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Distinguished scientist on the mistakes pundits make when they predict the future of AI

Rodney Brooks -- eminent computer scientist and roboticist who has served as head of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory …

Drones, Phones, And Automation: The Future Of Home Security

It flies around inside your house, ready to respond to any emergency, to ward off any intruder, and even to feed your pets when you’re away. No, it’s …

Smart Homes

Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

Unmanned Aircraft

How To Stop Worrying And Love The Great AI War Of 2018

Artificial intelligence is the biggest opportunity in business since mobile, for tech giants and upstarts alike. It’s also the most confusing. We’re here to help.<p>On a recent Monday morning, Elon Musk busied himself on Twitter by predicting how World War III would start.<p>Inspired by news that …

Artificial Intelligence

There’s a fine line between what people want robots to do and not do for them

The robots are coming, and that’s fine with most people—as long as they don’t try to run their lives.<p>Over the summer we surveyed 1,600 Quartz readers for their opinions on artificial intelligence. Among respondents, 79% said they were very or somewhat familiar with AI and most were aware of where …

It's time to rebuild the world for robots

We redesigned the world for automobiles and now it's time to redesign it for robots.<p>To understand why, consider the sad story of the clothes-folding …

How We Feel About Robots That Feel - MIT Technology Review

Octavia, a humanoid robot designed to fight fires on Navy ships, has mastered an impressive range of facial expressions.<p>When she’s turned off, she …

Sony's new Aibo pet robot goes on sale tonight in Japan

After more than a decade away, Sony's Aibo pet robot is making a return. The original dog-like robot launched in 1999, while Sony says its followup is "capable of forming an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing and raising …

Robotics

The robot lawyers are here - and they’re winning

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p>Amid the dire - and somewhat overhyped - predictions of occupations that will be decimated by artificial intelligence and automation, there is one crumb of comfort. Yes, lorry drivers, translators and shop assistants are all under threat from the rise of the …

Room service is now delivered by robots at these hotels in Singapore | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

.Robots are moving into the hospitality industry. Two robots, Jeno and Jena, have started their positions at two hotels in Singapore. Jeno can be …

Robots could also reduce food waste and help harvest crops, but they may not be commercially available for some years to come, say experts<p>Miniature robot farmers may be the answer to concerns over chemical use on farms and cutting down on food waste, as well as easing labour shortages, academic …

Agriculture

Artificial Intelligence, Human Intelligence and the Coming Conflict | Inc.com

A Changing Landscape<p>The advance and implementation of artificial intelligence is a mixed bag. Some applications may never be developed past a robotic machine that operates merely as a repetitive, assembly-line program tasked with making only basic adjustments to accommodate their environment. Other …

Robot restaurants put a new spin on fast casual

<i>This is part of CNET's "</i><i>Dining Redefined</i><i>" series about how technology is changing the way you eat.</i><p>When someone says "robot restaurant," I first think of an LED and laser show at a Tokyo venue where remote-controlled robots dance with bikini-clad girls in a sensory show that accompanies dinner.<p>But …

Robotics

Robot revolution: Most businesses are about to plough cash into artificial intelligence

Most businesses are planning to plough cash into artificial intelligence over the next two years as just one in ten leaders believes the UK to be a …

You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and safe assistant to humans. It also features a so-called “master maneuvering systems,” which is essentially a VR-powered remote operating platform that a human can use to have the …

Artificial Intelligence Can Translate Languages Without a Dictionary

Parlez-vous artificial intelligence? Two new research papers detail unsupervised machine-learning methods that can do language translation without …

Could intelligent machines of the future own the rights to their own creations?

Intellectual property may be the legal term for creations, including literary or artistic, but there is something inherently human about it as …

San Francisco Just Put the Brakes on Delivery Robots

San Francisco, land of unrestrained tech wealth and the attendant hoodies and $29 loaves of bread, just said <i>whoa whoa whoa</i> to delivery robots.<p>The SF …

Why Humanoid Robots Are Still So Hard to Make Useful

Picture a robot. In all likelihood, you just pictured a sleek metallic or chrome-white humanoid. Yet the vast majority of robots in the world around …

Robots Will Transform Fast Food

That might not be a bad thing.<p>Visitors to Henn-na, a restaurant outside Nagasaki, Japan, are greeted by a peculiar sight: their food being prepared by a row of humanoid robots that bear a passing resemblance to the Terminator. The “head chef,” incongruously named Andrew, specializes in <i>okonomiyaki</i>, …

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