THE ROBOTS ARE COMING

By Malcolm Out Loud | This future business is both fascinating and scary as hell. The talking animals are cool maybe but the robot sex - I don't know folks!

Five robots that are changing everything

From robot simians that can clean up nuclear accidents, to powered exoskeletons that enable you to lift huge objects, robotic technologies are developing incredibly quickly. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, chief engineer at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks us through five robots that are changing the …

Robots

It’s really hard for robots to pick things up but this one is great at it

While businesses like Amazon are using robots to move things around their factory floors, getting them to identify and then actually pick up awkwardly-shaped objects “remains a difficult challenge” because most everyday objects aren’t uniform.<p>Berkeley scientists however, have invented a robot that …

Robots

Drones keep dropping drugs and porn into prisons

Used for smuggling into federal prisons a dozen times in five years<p>A new report from <i>USA Today</i> found that drones have been used more than a dozen times to fly contraband into federal prisons over the last five years, as scattered reports suggest the smuggling operations have proven popular.<p>The paper …

Drones

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Singularity

US military will have more combat robots than human soldiers by 2025

The US military will have more robot soldiers on the battlefield than real ones by 2025, a top British intelligence expert has claimed.<p>John Bassett, …

Robots

Facebook teaches bots how to negotiate. They learn to lie instead

The chatbots came up with their own original and effective responses - including deceptive tactics<p>Facebook’s 100,000-strong bot empire is booming - …

Chatbots

Facebook is building chat bots that can negotiate and plan ahead like actual humans

Facebook says its bots are getting smarter.<p>Facebook says its machines are getting more and more human.<p>The social giant released research Wednesday outlining its efforts to train artificially intelligent chat bots to negotiate with real humans — a skill that requires bots to actually plan a few …

Artificial Intelligence

ISIS Will Use Killer Robots One Day, Says A.I. Expert

An A.I. expert from Australia thinks that automating weapons will lead us into a <i>Terminator</i> scenario. If people don’t direct the killing machines, …

Robots

Goodbye doctors, hello robots

It’s time we started treating our healthcare with the same respect that we’ve given our music libraries. It’s time to personalize mental health and optimize physical training — and I don’t want to wait around for appointments with six-figure graduate students using decades-old technology to give me …

Mental Health

10 tools based on AI that will change your freelancing career

Is your career endangered by AI?<p><i>The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.</i><p><i>—</i></i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk says robots will beat humans at everything by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX …

Artificial Intelligence

The construction industry is short on human workers and ripe for a robotic takeover

Construction is one of the least-digitized industries in the world, and its productivity is suffering.<p>Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages and weak productivity growth — all of which mean the business of building is ripe for a robotic …

Construction

How long do you have left to live? A new AI could have the answer

Results "comparable" to those of doctors<p>Using artificial intelligence to predict how long we’ll live, is now a step closer to reality thanks to new …

Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence optimizes recruitment

While we worry about artificial intelligence driving us into unemployment, a lot of job positions remain vacant and a large percentage of applicants never hear back from employers.<p>This is largely due to the inefficiency of the manual recruitment tools and processes, which make it extremely hard for …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates wants to tax robots, but the EU says, 'no way, no way'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates wants to tax robots who take people's jobs, but a top European Union (EU) official has other ideas.<p>Andrus Ansip, the …

Basic Income

AI experts predict the future: Truck drivers out of jobs by 2027, surgeons by 2053

Hundreds of AI experts predict when their models will beat humans at everything.<p>Google has hung up its AlphaGo gloves after trouncing the world's …

Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Say Controlling A.I. Will Be Impossible for 3 Reasons

Holding artificial intelligence accountable for its actions is easier said than done, predicts a team of British researchers.<p>In a paper published …

Artificial Intelligence

AI is already beating us at our own game

Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a wide variety of fields. From beating grandmaster Go players to outguessing cardiac surgeons, lipreading …

Machine Learning

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%

It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough.<p>Jacobi went for a long walk in Riverside Park and happened to bump into Or Shani, CEO of an AI firm, Adgorithms. After discussing Jacobi’s sales woes, Shani, …

Harley Davidson

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, bots will likely be …

This site estimates how likely you are to lose your job to robots

As artificial intelligence and robotics continue to pick up steam, thousands of jobs we could once take for granted are at risk of being automated, threatening to leave a bevy of diligent workers on the dole. But there might be a tool you can consult to take the necessary measures before your time …

Robots

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robots

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

The Brain

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years?<br>Chances are we’ll be taller. Humans have already seen a boom in height over the last 130 years.<p>In 1880 the average American male was 5’7’’. Today, he’s 5’10’’.<p>We may also merge with machines that can enhance our hearing, …

Singularity

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

Terrifying AI learns to mimic your voice in under 60 seconds

When it comes to personal privacy and overall security, we often think of passwords, fingerprints, and even our own faces as being the keys that …

Farmers Are Replacing Migrant Workers With Robots

The robotic pickers don't get tired and can work 24 hours a day.<p>Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.<p>That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing …

Inside China’s Plans for World Robot Domination - Bloomberg

Scenes from China’s quest to dominate the robotic future: At startup E-Deodar, a human-looking droid serves coffee to employees who are building …