New study shows how ‘our’ RNA stably binds to artificial nucleic acids — ScienceDaily

As medical research progresses, traditional treatment protocols are being rapidly exhausted. New approaches to treat diseases that do not respond to conventional drugs are the need of the hour. In search for these approaches, science has turned to a wide range of potential answers, including artificial nucleic acids. Artificial or xeno nucleic acids are similar to naturally occurring nucleic acids (think DNA and RNA) — but are produced entirely in the laboratory.

Xeno nucleic acids are essential for the development of nucleic acid-based drugs. To be effective, they need to be able to stably bind to natural RNA (a cellular single-stranded version of the DNA, which is essential for all body processes). However, it is unclear how, if at all, RNA hybridizes with these xeno nucleic acids. A new study by researchers from Japan sheds light on this mechanism, opening doors to the development of potentially revolutionary nucleic acid-based drugs.

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China turns on nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’

The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device and can reach tempera
The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China’s largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device and can reach temperatures of over 150 million degrees Celsius

China successfully powered up its “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, state media reported Friday, marking a great advance in the country’s nuclear power research capabilities.


The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China’s largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device, and scientists hope that the device can potentially unlock a powerful clean energy source.

It uses a powerful magnetic field to fuse hot plasma and can reach temperatures of over 150 million degrees Celsius, according to the People’s Daily—approximately ten times hotter than the core of the sun.

Located in southwestern Sichuan province and completed late last year, the reactor is often called an “artificial sun” on account of the enormous heat and power it produces.

“The development of nuclear fusion

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Preparing Leaders For The Artificial Intelligence Age

Founder and CEO, Analytics Insight, providing organizations with strategic insights on disruptive technologies. 

Technological disruptions are redefining the era of rapid business transformation and changing the future of work, management, the implications for organizations and how they can navigate to the next horizon.

Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive technologies fueling this radical transformation. AI is replacing the nature, scope and scale of work and forcing enterprises to revise traditional business models in order to stay competitive.

As AI impacts businesses of all shapes and sizes across all industries, there is no reason to believe that leadership will be spared from the influence of AI. In fact, I believe it is very likely that AI will supplement many aspects of leadership, including responsibilities related to the processing of facts and information.

Although such changes bring valid concerns to leaders, it is also important to understand how

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Inventors To Prevent Idea Theft

Stealing another company’s ideas is nothing new in the cut-throat corporate world.

Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, once said: “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” Facebook helped build out its global empire with a copycat strategy when it lacked its own imagination and invention, prompting The Wall Street Journal to write: Facebook employees’ new motto? “Don’t be too proud to copy.”

But innovative companies must stand up to this longstanding practice of “borrowing” their ideas; this should not be dismissed as simply the cost of doing business in the fast-paced world of technology. It may not be easy, but coming to the rescue to protect ideas is technology itself.

Companies need to understand the options available to protect them.

Copyright is certainly used but has a very narrow scope. Trademarks are valuable but also limited because they only protect the likes of a business name

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Artificial Intelligence in Military Market is estimated to reach $18.8 billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 14.9% from 2020 to 2025

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New York, United States, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 13:52:17 / Comserve Inc. / — Artificial intelligence is the capability of a computer system to perform tasks that generally require human intelligence, such as speech recognition, visual perception, and decision-making.

Global Artificial Intelligence in Military Market is estimated to reach $18.8 billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 14.9% from 2017 to 2025. Artificial intelligence is the capability of a computer system to perform tasks that generally require human intelligence, such as speech recognition, visual perception, and decision-making. This technology includes deep learning and machine learning. Advancing computing power, and growing occurrence of chipsets supporting artificial intelligence are the drivers fueling the market growth. In addition, rising adoption of cloud services by militaries have also stimulated the growth of the market. However, unavailability of structured data is

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Artificial Intelligence Market is estimated to reach $43.2 Billion by 2024; growing at a CAGR of 59.8% from 2020 to 2024

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New York, United States, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 04:48:43 / Comserve Inc. / — Artificial intelligence (AI) is the concept and development of computer-systems able to perform tasks usually requiring human intelligence, for instance speech recognition, visual perception, decision making.

Global Artificial Intelligence is estimated to reach $43.2 Billion by 2024; growing at a CAGR of 59.8% from 2016 to 2024. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the concept and development of computer-systems able to perform tasks usually requiring human intelligence, for instance speech recognition, visual perception, decision making, and translation among languages. Arrival of new technologies, has shown a new era to the computer world. Due to this fact AI has come into existence which behaves more like a human mind. An intelligent computer or software controlled-robots think in the same manner a human being can. The areas

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South Korea vows to invest $1B for artificial intelligence

Nov. 25 (UPI) — South Korea pledged to invest about $1 billion for artificial intelligence in semiconductor manufacturing to build on the nation’s success developing computer chips to power economic growth.

President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday at a meeting of South Korea’s top tech executives in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, that his administration is prepared to improve regulations on artificial intelligence and provide a road map for innovation, EDaily and News 1 reported.

“Countries around the world are competing to dominate in artificial intelligence,” Moon said. “South Korea’s dream is to become a leader [in the sector] in the post-pandemic era.”

Moon also said Korea has applied AI for public use, and that Seoul will work to open an “AI era” that would allow South Koreans to enjoy the benefits of innovation in their daily lives.

South Korean business executives said at the event they have been working with the government.

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MESOPHDIO breaking down the bottleneck of cancer cells recognition by artificial intelligence technology

MESOPHDIO breaking down the bottleneck of cancer cells recognition by artificial intelligence technology

The changing landscape of digital medical imaging solutions is enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. And the new challenges in the fast changing development of Bioinformatics, or called BioICT, are becoming one of the key driving forces to lead the way of future smart healthcare solutions. MESOPHDIO Laboratory is a new startup company targeting AI services for professors, doctors and Bio-tech companies to provide AI-powered applications or solutions.

Dealing with high resolution medical images is one of the major out-sourcing services provided by MESOPHDIO Lab. This service requires customized skills to do AI-based image processing. Once customers prepared data sets for AI model training, the rest of works will be handled by MESOPHDIO including digitized data gathering, tagging data and AI model training. It will bring great convenience to customers.

The founder of MESOPHDIO Lab. is Dr.

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Artificial intelligence could be used to hack connected cars, drones warn security experts

Cyber criminals could exploit emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning to help conduct attacks against autonomous cars, drones and Internet of Things-connected vehicles, according to a report from the United Nations, Europol and cybersecurity company Trend Micro.

While AI and machine learning can bring “enormous benefits” to society, the same technologies can also bring a range of threats that can enhance current forms of crime or even lead to the evolution of new malicious activity.

“As AI applications start to make a major real-world impact, it’s becoming clear that this will be a fundamental technology for our future,” said Irakli Beridze, head of the Centre for AI and Robotics at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. “However, just as the benefits to society of AI are very real, so is the threat of malicious use,” he added.

SEE: Cybersecurity: Let’s get tactical (ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature)

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Conventional revolution: the ethical implications of the natural progress of neonatal intensive care to artificial wombs

Abstract

Research teams have used extra-uterine systems (Biobags) to support premature fetal lambs and to bring them to maturation in a way not previously possible. The researchers have called attention to possible implications of these systems for sustaining premature human fetuses in a similar way. Some commentators have pointed out that perfecting these systems for human fetuses might alter a standard expectation in abortion practices: that the termination of a pregnancy also (inevitably) entails the death of the fetus. With Biobags, it might be possible, some argue, that no woman has the right to expect that outcome if the technology is able to sustain fetal life after an abortion. In order to protect the expectation that the termination of a pregnancy always entails the death of the fetus, Elizabeth Romanis has argued that fetuses sustained in Biobags have a status different than otherwise ‘born’ children. In support of that view,

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