testing, uses Microsoft’s Hololens technology to improve inflight customer service, giving passengers a glimpse of what the future of air travel might look like.

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Artificial Womb

1923 – Term ‘Ectogenesis’ Coined

Ectogenesis – the gestation of human embryos in artificial circumstances outside a human uterus is a term coined in 1923. It made its first appearance in the science fiction essay Daedalus, or, Science and the Future by British scientist J. B. S. Haldane.

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Intimate Technology

Call for Videos: Intimate Technology

Technology is coming closer to us, it colonizes our bodies and identity. It has always been a part of our lives, and our attachment to it seems to grow every day. We are pleased to announce that NNN will curate the One Minutes series for September 2017. Under the theme ‘Intimate Technology‘, we are calling on film makers, students, artists, enthusiasts, technology experts, dancers, choreographers, professionals critics and basically everyone who wants to share a one minute video with us.

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Priests Bless Server Rooms

Normally priests use holy water for the blessing of believers’ houses or as a means of repelling evil. However, it is becoming common practice for priests to bless server rooms and sprinkle the holy water on computer terminals and data centers, as such places are the ones that need the blessing these days (think last week’s worldwide cyberattack).

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