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By Andrea Ferrante | 31december2099 on Artificial Intelligence, Disruptive innovation and Startups.

Holographic recreation of dead people: have a chat with Elvis

It all started In April 2012 when the deceased rap artist Tupac returned from the grave and performed “live” at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts …

Artificial Intelligence

A robot teaching itself to walk like a human toddler

Will robots soon be able to teach themselves ... everything?<p>There's a robot in California teaching itself to walk. Its name is Darwin, and like a …

Dawn of the Emotional Machine

I was at a conference a couple of weeks ago, and a group discussion broke out about machine intelligence. It was thought-provoking, and it’s …

Machine Learning

Preparing For The Technology Revolution Created By Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence will soon bring on another technological revolution, where machines may take your job and shake up the economy in the process.<p>Drones are being used in warfare; Google, Tesla, and other companies are working on self-driving cars; and robots are designed to be superb …

20 million driverless cars may be on the road by 2025

In less than a decade, there will be millions of driverless robot cars on the road.<p>At least, that is what one research firm is predicting.<p>Juniper …

Transportation

Artificial Intelligence Ethics a New Focus at Cambridge University

By<p>Amir Mizroch<p>A new center to study the implications of artificial intelligence and try to influence its ethical development has been established at the U.K.’s Cambridge University, the latest sign that concerns are rising about AI’s impact on everything from loss of jobs to humanity’s very …

Artificial Intelligence

IoT smart dress uses machine learning to read emotions

News: Device wins Telefónica R&D competition for linking art, design and style with IoT and machine learning.<p>A smart dress created with open source …

Machine Learning

Nasa releases video of R5 Valkyrie humanoid robot dancing to techno music

Are you excited about the prospect of humans heading to Mars and outer space? Well to prevent a situation arising where it's tough for astronauts to …

Human augmentation: the most controversial advances are here

Today human augmentation is eyed suspiciously, but since the first ape-men picked up rocks and started using tools, we’ve been augmenting ourselves. …

Women in Science

After Years of Unmet Expectations, Artificial Intelligence Finally Mainstream

Deloitte looked at the blossoming of artificial intelligence and its growing impact on society, and has since taken a deeper dive into the topic.

Artificial Intelligence

Biometric Tattoos To Become The New Wearables?

With companies like Apple, Fitbit and Jawbone looking to expand the use of wearables as well as there own product lines, an Austin, TX-based company …

Two Bit Circus is the future of fun

When I first heard about Two Bit Circus I was struck by their description: inventors, developers and performers. They operate in the entertainment …

Virtual Reality

The next wave of disruption: super-smart cities 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) drove Toronto to win the 2014 Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) top prize. <b>Why Toronto?</b> This is due to an array of …

Robobee under the spotlight: the micro bot that will save us

Robobee is a robot insect realized by Harvard scientists. <b>This micro bot is going to save us all</b>. Honeybees, in fact, are dying at unprecedented rates …

Robot Companies: Robots Won't Steal Our Jobs, They'll Be Our Minions

Human overlords will crack the whip, making robot laborers work around the clock, according to a new report.<p>The creeping fear that robots might someday rob humans of their jobs is unfounded, according to bunch of robot companies based out in San Francisco.<p>In a new report published Wednesday by …

Robots

Why Artificial Intelligence usually has a female voice

Siri, Cortana and Google Now have a lot more in common than just the same job description. For one, their default voice is female.<p>A quick scan …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence? 97.4 Percent Of Computers Say They Still Us Need Humans

A key trend for our 2016 technology landscape will be machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), if it isn’t a major driver in 2015 anyway that is. Right next to the term AI we will also find terms like deep learning, ‘neural’ networked computers and so-called cognitive computing.<p>As …

Artificial Intelligence

Benefits & Risks of Artificial Intelligence

“<i>Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

IoT and wearables: 5 devices that hint at the future of healthcare

As humans become more and more reliant on technology, technology becomes more and more critical to human being’s well-being.<p>Think of all the …

Internet of Things

A day at the fair of the future: my reportage from the WTT Wearable Tech Tourin

I just visited the WTT Wearables Tech Tourin and I’m happy to share my thoughts with you. It’s quite easy to describe positive feelings when you find …

Amazing

A Resurgence of Utopian Thinkers

In an article titled “The New Utopians,” Jeet Heer reflects upon humanity’s dark predictions of dystopia and bright dreams of utopia. While human …

EPA

There's No Excuse for Making Any of These 7 Fatal Startup Errors

Through my years of experience advising and investing in startups (and founding my own), it’s clear that mistakes in the beginning stages of startup development are far more the norm than the exception. Though very few startups succeed out of many that vie for funds, those that fail often make …

Entrepreneurship

Alpha 2 is a humanoid robot for your family home | Trusted Reviews

<b>We’ve been promised home robots since Rocky IV, but Alpha 2 finally looks like it could make good on our wishes.</b><p>It’s a lot smaller than Pauly’s …

Robots

Ultra-realistic robot pets are helping older people feel less lonely

If the John Lewis Christmas ad made you weep, you can’t get over 95-year-old Bill feeling ‘so alone’, and you lie awake at night terrified that your …

Cats

Scientists create microscopic submarines with light-powered molecular motors

Researchers at Rice University have revealed a breakthrough in nanotechnology that could someday quite literally change the world as we know it. Led …

Engineering

The Doomsday Invention

Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?<p>I. Omens<p>Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a <i>Times</i> best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, …

Singularity

DARPA wants your crazy robot pitches

DARPA is known for its amazing tech <i>and</i> scary robots. But it knows that somewhere out there, others are thinking of sweet automatons to help the Department of Defense. To that end, it has teamed up with Open Source Robotics Foundation for the Robotics Fast Track (RFT) program to give people outside …

Robots

How social media is driving artificial intelligence

Pinterest and Facebook are the unlikely pioneers of artificial intelligence-led photo recognition lately, but Google and Microsoft are not far behind.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

How to unlock the secrets of amazing future office technology

The majority of management tools we use today have been invented before 1920. The way we manage people today, compared to 50 years ago has hardly …

The Workplace