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Oct 20, 2020

Touchdown! NASA makes touchdown on asteroid Bennu to collect samples

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has made a historic touchdown on the asteroid Bennu, dodging boulders the size of buildings to collect samples from the surface for several seconds before safely backing away Tuesday evening.

The meticulous descent took 4.5 hours and by 6.12pm the spacecraft made touchdown where its 11-foot robotic arm acted like a pogo stick and bounced on the asteroid’s surface to collect dirt and dust before the craft launched back into space.

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Oct 20, 2020

Headless Box-Stacking Robot Ready to Be Enslaved for $250,000

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Watch this video. You’ll want to remember where you were when the uprising truly began.

Oct 20, 2020

Defense Official Calls Artificial Intelligence the New Oil

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The governments or countries that get the best datasets will unquestionably develop the best artificial intelligence, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s chief technology officer said Oct. 15.

Oct 20, 2020

Google Open-Sources 3D System That Shows How Places Looked in the Past

Posted by in categories: mapping, robotics/AI

Head Image Caption: Street level view of 3D-reconstructed Chelsea, Manhattan

Historians and nostalgic residents alike take an interest in how cities were constructed and how they developed — and now there’s a tool for that. Google AI recently launched the open-source browser-based toolset “,” which was created to enable the exploration of city transitions from 1800 to 2000 virtually in a three-dimensional view.

Google AI says the name is pronounced as “re-turn” and derives its meaning from “reconstruction, research, recreation and remembering.” This scalable system runs on Google Cloud and Kubernetes and reconstructs cities from historical maps and photos.

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Oct 20, 2020

Photoshop’s AI neural filters can tweak age and expression with a few clicks

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Adobe injects more AI into its tools.


The latest version of Adobe Photoshop comes with new neural filters — AI-powered filters that let you change someone’s age or expression with a few clicks. A whole suite of machine learning neural filters will eventually be available, including ones for colorizing photos, removing defects, and more.

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Oct 20, 2020

First Firefighting Robot in America Just Helped to Put Out a Blaze in Downtown Los Angeles

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The RS3 had been on its way to a press conference debut when it was deployed on its first firefighting mission—and it was wildly successful.

Oct 19, 2020

Hey Google … what movie should I watch today? How AI can affect our decisions

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Leading tech companies are increasingly using AI to influence our behaviour. But how persuasive do we find virtual assistants?

Oct 19, 2020

A global collaboration to move artificial intelligence principles to practice

Posted by in categories: policy, robotics/AI

Convened by the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, the AI Policy Forum is a global collaboration to move AI principles to practice.

Oct 19, 2020

Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages

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Facebook on Monday unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to be able to translate from any of 100 languages without relying on English.

The open-source artificial intelligence software was created to help the massive social network deliver content better in 160 languages to its more than two billion users around the world.

“This milestone is a culmination of years of Facebook AI’s foundational work in ,” research assistant Angela Fan said in a blog post.

Oct 19, 2020

Army Explores Robot Decoys & Cannon-Fired Jamming Pods

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Sun Tzu said all warfare is based on deception. Today, that means electronic deception.

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