Alexander Stelmach

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The oil price and the impact of Opec’s failing states

Does it matter for the oil market that three of Opec’s 13 member states can now be classed as failed or failing? The general definition of a failed …

Oil

The CEO of Google DeepMind plans to buy a Tesla 3 off Elon Musk — who happens to be one of his early investors

Hassabis congratulated Musk on Twitter after Musk tweeted that 276,000 Model 3 orders had been made by the end of Saturday, just two days after the electric car was launched.<p>"Really amazing to hear!! Just placing my order...," Hassabis wrote.<p>At $35,000 (£24,423), the five-seater Model 3 is the …

Machines are becoming more creative than humans

Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and recognizing objects. But these are all tasks where we know …

Robots taking our jobs? Yeah, but only the crap ones

Make no mistake, we are on the cusp of a rapid technological transformation that some experts say will be faster and more disruptive than the …

Five ways nanotechnology is securing your future

The past 70 years have seen the way we live and work transformed by two tiny inventions. The electronic transistor and the microchip are what make …

Nanotech

Physicists Unleash AI to Devise Unthinkable Experiments

Quantum physics can fly in the face of human intuition—even that of a physicist such as Mario Krenn at the University of Vienna. This …

A Short History Of Deep Learning -- Everyone Should Read

Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech. Scientists have used deep learning algorithms with multiple processing layers (hence “deep”) …

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence Q1 Update in 15 Visuals

We at Venture Scanner are tracking 1110 Artificial Intelligence companies across 13 categories, with a combined funding amount of $4.8 Billion. The …

This robot flies, lands and crawls up walls like a bug

Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence earlier this week proved that machines can outsmart humans. A new prototype from researchers at California's Stanford University shows that robots are more physically versatile than us, too.<p>Not can the robot only fly, being propelled in the air by quadrotor …

Robotics

Google could be selling Boston Dynamics because even Google thinks these robots are terrifying

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. isn’t happy with Boston Dynamics, its robotics subsidiary. According to a report from Bloomberg, Alphabet executives think that Boston Dynamics is unlikely to generate substantial revenue in the next few years and is hard to work with. Toyota or Amazon could be …

Robotics

Bentley Shows Autonomous “Future of Luxury” Pod with Holographic Butler

Luxury automakers are thinking about autonomy as hard as anybody else, and even contemplating what could happen when we get to the era beyond driving. Which is why Bentley has released this sketch of what it thinks this far-distant future could look like: the interior of what is basically Johnny …

Quantum computers are often heralded as the future of smarter searching and lightning fast performance. But their amazing mathematical skills may …

Computer Science

Can IBM's Watson Beat Cancer at Its Own Game?

Teaching computers to play games has taught us a lot about AI, but the next challenge is working on real-world problems.<p>Late tonight, Google's AI program AlphaGo will take on Lee Se-Dol, the second-ranked Go player in the world, in a five-day, live-streamed match that will test the limits of …

The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million "Apollo Project of the Brain"

Three decades ago, the U.S. government launched the Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor to sequence and map all the genes of the human species. …

Machine Learning

Google's satellites will now do much more than just update your maps

Google likes maps. To make better maps, the company bought Skybox Imaging back in 2014, which helped to keep Google’s satellite imagery up-to-date, with nearly 100,000 images since the launch of the company’s first satellite.<p>Now Skybox Imaging wants to venture further than just helping keep your …

Imaging

Will AI Surpass Human Intelligence? Interview with Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber on Deep Learning

Machine learning has become a buzzword in the media these days. Recently Science magazine published a cover paper on <i>Human-level concept learning</i> …

Machine Learning

Brainiacs can thank chocolate for their cognitive skills: study

Do you have a great memory? Are you a pro at multi-tasking? You may be able to thank chocolate for that.<p>A new study published in the online journal …

Google AI beats one of world's best Go players

The ancient Chinese game Go might not be dominated by humans much longer.<p>Until recently, AIs from Google, Facebook and others were able to win …

Google AI

The Internet Is Having A Field Day With This Robot Video

These robot re-edits and dubbed videos are too funny.

The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street

<b>When Daniel Nadler</b> woke on Nov. 6, he had just enough time to pour himself a glass of orange juice and open his laptop before the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly employment report at 8:30 a.m. He sat at the kitchen table in his one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, nervously refreshing …

IBM Watson Head Mike Rhodin On The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Perhaps nothing signaled the arrival of artificial intelligence quite like January 14, 2011, when IBM Watson defeated two legendary Jeopardy! champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. At last, the computers were smarter than us. Since then, Watson has developed into a growth engine for IBM.<p>For just …

Building Tesla: inside Elon Musk's car factory of the future

At one end of Tesla's 500,000 square metre factory in Fremont, California, there is a very large, white box. Inside it is a Schuler SMG hydraulic …

Tesla

Google's release of TensorFlow could be a game-changer in the future of AI

The development of smarter and more pervasive artificial intelligence (AI) is about to shift into overdrive with the announcement by Google this week …

Artificial Intelligence

18 AI researchers reveal the most impressive thing they've ever seen

This year especially, artificial intelligence (AI) has had a renaissance — Tesla pushed their self-driving autopilot out to all eligible cars, and Google and Facebook have both announced large investments in AI research.<p>The latest human jobs to be taken by robots include video game playing and …

Bank of England: 15 million British jobs at risk from robots

Robots could replace 15 million British workers in the "third machine age", according to the Bank of England's chief economist. That's almost half of …

Bank of England

Claimed Breakthrough Slays Classic Computing Problem; Encryption Could Be Next - MIT Technology Review

A professor’s claim to have created an algorithm that dramatically simplifies one of theoretical computer science’s most notorious problems has …

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Apply now for the job of the future: “Robot helper,” a human who serves robot needs

Robots’ abilities are largely determined by what they’re programmed to do. But once the code is written and the machine is up and running, artificially intelligent machines (AIs) can learn from experience and from the humans around them.<p>Which means that, as AIs take on a growing role in the …

Robotics

Rise of the machines: Robots won’t just affect factory workers and clerks — but doctors and CEOs too

We’re used to thinking that the jobs that are most likely to be taken over by automation are low-skilled ones: clerks, lowly paper pushers, assembly …