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Nov 7, 2020

AI Camera Mistakes Soccer Ref’s Bald Head For Ball

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Hello World. I’m Imagination. In this video, I’m going to talk about how an AI Camera Mistakes Soccer Ref’…


Hello World.

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Nov 6, 2020

Stanford develops CRISPR ‘lab on a chip’ for detecting COVID-19

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Researchers at Stanford University have developed a CRISPR-based “lab on a chip” to detect COVID-19, and are working with automakers at Ford to develop their prototype into a market-ready product.

This could provide an automated, hand-held device designed to deliver a coronavirus test result anywhere within 30 minutes.

In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the test spotted active infections quickly and cheaply, using electric fields to purify fluids from a nasal swab sample and drive DNA-cutting reagents within the system’s tiny passages.

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Nov 6, 2020

Former SpaceX, Tesla engineer to lead Boeing’s software team

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Boeing has hired a former SpaceX and Tesla executive with autonomous technology experience to lead its software development team.

Effective immediately, Jinnah Hosein is Boeing’s vice-president of software engineering, a new position that includes oversight of “software engineering across the enterprise”, Boeing says.

“Hosein will lead a new, centralised organisation of engineers who currently support the development and delivery of software embedded in Boeing’s products and services,” the Chicago-based airframer says. “The team will also integrate other functional teams to ensure engineering excellence throughout the product life cycle.”

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Nov 6, 2020

Will Quantum Computing Supercharge Artificial Intelligence?

Posted by in categories: government, mobile phones, quantum physics, robotics/AI, supercomputing

Another argument for government to bring AI into its quantum computing program is the fact that the United States is a world leader in the development of computer intelligence. Congress is close to passing the AI in Government Act, which would encourage all federal agencies to identify areas where artificial intelligences could be deployed. And government partners like Google are making some amazing strides in AI, even creating a computer intelligence that can easily pass a Turing test over the phone by seeming like a normal human, no matter who it’s talking with. It would probably be relatively easy for Google to merge some of its AI development with its quantum efforts.

The other aspect that makes merging quantum computing with AI so interesting is that the AI could probably help to reduce some of the so-called noise of the quantum results. I’ve always said that the way forward for quantum computing right now is by pairing a quantum machine with a traditional supercomputer. The quantum computer could return results like it always does, with the correct outcome muddled in with a lot of wrong answers, and then humans would program a traditional supercomputer to help eliminate the erroneous results. The problem with that approach is that it’s fairly labor intensive, and you still have the bottleneck of having to run results through a normal computing infrastructure. It would be a lot faster than giving the entire problem to the supercomputer because you are only fact-checking a limited number of results paired down by the quantum machine, but it would still have to work on each of them one at a time.

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Nov 6, 2020

Walmart Is Giving Up on Its Inventory Robots

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

Looks like inventory robots won’t be replacing humans in Walmart for now. 😃

I’m a bit sad for the supplier of the robots. But I’m glad that people will keep their jobs in Walmart.


Bitter Reality

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Nov 5, 2020

Is China banking on ‘disruptive technologies’ for a military edge?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, finance, military, quantum physics, robotics/AI, space travel

Military observers said the disruptive technologies – those that fundamentally change the status quo – might include such things as sixth-generation fighters, high-energy weapons like laser and rail guns, quantum radar and communications systems, new stealth materials, autonomous combat robots, orbital spacecraft, and biological technologies such as prosthetics and powered exoskeletons.


Speeding up the development of ‘strategic forward-looking disruptive technologies’ is a focus of the country’s latest five-year plan.

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Nov 5, 2020

Next-generation computer chip with two heads

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, robotics/AI

EPFL engineers have developed a computer chip that combines two functions—logic operations and data storage—into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices. Their technology is particularly promising for applications relying on artificial intelligence.

It’s a major breakthrough in the field of electronics. Engineers at EPFL’s Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) have developed a next-generation circuit that allows for smaller, faster and more energy-efficient devices—which would have major benefits for artificial-intelligence systems. Their revolutionary technology is the first to use a 2-D material for what’s called a logic-in–, or a single architecture that combines logic operations with a memory function. The research team’s findings appear today in Nature.

Until now, the energy efficiency of has been limited by the von Neumann architecture they currently use, where and take place in two separate units. That means data must constantly be transferred between the two units, using up a considerable amount of time and energy.

Nov 5, 2020

Renault Float hover car

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The Float is a concept car by Yunchen Chai. It won the design competition hosted by Renault and Central Saint Martins. The participants of the competition had to design a car that emphasized electric power, autonomous driving, and connected technology.

This car uses Meglev technology, is non-directional, and a magnetic belt to attach multiple pods. The Float would even come with an app. This could be the future of car design.

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Nov 4, 2020

Overwatch toxicity has seen an ‘incredible decrease’ thanks to machine learning, says Blizzard

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack said the system has dramatically reduced toxic chat and repeating offenses.


In April 2019, Blizzard shared some insights into how it was using machine learning to combat abusive chat in games like Overwatch. It’s a very complicated process, obviously, but it appears to be working out: Blizzard president J. Allen Brack said in a new Fireside Chat video that it has resulted in an “incredible decrease” in toxic behavior.

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Nov 4, 2020

Computer scientist researches interpretable machine learning, develops AI to explain its discoveries

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Artificial intelligence helps scientists make discoveries, but not everyone can understand how it reaches its conclusions. One UMaine computer scientist is developing deep neural networks that explain their findings in ways users can comprehend, applying his work to biology, medicine and other fields.

Interpretable machine learning, or AI that creates explanations for the findings it reaches, defines the focus of Chaofan Chen’s research. The assistant professor of computer science says interpretable machine learning also allows AI to make comparisons among images and predictions from data, and at the same time, elaborate on its reasoning.

Scientists can use interpretable machine learning for a variety of applications, from identifying birds in images for wildlife surveys to analyzing mammograms.

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