Aaron Richardson

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Robots are reading Hollywood scripts – and writers aren’t happy

An automation too far.<p>ScriptBook hope that their algorithms will be used by Hollywood producers, not necessarily to find the next big hit, but to …

Domino's will begin using robots to deliver pizzas in Europe

Starship Technologies, the London-based company that has created six-wheeled self-driving delivery robots, will begin taking customers Domino's …

Robot called Amelia to do the job of human council workers for the first time

A robot will replace human workers in delivering public services for the first time at a local council beset by budget cuts.<p>The robotic employee, known as Amelia, has been purchased by Enfield council in London and can make decisions and track customer emotions.<p>The artificial intelligence (AI) …

An Artist Built A ‘Harmful Robot’ That Will Deliberately Hurt Humans, Because We Needed To Fear Robots

In the 1950s, Isaac Asimov created three basic rules of robotics. Dubbed “Asimov’s Laws,” they’re more or less the fundamental design principles of any robot. Even really dangerous robots with shotguns don’t pull the trigger themselves. A human decides where and when another human should be killed …

Living forever as robot? Prototype lets humans upload their mind into mechanized ‘heads’

An Artificial Intelligence pioneer is embracing the controversial idea of uploading the memories, thoughts and feelings of a living person into a …

Emotibot wants to help chatbots know how you really feel

Emotional intelligence is a hard thing to achieve, even in humans. But it’s especially difficult in robots, and maybe even more so in chatbots, whose available tools for picking up on emotional cues are quite limited.<p>Emotibot is a Chinese startup focused on making sure personal assistants, chatbots …

Brain chips let a paralyzed man feel touch through a robotic arm

The brain chips zap the patient's brain to let him feel when robotic fingers are touched<p>Nathan Copeland hasn’t been able to move his legs or hands since he broke his neck in a car accident more than a decade ago. But now that scientists have implanted four chips in his brain, Copeland can control a …

Robot Police Officers will patrol Dubai streets in 2017

RoboCop may be a science fiction movie, but as Dubai increasingly embraces futuristic technology, it may not be too far from reality.<p>A prototype was …

Construction Industry

Watch humanity fall in love with a robot trash can

Hot garbage<p>It's easy to love a robot with a face. But it turns out we'll react just as positively to a trash can sitting on a Roomba. That was the finding of four students at the Stanford Center for Design Research, who sent a mobile trash can equipped with a hidden camera into two public locations …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

This Incredible Hospital Robot Is Saving Lives. Also, I Hate It

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:45 pm. 8:45 pm<p>The robot, I’m told, is on its way. Any …

This Robot Builds Other Robots, Learns From Failures, Builds Better Robots

Darwin probably didn’t expect basic principles of evolution to apply to machines, but here we are: Researchers have created a “mom” robot that …

Bots and Gender

Some thoughts on the role of gender in bot interactions.<p>Recently I was listening to the This Is Product Management podcast featuring Dennis …

Incredible ‘Living’ Alzheimer’s Implant Clears Mouse Brains Of Toxic Junk

Alzheimer’s may be the cruelest of brain diseases.<p>Decades before the first signs of dementia strike, toxic protein clumps called amyloid plaques have been slowly, insidiously building up in the brain. The plaques clog the brain’s waste disposal system and wreak havoc on the delicate molecular …

Alzheimer's Disease

Inside the Future of Permanent Wearable Technology

Scientists have created an implantable brain chip that could provide personalized treatments for patients. Here's how.<p>In the future, taking a pill to treat a headache may seem like a low-tech solution.<p>Scientists have built an implantable brain chip that regulates the amount of dopamine in mice …

The Secrets Behind Designing an AI Persona

In a future ripe with AI assistants, machines must seem more human<p>Collective anxiety over the future of artificial intelligence reached a peak with</i> …

"Social AI" lets Mario and Luigi learn how to save the princess on their own

Old-school gamers will fondly remember the effort it took them to master a new Super Mario level, but thanks to a new development in artificial …

The scientist behind the most comprehensive study of brain training says apps like Lumosity are based on shaky science

But no longer — the Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on Lumosity, which agreed to pay a $2 million settlement earlier this month.<p>"Lumosity preyed on consumers' fears about age-related cognitive decline, suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia, and even Alzheimer's …

The Brain

Scientist Disputes Study Claiming Atheist Children More Charitable Than Religious Children

A scientist has denounced the merit of a recently released study that claims atheist children are more altruistic than religious children.<p>Earlier …

Religion

Why do we get songs stuck in our heads? Explaining your Earworm

Earworms can be simply defined as a short section of music that comes into your mind without effort and then repeats itself. It implies the …

Scientists explain the evolutionary roots of language in the brain