Tag: robots

Are you Human? Giving AI a Human Face

What makes us human? We consider this question firmly from the Uncanny valley.  Join us in the uncanny valley. If the figure pictured here acts human, looks human, and interacts with humans, is she human? Replicants,...
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Suicidal Robot Tries to be too Human

Due to unknown reasons, an autonomous patrol robot in a DC office building drove itself into a shallow fountain. One of the main characters in Douglas Adams’ saga, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is...
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Automation is Changing the Job Market in Power Plants

Many people worry about the effects automation will have on the job market. With the rapid approach of everyday integration of artificial intelligence, workers worry about how robots could replace them. Regardless of industry, automation...
brain-to-brain communication

Scientists Theorize Brain-to-Brain Communication for the Near Future

Some would say that communication is the basis of connection, interaction, and progress. Written, verbal, non-verbal--even Emoji--communication plays an integral part in day-to-day activities. Consequently, when communication doesn’t happen or goes awry, catastrophe can strike. What if...
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Can’t go to School? No problem–Send the No Isolation Robot in Your Place!

Robots are an undeniable part of our reality in 2017. From the viral videos from Boston Dynamics to concerns over jobs in the future, robots are increasingly common in everyday life. What if a robot could...

How to Feel Empathy for Something That’s not Alive

Empathy and compassion are increasingly valued traits. Employers value emotional intelligence. Friends need people to vent to. These empathetic impulses also get extended to non-human creatures. Animals, cute critters in Disney films, and sometimes brave...
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3 Possible Explanations For Apple’s big AI Secret

After years of secrecy, Apple has finally revealed some of its intentions regarding the automotive market that go beyond self-driving cars. Compared to other Silicon Valley tech companies, like Google, Facebook, IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft,...
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Elon Musk Urges Caution With AI Software

Elon Musk is known for being a thought leader and entrepreneur in the tech world. After giving us groundbreaking technology in the form of Tesla and supporting interstellar exploration with SpaceX, the technological wunderkind moved...
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Pacific Rim Uprising is Almost Here, Time to get our Giant Robot on!

The Pacific Rim hype is very real after a teaser recruitment video was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con Thursday, July 20th, 2017.  A voice reminiscent of GLaDOS from the Portal video game series asks...