Kira Radinsky has written an algorithm that dissects old news stories and other Internet postings to look for past cause and effect, and then can alert us to possible disasters, geopolitical events, and disease outbreaks.
Not one to let Amazon get all the robots-are-our-future attention, Google’s revealed that its already got plenty of projects underway, and they’re headed up by Andy Rubin. Yep, the man who made the company’s Android operating system arguably the biggest smartphone OS in the world.
Android robot on Android operating system, a perfect fit!
The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight.
Amazon says that the system is ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place. Wow. But forget about Amazon deliveries, I want one to fly myself around. Just hold up the barcode for “work” or “bar” and be on your way. I wonder what FAA has to say about that?
Toyota was the latest to step on-board the self-driving car hype machine this week when they announced they would offer a car with automated driving technologies by the mid-2010s.
Self-driving is a bit exaggerated here. In reality, most automakers introduce smarter cruise control and automatic parking features rather the complete self-driving experience of Google cars. On the other hand, a gradual introduction of autonomous driving makes it easier for society and laws to adapt to this kind of technology.
New type of transistors that are better suited for AI, e.g. implementation of artificial neural network models and statistical machine learning. Compared to traditional silicon transistors, it has the following advantages:
Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we’ve lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.
This article sheds light on the question whether systems like IBM’s Watson or Apple’s Siri are intelligent or just seem to behave intelligently. It also provides a good historical context to understand the origins and fundamentals of artificial intelligence.
Google and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab
Where is the connection between quantum computing and artificial intelligence? Apparently, the nature of quantum computations explained in the video makes it possible to solve optimization problems much faster than traditional computers. Optimization problems are at the heart of machine learning allowing machines to learn from data.
Vicarious, a startup developing artificial intelligence software, today announced that its algorithms can now reliably solve modern CAPTCHAs, including Google’s reCAPTCHA, the world’s most widely used test of a machine’s ability to act human.