Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Artificial Intelligence

  • Image analysis and artificial intelligence will change dairy farming
    An early detection method for cow lameness (hoof disease), a major disease of dairy cattle, has now been developed from images of cow gait with an accuracy of 99 percent or higher by applying human gait analysis. This technique allows early detection of lameness from cow gait, which was previously difficult. It is hoped that a revolution in dairy farming can be achieved through detailed observation by AI-powered image analysis. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily – ComputersPublished on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
  • Hacking the human brain: Lab-made synapses for artificial intelligence
    One of the greatest challenges facing artificial intelligence development is understanding the human brain and figuring out how to mimic it. Now, one group reports that they have developed an artificial synapse capable of simulating a fundamental function of our nervous system -- the release of inhibitory and stimulatory signals from the same 'pre-synaptic' terminal. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily – ComputersPublished on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
  • Now kids can easily program a complex robot to recognize a smile
    Technology Anki’s cute Cozmo bot is finally programmable by the rest of us. In a sea of coding-for-kids products, an update to Anki’s holiday-shopping darling, Cozmo the robot, may have one of the best chances of success. Read on. ... Read more...
    Source: Popular SciencePublished on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017By Rob Verger
  • The Data Defying The Job-Killing Robot Myth
    It’s rare that a day goes by when there is not some major story of workers losing jobs to self-driving cars and trucks or robots stocking supermarket store shelves or dishing out fast food hamburgers. The specifics may differ, but the story is the same: New technology will lead to mass unemployment. The frequency of these stories is truly striking for the simple reason that it so obviously not true.The story of mass displacement of ... Read more...
    Source: Huffington Post – Technology – AIPublished on Monday, June 26th, 2017
  • Many techies are no-shows at White House’s tech event
    (Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci) A vocal group of venture capitalists on Thursday decided not to attend an event with President Trump in what the White House has dubbed as Tech Week, according to Bloomberg. While executives from major companies such as Google, Microsoft and Apple were in attendance, many venture capitalists saw “no benefit in going and didn’t want to compromise their reputations by fraternizing with an unpopular president,” Bloomberg reported. Yet Steve Case, the founder ... Read more...
    Source: Salon – Innovation – AIPublished on Friday, June 23rd, 2017By Charlie May
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: We Can Solve The World’s Problems
    Bill Nye – the Science Guy, was the science educator to a whole generation not only in the United States but also in Canada and the rest of the English-speaking world. He was among a handful of TV celebrities who made science cool, interesting and fun. But most of all, Bill […] ... Read more...
    Source: Singularity BlogPublished on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017By Socrates
  • What is the future for driverless vehicles? – live chat
    Join us on this page on Tuesday 20 June, 12 noon-1pm (BST), to discuss the impact autonomous vehicles are set to have around the world 1.11pm BSTMany thanks to our panel and readers for taking the time to join us today. We hope you got as much out of this discussion as we did and we look forward to exploring the points raised in further depth over the coming weeks. If you want to get ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017By Olivia Boyd and Tess Riley
  • Worry less about robots and more about sweatshops | Sonia Sodha
    Technology enables employers to erode our autonomy, and lax laws let exploitation thriveThe biggest threat to our jobs is the rise of the robots, or so we’re told by report after report. And so an idea has taken root in our collective psyche that there may be a point in the not-too-distant future where the daily grind is a thing of the past. A future in which there’s a small number of jobs designing artificial ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Saturday, June 17th, 2017By Sonia Sodha
  • Her-An Visits Nikola Danaylov and Records A Unique Interview
    The first time I met Omer Ozdemir was at my Conversations with the Future book reading when Omer drove more than 4 hours just so he can be there. So when he asked me to do an interview for the Turkish Her-An website I was very happy to do it, even […] ... Read more...
    Source: Singularity BlogPublished on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017By Socrates