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Sep 1, 2016

There’s a Startup That’s Building the AI From ‘Her’

Posted by in categories: evolution, robotics/AI

A pocket-sized AI that sees everything you see, learns who you are, and anticipates your needs? Meet Asteria, the future of artificial intelligence.

To date, the promises of AI have largely remained unfulfilled. 2016’s cast of artificial characters—Siri, Cortana, Alexa—are still glorified chatbots, summoned only when we remember to check the weather, or when we need a gimmick at a house party.

Real artificial intelligence—the kind that thinks; the kind that feels; the kind that observes; the kind you might fall in love with if you’re not careful—is still a developer’s daydream. Meanwhile, the AI we do have seem trapped in the same cycle of incremental evolution as the devices they inhabit.

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Sep 1, 2016

IBM Watson Created The First-Ever AI-Made Movie Trailer For ‘Morgan’: Movie Trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

The film about pushing the limits of technology recruited Watson to make a trailer.

For a film about the risks of pushing the limits of technology too far, it only makes sense to advertise for it using artificial intelligence.

Morgan, staring Kate Mara and Paul Giamatti, is a sci-fi thriller about scientists who’ve created a synthetic humanoid whose potential has grown dangerously beyond their control. Fitting, then, that they’d employ the help of America’s AI sweetheart IBM Watson to build the film’s trailer.

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Sep 1, 2016

Repairing Hearts With Hydrogel

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, materials

This gel can repair your heart after a heart attack.

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Sep 1, 2016

Personal Holography System

Posted by in category: electronics

Click on photo to start video.

This TV lets you record and watch holographs!

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Aug 31, 2016

Beauty through the eye of an AI: Algorithm chooses attractive selfies

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for one contest the beholders are AI. Beauty.AI used 5 robots to judge 6,000 selfies and choose winners for an international beauty contest.

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Aug 31, 2016

NASA is Designing A Submarine To Explore Titan’s Largest Ocean

Posted by in category: space

NASA is designing a submarine that will one day be deployed to Saturn’s moon Titan, and explore it’s largest hydrocarbon ocean Kraken Mare. The project is just in the conceptional phase with the mission beginning in 2038, at the earliest.

Despite being a moon, Saturn’s natural satellite Titan is remarkably planet-like. More notably, it has striking similarities to Earth such as clouds and a dense atmosphere.

It does, however, have oceans of liquid methane instead of water, since its temperature is far too cold for liquid water to exist. This would make is most uncomfortable for much of life on Earth. Still, scientists have reasons to believe that life could emerge under these harsh circumstances, since its thick atmosphere is rich in methane and other organic compounds—signs indicative of life from an Earthling’s perspective.

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Aug 31, 2016

This Glass Won’t Scratch

Posted by in category: futurism

This glass is 70% more resistant to scratches and falls.

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Aug 31, 2016

Lenovo’s Yoga Book is part tablet, part sketch pad

Posted by in categories: computing, innovation

Let’s face it: Tablets are on the brink of death, and it’s difficult to get excited about a new slate these days. And even though tablet-laptop hybrids are taking off, that market is cornered by Surfaces and iPad Pros. So I wasn’t prepared to be as thrilled as I was by Lenovo’s latest offering. The Yoga Book, based on my experience with a preview unit, is not merely a mimicry of Microsoft’s Surface Book; it has impressively innovative features and a well-thought-out interface that make it a solid hybrid in its own right.

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Aug 31, 2016

Maker Faire 2016: Roy The Robot

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Roy The Robot is made from laser-cut plywood and hobby servos.

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Aug 31, 2016

What Mind-Controlled Drones Mean for the Future of Digital Marketing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, drones, finance, government, neuroscience, robotics/AI, wearables

Luv this article because it hits a very important topic of how will things change with BMI/ mind control technology in general. For example with BMI will we need wearable devices? if so, what type and why? Also, how will banking, healthcare, businesses, hospitality, transportation, media and entertainment, communications, government, etc. in general will change with BMI and AI together? And, don’t forget cell circuitry, and DNA storage and processing capabilities that have been proven to date and advancing.

When you take into account what we are doing with synthetic biology, BMI, AI, and QC; we are definitely going to see some very amazing things just within the next 10 years alone.

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