IBB: Ongoing Systematic Risks Facing Healthcare And Biotech

Investment Thesis Various biologics and specialty-generic drugs may suffer up to 15 to 44% price erosion over the next 3 years after the U.S. 2020 Presidential Elections, based on my assessment. Companies in these sectors are also suffering rapid declines in prescription volume growth, of which are only limited to the United States. Health care…

Towards artificial general intelligence with hybrid Tianjic chip architecture

AbstractThere are two general approaches to developing artificial general intelligence (AGI)1: computer-science-oriented and neuroscience-oriented. Because of the fundamental differences in their formulations and coding schemes, these two approaches rely on distinct and incompatible platforms2,3,4,5,6,7,8, retarding the development of AGI. A general platform that could support the prevailing computer-science-based artificial neural networks as well as neuroscience-inspired…

Apple’s [AR]T tours feature augmented reality artworks by Carsten Höller and Nick Cave

Apple has launched a series of free augmented reality art tours featuring newly commissioned pieces by seven leading contemporary artists including Nick Cave, Cao Fei and Carsten Höller. The [AR]T Walk tours are taking place in six major global cities: London, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo, virtually installed in public places…

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse looks amazing

I loved Robert Eggers’ The Witch. It was a moody, masterfully shot masterpiece of slow-simmering tension, mistrust and the gentle hand that moves desperate people to make terrible decisions. I bought it and ripped it to watch on all the screens I own, as soon as it was released to video. Today I learned that…

Accidental massive waves in amusement park wave pool injures dozens

In Longjing, China, more than 40 people were reportedly injured at the Yulong Shuiyun Water Amusement Park when an electronics failure at their “tsunami pool” generated unexpectedly massive waves. From the South China Morning Post: Five people were still being treated in hospital for injuries, including fractured ribs, but their condition is stable, according to…

Bond villains ranked

There are, in Esquire’s counting, 104 Bond villains as of July 31, 2019. It categorized and ranked them, creating the perfect tour of the franchise’s best bits. 59. Nicknack The Film: The Man With the Golden GunThe Actor: Herve VillechaizeThe Basics: Dedicated and diminutive manservant If Herve Villechaize wasn’t such a spirited performer, Nick Nack…