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Oct 8, 2019

The US just blacklisted 8 Chinese AI firms. It could be what China’s AI industry needs

Posted by in categories: business, government, policy, robotics/AI

The US Commerce Department has said it is adding 28 Chinese government organizations and private businesses, including eight tech giants, to its so-called Entity List for acting against American foreign policy interests.

What does that mean? The move effectively bars any US companies from selling technology to the blacklisted firms and organizations without US government approval.

Why? The US says they have been involved in human rights violations against Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.

Oct 8, 2019

An AI Pioneer Wants His Algorithms to Understand the ‘Why’

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Deep learning is good at finding patterns in reams of data, but can’t explain how they’re connected. Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio wants to change that.

Oct 8, 2019

This robot racing drone could beat human pilots by 2023

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Teams start competing Tuesday in the Drone Racing League’s new battle of autonomous drones. Here’s an exclusive first look at the AI-powered flying machine.

Oct 8, 2019

How to Solve Any Math Problem With an App

Posted by in categories: mathematics, robotics/AI

iOS/Android/Desktop: Default calculator apps suck. They work like a traditional handheld calculator, which only displays one value at a time and can only do basic math. If you want to do anything more than calculate a tip, you’re better off with these free and cheap calculator apps.

These apps help you do typical “real life math” or solve basic textbook math problems.

Oct 8, 2019

Walmart has 1,500 data scientists and is hiring more amid a push to adopt artificial intelligence. The retailer’s chief data officer recently shared the 3 questions that guide all its AI projects

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Walmart has over 100,000 different machine learning or AI-based projects currently in production. The success rate, however, is still just 75 percent.

Oct 8, 2019

New drone and droid tech inches us closer to riding with an all-AI entourage

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

With a self-guiding drone hovering over your shoulder, a not-too-humanoid robot sidekick as your wingman, and a four-legged fetch ‘bot trotting along beside, the day when you can surround yourself with a whole gaggle of AI-powered helpers is already here … even if it’s still the wee hours of the early morning.

Whether by air, on wheels, or even on padded little robot paws, the technology that drives our mechanized helpers is reaching that autonomous point at which the droids are able to think for themselves as they carry out their limited missions. Sure, they’re not quite ready to cross platforms and begin communicating with one another just yet, but at least they all can communicate with you — which pretty much makes you the star character in your budding little electronic entourage.

Oct 8, 2019

Facebook’s AI uses schemas to teach robots to manipulate objects in less than 10 hours of training

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In a new paper, Facebook researchers propose an AI technique that uses schemas to teach robots to manipulate objects in less than 10 hours of training.

Oct 7, 2019

Could a robot be prime minister? Machines will soon be smart enough to run the world, says futurist

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

Radio program The Current had me on this morning discussing #transhumanism, specifically #robots & #AI running for political office. It’s Canada’s most listened to radio program with millions of listeners. Here’s a fun write-up of it:


We ask if we should ditch flesh-and-blood politicians, and give the robots a go at leadership.

Oct 7, 2019

The Best Robot Lawn Mowers for 2019

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

If you’ve got better things to do than spend every Saturday pushing a noisy gas-powered mower around your yard, consider investing in a robot lawn mower and letting it do the work for you. Get started with some of the best we’ve tested.

Oct 7, 2019

Cheetah Robot runs 28.3 mph; a bit faster than Usain Bolt

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Cheetah Robot is a fast-running quadruped developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA. It just blazed past its previous speed record, getting up to 28.3 mph, about 0.5 mph faster than Usain Bolt’s fastest 20 meter split. This version of the Cheetah Robot runs on a treadmill with offboard power. Testing on an untethered outdoor version starts early next year. For more information about Cheetah or the other robots we develop, visit www.BostonDynamics.com.

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