Monthly Archives: August 2015

Brain Benelles’ Future

femalerobotFor humanity, a Chinese factory run by robots may be the biggest news story of 2015 (emphasis mine):

Previously, there were 650 employees at the factory. With the new robots, there’s now only 60

The robots have produced almost three times as many pieces as were produced before. According to the People’s Daily, production per person has increased from 8,000 pieces to 21,000 pieces. That’s a 162.5% increase.

The increased production rate hasn’t come at the cost of quality either. In fact, quality has improved. Before the robots, the product defect rate was 25%, now it is below 5%

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Clinical Notes: Patient with Knee Pain

knee03 August 2015

White, middle-aged male patient visited me today for two year checkup. Patient originally visited me in July 2013 for pain in both knees. Patient had a case history of being physically active, including repetitive squats with weights, outdoor running, basketball, sprints, and climbing stairs. I noticed the patient had bowed legs, putting him at higher risk for uneven cartilage wear, and thus knee pain.

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A.I. First Steps

Computer BrainBrain benelles are at a crossroads. As Moore’s Law holds, and computing power doubles every two years, an alien species called artificial intelligence is being born. As a consequence, technology integration may become a desirable necessity for people.

But how?

Well, brain benelles seem to break into two parts: core and edge. Core is root structure; edge builds on core. Each part of the brain seems only to need a core number of benelles to function, with extra layers of edge benelles being a big bonus.

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