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IEEE RO-MAN2015 | The 24th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Many types of robots have been developed to communicate with people. The technologies to support the human-robot communication became the center of …

Robotics

Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.<p>We're a very long way from a robot that can think like a human -- if, indeed, it's a possibility at all -- but if it is going to happen, several things have to fall into place.<p>One big step toward a …

Robotics

The Backed Pack: Buddy robot tends to the family, patrols the home

<i>Each week our friends at Backerjack highlight a cool, crowdfunded gadget. This week we look at Buddy, which has more than doubled its original $100,000 goal.</i><p>There are a growing number of multi-function robots on crowdfunding sites. While some, such as JIBO, may strike consumers as too robotic to …

Robotics

IBM Watson can analyze the tone of a message

IBM researchers have created the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer, a supercomputer application which can read a message and judge the tone conveyed in the message.<p>This is the kind of task that a human can do naturally, but that takes a lot more intelligence than a computer can usually deliver.<p>But Rama …

Psychology

Why Robots Are Bad at Doing Laundry

They may be coming for our jobs, but they really struggle with folding shirts.<p>Afraid of robot overlords rolling in to steal your job? Take solace in the fact that these gizmos get tangled up in tasks that require dexterity and on-the-spot problem solving.<p>As CityLab has previously reported, an …

Robotics

DeepDream - a code example for visualizing Neural Networks

article<p>en_US<p>https://research.googleblog.com/2015/07/deepdream-code-example-for-visualizing.html<p>Research …

Look at all the psychedelic art people are creating with Google’s DeepDream AI code

Just a few days after Google open-sourced its code for generating trippy images using artificial intelligence, you can now explore a subreddit page on social discussion board site Reddit that’s specifically devoted to sharing pictures created with DeepDream.<p>Reddit user UngerUnder announced the …

Artificial Intelligence

Picademy 5 Picamera Intro Workshop

Raspberry Pi

Consumers and tech - does Las Vegas know what you want?

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p><b>It's a monument to excessive consumption - the burgers are bigger, the neon lights flash brighter, and they've just unveiled the biggest big wheel in the world. And in the first week of January Las Vegas also becomes home to the excessive ambitions of an</b> …

Las Vegas

Now this is the best tech I've seen in Vegas so far... http://t.co/0DL3cL4YKS

Some of the bloggers attending #ces2015 have begun to lose it... http://t.co/TntPlUVX94

Just shared a photo #throughglass http://t.co/qsaKrr72uW

JAN 7: Let your car park on its own. #CES2015 #Ces #Cars #Car #Auto #CarNews #Parking #Tech #Technology BBC reporter @ruskin147 tests the self-parking car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Watch more: bbc.in/cesinventors @BBCShorts #BBCShorts

The Thing About Vegas

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p><b>Things - they're the next big thing in Las Vegas. Everyone is saying it at CES - Samsung thinks things are the next paradigm in technology, plenty of other companies are telling us that things are going to provide a huge opportunity for them and their</b> …

Internet of Things

Producer @minnie_r has just built an entire radio studio at #ces2015 and is not at all stressed, oh no... http://t.co/XYwqrknjMR

BBC World Service - Tech Tent - Downloads

Last Friday<p>New AI tools let you put words into the mouths of public figures.<p>Download<p>Fri 13 Apr 2018<p>Facebook's boss Mark Zuckerberg tells Congress users control their data - but do they?<p>Fri 6 Apr 2018<p>Mark Zuckerberg reveals almost all users could have had details "scraped" by others.<p>Fri 30 Mar …

Mark Zuckerberg

Nokia's brand name merry-go-round

<b>This week one of the best known names in technology launched a new product, the N1 Tablet.</b><p>It comes from Nokia, the Finnish company that once had 40% of the mobile phone market.<p>You can already buy another Nokia tablet, the Lumia 2520, and of course any number of Nokia phones.<p>But these all come from …

Mobile

Twitter co-founder defends app and talks about new project

The chairman and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has been in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.<p>The free app turns a tablet or smartphone into a sales register that can be used to process payments.<p>He spoke to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones and defended Twitter against …

Jack Dorsey

Universal Credit - an IT experiment

<b>It's an ambitious scheme to transform the benefits system but Universal Credit has begun to look like a classic example of how big IT projects go wrong.</b><p>A year ago the National Audit Office described the project and in particular its technology as beset by "weak management, ineffective control and …

Universal Credit

Stephen Hawking: 'AI could spell end of the human race'

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1128000/1128633_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527040623_4202490ef3676884e6921e40fc8e1303<p><b>Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very</b> …

Singularity

Does AI really threaten the future of the human race?

<b>The end of the human race - that is what is in sight if we develop full artificial intelligence, according to Stephen Hawking in an interview with the BBC. But how imminent is the danger and if it is remote, do we still need to worry about the implications of ever smarter machines?</b><p>My question to …

Artificial Intelligence

As schools grapple with coding revolution many may get left out

<b>This morning the Prime Minister puts his weight behind a new drive to give children in schools across England a better set of technology skills.</b><p>He is announcing the formation of a National College for Digital Skills, a new GCSE in Computer Science and an investment in the recruitment of 2,500 new …

Computer Science

Want to read Facebook’s new terms in full? A mere 20,000 words!

Are social media companies trying to make it difficult to understand how they use our data?<p>It certainly seems that way to me.<p>A government committee …

Social Media

The Only Bitcoin Wallet Approved for the iPhone

Apple is letting bitcoin back onto the iPhone.<p>Over the weekend, Apple approved the first bitcoin wallet app since it announced, earlier this month, …

Google launches 'Glass at Work' program with five partners making apps for business

Many of Google Glass' brightest success stories have come from the workplace, and Google seems to realize that may be the best location for it to forge ahead. Earlier this year Google said that it was opening up a program called Glass at Work, which would certify companies to make business or …

Uber uber alles?

<b>Imagine a transport business that's under five years old, but is already worth more than airlines like Easyjet or British Airways, or delivery services like TNT or Britain's Royal Mail.</b><p>You might think this was a new budget airline, or perhaps a service offering the promise of rocket trips into …

Transportation

Google Glass Adds Notification Glance Feature

Tired of tapping or nodding to see a notification in Google Glass? Google thinks you are. Today the company announced that an experimental feature, Notification Glance will let you see Notifications by just looking up.<p>The current method for seeing a notification involves either tapping the touchpad …