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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 …

Robots

“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

Japan

'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 …

Robots

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 …

Atlas Obscura

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 — …

Determine

AI nanobots injected into human body could help repair bones, muscles, enhance brain activities

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

Singularity

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 Intelligence

Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes

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 have serious consequences. However, researchers might have a …

Diabetes

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 …

Kickstarter

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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Wi-Fi

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 …

From Polar Bears to Whales, Intel Pushes the Boundaries of Wildlife Research with Drone and Artificial Intelligence

Intel Partners with Leading Science and Conservation Experts; Advances Research with Drone and Artificial Intelligence Innovation<p><b>NEWS HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Intel …

Artificial Intelligence

Mind-controlled bionic hand can help stroke patients move again

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 paralysis on one side of the body, leaving patients nearly or completely …

Robotics

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 …

Robotics

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 …

Drones

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

Google's chatbot artificial intelligence has some interesting -- and not entirely illogical -- ideas about morality, philosophy and the meaning of life.<p>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 …

Singularity

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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

Clean Energy

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 …

Physics

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 …

Environment

Automation entering white-collar work

Automation