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Boston Dynamics’ first consumer product might be a battle bot

June 15th, 2019 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

Boston Dynamics’ faintly terrifying quadruped dog robot—SpotMini—was first announced in 2016 and is expected to go on sale later this year. The robot has a whole lot of whizzy sensors and cameras, spindly mechanical legs, a creepy grabber arm that opens doors, and mind-bogglingly impressive robotics technology. (It’s expected to carry a five-digit price tag—a […]



This animated Mona Lisa was created by AI, and it’s terrifying

June 6th, 2019 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

  A new type of artificial intelligence can generate a “living portrait” from just one image. Original Image The enigmatic, painted smile of the “Mona Lisa” is known around the world, but that famous face recently displayed a startling new range of expressions, courtesy of artificial intelligence (AI). In a video shared to YouTube on […]



Advancing AI by teaching robots to learn

June 4th, 2019 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Robotics provides important opportunities for advancing artificial intelligence, because teaching machines to learn on their own in the physical world will help us develop more capable and flexible AI systems in other scenarios as well. Working with a variety of robots — including walking hexapods, articulated arms, and robotic hands fitted with tactile sensors — […]



How Artificial Intelligence is already disrupting financial services

May 29th, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Digital technologies drive business disruption. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of financial industry disruption, allowing these firms to look differently at operations, staffing, processes, and the way work is done in a human-machine partnership. In PwC’s 2019 AI survey of US executives, financial services executives said they expect their AI efforts to […]



AI used to “fill in the blanks”

May 24th, 2019 at 12:03 am » Comments Off

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do—take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots […]



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