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Tesla isn't content with just building electric cars like the Model 3 (and upcoming Cybertruck), solar panels, and massive Powerwall battery storage units. Last night at the company's AI Day, CEO Elon Musk unveiled plans to develop a prototype Tesla Bot. The Tesla Bot could be lumped into the same category as the... Read more...
While robots are cool, the jury is still out on whether they will want to kill us pesky humans if the robot uprising occurs. This is not helped by the fact that we are making more robust robots that can walk and move as well as if not better than humans. Enter Cassie: a bipedal legs-only robot devised at Oregon State... Read more...
Scientists and researchers are forever on the pursuit of increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence technologies, especially today, with AI playing such a big role in so many different products and services. One of the more interesting developments in AI has to do with nanowire networks being trained to solve... Read more...
I hope to be alive in 15 years, and barring a catastrophe or some kind of ailment, there is a good chance I will be. However, I just hope wherever I'm living in a decade in a half is not overrun by dinosaurs who see me as a tasty snack. Crazy, right? Not to Max Hodak, co-founder of Elon Musk's Neuralink, who believes... Read more...
Today we have an assortment of digital assistants to help us look up the weather, control the lighting, and all sorts of other tasks. Whether it's enlisting the aid of Siri or tapping into Alexa's growing set of skills, there is a new level of convenience at our disposal. Pretty cool, but take heedone day it be us... Read more...
Boston Dynamics has long impressed us with its robotic creations, from the adorable Spot robot dog to thehumanoid-like Atlas. Good ol' Spot is now a commercial product, and is available for anyone with enough coin ($74,500 to be exact) to purchase one; heck, it will evenfetch you a beer. Atlas, on the other hand, has... Read more...
Artificial intelligence is likely going to be a cornerstone of technology in the future. Until then, it needs to be improved, trained, and implemented well. Video games are an excellent way to train an AI due to the various paths and steps that can be taken, but it required some work to do. Now, the team at DeepMind... Read more...
Star Wars fans are likely familiar with the scene where Luke Skywalker receives a new hand. Luke twitches his hand as he responds to being poked by a robot. This kind of technology is no longer only attainable in fantasy or science fiction. Researchers at RMIT University have created new electronic skin that... Read more...
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently ruled that only flesh and blood humans can be granted patents, not artificial intelligence systems, thus ensuring that a Skynet scenario will play out (you didn't think I'd talk about AI without a Skynet reference, did you? Pshaw!). Now it faces a... Read more...
Sometimes I get a hankering for a juicy burger, and if I happen to pass by a Burger King, a Whopper (with extra pickles, don't @me) will suffice. It looks like I'm not the only one. Apparently the Autopilot feature in Tesla vehicles can confuse circular Burger King restaurant signs with stop signs, and will slow down... Read more...
Boston Dynamics has built some fantastic robots over the years, and though we often joke about an inevitable uprising in the vein of Skynet, their is a ton of engineering that goes into making these contraptions highly useful in the right settings. Serving as a reminder, hospitals are reaching out to Boston... Read more...
There's no question that artificial intelligence and robotics technology will soon become an even more pervasive force in our daily lives. From self-driving cars to robotics dogs that can empty the dishwasher and fetch us a beer, things are looking mighty good for the future. Now, the folks at Google Robotics are... Read more...
John Carmack is a legend in the gaming world best know by gamers for his work at id Software. Carmack left id to pursue a position with Oculus and work on the Oculus Rift VR headset. Carmack has announced via Facebook that starting this week he is moving into a "consulting CTO" position with Oculus. He says that he... Read more...
Many of the nuclear deterrence strategies that the U.S. has today were developed during the Cold War era when military officials had significant time to detect an incoming nuclear attack and decide a course of action for a response. This mutually assured destruction worked, in that any enemy with nuclear weapons knew... Read more...
During his record breaking Jeopardy run, it was hard not to think that James Holzhauer's brain was, at times, like a computer. The dude is smart. Through his Neuralink company, Elon Musk is envisions turning brains into actual computers, in a sense, through tiny implants as part of a revolutionary brain control... Read more...
It was just another day for Boston Dynamics, the engineering and robotics design company that gets its jollies from pushing around its mechanical creations. There is a method to the madnesscan these piles of metal and electronics maintain (or regain) their balance when shoved around or hit with a hockey stick? That's... Read more...
We often joke about the possibility of a Skynet situation playing out, but even if that never happens, there is at least one way that machines can assert their dominance over the flesh and blood racegaming. We have already seen this play out in numerous ways, such as on Jeopardy when IBM's Watson wiped the... Read more...
It's not quite Skynet, but scientists have created "lifelike" machines seem like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Researchers from Cornell University has crafted what they call artificial machines using synthetic DNA that can move on their own, grow, evolve, consume resources and eventually die. Now... Read more...
A funny thing happened earlier this week. SpaceX founder Elon Musk went on Joe Rogan's podcast, drank a little whisky and puffed on a blunt rolled with weed and tobacco, and the Internet went bananas. Shares of Tesla, the electric vehicle company Musk co-founded and currently serves as CEO, fell afterwards. Musk... Read more...
Researchers and scientists are doing some wonderful things with artificial intelligence (AI), from saving lives in healthcare to improving cybersecurity. AI also being used to beat up on professional gamers. A team of machine learning AI bots known as OpenAI Five once again had its way with professional Dota 2... Read more...
Artificial intelligence is all the rage these days, as it's being used in everything from our smartphones to our digital assistants to even thevehicles we drive(or rather,are drivenforus). However, as AI becomes even more powerful, there are those that say that the technology should have limits on where it can be... Read more...
It's not quite the Skynet that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned us about, but researchers from the Musk-based OpenAIinitiativehave made a breakthrough in AI algorithms using Dota 2 as a testbed. OpenAI's achievement is remarkable due in part to its scope. Most AI versus human matches -- be it go or a computer... Read more...
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