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By marcelo f. pereira | Seu potpourri de notícias sobre o mundo digital.

Exoskeletons debut at Ford factories

Staff will now be augmented by exoskeletons in Ford factories across the world.<p>Following successful trials, Ford will now offer employees the use of …

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p><b>Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant</b> …

What If We Actually Create Reality By Observation?

August 2, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>If we’re not here to observe the Universe, does it cease to exist?<p>What if Christ in us is what created the Universe, and …

MIT researchers develop a robot system controlled by brainwaves

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) program has come up with some amazing advances in robotics recently, from …

Brainwaves

Scientists Uncover Way To Integrate Living Muscle Into Machines To Create A 'Biohybrid' Robot

Researchers have developed a way to integrate living muscle into machines to create a biohybrid robot.<p>Reported in the journal <i>Science Robotics</i>, the study was undertaken at the University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science and demonstrates how the researchers developed the use of living tissue …

Google says Bristlecone chip could ignite quantum computing

Google has a quantum computer chip, called Bristlecone, and the company thinks it'll outdo the classical computers using today's silicon processor designs.<p>Quantum computers, which stand to revolutionize at least part of the computing industry if anybody can ever figure out how to get them working, …

Adobe Lightroom’s auto setting is now powered by AI

Adobe launched an update to its suite of Lightroom photo management apps today that, among other things, brings a new machine learning-powered auto setting to the service. The new auto setting uses Adobe’s Sensei AI platform to analyze your photo and compare it to the thousands of professionally …

These are the jobs already being created by the artificial intelligence boom

Predictions about the economic impact of artificial intelligence swing from increased productivity to the complete annihilation of industries. Clearly, nobody really knows how the introduction of autonomous decision-making software is going to shape our world.<p>But there are some early reasons for …

Harvard May Have Pinpointed the Source of Human Consciousness

Human Consciousness<p>Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person’s ability to experience and feel, but despite the important …

Meet the PowerWatch: World's first body heat-powered smartwatch

Meet the smartwatch powered entirely by body heat<p>It’s time to throw away that charging cord; Matrix Industries, a Silicon Valley materials company whose mission is to harness wasted energy, has begun to ship its first smart watch, the PowerWatch, powered entirely by body heat.<p>“It takes your body …

Smartwatches

The AI That Has Nothing to Learn From Humans

DeepMind’s new self-taught Go-playing program is making moves that other players describe as “alien” and “from an alternate dimension.”<p>It was a tense summer day in 1835 Japan. The country’s reigning Go player, Honinbo Jowa, took his seat across a board from a 25-year-old prodigy by the name of …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

IBM Watson: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

IBM's Watson artificial intelligence project is probably a whole lot bigger than you ever imagined.<p>In 2011, <b>IBM</b>'s (NYSE:IBM) Watson artificial …

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Quantum Physics

This smart lock fiasco proves the Internet of Stupid is alive and well

As anyone who’s traveled widely before the days of connected smart phones and GPS knows the pain when travel plans go awry and you end up at your place of accommodation only to find yourself locked out in the middle of the night.<p>It’s the stuff nightmares are made of and a thing of the past until …

Lego-Like Brain Balls Could Build a Living Replica of Your Noggin

The human brain is routinely described as the most complex object in the known universe. It might therefore seem unlikely that pea-size blobs of …

Amazing New Algorithms Will Fix Your Photos Before You Even Take Them

Smart like a pro.<p>New algorithms developed by Google and MIT engineers make it possible for smartphones to process and retouch photos in real-time, …

Amazon has applied to patent a beehive-like drone tower

The patent was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office and published on Thursday.<p>In the patent, Amazon describes the tower as a "multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles".<p>It's likely that the tower would be particularly useful to Amazon in densely populated areas, such as …

Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer

This thing is bananas.<p>As well as studying what we can observe today, scientists rely on simulations to understand more about the past and future of …

Experts Think This Is How Long We Have Before AI Takes All of Our Jobs

All hail our robot overlords.<p>According to a survey of artificial intelligence experts, AI will probably be good enough to take on pretty much most of …

Revolutionary Discovery About the Human Brain Could Lead to Second-Gen AI

Teaching Individual Neurons<p>The Neurophysiology department at the University of Lund has discovered that individual neurons can be taught patterns …

A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart …

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

This is crazy.<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human brain …

I Have a Computer Chip in My Brain That Reads My Thoughts

The electrode is part of a system that could help people with paralysis bypass their injuries and reanimate their limbs.<p><i>On Friday, March 24,</i> VICE <i>on HBO</i> <i>will take you inside the exciting world of bionic technology, exploring the cutting edge ways in which humans are integrating computers into their</i> …

Mossberg: The old dream of the information appliance is now real — so what’s next?

Smartphones got us there, AI will take us further<p>It’s often hard to remember that the personal computing era is still quite young. It only dates from 1977, with the arrival of the first mass-market PCs. These were the first computing devices meant for individuals that weren’t kits, had screens and …

DARPA's Lifetime Learning Project Will Let A.I. Grow Up

DARPA is working on a new machine learning technology that could let a future artificial intelligence grow up, learning from its experiences over the …

Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years.<p>That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.<p><b>Singularity Is Coming</b><p>“By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence,” Kurzweil said in an interview at the SXSW Conference with Shira Lazar and Amy …

Researchers Discover an Uncanny Valley of the Mind

The “Uncanny Valley” is one of the most successful viral ideas in the history of tech, right up there with Moore’s Law and Elon Musk’s whole …

13 ways AI will change your life

From helping you take care of email to creating personalized online shopping experiences, AI promises to transform the way we live and work.<p>But with all the hype out there, how do we know which benefits we’ll actually see? In order to learn more, I asked a few members of YEC the following question:

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