Wynand Vermeulen

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The All Controller aims to be a universal remote for your game consoles

Launching next year after a successful Kickstarter campaign<p>With the addition of the Nintendo Switch, I now have five video game consoles connected to my television. That means a lot of HDMI cables, but it also means a lot of controllers laying around. When you start adding second (or third, or …

Nintendo Switch

Reining in the dastardly algorithms that are trying to control our lives

The prevailing view of artificial intelligence is that some day machines will help us reach better decisions than we can make on our own, improving our lives.<p>This view presumes that we trust the organizations that use AI to provide us with products and services. But that is a faulty assumption, …

MIT's 'Moral Machine' taps the crowd to decide who dies in a self-driving car accident

If there’s an unavoidable accident in a self-driving car, who dies? This is the question researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) want you to answer in ‘Moral Machine.’<p>The simplistic website is sort of like the famed ‘Trolley Problem’ on steroids. If you’re unfamiliar, according …

Driverless Cars

AI and robots? Will someone think of the jobs, says HPE CEO Whitman

Cynics might say Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is on thin ice when discussing job preservation in the era of AI and robotics given her …

Meg Whitman

9 predictions for AI in 2017

AI has been hot in 2016, and it’s not cooling off anytime soon. The investments, acquisitions, trials, reorganizations and breakthroughs of the past year have set the AI industry up to have tremendous impact over the next twelve months. Here are nine predictions to watch for in 2017:<p>1. We’ll end …

Taiwan to get first dibs on ASUS' Zenbo home robot

At Computex, ASUS captured the hearts of many with its cute home robot, Zenbo, with Chairman Jonney Shih hinting at a retail launch before end of this year. Well, he's not too far off in the end. At today's local launch event, the company announced that its Intel-powered bot will be up for grabs in …

Pornhub’s Genie chatbot will keep you abreast of the latest porn news

Porn site operator Pornhub has moved into the steamy bot scene with its own Aria chatbot that will keep you up to speed on the latest in porn news.<p>Pornhub cast its zany Aria character, which has been around for two years, as a chatbot on the Blend chatbot platform, which has launched its …

John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

“Some fine early morning before another summer has come, one man chosen from the calmly intent seven . . . will embark on the greatest adventure man has ever dared to take. Dressed in an all-covering suit to protect him from explosive changes in pressure, strapped into a form-fitting couch to …

Space Exploration

Google's self-driving cars are inches away from being made by Fiat Chrysler

Google is reportedly in the late stages of talks with Fiat Chrysler on an “advanced technical partnership” to produce autonomous vehicles. <i>Auto Extremist</i> first reported the deal, citing a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations, and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> later corroborated the story. The …

Automotive Industry

Daniel Chao's Halo Neuroscience Builds Headset To Train Your Brain

<b>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Daniel Chao, Co-Founder and CEO, Halo Neuroscience.</b><p>Dr. Daniel Chao has been working most of his adult life to improve people’s lives through medical research. To achieve that goal and gain the knowledge and …

Labor Economics

Mark Zuckerberg thinks AI will start outperforming humans in the next decade

Computer systems that can see, hear, and understand language better than their creators<p>On yesterday's investor call, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked how the machine learning technology behind its recent introduction of bots to Messenger would manifest itself in the future. "So …

Artificial Intelligence

How Microsoft Conjured Up Real-Life Star Wars Holograms

<i>Help me, HoloLens. You're my only hope</i>.<p>OK, so maybe it's not quite time to write R2-D2 out of <i>Star Wars</i> quite yet. But Microsoft researchers have …

Should Mental Health App Developers Back Up Their Claims With Clinical Evidence?

We asked three experts to weigh in.<p>Millions of people with mental health disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, are not getting the help they need. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 50% of people in developed countries and 85% in developing ones lack proper …

Digital Health