I remember watching this as a kid and being fascinated by the possibilities the future provided.

I cannot overstate the impact that Omni Magazine had on my life. Smile

The New Frontier (1987) Future of Bionics, Music, Genius, Computers and More – VHS

Here is a RARE VHS rip – “Omni: The New Frontier” (1987) narrated by Peter Ustinov. This look into the future from Omni Magazine includes Bionics (Man and Machine Integrated), Music (Technology and Humanity Joined), Communication (With Other Species and Worlds), Computers (From Deadly Serious to Serious fun), Genius (The Creation of Super Humans) and More.

How much brain do you need to be intelligence?  What is intelligence, anyways?

It’s a question that comes up a lot in AI research.

Bees and ants perform marvels as colonies, though each individual insect has barely any brain.

Plants—with no brain at all—exhibit behaviors that, by any definition, count as intelligent.

Brace yourself for a mind-bending session from the World Science Festival.

Earlier today, I shared Lex Fridman’s discussion on DeepMind’s recent advancement on protein folding.

Join DeepMind  Science Engineer Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool to explore the hidden world of proteins and why this discovery is a big deal.

These tiny molecular machines underpin every biological process in every living thing and each one has a unique 3D shape that determines how it works and what it does.

But figuring out the exact structure of a protein is an expensive and often time-consuming process, meaning we only know the exact 3D structure of a tiny fraction of the 200m proteins known to science.

Being able to accurately predict the shape of proteins could accelerate research in every field of biology.

That could lead to important breakthroughs like finding new medicines or finding proteins and enzymes that break down industrial and plastic waste or efficiently capture carbon from the atmosphere.