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Jan 9, 2016

Discover Anatomically-Correct Robots By BodAI™

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The future of human-android relations begins with BodAI™. Discover our Bods, anatomically-correct robot companions, also available in VR in late 2016.

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Jan 9, 2016

Are We Smart Enough to Control Artificial Intelligence?

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Weekend Reads: Last year writer Paul Ford said he could see how “a true AI might ruin the world,” assuming it was possible at all.

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This weekend we revisit stories from MIT Technology Review’s archives that weigh the question of how far AI can go—and when.

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Jan 9, 2016

Apple registers car-related web addresses as vehicle rumours gather speed

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Apple has laid claim to a number of car-related domain names as self-driving
car rumours gain credence.

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Jan 9, 2016

Processors That Work Like Brains Will Accelerate Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

Weekend Reads: Even tiny fly brains can do many things computers can’t. This 2014 feature showed why making machines much smarter might require processors that more closely mimic brains.

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This weekend we revisit stories from MIT Technology Review’s archives that weigh the question of how far AI can go—and when.

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Jan 9, 2016

2016 will likely see significant advances in #AI

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

One of the most important breakthroughs, perhaps, may be AI that can understand humans. http://ow.ly/WLEBo

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Jan 8, 2016

Crime-Fighting Robots Go On Patrol In Silicon Valley

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI, security

A new kind of security guard is on patrol in Silicon Valley: Crime-fighting robots that look like they’re straight out of a sci-fi movie. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF

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Jan 8, 2016

Apple Acquires a Startup That Can Tell Human Emotions From Facial Expressions

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

Analyzing expressions is an increasingly hot topic among tech companies.

It’s not clear what it plans to do with it yet, but Apple has gobbled up a startup whose technology can read facial expressions.

The tech giant has reportedly acquired Emotient, a San Diego-based company that uses artificial technology to detect emotion from facial expressions, Apple confirmed to The Wall Street Journal. The company’s technology has primarily been used by advertisers, doctors, and retailers, though it’s not clear what Apple AAPL 0.66% plans to do with it.

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Jan 7, 2016

Meet the Man With a Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, physics, robotics/AI

Johnny Matheny is the first person to attach a mind-controlled prosthetic limb directly to his skeleton. After losing his arm to cancer in 2008, Johnny signed up for a number of experimental surgeries to prepare himself to use a DARPA-funded prosthetic prototype. The Modular Prosthetic Limb, developed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, allows Johnny to regain almost complete range of motion through the Bluetooth-controlled arm. (Video by Drew Beebe, Brandon Lisy) (Source: Bloomberg)

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Jan 7, 2016

Apple Buys Artificial-Intelligence Startup Emollient — By Rolfe Winkler, et al | The Wall Street Journal

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, machine learning, mobile phones, robotics/AI, software

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“Apple Inc. has purchased Emotient Inc., a startup that uses artificial-intelligence technology to read people’s emotions by analyzing facial expressions.”

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Jan 7, 2016

This fully autonomous drone taxi is your traffic-jam dream come true

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Yup, you read that headline right. A Chinese UAV company named Ehang just unveiled the world’s first autonomous flying taxi.

The plainly-named 184 drone is essentially a giant quadcopter designed to carry a single passenger — and it needs no pilot. Inside the cockpit, there are absolutely zero controls. No joystick, no steering wheel, no buttons, switches, or control panels — just a seat and a small tablet stand.

To fly it, the user simply hops in the cockpit, fires up the accompanying mobile app, and chooses a destination. From that point onward, you’re just along for the ride. The drone takes care of all the piloting and navigation autonomously — so you supposedly don’t need a pilot’s license to use it.

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