Jose G. Espinoza

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Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR

Study calls for billions to fund retraining after pinpointing hospitality, retail, transport and manufacturing sectors and poorest parts of UK as most at risk<p>A leading thinktank has urged the government to spend billions of pounds helping poorly skilled workers in the less prosperous parts of the …

The Future

The least educated people in the world are in denial about how robots will take over their jobs

Emolument surveyed 900 people working across "several industries and countries" and found that those with no university education were least likely to think that technology is a risk to their job. Just 18% of people with no degree answered yes when asked: "Is technology putting your job at risk?"<p>On …

Mitsuku chatbot wins Loebner Prize for most humanlike A.I., yet again

With all the hustle and bustle going on in the world of chatbots at the moment, one crucial event that is very relevant to the future of A.I. has gone relatively unnoticed. If you are interested in chatbots and A.I., you may have heard about the Loebner Prize, which was created by Hugh Loebner and …

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.<p>The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Senate approves national GMO labeling standard

The Senate has voted 63-30 in favor of a bill that would enforce a GMO labeling standard for the whole country. If it passes, food manufacturers would be required to disclose genetically modified ingredients in their products through a label on an item's packaging. It doesn't mean bad news for …

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

Strength Exercise: Everything You Need to Know

Strength exercise, or resistance training, works your muscles by using resistance, like a dumbbell or your own body weight. This type of exercise …

Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode

The autopilot sensors on the Model S failed to distinguish a white tractor-trailer crossing the highway against a bright sky<p>The first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla Motors on Thursday evening, a development that is sure to cause consumers to second-guess the trust …

Tesla

There's a good reason why the next generation of robots will look like animals

Biomimetics.<p>That's the field dedicated to imitating aspects of nature to better understand, and potentially solve, complex human issues.<p>It's the reason why so many engineers and researchers are creating robot models of animals.<p>Robotic animals can help researchers better understand locomotion, …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Drones Are SO Over: Meet MIT's Creepy Autonomous Robot Fish

New technology usually makes waves when it's flashy, but this project from MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory takes place ominously <i>under</i> the waves. …

66 Famous Robots, Cyborgs, Holograms, and Computers

Robots at Work and Play

Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to …

This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

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Japanese Spaceship Sends Talking Robot To Space Station

Yesterday, the Japanese HTV-4 cargo vessel launched from atop a Japanese H-IIB Launch Vehicle at around 3:48pm Eastern Time. The cargo vessel will be heading towards the International Space Station, arriving later this week. The cargo vessel is carrying 3.5 tons of supplies for the crew of the …

Briggo Coffee Haus Smart Kiosk : Order and Make Your Coffee Online

<b>Briggo Coffee Haus Smart Kiosk</b> project was born out of a collaboration between Briggo and FuseProject. The idea is to bring you a new experience of …

Can Computers Write Music That Has A Soul?

Computer algorithms are at the cutting edge of modern classical music composition and can even write ‘new’ works by Bach and Mozart. Will such music ever be considered authentically human?<p>One day, you bump into your favorite author walking down the street. His works have made an indelible imprint …

Associated Press News

10 World-Changing Innovators for 2012

Tires that maintain their own air pressure. A brain-to-computer interface. Cameras that can see around corners. This year's Breakthrough Award-winning innovators are the brains and sweat behind some of the world's biggest ideas.<p>Tires that maintain their own air pressure. A brain-to-computer …

Flight, Reimagined: The First Robotic Hummingbird

No thrusters, no propellers, just flapping wings. These Breakthrough innovators embraced the challenge of building a tiny aircraft under those constraints. Their creation, a machine that look and flies just like a hummingbird, shows the wild potential of tiny remote-controlled aircraft.<p><b>The</b> …

Uncertainty: A song about quantum physics.

I think I’ll just leave this here for your enjoyment. It’s by Alison Rush, and it made me smile. Especially at the 0:48 mark.<p><i>[Correction (July 6 at</i> …

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