Every year at about this time, German automation company Festo announces its newest animal-inspired robots. Continue reading… “Bionic ants and butterflies from Festo”
From the demise of lecture halls to the awesomeness of the patent system, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has thoughts on a lot of things. Continue reading… “Bill Gates’ thoughts on the future of education, programming and more”
Adding more high-tech hardware a long list of big-screen robots Neill Blomkamp’s movie “Chappie” continues our fascination with Artificial Intelligence. Continue reading… “What Artificial Intelligence will really look like”
Many people predict that artificial intelligence is about to take off in a big way. A new report from Goldman Sachs defines AI as “any intelligence exhibited by machines or software.” That can mean machines that make that make sense of huge amounts of disparate data, or that learn and improve their operations over time. Continue reading… “Who is set to make money from the coming AI boom?”
For more than two decades now presidential candidates have been arguing about whether free trade is hurting middle-class workers. 2016 may launch a similar debate about robots and computers, automation may be the new outsourcing. Continue reading… “Time for presidential candidates to deal with robots”
Many people are worried about artificial intelligence, and what will happen if machines become smarter than humans. Even Bill Gates has said he is concerned about the decisions machines of the future will make once they outsmart humans. Continue reading… “Making robots that have better morals than humans”
Demo day for 500 Startups’ newest class has taken a somber turn. Demo day featured not one, but two startups that are in the death business, and one uses the hot tech of the moment — drones.
We have seen several robots that can cook but they mostly follow some level of pre-programmed instructions. One of the trickiest things about robotics is telling robots what to do and how to do it. That is especially tricky for the end user. But, now we can all just sit back and let the robots learn things by watching YouTube videos. (Video)
In April, humanoid robots designed by the creator of SoftBank’s Pepper robot will provide assistance to banking customers at Japan’s largest bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Continue reading… “Japanese banks to get robot assistants in April”
Microsoft head of research Eric Horvitz says, in contrast to what others, such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have said, that even though machines will likely achieve a human-like consciousness but do not pose a threat to the survival of mankind. Continue reading… “Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz contradicts Musk, Hawking, Gates, says artificial intelligence not a threat”
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has donated $10 million for research of artificial intelligence safety. Musk has said that AI is “potentially more dangerous than nukes” and that something similar to what happens in the movie The Terminator is plausible. Continue reading… “Elon Musk donates $10 million toward research of AI safety”
Over the next 20 years, Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots, wiping out more than one in three roles.