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Nov 11, 2017

Alibaba lets AI, robots and drones do the heavy lifting on Singles’ Day

Posted by in categories: drones, information science, robotics/AI

And it is on Singles’ Day, automation, robots, AI and machine learning will be widely applied to all aspects of the annual shopping ritual, right from product selection to delivery.


This year’s November 11 shopping ritual will engage a recommendation algorithm, robots, and chatbots capable of understanding human emotion.

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Nov 10, 2017

A flexible material that generates electricity when stressed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Researchers from Empa have developed a flexible material that generates electricity when stressed. In future, it might be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body, for instance, to power a pacemaker.

Flexible, organic, thin – properties that aren’t usually associated with power plants or sensors. But a new material developed by Empa researchers is exactly that: a thin, organic, flexible film that generates if stretched and compressed. This film could be incorporated into control buttons, clothing, robots or even people, and monitor activities, record touches or generate electricity when stressed to power implanted devices such as pacemakers, for example.

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Nov 10, 2017

Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

What happens to roadkill or traffic tickets when our vehicles are in control? Related Article.

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Nov 10, 2017

Ray Kurzweil — Human-Level AI is Just 12 Years Away

Posted by in categories: Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

Recorded: November 3, 2017

In December 2012, Kurzweil was hired by Google in a full-time position to “work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing”. He was personally hired by Google co-founder Larry Page and Kurzweil agreed on a one-sentence job description: “to bring natural language understanding to Google”.

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Nov 9, 2017

Dear Future (Trailer)

Posted by in categories: alien life, nuclear energy, robotics/AI

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Nov 8, 2017

U.S. officials are having a ‘Sputnik moment’ over AI innovation in China

Posted by in categories: climatology, economics, policy, quantum physics, robotics/AI, security, sustainability

Today’s Sputnik moment is China’s rapid growth as an economic and technological superpower. In 2017 alone, China has outpaced the United States in renewable energy efforts and has become the standard-bearer in combating climate change and advocacy for globalization. Similarly, China is rapidly moving towards taking the lead in technology from the United States and is looking at quantum computing and artificial intelligence as areas for growth to do so.

The Verge recently published an article citing Alphabet chief executive officer Eric Schmidt’s perspective that the United States is falling behind when it comes to research and development in artificial intelligence, particularly compared to the rapid pace of innovation that China has set in the field. Schmidt, who is also the chair of the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, gave those remarks as part of a discussion at The Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Summit held by The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a nonprofit think tank dedicated to research and analysis on how the United States can make informed policy-making decisions on national security and defense.

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Nov 8, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces and Take Control of Our Minds

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

This would be A kind of funny scenario.


AI experts warn that in the future artificial intelligence could take control of our thoughts.

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Nov 8, 2017

Self-driving shuttle hits Las Vegas streets

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Las Vegas’ newest tourist attraction has nothing to do with casinos, neon lights or Cirque du Soleil. It’s a driverless shuttle that will make a half-mile loop all day long on city streets in the downtown Fremont East district, starting Wednesday.

AAA of Northern California, Nevada & Utah is sponsoring the yearlong pilot program along with two French companies: Keolis, a global transportation company that already runs Las Vegas’ public bus system, and Navya, which manufactures the driverless shuttle. The goal is twofold: to expose the public to the futuristic technology and gain insights on how people view it.

“Las Vegas prides itself on being first, getting out there and trying out new things,” said city spokesman Jace Radke.

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Nov 8, 2017

Russia Says It Will Field a Robot Tank that Outperforms Humans

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

A colonel who runs a research directorate says the Nehreta did well in recent exercises at proving grounds outside Moscow.

The Russian military will field a new armed tank-like robot that “outperformed” manned platforms in recent exercises at the Alabino proving grounds outside Moscow.

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Nov 7, 2017

Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

Waymo, the Alphabet self-driving car company, now has cars driving on public roads in the Phoenix metropolitan area with no one in the driver’s seat. Waymo CEO John Krafcik plans to announce the news today in a speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

For the last year, Waymo has offered free taxi rides to ordinary people who live near the Phoenix suburb of Chandler. Until recently, the company’s modified Chrysler Pacifica minivans had a Waymo employee in the driver’s seat ready to take control if the car malfunctioned.

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