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This is why we cant have nice things. Did you ever have the feeling that people are talking behind your back, but you cant quite make out what theyre saying? Imagine for a minute if instead of people, there were artificial intelligence (AI) bots plotting and scheming in the background and to make matters worse... Read more...
Two of the most influential people in technology are Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk One created the world's largest social networking site and the other is spearheading the movement into autonomous vehicles. Where these two diverge is when it comes to artificial intelligence, a part of technology that is crucial to... Read more...
Google is heavily invested in artificial intelligence, one of the hottest fields in tech right now right alongside machine learning, the two of which are tightly intertwined with one another. As part of its ongoing effort in AI, Google's DeepMind team has opened up an AI research office in Edmonton, Canada. This is... Read more...
SoftBank has made yet another notable purchase in the land of tech, this time for Boston Dynamics, an engineering and robotics design company that has built some eerily lifelike robots. Google's parent company Alphabet had been shopping the robotics firm for more than a year after acquiring the company in 2013 and has... Read more...
Elon Musk is taking the next step to connecting everyone to the Borg Collective. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has set up a company called Neuralink, with the companys end goal being to connect the human brain and artificial intelligence. Neuralink is still in the very early stages of development and currently has no... Read more...
Boston Dynamics earlier this month referred to one of its creations as a "nightmare-inducing" robot. The company was talking about a wheeled robot named Handle, and what makes it the thing of nightmares is its level of dexterity. Standing upright on two wheels, it is able to zoom forward and backward at a pretty good... Read more...
A full-blown Skynet situation might be the thing of science fiction (we hope, anyway), but that doesn't mean bizarre things involving machines can't happen. As proof of this, Verizon teased an entry in its upcoming 2017 Data Breach Digest that describes a recent DDoS attack on an unnamed university involving... Read more...
Over the years, we've seen numerous examples of how AI can enrich our lives. It could brew us an awesome beer, solve serioushealthdiagnosis cases, and of course, handle every day problem solving tasks in a number of other ways. We can also use AI and deep learning to simulate real-world scenarios, such as what would... Read more...
Patriot fans are not the only things jumping up and down in Boston right now. Google-ownedBoston Dynamics has developed a robot named Handle that moves incredibly quickly and jumps on two wheels. The company has not officially announced it, nevertheless, footage of the robot was leaked on YouTube. Most Boston... Read more...
We often joke about certain advances in technology leading to Skynet scenarios where machines wage war with humans, but sometimes it feels inevitable. Take for example what a team of researchers from Google Brain, Google's deep learning project, have discovered. In our quest to advance machine learning... Read more...
A lot has been accomplished with Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence subsidiary, and it looks like the progress train isn't about to slow down anytime soon. As a quick recap, this year alone we've seen DeepMind take down a Go player, get started on an AI kill switch, attempt to cure blindness, improve speech... Read more...
Forget about an asteroid plowing into our planet or a plague wiping out the human species. Nope, none of that will be our demise. Nature doesn't need to intervene, as it did with dinosaurs, because it seems we're intent on passing the torch to machines, making ourselves obsolete in the process. Oh, it starts... Read more...
Is it possible to arrest a robot? Do robots even have the ability to make unlawful decisions? Philosophy aside, Russian police just made the first robot arrest in Moscow at a political rally. The Promobot was arrested at a rally for Russian parliament candidate Valery Kalachev, but it is currently unclear why the... Read more...
Few would argue against calling Elon Musk a visionary. It's a requisite trait of most inventors, particularly those who are focused on future game changing technologies. Musk certainly has plenty of those in mind, from reinventing daily commutes with Tesla's Autopilot technology to Hyperloop, a high-speed... Read more...
Nobody should feign surprise that robots are taking over. A new report by market research firm Forrrester predicts that robots will terminate 6 percent of jobs in the United States by 2021, jobs that were previously held by flesh and blood workers. To expect anything less would be naive, as collectively we're the... Read more...
You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out, you put your left foot in and you shake it all about The Hokey Pokey may be a song and dance that we all learned in elementary school, but a new Boston Dynamics robot is coming close to replicating some of the movements and balancing techniques that we humans take... Read more...
Since it first hit the market in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has gone through numerous iterations and has become a popular sidekick for students and hobbyists alike. People use the low-priced mini computers are used to shoot down ace pilots in aerial combat simulations, they power retro arcade systems, and can be found in... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced that its first-ever DGX-1 deep-learning server has found a home, and it couldn't be more appropriate. That new home is withOpenAI, the world's largest non-profit artificial intelligence research agency, which is based in San Francisco. If the OpenAI name sounds familiar but you can't quite... Read more...
Its been said that strapping human pilots into supersonic aircraft will soon become a thing of the past. Between the use of drones and advanced AI that can autonomously fly aircraft without having to deal with G-limits or fatigue, why would the military even bother risking putting human pilots at risk? Well, the... Read more...
We talk about self-driving cars and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) on an regular basis here at HotHardware. At this stage in the game, self-driving cars are in fact a reality and currently roaming streets in and around Silicon Valley. These are, of course, prototype vehicles that still have a human driver... Read more...
Boston Dynamics future may still be clouded in uncertainty, but that isnt stopping the robotics company from spitting out new generations of its quadrupedal robots. The latest from the company is the SpotMini, which looks like the cross between a large dog and a miniature giraffe. SpotMini stands two-feet tall and... Read more...
The highly hyped adventure survival game known as No Man's Sky will keep its name when it launches later this summer. That may seem like an odd confirmation, but apparently it took "three years of secret stupid legal nonsense" for indie studio Hello Games to secure the right to use the word "Sky" following a legal... Read more...
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