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Oct 23, 2015

Artificial Intelligence Is A Big Part Of Your Life, Just Don’t Buy The Hollywood Hype

Posted by in categories: automation, business, disruptive technology, economics, robotics/AI

Ask just about anyone on the street to describe artificial intelligence and odds are, they’ll describe something resembling the futuristic science fiction robot they’ve seen in movies and television shows. However, according to Mathematician, Linguist and Artificial Intelligence Researcher Dr. András Kornai, artificial intelligence is a reality right now, and its impact can be seen every day.

“I’d say 35 percent of the total commerce taking place on Wall Street (right now) is driven by algorithms and it’s no longer driven by humans,” Kornai said. “This is not science fiction. (Artificial intelligence) is with us today.”

What we’ve seen so far in the application of algorithm-based artificial intelligence in the financial sector is just the tip of the iceberg, Kornai said. In fact, you don’t even have to own stock to be affected by it.

“I have designed algorithms that will (determine) your creditworthiness, meaning your creditworthiness is now determined by an algorithm,” he said. “We have substituted human-decision making capabilities in favor of better algorithms to pursue this, and we have given up a huge area of human competence, and money is just one aspect of it.”

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Oct 23, 2015

Cross Country Truckin‘: Russian Driverless Trucks to Tour European Russia

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Kamaz’s new driverless trucks, already undergoing extensive testing, is set to go on a tour of European Russia. Beginning next year, testing will begin on the Moscow-St. Petersburg motorway. After that, the company plans to take its creation on a real cross-continental road trip, from Helsinki to Beijing.

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Oct 23, 2015

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

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

Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.

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Oct 22, 2015

Moon Express will launch the first privately-backed mission to the Moon in 2017

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

The primary objective of the mission is to find rare Earth elements that the team believes to be abundant on the moon.

California-based Moon Express is planning to make the first ever private moon landing by 2017. Their plan includes a series of robotic spacecraft intended to explore the moon’s surface and the possibility of commercial development. The company has teamed up with Rocket Lab to help launch their robotic spacecraft into the atmosphere. Rocket Lab uses battery-powered rocket engines that are cheaper than traditional engines.

If the plan succeeds, this is going to be the first ever privately-backed venture to achieve a lunar landing, and will hopefully encourage other enterprises to follow suit. From a financial perspective, the primary objective of this mission is to find rare Earth elements that the team believes are largely abundant on the Moon. If these elements are indeed found we can expect a new-age mini-lunar race to ensue.

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Oct 22, 2015

Robot taught to navigate with simulated brain cells

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, robotics/AI

But it may offer advantages over these systems, which are often confused by changes to an environment. And researchers hope that the work will not only allow a more efficient way for robots to navigate but also provide neuroscientists a better understanding of place cells, grid cells and cognitive maps.

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Oct 22, 2015

Tensegrity Robot Could Be Creeping Through Your Ducts Right Now

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A robot made of cables and tubes can get all up in your ducts.

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Oct 21, 2015

The First Robot Operated Hospital in North America Has Finally Opened

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

The $1.7 billion investment has finally opened its doors to the public, and the robots are ready to provide patients with a medical experience that’s truly revolutionary.

Hailed as the first fully digital hospital in North America, the Humber River Hospital in Toronto, CA finally opened its doors to the public on October 18. In addition to being equipped with the most advanced technologies, robots currently man several areas of the facility. This includes the radiology area where they facilitate the X-Ray procedure and the chemotherapy area where they mix, prepare, and monitor the drugs being administered to the patients. Before the drugs get to the patients, each package is checked and scanned thoroughly through an information management system to make sure that the patients get the correct treatment. These automated robots will also be assisting the health care staff by carrying and delivering medical supplies and food for patients.

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Oct 21, 2015

Robot builder designed for construction sites

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

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A robot construction worker that can move around a building site autonomously and make architectural structures is being developed by Swiss designers and roboticists. Jim Drury saw it for himself.

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Oct 21, 2015

Stanford built a self-driving, electric DeLorean and it does donuts

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Finally. A Back to the Future tribute that’s genuinely cool.

Engineers at Stanford University along with Renovo Motors built an electric, self-driving DeLorean, appropriately named MARTY. The researchers are using it as a test bed to develop autonomous cars that use racing-inspired techniques to avoid accidents.

See also: USA Today travels ‘Back to the Future’ with front page from the film.

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Oct 21, 2015

Producer of Russia’s brand new Armata tanks plans to create army of AI robots

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

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A Russian defense firm that produces the brand-new Armata T-14 tank also plans to build an army of new combat robots within the next two years. This would be a next step towards machines guided by artificial intelligence, the manufacturer says.

Uralvagonzavod, the company that introduced the ‘super tank’ Armata T-14 back in May, is now trying to step away from piloted military technologies and is eager to develop artificial intelligence.

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