Tahsin’s Reading List: Invention & Discovery

Technology of the Future

Invention & Discovery

Medical Invention & Discovery

Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Science & Engineering: AI At Allen Institute & More

 

Artificial Intelligence

“Paul Allen said his decision to fund AI research lab was inspired by the question of how books and other knowledge might be encoded to become the basis for computer interactions.

… A new synthesis of artificial intelligence, weaving together powerful machine-learning tools with traditional logic-oriented software.

Researchers have focused on three projects — one in computer vision (in which computers learn to recognize images), one to build a reasoning system capable of taking standardized school tests, and a third to help scholars deal with fire hose of information inundating every scientific field.

In September, researchers celebrated first milestone — 60 percent correct answers in language portion of New York State’s fourth-grade science test.”

Science & Engineering: Energy, Power & More

 

Submarine

“ThyssenKrupp AG, the world’s top nonnuclear-sub maker …”

 

Energy & Power

“US electric carmaker Tesla Motors has unveiled batteries that can power homes and businesses as it attempts to expand beyond its vehicle business.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery unit would be built using the same batteries Tesla produces for its electric vehicles, analysts said.”

Science & Engineering News: AI @IBM, Postdoctoral System, Microsoft and More …

 

Academia: Postdoctoral System

“There is a growing number of postdocs and few places in academia for them to go. Some end up trapped as ‘permadocs’: doing multiple postdoc terms, staying for many years and, in a small but significant proportion, never leaving. What does the future hold?

By the time … reached her twelfth year as a postdoctoral fellow, she had finally had enough …”

 

Microsoft

 

Artificial Intelligence @IBM

“IBM is testing an idea for making computers more intelligent by utilizing Jeff Hawkins’ ideas on how the human brain operates.”

Articles

America In Realization [04.07.15]

Economy & Business: Silicon Valley

“Precision Agriculture, Indoor Farming, Food Safety, Alternative Foods and Farm Robots – among the list as possible next big things”

[Courtesy of Wall Street Journal]

[Courtesy of Wall Street Journal]

Foreign Policy: US – Iran Relations

 

#IranNuclearDeal

“A country of 80 million has been all but cut off from global trade for years.

In a sanctions-free Iran, Western energy companies would likely be the biggest foreign first-movers: Iran has the world’s fourth-largest proven oil reserves and second-largest natural gas reserves.

Iranians are nostalgic for American products … Many Iranians remember driving Chevys, Cadillacs, Buicks and Mustangs before the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Process is underway .. Iranian companies in Dubai have received draft contracts to be official resellers of Hewlett-Packard laptops in Iran.”

Digital Manufacturing: At My Ventures

 

[Work in Progress …]

Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me):

Digital Manufacturing: What happens when you employ Digital Technologies to Manufacturing? Discover for yourself! #AtMyVentures

 

#AtMyVentures

 

Manufacturing Cloud

Link: Physical Digital Integration: Manufacturing Cloud & Car 2.0  [TahsinVersion2.com]

Automation

Robotics

Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

Internet of Things (IoT)

Sensors & Big Data

Industrial Internet

Enterprise Physical Computing

“Science Fiction (SF)” To “Reality” – Space Travel: At My Ventures

 

Youtube Playlist:

“Science Fiction (SF)” To “Reality” – Space Travel: At My Ventures

#AerospaceEngineering  #AppliedPhysics  #Physics  #BioEngineering

 

“Science Fiction (SF)” To “Reality” – “Jurassic” Theme Park Development: At My Ventures

 

Youtube Playlist:

“Science Fiction (SF)” To “Reality” – “Jurassic” Theme Park Development: At My Ventures

#Paleontology  #MolecularBio #BioEngineering  #EngineeringAndInnovation

Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation: “Jurassic” Theme Park, Physical Digital Retail & More

 

Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation: “Jurassic” Theme Park, Physical Digital Retail & More

Bio-Electronic Medicine 

#BioEngineering #Medicine #MolecularMedicine

“Stimulation of the nervous system could replace drugs for inflammatory and autoimmune conditions”

 

Paleontology – Molecular Biology 

“Jurassic” Theme Park

#ThemeParkDevelopment #BioEngineering #MolecularBio #Biotechnology  #Paleontology

 

Has Science advanced to the point when it can enable us create “Jurassic” Theme Parks featuring Dinosaurs?

“A father-son duo of biologists has set the stage for so-called de-extinction.”

 

 

Computational Neuroscience & Neuro-Engineering  

#ComputationalNeuroscience #NeuroEngineering #Neuroscience #CognitiveScience

 

Google  #PhysicalDigitalRetail

 

Physical Digital Retail  #PhysicalDigitalRetail

 

Theme Park Development: At My Ventures

Remember “Jurassic Park”? Ever dreamt of living among huge Dinosaurs?

Want to find out how it feels like living in “19th Century Britain” for a few days?

Theme Park Development: At My Ventures

#ThemeParkDevelopment  #WorldVersion2

I shall develop “Theme Parks” – that hold “Models of life” during different Historic and Pre-historic Times. You go to those “Theme Parks” and “live the life” for a few days.

 

“Pre-historic Life” Park [Remember “Jurassic Park”? Ever dreamt of living among huge Dinosaurs?]

“Historic” Park: You go to a Park and live in, say, “19th Century Britain” for a few days with others; eating food of those times, wearing clothes of those times, and maybe hunting and farming a bit too!

 

I am not talking about “3 hour family trips”; it’s travelling and “living in a new World” for several days. It’s more like “Travelling” to places, than short “Trips”.

That’s the closest you can get to “Time Travel”!

A Collection Of Reports From World Economic Forum

 

World Economic Forum: Reports

Industrial Internet of Things: Unleashing the Potential of Connected Products and Services

 

The Future of Electricity: Attracting investment to build tomorrow’s electricity sector

 

The Business of Creativity: Seeking Value in the Digital Content Ecosystem

 

Global Risks 2015 10th Edition

 

The Future of Manufacturing: Driving Capabilities, Enabling Investments

 

Scenarios for Ukraine: Reforming institutions, strengthening the Economy after the crisis

 

Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [03.03.15]

 

Google

 

Digital Car

“NXP Semiconductor Inc. agreed to buy Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $11.8 billion. The purchase would vault Netherlands-based NXP to No. 1 supplier of chips for cars.”

 

Deep Learning  #DeepLearning  #MachineLearning  #BigData

 

Mobile Computing

Frontiers Of Engineering & Technology

Frontiers Of Engineering & Technology : Research & Engineering (R&E)

Energy & Power

Energy & Power: Materials for Solar

Energy & Power: Decentralized Power Grid

Energy & Power: Smart Solar, Smart Wind

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence : Machine Learning

Robotics

Robotics: Augmented Robotics; Service Robotics 

Robotics: Drone / Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Robotics: Agile Robotics

Medicine & BioEngineering

Medicine & BioEngineering: Computational & Systems Biology

Medicine & BioEngineering: Genomics, Molecular Biology & Molecular Medicine

 

Computational Neuroscience & NeuroEngineering

Computational Neuroscience

America In Realization [02.24.15]

Business & Economics

#DigitalSports

 

#ThemeParkDevelopment

Disney’s two domestic theme parks have been booming, with attendance up 7% in the quarter ended Dec. 27.

Disney’s two domestic theme parks have been booming, with attendance up 7% in the quarter ended Dec. 27.

“Disney’s two domestic theme parks have been booming, with attendance up 7% in the quarter ended Dec. 27

“Digital Sports” & Sports Science : At My Ventures

Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me):

“Digital Sports & Sports Science”

What does the not-so-distant future of Sports look like? Have a look!

 

“Digital Sports & Sports Science” : At My Ventures  

#DigitalSports  #PhysicalDigital

 

Applications Areas

1. Mechanical Systems, Robotic Player, Simulator

Cricket

Batting against a Machine that throws a ball with adjustable speed and spin / swing

3D video of bowler running towards the batsman and the machine throws the ball from a hole – feels like a real match; sound of crowds cheering

Table Tennis

Baseball

Tennis

Robocup

People playing not video games, rather with a Robot in the real world. More realistic than “Kinect”-like experience.

 

2. Big Data Analytics Applied to Sports

Player Analysis, Match Analysis Software

Cricket

Finding weakness of a batsman from database of description of every ball he faced and the strokes offered.

Computer Vision

Machine Learning, Statistics, Big Data

Soccer: Match Analysis

Machine learning & Statistical Analysis, Image Processing, Computer Vision (e.g., finding weakness of a batsman in cricket)

Application of Data Science / Visualization techniques to Team play Analysis (e.g., Soccer).

New “Abstractions” to name and describe various elements of “Play”.

New “Abstractions” to name and describe various “Strategies”.

Sensors for feedback, performance analysis (e.g., in Tennis, Golf, etc.)

 

3. “Athletic Skill” Acquisition: Motor Learning

Enumerating all the “Athletic skills” to play at “Expert” level or for a specific move, helping others learn those skills (making the skills automatic – so that players can perform them without thinking). Systematic acquisition of skills.

Learning a specific Athletic skill:

Biomechanics. Image processing. Use of “Sensors”.

How close to learning the skill? Feedback from Biomechanical Images – Movement of Muscle and bone (e.g. while learning the skill of “Serving” in Tennis).

Sports Psychology. Flow State. Optimum performance. Stress Management. Resilience. Visualization.

 

4. Neural representations of over-lapping “Motor skills”

Hierarchical representation of Motor Skills in our brain.

Low level Motor skills (unconscious processes).

High level motor skills, each skill consisting of several “low level Motor skills”

(People learn these High Level skills consciously, but they become “unconscious process” with time. Do you remember the time when you started learning Cycling or Swimming? You were conscious that you were learning those “Skills”. But those skills became “automatic” with time. You no longer have to swim “by thinking how to swim”!)




Researchers working on Neural Representations of Motor Learning / Motor Skills

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [02.16.15]

Sony : Digital Car  #DigitalCar

After Apple, now it’s Sony!

“Sony, the electronics giant, is teaming up with Japanese robotics company ZMP to develop self-driving automobiles

Sony’s strength in image sensors, used in digital cameras, could translate to self-driving vehicles.”

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [02.15.15]

Apple : Apple Car – “The iCar” ?  #21stCenturyRenaissance  #DigitalCar

“IPhone Maker Has 100s Working on Design of a Minivan Like Vehicle”

 

Apple : Apple Search Engine   #21stCenturyRenaissance

How to create “The Next Silicon Valley” [A vibrant Tech & Entrepreneurial Hub]  #21stCenturyRenaissance

Physical Digital Retail   #PhysicalDigitalRetail  #21stCenturyRenaissance

 

A brief overview of the nature of Physical Digital Retail  #21stCenturyRenaissance

Retail has become a blur – with Physical Stores and Online Retail (together with Mobile) – each approaching the other to create something new – Physical Digital Retail.

Target, Macy‘s and Walmart, the Physical Stores, are focusing on

  • Online Retail and
  • In-store Mobile Tracking & Commerce

while Amazon and Google, the online giants, are investing in

  • “Same-day delivery Services” (the “instant gratification” factor – that only Physical Stores could offer in the past).

 

“In-store” Intelligent interfaces that interact with customers are beginning to make their appearances in Physical Stores.

Big Data and Analytical Tools will get popular among Physical Retailers for tasks such as

  • Sales pattern investigation
  • Supply chain management (SCM)
  • Product placement in Stores (utilizing methods such as Market basket Analysis).

 

Physical Digital Retail” is big!

 

Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me):

Physical Digital Retail : What does the future of Retail look like?

The Beginnings Of A Renaissance In The 21st Century

The Beginnings Of A Renaissance In The 21st Century  #21stCenturyRenaissance

 

A Renaissance in Scientific and Engineering Innovation has quietly started in 2014 – mostly inside the walls of Large Corporate Houses.

People will begin to notice its impact within a year or so – when novel innovations from Corporations really start affecting our day to day lives and people begin to write and talk about those innovations widely.

My ideas and my writings are inspiration to this 21st Century Renaissance. My capacity to challenge the best Companies on the planet is the driving force.

 

Software & IT Corporations

Software & IT Corporations – Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon – all have renewed their focus on innovation.

We have already seen several new products.

 

Google bought lots of Companies (from “Robotics” & “Smart Home” Companies to “Artificial Intelligence” & “AeroSpace” Corporations) – belonging to areas which people thought Google would never venture into.

Microsoft brought Microsoft band, Microsoft HoloLens, Windows 10 and brought about changes to its corporate structure and company culture.

Facebook bought Oculus Rift and increased budget allocation for research and innovation (even if by compromising short term revenues – according to Zuckerberg).

We have already seen novel innovative products from Amazon and HP (including a Physical Digital Computer – “HP Sprout” [4] ).

And Apple, the consumer Electronics Company, has started working on a new Digital Car ( #DigitalCar ) – that is Self Driving [5] and Electric [6] and a new Search Engine [7].

 

Auto Companies

Auto Companies have renewed their efforts on innovation and research.

And It’s not just American Auto Corporations. German and Japanese Auto Corporations are equally excited by innovation possibilities!

We witnessed their efforts and had a glimpse of our future cars in CES 2015.

German automaker Mercedes-Benz showcased their “Concept Car” [3] – which is pretty far from “Cars” as we know them today!

Japanese automaker Toyota unveiled almost 6000 patents concerning “Fuel Cell Technology” to the world – furthering opportunities for research and innovation for people all over the world in CES 2015 [2].

 

Physical Digital Computing

And in the mean time – several new areas of innovation are taking shape – (from Digital Manufacturing and “Wearables” to Smart Home and Physical Digital Retail) – all of which fall under the broad area “Physical Digital Computing”.

 

Innovations will accelerate by several magnitudes as soon as I start working on Engineering & Scientific Innovations : At My Ventures [1].

 

Welcome to the 21st Century Renaissance!

Welcome to a new World – a world far better than the world we used to live in!

Welcome to World Version 2!

 

Articles By Me:

 

References

  1. Engineering & Scientific Innovations : At My Ventures [TahsinVersion2.com]
  2. Toyota “Fuel Cell” Patents – CES 2015: Toyota opens up almost 6000 hydrogen patents [BBC]
  3. Mercedes-Benz concept car – Mercedes-Benz unveils connected, self-driving concept car at CES 2015 [CNET]
  4. HP Sprout: Computer Reimagined HP Sprout: is this the future of desktop computing? [The Telegraph]
  5. Apple Car: Self driving Apple studies self-driving car, auto industry source says [Reuters]
  6. Apple Car: Electric – Apple Gears Up to Challenge Tesla in Electric Cars [WSJ]
  7. Apple : Search Engine Apple working on its own search engine [IBN Live]

 

 

Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me): 

Leonardo da Vinci : The Greatest Polymath & The Central Figure of European Renaissance

 

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Digital Car : What does your future Car look like?

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [02.10.15]

Physical Digital Computing   Internet Of Things (IOT) 

A $35 Windows PC to try out your inventive & creative potentials:

 

Microsoft

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [02.05.15]

Drug Discovery

Robot Scientist

Robot1_3

“Eve exploits artificial intelligence to learn from early successes in her screens and select compounds that have a high probability of being active against a chosen drug target,”

Eve automates early-stage drug design. The robot system is able to screen over 10,000 compounds per day, and uses a smart screening system based on genetically engineered yeast. This allows Eve to exclude compounds that are toxic to cells and select those that block the action of the parasite protein while leaving any equivalent human protein unharmed.”