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Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

Flying Car

DeepMind created a test to measure an AI’s ability to reason

<b>GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.</b> AI has gotten pretty good at completing specific tasks, but it’s still a long way from having general intelligence, the kind of …

Artificial Intelligence

AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes

Wayve's Amar Shah and Alex Kendall believe there's been too much hand-engineering going on as people try to solve the self-driving car problem.<p>"The …

Online Life

How Artificial Intelligence Could Kill Capitalism

If you believe the hype, then Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to change the world in dramatic ways soon. Nay-sayers claim it will lead to, at best, rising unemployment and civil unrest, and at worst, the eradication of humanity. Advocates, on the other hand, are telling us to look forward to a …

Artificial Intelligence

Google researchers created an amazing scene-rendering AI

A neural network from Google's DeepMind has impressive spatial reasoning skills.<p>New research from Google's UK-based DeepMind subsidiary demonstrates …

Deep Learning

This is how the robot uprising finally begins - MIT Technology Review

The robot arm is performing a peculiar kind of Sisyphean task. It hovers over a glistening pile of cooked chicken parts, dips down, and retrieves a …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch this Japanese ‘dragon’ drone slither through the air like a flying snake

Drones are awesome, but there are only so many conventional quadcopters you can see before you start to get jaded and lose your sense of wonder. …

Robotics

There’s about to be a lot more creepy Boston Dynamics robots in the world

At a technology conference in Hannover, Germany, Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, outlined how his company may soon begin to turn its decades-long robotics research into an actual business.<p>Boston Dynamics was sold to SoftBank by Alphabet last year following concerns around its ability …

Robotics

A giant new retail fulfillment center in China has only four employees

JD.com, one of China’s big e-commerce companies, has unveiled a warehouse in Shanghai that, it says, only keeps humans on board so they can service …

What happens when the AI bubble bursts?

AI experts are worried the field is on the brink of a scenario similar to the dotcom bubble bursting. It’s called an AI winter. And, if it happens, it could leave a lot of researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs out in the cold.<p>Such a scenario could happen for a number reasons, and its effects …

Artificial Intelligence

AI today and tomorrow is mostly about curve fitting, not intelligence

Important academic discussions around the 'intelligence' in AI are emerging. They help level set the reality of what's possible now and into the …

AI is Google’s secret weapon for remaking its oldest and most popular apps

I/O 2018 was all about how AI can make every Google product more useful, including products as old and pervasive as Google Maps and Google News<p>Google shocked the crowd at its I/O developer conference on Tuesday when it kicked off a fascinating discussion about AI ethics with Duplex, a human-like …

Artificial Intelligence

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Economics

Robotic woks are the chefs in this Boston restaurant

Four MIT students who once built a soccer ball-kicking robot got together with a Michelin-starred chef to build a restaurant that's not quite what you're used to. How? Well, it's staffed by robots, obviously. Spyce, a fast casual restaurant that has just opened its doors in Boston, has a …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Duke University

AI touch myself: Scientists create self-replicating neural network

A pair of researchers from Columbia University recently built a self-replicating AI system. Instead of painstakingly creating the layers of a neural network and guiding it’s development as it becomes more advanced – they’ve automated the process.<p>The researchers, Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson, …

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Neuroscience

Spot the Fake: Artificial Intelligence Can Produce Lifelike Photographs

Fraudulent images have been around for as long as photography itself. Take the famous hoax photos of the Cottingley fairies or the Loch Ness monster. …

Tempe Police release in-car video from fatal self-driving Uber crash

The Tempe Police department has released video (warning: this video may be disturbing to some) taken by the interior and exterior cameras of the Uber SUV that struck and killed a woman, Elaine Herzberg, on Sunday night. The video shows the immediate moments before the crash, and the police said …

Autonomous Cars

This drone has an origami arm that unfolds to pick up objects

Thanks, scientists for literally arming the drones<p>In a quest to make drones more functional (and just a little bit creepier), scientists have created a foldable robotic arm that allows drones to pick up objects inside narrow ditches.<p>The arm, described in a study published today in <i>Science Robotics</i>, …

Thanks, Boston Dynamics! We are doomed.

I’m sorry to inform you, but it appears the end is nigh.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company now owned by SoftBank (and once deemed too creepy for Google to keep its hands on), released a new video today (Feb. 12) of its latest four-legged creation.<p>The video shows the latest iteration of its Spot …

Robotics

I, for one, welcome our robotic waffle-stacking overlords

As a fan of both waffles and robots I present to you the FANUC food and beverage manipulation robot, waffle edition. The robot, as you see below, sorts the waffles by color, stacks them, and then another robot grabs them and puts them into a box. And these bad boys can do some heavy lifting. From …

Robotics

Two ex-Google engineers built an entirely different kind of self-driving car

Nuro is focused on last-mile deliveries with its completely driverless prototype<p>A new startup that proposes a different spin on autonomous transportation came out of stealth today. The company, called Nuro, was founded by two former lead Google engineers who worked on the famed self-driving car …

Autonomous Cars

Facebook's AI boss described Sophia the robot as 'complete b------t' and 'Wizard-of-Oz AI'

Sophia the robot has made headlines at Business Insider and other media outlets for its threats to destroy all humans, for becoming an actual citizen of Saudi Arabia, and for rejecting marriage proposals.<p>But Facebook's director of artificial intelligence research, Yann LeCun, is not convinced. …

Artificial Intelligence

Entire human chess knowledge learned and surpassed by DeepMind's AlphaZero in four hours

Hundreds of years of chess knowledge was learned and then surpassed by Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence algorithm in just four hours, it has emerged.<p>The astonishing programme AlphaZero quickly mastered the ancient game, before coming up with completely new strategies, which are now being …

This neural network can fix damaged photos and enhance low-res shots

Neural networks have become an increasingly promising way to automate the restoration of damaged and/or low-resolution images. Some of these systems …

Optimization for Deep Learning Highlights in 2017

Table of contents:• Improving Adam• Decoupling weight decay<br>• Fixing the exponential moving average<br>• Tuning the learning rate<br>• Warm restarts• SGD with …

Deep Learning

These roboticists want to take over the world with a pair of legs

<b>Editors' note:</b> This article is part of Dear Future, a collaboration between CNET and VICE Motherboard that looks at major innovations -- in robotics, space travel, VR and more -- shaping the world around us.<p>If you want to catch a glimpse of the future -- as in, blockbuster Hollywood sci-fi <i>future --</i> …

Grocery giant debuts picking and packing robot that uses computer vision to determine the best grasp

A British online supermarket chain is trialing a new automated grocery picking and packing system that uses computer vision to determine the best grasping mechanism to transfer goods.<p>By way of a quick recap, Ocado is among the world’s biggest online-only grocery retailers, and it has long embraced …

Watch NASA’s AI drone race a pro human pilot

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