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A robot has figured out how to use tools

April 22nd, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

In a startling demonstration, the machine drew on experimentation, data, and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task. Learning to use tools played a crucial role in the evolution of human intelligence. It may yet prove vital to the emergence of smarter, more capable robots, too. New research […]



MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors

April 21st, 2019 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

The days when you could simply grow a basil plant from a seed by placing it on your windowsill and watering it regularly are gone — there’s no point now that machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors. The future of pesto is here. This research didn’t come out […]



Five key ideas you need to understand now if you want to be ready for the world of 2030

April 14th, 2019 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

With a new series of the BBC science podcast Futureproofing on air this month, presenter Timandra Harkness explains how to get ready for the world of the future. Just a building that keeps the rain out and your clean underwear in? Think again. The home of 2030 will be smart, connected and emotional. “Our notion […]



What will machine learning look like in twenty years?

April 12th, 2019 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

What will machine learning look like 15-20 years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Machine Learning is a very rapidly moving field, so it’s hard to make predictions about the state of the art 6 months from […]



What will our society look like when artificial intelligence is everywhere?

April 11th, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

 Will robots become self-aware? Will they have rights? Will they be in charge? Here are five scenarios from our future dominated by AI. SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | April 2018 In June of 1956, A few dozen scientists and mathematicians from all around the country gathered for a meeting on the campus of Dartmouth College. Most of […]



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