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Quantum encryption is now fast enough for voice calls

You could have 'unbreakable' security without taking a speed hit.<p>Quantum encryption is theoretically a dream for security, as you can't even inspect the data without altering it. However, it's currently several times slower than the conventional kind, which makes it impractical for voice calls or …

Quantum Physics

You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and safe assistant to humans. It also features a so-called “master maneuvering systems,” which is essentially a VR-powered remote operating platform that a human can use to have the …

“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

The Latest in Robots from SoftBank: Pictures

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human help<p>Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful …

Artificial Intelligence

Eagle Prime Vs Kuratas: First Giant Robot Duel Will Be Streamed On October 17

In popular culture, “mecha” is a term usually used to refer to the giant robots of science fiction. The term originated in Japan, as an abbreviation …

Simulated Octopus Skin May Be the Future of Camouflage

Once again, cephalopods prove how amazing they are.<p>Octopuses and cuttlefish can make themselves look like a lump of sand or swaying seaweed, and …

Why You Really, Really Care About Robots Getting 'Human' Rights

In Estonia, where the digital state was invented, the government is hard at work on the legal status of robots. The question is: do artificial intelligences deserve “human” rights? Or any rights at all?<p>This may seem like a particularly lame way for EU bureaucrats to kill some time and spend …

Alphabet is training law enforcement on how to handle self-driving car crashes

The company has also taught its cars to hear and see sirens and pull over.<p>What happens when self-driving cars gets into an accident?<p>Alphabet’s self driving car division Waymo has been testing its fleet of robot cars in four states across the country — Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas — …

AI nano-machines will be injected into humans to repair and enhance muscles, bones within 20 years - IBTimes India

The technology may become so advanced within the next two decades that it may allow humans to control their surrounds and thoughts.<p>Artificial …

Who's Afraid Of Artificial Intelligence?

“Humans were are not built to spend more than two hours looking at a screen or scrolling through excel sheets. Humans are best at being human. Artificial Intelligence will do the rest.”<p>Telling words from Jim Stolze, Co-founder of aigency — an Amsterdam-based company that recruits AI and humans for …

Artificial Intelligence

Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence

I’ve spent a number of years studying artificial intelligence, and, until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages left to humans after AI takes over most tasks requiring memorization and logic.<p>The more I have looked into this area, however, the more …

Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes

An app and a smart pump could help you live an ordinary life.<p>If you live with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly keep track of your blood sugar levels and give yourself just the right amount of insulin. It's arduous, and more than a little frightening when you know that the wrong dose could …

Monolith Smart Mirror Hits Kickstarter (video)

Northern Elements has unveiled a new smart mirror which the development team says revolutionary and takes the form of the Monolith, which is this …

AI can revolutionize HR, but deploy with care

Artificial intelligence is transforming HR. We’ve already seen a marked rise in the number of HR tools applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to “people problems” in the workplace. As organizations embrace continuous change and greater decentralization, those who put that technology …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Taught A.I. How to Program More A.I.

Researchers at Google accomplished a feat that had been largely restricted to the realm of science-fiction dystopias: enabling artificial …

Google's AI can create better machine-learning code than the researchers who made it

Google’s AutoML system recently produced a series of machine-learning codes with higher rates of efficiency than those made by the researchers themselves. In this latest blow to human superiority the robot student has become the self-replicating master.<p>AutoML was developed as a solution to the lack …

Don't Panic, But Wi-Fi's Main Security Protocol Has Been Broken

A major vulnerability has been discovered in the protocol governing basically all modern wi-fi routers. Here’s what we know so far.<p>If you’ve set up a …

How scientists and supercomputers could make oceans drinkable

Just how tiny are carbon nanotubes?<p>Width of a spider's thread<p>4,000 nanometers<p>50 carbon nanotubes<p>0.8 nanometers each<p>Aleksandr Noy<p>Senior Research …

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Mind-controlled bionic hand can help stroke patients move again

Its creators proved that it can speed up a stroke survivor's rehabilitation.<p>A team of scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have proven that the mind-controlled device they developed can help stroke survivors regain control of their hands. Stroke typically causes …

This Cyborg Dragonfly Is the Tiniest Drone

The smaller a drone gets, the more places it can be easily flown. But while many researchers have been trying to tackle the monumental challenge of …

Remote Controls

Drones will fly into the path of the eclipse to study weather

As the sky goes dark, robots will conduct atmospheric science.<p>When the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, scientists will be ready. The astrophysics of the eclipse are known, so for space watchers it will be a time to relax and partake in the strange beauty of day gone suddenly dark. For the …

The meaning of life, according to Google's chatbot AI

Conversations with chatbots are interesting, in a short-lived sort of way. If you take Cleverbot for a spin, for example, you quickly run into issues. It's very easy to notice that the software is programmed to respond to certain keywords in a certain way, it doesn't respond as well to statements …

Telefónica will let an algorithm decide which startups to invest in

Entrepreneurship by the numbers<p>Computer programs have been an integral part of the venture capitalist's toolkit for a long time. Analyzing any company involves at least some measure of computational modeling, projection, or examination, though the ultimate decision has, until now, been usually …

Solar power still needs to get much cheaper. Are perovskites the answer?

In the future, solar power won't just come from bulky blue panels on rooftops. The solar panels of tomorrow will be transparent, lightweight, flexible, and ultra-efficient. We'll be able to coat shingles or skylights or windows with them — and it'll all be as cheap as putting up wallpaper.<p>And these …

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day (I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week).<p>Freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of …

The Serious Physics Behind a Double Pendulum Fidget Spinner

I am going to make a prediction. As people start to get bored with their fidget spinners, they are going to start playing with these double pendulum …

Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris?

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left a hell of a mess—millions of tons of debris, much of it toxic. Houston officials said this week it will cost at least …

Automation entering white-collar work

Automation