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Dec 22, 2019

This ultracool smart glove for astronauts is like a remote control for robots on the Moon and Mars

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, drones, robotics/AI, space travel

What if astronauts could take a spacecraft to Mars or some other alien planet and, without ever flying through a toxic atmosphere or landing on an inhospitable surface, control drones and rovers to unearth things that would be otherwise impossible to get up close to?

This is the thinking behind the Ntention smart glove. Ntention is an ambitious futuretech startup that was the brainchild of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) students who wanted to push the limits of space exploration. They designed this glove, equipped with sensors, as a human-machine interface that lets you mind-control a robot with hand gestures. Now NASA’s Haughton Mars project (HMP) has field tested the glove and found it to be many levels of awesome.

Dec 22, 2019

Not a review of “The Artificial Intelligence Contagion”

Posted by in categories: materials, robotics/AI

“The Artificial Intelligence Contagion” is book and blog which compares A.I. and Robotics researchers to “the worst criminals the world has ever known”. This is my rebuttal to the author’s promotional material he circulated to 86 law professors and A.I. scientists.


A week ago I received an email from David Barnhizer, the author of a new book entitled “The Artificial intelligence contagion” addressed to 86 law professors, attorneys, and A.I. Researchers. I’ve began reading and found the book’s blog and a book review which says that “Those responsible for [artificial intelligence and robotics] are the worst criminals the world has ever known”. This sentiment is repeated throughout the writings, claiming to reflect growing animosity towards the artificial intelligence community.

For this reason, this piece is NOT a review of the book, which I did not read for reasons made obvious further below, for I do not wish to draw any attention to it. But I take exception to comparing me and my fellow scientists and researchers in artificial intelligence to genocidal dictators and war criminals. And Luddite Activism is a real danger.

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Dec 22, 2019

Interesting Stats and Facts on AI You Should Know in 2020

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

TV shows and fiction aside, the present-day examples of basic AI are Google Voice, Cortana, Alexa, Siri, and chatbots. However, AI isn’t just limited to voice assistants, it’s turning tables in other domains and industries as well. Several restaurants, for instance, have bots for room service, serving food and carrying luggage.

Let’s take a look at some interesting and mind-bending stats and facts on this prevalent technology to give you a better idea of the direction the market is headed.

Interesting stats and facts on artificial intelligence.

Dec 22, 2019

Polina Mamoshina — The Beginning of an AI Healthcare Revolution

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, chemistry, genetics, life extension, robotics/AI

From insilico meddicine — the beginning of an AI healthcare revolution.


Poly Mamoshina on Machine Learning for small molecule drug discovery and the beginning of an AI healthcare revolution — interviewed at the Undoing Aging conference in Berlin 2019!

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Dec 22, 2019

How Machines Are Taking Over the World’s Stock Markets

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

Marcos López de Prado has been at the forefront of machine learning innovation in finance. The New-York based Spaniard was the first-ever head of machine learning at AQR, one of the world’s largest investment management firms, before he left earlier this year to start his own firm, which sells machine learning expertise and algorithms to Wall Street.


Science, not speculation, is the right way to invest, a top expert tells TIME.

Dec 21, 2019

This company is building self-driving hotel rooms that could be a new, futuristic way to take road trips

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, space travel

The Autonomous Travel Suites will have built-in beds, private bathrooms with a toilet and sitting shower, a small kitchen, and entertaining space.

Dec 21, 2019

AI creates ‘Flintstones’ cartoons from text descriptions

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

AI is creating new ‘Flintstones’ scenes using just a simple text description.

Dec 21, 2019

New technique increases 3D printing speed by 1,000 to 10,000 times

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

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Ultraprecise 3D printing technology is a key enabler for manufacturing precision biomedical and photonic devices. However, the existing printing technology is limited by its low efficiency and high cost. Professor Shih-Chi Chen and his team from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), collaborated with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop the Femtosecond Projection Two-photon Lithography (FP-TPL) printing technology.

By controlling the spectrum via temporal focusing, the laser 3D printing process is performed in a parallel layer-by-layer fashion instead of point-by-point writing. This new technique substantially increases the printing speed by 1,000—10,000 times, and reduces the cost by 98 percent. The achievement has recently been published in Science, affirming its technological breakthrough that leads nanoscale 3D printing into a new era.

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Dec 20, 2019

California now allows driverless truck and cargo van testing on public roads

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The California DMV set the rules for driverless light-duty vehicle testing on public roads on Tuesday. Among other things, the autonomous trucks and vans must have a link to a remote operator, or a human safety driver on board.

Dec 20, 2019

How Far is Too Far? | The Age of A.I.

Posted by in categories: education, media & arts, robotics/AI

Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?

The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artifial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

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