Friday, August 18, 2017

Artificial Intelligence

  • Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements
    Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Researchers are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. They illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG). ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily – ComputersPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • The Robots Will Be Soft and Cuddly and Heal Their Own Wounds
    Belgian researchers built a soft, squishy robot that can heal itself with just a bit of heat. ... Read more...
    Source: Wired – Science – AIPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017By Matt Simon
  • Drones will fly into the path of the eclipse to study weather
    Aviation As the sky does dark, robots will conduct atmospheric science. Drones in Nebraska and Oklahoma will fly during the eclipse to measure the impact of solar heating on storm formation. ... Read more...
    Source: Popular SciencePublished on Thursday, August 17th, 2017By Kelsey D. Atherton
  • AI implications: Engineer’s model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
    In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily – ComputersPublished on Thursday, August 17th, 2017
  • Ulcer-fighting Robots Swim Through Stomachs to Deliver a Cure
    Tiny robots powered by bubbles have successfully treated an infection in mice. The achievement is another step forward in a field that has long shown promise, and is only now beginning to deliver. The therapeutic robots in this case were tiny spheres of magnesium and titanium coated with an antibacterial agent and about the width of a human hair. They were released into the stomach, where they swam around and delivered a drug to the ... Read more...
    Source: Discovery – Technology – AIPublished on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
  • Hapless Boston Dynamics robot in shelf-stacking fail – video
    This outtake was part of a TED talk demonstrating the advances made by formerly Google-owned Boston Dynamics. Though robots have come a long way, the clip suggests they won’t be taking our jobs just yet Continue reading... ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017By Guardian Staff
  • Robot shelf-stack fail suggests they won’t take our jobs just yet
    Boston Dynamics demo clip shows we are not quite living in an i, Robot future just yet – even if robots can skate better than you canTechnology baron Elon Musk is scared of AI, warning of visions of the robot apocalypse when Terminator-esque machines decide they no longer need humans. But judging from the progress made by arguably the most advanced humanoid robots, if Terminator does show up, it won’t even be able to stack ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017By HAL 90210
  • Meet Eva, the workplace robot that won’t necessarily steal your job
    London startup Automata Technologies is hoping to democratise robotics by installing the technology in workplaces. Is it really nothing to worry about?The technology industry likes to talk about how automation is set to change the world. Chatbots present a new way of interacting with software, self-driving cars promise to reshape our cities, and the increasing capability of AI to handle ever more complex and “human” tasks could reshape our economy. But amid all the futurism, ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017By Alex Hern
  • The future of jobs: is decent work for all a pipe dream?
    Rapid developments in technology and unpredictable economies are destabilising employment as we know it. What are the possible solutions? It is weird how worrisome work has become. Not that long ago, work offered us income, security, and a clear sense of our place in the world. My father worked in the same company for 40 years. They trained him, promoted him, supported his kids’ (my) education and left him well enough off to enjoy his ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017By Tim Jackson
  • The robot that staves off loneliness for chronically ill children
    A Norwegian startup company has created an automaton that helps children with long-term sickness be part of normal life againAs a rule of thumb, the best ideas are the simplest. That’s easy to forget in an age of rapid technological innovation, when the tendency is to be led by capability rather than need.For as Karen Dolva, co-founder of the Norwegian startup No Isolation, says: “There are a lot of engineers who don’t want to make ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Sunday, August 13th, 2017By Andrew Anthony
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