A plastic surgeon in China has successfully grown an artificial ear on a man’s arm in a pioneering medical procedure.

The patient, surnamed Ji, lost his right ear in an accident and yearned to have it back, reports Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People’s Daily.

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Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – Doctor grows new ear on a man's ARM to restore his hearing after he lost the organ in a horrific accident

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The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.

No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which was nothing more than a machine that could be bought on Amazon. But armed with advanced artificial intelligence software, it had been transformed into a robot that could find and identify the half-dozen men carrying replicas of AK-47s around the village and pretending to be insurgents.

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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

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Leaders say warfare in the coming decades will be fundamentally different from the past 25 years.

To envision the wars of the future, first remember those of the distant past, with their soul-numbing artillery barrages and unstinting waves of conventional enemy forces. Then speed up that mental newsreel and imagine a ground war accelerated by artificial intelligence and precision munitions, nested in a larger strategic sphere where everything is moving at Internet velocity.

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Time For Truth: (Defence One) – Army Warns that Future War with Russia or China Would Be ‘Extremely Lethal and Fast’

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Medtronic Plc will bring to market the world’s first artificial pancreas, after U.S. regulators cleared the device for diabetics to automatically monitor blood sugar and supply insulin, replicating what a healthy version of the organ does on its own.

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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Artificial Pancreas Approved by FDA Marks a Global First

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The thing is: We’d never know it anyway.

In a note to clients out Tuesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there’s a 20%-50% chance that we’re living in the matrix — meaning that the world we experience as “real” is actually just a simulation.

The firm cites comments from Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Nick Bostrom’s seminal paper on the issue as the basis for its 20%-50% view.

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