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Feb 4, 2017

MIT Researchers Develop a Tough Hydrogel Hybrid That Never Dries Out

Posted by in categories: futurism, materials

Constantly changing contact lenses is annoying and tedious. MIT developed a new hydrogel that could be the future of longer lasting contacts.

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Feb 4, 2017

MIT Researchers Created An Algorithm That Can Detect Emotion During The conversation

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

Nice new algorithm for humanoid systems.

A person dissipates various kind of emotion during the daily conversation. The expression actually depends on the statement of the narrator but, sometimes it is very difficult to perceive someone’s sentiment behind the speech. To unveil the emotion behind someone’s speech, scientists created an artificial intelligence algorithm.

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Feb 4, 2017

Will FedEx offer delivery by drone? The company’s CIO offers a glimpse into its robotics plans

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Hmmm, I believe Amazon and Dominos is already ahead of them.

The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app.

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Feb 4, 2017

This 22-Year-Old Is Already An Engineer At NASA

Posted by in category: futurism

Luv it! Girl Power story for sure.

And she’s yet to graduate from MIT… with a 5.0. Yah.

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Feb 4, 2017

Now, wearable AI system can detect the tone of a conversation

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

AI that is too sensitive by a person’s tone; hmmm.

As a participant tells a story, the system can analyse audio, text transcriptions and physiological signals to determine the overall tone of the story with 83 per cent accuracy.

Using deep-learning techniques, the system can also provide a “sentiment score” for specific five-second intervals within a conversation.

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Feb 4, 2017

How AI and machine learning tech can aid your startup strategy

Posted by in categories: business, internet, robotics/AI

Since the past 4–5 years, we have seen a change in the shopping behavior of users, both online as well as offline. It has resulted from user’s reviews and recommendations about the products ranging from fashion to home to technology, all thanks to social websites like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and many other global as well as regional social sites. Social commerce is a term, coined by Yahoo in 2005, as a set of online shopping tools that take into account the user liking patterns, sharing reviews, information and advices on products, as per their usages, thus affecting the sales of those products.

There are two types of social commerce strategies — one is offsite where the e-retailer brings in the social angle from external social platforms, separate from their own websites, thus enhancing the sales and second is onsite social commerce platform where the website/platform uses its own channel to enhance sales based on content, context, and reviews etc. AI and ML Tech comes into play after these reviews and recommendations have been provided by the users and then placing the same in front of potential buyers for better decision making.

Artificial and machine learning technologies have been used by giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple for more than a decade to enhance their platforms for better user experience which can now be seen to be mandatory adaptation for most of the internet based businesses, not only as it shows better ROI, but also open countless doors for future digital opportunities.

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Feb 4, 2017

What Was Our Universe Like Before the Big Bang?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Theoretical physicists and cosmologists deal with the biggest questions, like “Why are we here?” “When did the universe begin?” and “How?” Another questions that bugs them, and likely has bugged you, is “What happened before the Big Bang?”

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Feb 4, 2017

An Anonymous group just took down a fifth of the dark web

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, law enforcement

Glad I wasn’t on TOR for a while.

Visitors to more than 10,000 Tor-based websites were met with an alarming announcement this morning: “Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked.” A group affiliating itself with Anonymous had compromised servers at Freedom Hosting II, a popular service for hosting websites accessible only through Tor. Roughly six hours after the initial announcement, all the sites hosted by the service are still offline.

In the message, the group offers to sell the compromised data back to Freedom Hosting II in exchange for 0.1 bitcoin, or just over $100, although it is unclear whether the offer is in earnest.

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Feb 4, 2017

Pioneering brain –scanning technology could allow scientists to read people’s minds

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, terrorism

More mind reading technology and this time they can tell us if the person scanned is thinking about murder.

Brain scans could soon read minds and single out potential criminals before they commit any crimes, researchers claim.

Other uses of functional magnetic resonance imaging could include lie detectors in courtrooms, and anti-terrorist screening.

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Feb 4, 2017

Navy Knifefish undersea drone finds mines in test

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

The Navy’s Knifefish underwater mine hunting drone recently helped identify and destroy a number of targets in a key test of the system’s development, service officials said.

During a recent assessment in Narragansett Bay, R.I., the 21-foot Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) used low-frequency broadband synthetic aperture sonar to find stealthy undersea mine targets, said Capt. Jon Rucker, program manager, Unmanned Maritime Systems, PEO LCS.

“We put eight targets down across a range. The vehicle went around to detect the targets,” Rucker explained.

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