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Jun 16, 2015

A Smartphone App Turns a Land Rover Into a Giant RC Car

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transhumanism

Automative robotics is advancing quickly.

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Jun 16, 2015

Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test and performs between bachelor and masters degree level — Brian Wang Next Big Future

Posted by in categories: machine learning, robotics/AI

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They took each word and looked for other words that often appear nearby in a large corpus of text. They then use an algorithm to see how these words are clustered. The final step is to look up the different meanings of a word in a dictionary and then to match the clusters to each meaning.

This can be done automatically because the dictionary definition includes sample sentences in which the word is used in each different way. So by calculating the vector representation of these sentences and comparing them to the vector representation in each cluster, it is possible to match them. Read more

Jun 15, 2015

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, futurism, robotics/AI

Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, is a noted inventor and futurist who has some big ideas about the future of humans.

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Jun 15, 2015

What Happens When a Samurai Trains a Sword-Wielding Robot?

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For years, humanity has longed to create a sword-wielding robot…or at least it seems to be the case based on our chronicle of recent efforts.

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Jun 15, 2015

South Korean Team Kaist wins DARPA Robotics Challenge | KurzweilAI

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

DRC-Hubo robot turns valve 360 degrees in DARPA Robotics Challenge Final (credit: DARPA)

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Jun 15, 2015

Man Vs. Machine: How Humans Are Driving The Next Age Of Machine Learning — Richard Boyd | TechCrunch

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“The most valuable resource we have in the universe is intelligence, which is simply information and computation; however, in order to be effective, technological intelligence has to be communicated in a way that helps humans take advantage of the knowledge gained. The optimal way to solve this problem is a combination of human and machine intelligence working together to solve the problems that matter most.” Read more

Jun 15, 2015

Futurama — Don’t date robots

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Don’t Date Robots.

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Jun 15, 2015

It is Unethical Not to Use Genetic Engineering

Posted by in categories: ethics, genetics, health, robotics/AI, space

When I hear that the conversation is about an ethical problem I anticipate that right now the people are going to put everything upside down and end with common sense. Appealing to ethics has always been the weapon of conservatism, the last resort of imbecility.

How does it work? At the beginning you have some ideas, but in the end it’s always a “no”. The person speaking on the behalf of ethics or bioethics is always against the progress, because he or she is being based on their own conjectures. What if the GMO foods will crawl out of the garden beds and eat us all? What if there will be inequality when some will use genetic engineering for their kids and some won’t? Let’s then close down the schools and universities – the main source of inequality. What if some will get the education and other won’t?

That’s exactly the position that ‪Elon Musk took by fearing the advances in genetic engineering. Well, first of all, there already is plenty of inequality. It is mediated by social system, limited resources and genetic diversity. First of all, why should we strive for total equality? More precisely, why does the plank of equality has to be based on a low intellectual level? How bad is a world where the majority of people are scientists? How bad is a world where people live thousands of years and explore deep space? It’s actually genetic engineering that gives us these chances. From the ‪#‎ethics‬ point of view things are visa versa. It’s refusing the very possibility of helping people is a terrible deed. Let’s not improve a person, because if we do what if this person becomes better than everybody else? Let’s not treat this person, because if we do he might live longer than everybody else? Isn’t this complete nonsense?

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Jun 14, 2015

Robots can recover from damage in minutes (w/ Video)

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires—but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged.

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Jun 14, 2015

Robots Falling Down at DARPA Robotics Challenge

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Compilation of robot falls from the DARPA DRC Finals Day 1. Learn more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/blog/automaton

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