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!

AI can liberate humans to lead happier lives, if we get it right

Discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) provoke both excitement and fear in strong measure.<p>Just last week, Elon Musk predicted that AI will …

Artificial Intelligence

Vladimir Putin: World Leader in A.I. "Will Become the Ruler of the World"

Russian president Vladimir Putin has entered the global artificial intelligence development race.<p>The Verge reports that Putin claims “[a]rtificial …

Russia

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence may spark World War III

While many nervous eyes around the world are watching rogue nation North Korea and its latest nuclear test, billionaire worry-wart Elon Musk warns that an international artificial intelligence race is more likely to cause World War III than a 20th century-style arms race.<p>"China, Russia, soon all …

Artificial Intelligence

The first men to conquer death will create a new social order – a terrifying one

Immensely wealthy and powerful men like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk want to live forever. But at what cost?<p>In a 2011 <i>New Yorker</i> profile, Peter Thiel, …

Singularity

Automation by the numbers: Record-breaking year for sales of robots, components | ZDNet

New research puts hard numbers behind the staggering growth of automation in recent months<p>The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) just rolled …

Robots

Amazon patent details the scary future of drone delivery

Amazon became the world’s most popular online marketplace by making sure customers can shop for nearly anything without leaving home. The company recently filed patents to indicate it wants to do more than just sell you the things you ask for though — it’s developing drones to drop your purchases …

Amazon

Elon Musk Is Wrong Again. AI Isn’t More Dangerous Than North Korea.

Elon Musk's recent remark on Twitter that artificial intelligence (AI) is more dangerous than North Korea is based on his bedrock belief in the power …

North Korea

AI can be more dangerous than North Korea, believes Elon Musk

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has stated that people should be more worried about artificial intelligence, more than the heightened tension between …

North Korea

Bill Gates' prediction will give you goosebumps

Bill Gates is sounding the alarm on what could be a trillion-dollar technology.<p>And when Bill Gates speaks, it pays to listen.<p>The company he founded, Microsoft, was a critical part of the PC age. Even today, 15 years after retiring, he is worth an unimaginable $90 billion dollars.<p>Now he's telling …

Stocks

The jobs being overtaken by robots: in pictures

Robots

Banking with a chatbot: a battle between convenience and security

Soon, you will be able to check your bank balance or transfer money through Facebook Messenger and Twitter as banks experiment with chatbots. …

Banking

Will Artificial Intelligence Be Illegal in Europe Next Year?

The upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation imposes strict rules on how to handle personal data, creating a challenge for AI companies everywhere.<p>Many people wonder why Europe is so keen to protect people’s privacy. The reason dates back from WWII, when French and German governments …

Privacy

South Korea introduces world's first 'robot tax'

South Korea has introduced what is being called the world's first tax on robots amid fears that machines will replace human workers, leading to mass unemployment.<p>The country will limit tax incentives for investments in automated machines as part of a newly proposed revision of its tax laws.<p>It is …

Robots

Artificial Intelligence Will Evolve The Workforce, Not Replace It | Articles | Big Data

While Artificial Intelligence offers great opportunity for businesses, a prominent concern coming out of the AI revolution surrounds the workforce. …

Intelligence

10 predictions about the AI revolution

One of the world's foremost authorities on artificial intelligence lays out how he thinks society will change over the next 30 years as the …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Spar Over How Dangerous AI Really Is

Some experts take issue with Elon Musk’s frightening warning about AI taking over.<br>Read More

Artificial Intelligence

“Irresponsible”: Mark Zuckerberg Slams Elon Musk’s “Doomsday” Attitude

With the robot apocalypse nearly upon us, Zuck and Musk have two very different views of the future.<p>Three years ago, Tesla C.E.O. <b>Elon Musk</b> had a revelation. He had invested in DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence start-up that would soon be acquired by Google, and was alarmed by how quickly the …

Elon Musk

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain | Backchannel

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

Singularity

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with the company.<p>Designed by …

Robots

Meet the newest recruits of Dubai’s police force: robocars with facial recognition tech

Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help identify and track suspects.<p>The announcement by city officials this week comes as Dubai races to reshape the future of its law …

Robots

SpaceX rocket finally lifts off after two aborted launch attempts

After two aborted attempts and a three-day delay, SpaceX successfully sent a communications satellite soaring toward orbit on Wednesday.<p>The commercial space company, headed by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, initially planned for the launch to occur on July 2, but pushed it to July 3 -- when it was …

Exploration

The Fourth Industrial Age will be about AI understanding us, not the other way around

While we’re not going to let the bots take over just yet, it’s clear that bots <i>are</i> going to meet our needs, offer proactive advice, and serve us. The truth is, we won’t try to understand technology. Technology will try to understand us.<p>That’s a lofty goal. The digital revolution was about humans …

Artificial Intelligence

China Is Investing Heavily In Artificial Intelligence, And Could Soon Catch Up To The U.S.

HANGZHOU, CHINA – JANUARY 16: Alibaba employees watch an artificial intelligence robot named ET writing Spring Festival couplets at Alibaba’s Xixi District on January 16, 2017 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. The robot named ET writes exclusive Spring Festival couplets for each Alibaba …

Artificial Intelligence

Could drone beehives solve delivery issues in tomorrow’s cities?

Amazon has presented a few weird ideas for delivery and its latest, a skyscraper beehive filled with drones, is no exception. The patent application is another look at how Amazon plans to integrate drones and improve ‘last mile’ delivery.<p>Most of Amazon’s warehouses are located on the outskirts of …

Drones

The takeover begins: Vegas opens up first bar run by robots

Would you tip a robot if it poured you the perfect drink? You might have to solve that one yourself if you plan on making a trip to Sin City. The …

Robots

Next-Generation A.I. Could Develop Its Own 'Human Intuition'

Artificial intelligence is pretty good at performing tasks like driving cars, translating languages, and identifying faces. The next step is getting …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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