Rafaëlle van Engers

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This glowing standing desk rises when you hold out your hand

But standing desks aren't perfect. They still require you to stand in the same position for eight hours, which can strain your back and knees. And manually switching a workspace between sitting and standing can be time-consuming.<p>A new standing desk called TableAir literally solves this problem with …

Standing Desks

"The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education?

If I were to really formalize such an "Audrey test," I think it would also have to involve what you know, what you think about education, about …

32 Ways AI is Improving Education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been quietly infiltrating society in every way. Tom shares how AI is being used to improve education.The post 32 …

Machine Learning

This robot maintains tender, unnerving eye contact

Humans already find it unnerving enough when extremely alien-looking robots are kicked and interfered with, so one can only imagine how much worse it will be when they make unbroken eye contact and mirror your expressions while you heap abuse on them. This is the future we have selected.<p>The …

Robotics

Humans less likely to turn off robot when it begs to stop, study finds

Would you unplug a robot if it was begging you to stop?<p>A study from researchers in Germany found humans were more likely to listen to the robot if it objected to being turned off than when it didn't respond.<p>The study featured 85 people who sat opposite the robot, named Nao, and were told the goal …

Robotics

Nvidia Taught An AI To Flawlessly Erase Watermarks From Photos

Photographers already face an uphill battle in trying to preventing people from using their digital photos without permission. But Nvidia could make …

The Sooner You Get Your First AI Job, the Better for Your Career

Artificial intelligence is in its infancy. Businesses are eager to hire people who can help them adapt and then move ahead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence is already reshaping society as we know it in both business and consumer realms. Early use …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. The History of AI<p>The field of artificial intelligence (AI) officially started in 1956, launched by a small but now-famous DARPA-sponsored summer …

Artificial Intelligence

Met dit nieuwe systeem is autorijden in de mist een stuk veiliger

Autorijden in dikke mist is geen pretje. Je ziet net zo weinig als wanneer je met je ogen dicht zou rijden. Met langzaam rijden en de mistlichten …

New AI ethics council in Singapore will give smart advice

Singapore is taking the lead on one of the topics companies like Facebook and Google are grappling with: using artificial intelligence and data responsibly.<p>A new council is being set up to advise the city-state's government on the ethical and legal use of AI and data, Singapore's Minister for …

China as a Prime Example of “Blockchain Before Bitcoin” Policy

China shows how Blockchain-oriented national development plan can co-exist with a deprived cryptocurrency market.Last week, China’s president Xi …

This Week In China Tech: China Drones Beat America, Music Makeup Comes To Retail And More

This week we saw a huge milestone with China beating Amazon to successfully establish fully commercialized drone delivery, a new type of online to offline buying experience combining China’s Spotify with retail, and artificial intelligence (AI) predicting which roads will flood in advance in order …

Reverse Labs

Before Reverse Labs was born, Eugenio and I had an initial concept that was to create two immersive spaces that would encourage the desire to learn. …

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

Het WK volgen met virtual reality

Het WK voetbal 2018 is in aantocht, met vandaag de eerste wedstrijd. Helaas gaan we geen oranje straten, accessoires en mensen zien, maar juichen …

Listen to Google's freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table - Hack - triple j

Google has built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that's able to book a table over the phone and sound so natural it could pass as human.<p>Google …

Now playing: a movie you control with your mind - MIT Technology Review

Usually when you watch a film, you sit back in your chair, eyes trained on a screen, as the story unfolds. It’s a lot different when you watch one of …

Time Travel

Algoritme kan gewelddadige protesten voorspellen via social media

Social media-gebruikers staan nou niet bepaald bekend om hun beheerste gedrag online. Een studie van de Universiteit van Zuid-Californië (USC) heeft …

Adidas gebruikt '4D printing' voor nieuwe AlphaEdge sneakers

4D printen? Is dat een ding? Blijkbaar wel, want Adidas meldde trots dat hun nieuwe AlphaEdge 4D-schoenen met licht en zuurstof gemaakt worden. Dat …

Photos Take You Inside Sex Bot Manufacturing

A box filled with dolls heads awaits assembly (via Aleksandar Plavevski/EPA)<p>Humanoid robots are creepy enough clad (often scantily) in clothes and …

Is this why we haven't found ET yet? Alien killer robots may have destroyed every extraterrestrial civilisation in the universe, scientist claims

There may be a strange reason why we haven't been able to track down aliens despite the vast size of the universe.<p>A theoretical physicist believes …

This System Teaches Robots to Do Household Chores in a Virtual World

A new system called VirtualHome has the potential to teach robots how to execute household tasks in a 3D simulation.

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Volkskrant.nl maakt gebruik van cookies<p>Volkskrant.nl en krant.nl gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën (cookies) onder andere om u een …

Moeten we bang zijn voor robots?

Robots worden omgeven met een zweem van mysterie. In films staan robots te popelen om de macht van ons mensen over te nemen. Economen waarschuwen …

Redirecting

Dit is Somnox: 's werelds eerste slaaprobot

We weten dat een goede nachtrust onderdeel is van een goede gezondheid, en we weten inmiddels ook dat té lang slapen juist niet goed is voor ons. Dat …

SAN FRANCISCO — At the start of this decade, the Arab Spring blossomed with the help of social media. That is the sort of story the tech industry loves to tell about itself: It is bringing freedom, enlightenment and a better future for all mankind.<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, proclaimed …

Social Media

The future of healthy aging starts here - Tech7 | The innovation and tech community of the Negev

<b>A global center for third age innovation</b><p>Beer-Sheva has a growing community of startups and offers many resources which they can take advantage of. A …

5 As of AI

(Absence)<p>There is a zero-th A. We already use tools where AI <i>seems</i> to be absent. It’s there without us knowing. Eg. the photo app on your smartphone. …