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Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

Facebook's plans for Oculus are finally taking shape

When Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion in early 2014, it wasn't entirely clear what Mark Zuckerberg planned to do with all of the virtual reality hardware suddenly at his fingertips. Hell, it wasn't even clear that VR was going to be a legitimate industry: Sony hadn't revealed the …

Apple Reportedly Having Trouble With Key Feature in Next iPhone

A rumored iPhone update could be in peril.<p>Apple is having trouble getting a new fingerprint sensor working for an iPhone model this year, which could …

Jeff Bezos lays out Amazon’s three-pronged approach to AI

Amazonians and investors alike, rest assured: Jeff Bezos knows artificial intelligence is a big deal.<p>The Amazon CEO took a few paragraphs in his annual shareholder letter to explain how the company is using AI throughout its business, having recognized and embraced the “external trend.” The letter …

Artificial Intelligence

Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker looks at content, not code

Facebook may have just lost its war on ad blockers. That is, if a new method developed by Princeton and Stanford researchers is implemented into a widely available blocker. Computer scientist Arvind Narayanan and his colleagues detailed unveiled a tool that detects ads the same way humans would, by …

How AI is transforming the future of fintech

At 13:07 on April 23rd, 2013, the official Associated Press Twitter account tweeted the following news item:<p>“Breaking: Two Explosions in the White …

This self-driving robot developed by Apple and Google alum can deliver food right to your doorstep

Yelp's Eat24 food delivery service partnered with robotics startup Marble to build a food-delivery robot. Although it only delivers to San Francisco's Mission and Potrero Hill Districts, for now.<p>The robot uses cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and lidar to navigate. Customers are sent a four-digit code …

A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 04.16.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the …

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

The robot scabs are coming to take your jobs

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you live in a developed or rapidly developing nation, you and your children will grow old in a world in which most people will not work, because the robots will take your jobs.<p>Every new report shows the machine replacement of human labor is accelerating, with job creation by new …

Artificial Intelligence

Russia adds gun slinging to its humanoid space robot's list of helpful skills

Just in time for the rise in global military tensions, Russian officials have released video that's sure to calm fears all around: a death dealing …

Robots Really Do Take Jobs | Investopedia

The March 2017 jobs report saw employment in the U.S. make moderate gains, with just 98,000 jobs added. That figure is markedly lower than the …

New Google Earth launching April 18, promises a ‘brand new experience,’ likely VR focus

Google has sent out press invites to ‘the unveiling of the new Google Earth‘ on April 18. The company gives no clue what to expect, but promises a ‘brand new experience.’<p>As <i>Engadget</i> observes, the smart money has to be on new virtual reality features …<p>The Earth team did launch a virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

A future Apple Watch could be essential for diabetics

Apple is quietly developing a sensor that can monitor a person's blood sugar levels continuously and non-invasively. If successful, the technology will be integrated into a future version of the Apple Watch to help people with diabetes manage their condition. At least, that's the scuttlebutt being …

Google took your drawings and taught its AI to sketch on its own

A few months ago, Google made a game called <i>Quick, Draw!</i>, where it supplied you with a word and you’d try to sketch it online. The game then used a neural network, a statistical approximation of how the brain learns, to identify what you were trying to sketch. It was like playing Pictionary with an …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple has a secret team working on the holy grail for treating diabetes

Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, California, miles from corporate headquarters.<p>They …

Diabetes

An AI backed by Elon Musk just ‘evolved’ to learn by itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>True unsupervised learning, that allows AI’s to learn by themselves, will represent a quantum leap in AI development and …

A 3D-printed key that can’t be copied

KEYS have been around for a long time. The earliest, made from wood, date back 4,000 years, to the ancient Egyptians. The Romans improved them a bit …

Apple stores are about to get very, very loud

If you’ve ever been to an Apple store, you’ll know that they’re often a frenetic hive of energy, a barely contained chaos of overflowing Genius Bar appointments and random people crowding in just to check their email on a new Mac or play music on Bluetooth speakers. But it’s possible that things …

Drones

New robots are hitting the streets of San Francisco to deliver food to your doorstep

Marble’s ground-delivery robots may one day replace delivery drivers.<p>If you live in San Francisco, your next take-out order may be delivered by a robot.<p>Marble, a robot delivery startup, is now hitting the streets of San Francisco’s relatively flat Mission and Potrero Hill districts in a new …

Acer's $300 Windows headset bodes well for the future of cheap VR

For Microsoft, the future of computing is not only virtual reality but also "mixed reality," the company's term encapsulating AR and VR experiences. That started with HoloLens, but that device costs $3,000 and is targeted at developers. Microsoft has something else in mind for consumers: $300 VR …

Jeff Bezos just perfectly summed up what you need to know about artificial intelligence

It's hard to put into words what AI is — many of the terms people use are very technical — but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just summed up everything most people need to know about artificial intelligence in his latest shareholder letter.<p>Bezos wrote:<p>"Over the past decades computers have broadly automated …

Artificial Intelligence

Tarzan the swinging robot could be the future of farming

Some farmers already use drones to monitor their crops, but a team of researchers from Georgia Tech have created a far more interesting alternative. Instead of designing yet another drone, they created a robot inspired by Kristen Bell's favorite animal: the sloth. However, they named it "Tarzan" …

Drone sales doubled in 2016, proving they're not a novelty

While it may have been a disappointing holiday season for some drone makers, dollar-for-dollar drone sales in the United States have more than doubled over the past year. According to a new report from market research company the NPD Group, "premium" drones -- classified as anything over $300 -- …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk.The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made …

Robotics

Disney World or Westworld? The theme park has filed a patent for “humanoid” robots

Elements of HBO’s <i>Westworld,</i> about a theme park filled with robots that are too real for comfort, could someday exist in the real world. (As it stands, the TV show’s premise is not too far off.) Disney wants to bring that a step closer.<p>But its aspirations, as ever, are much more wholesome than what …

Walt Disney Company

Apple has 80 engineers working on a tiny chip that could increase battery life on iPhones

Apple has 80 engineers working on a part called a "PMIC," or a power management integrated circuit, Bankhaus Lampe analysts told clients on Tuesday in a research note seen by Bloomberg.<p>This new PMIC could be included in a new iPhone as soon as 2019, according to the analysts, citing unidentified …

Cadillac unveils its answer to Tesla's semi-autonomous tech

Outside of Tesla, semi-autonomous driving modes are still quite rare. GM, however, wants to make it relatively mainstream. The upcoming 2018 Cadillac CT6 (due this fall) will be the company's first car with Super Cruise, a technology that can take over during highway drives. If you believe the …