FEDOR

Russian Cyborg Robot FEDOR That Can Shoot Guns

A number of experts have warned that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to the end of humanity. And this robot built by the Russians wouldn’t help calm the already anxious critics. Created in 2014, FEDOR was initially aimed at replacing humans in high-risk conditions, including rescue work. However, as its abilities have expanded, its purpose has been augmented to include space exploration. The robot has … Continue reading Russian Cyborg Robot FEDOR That Can Shoot Guns

ROBOT TAKEOVER: AI will hit THESE jobs by 2037 – are YOU at risk?

A ROBOT takeover would hit factory workers worst – with almost half set to lose their jobs by 2037, according to new research. A poll of 1,000 people, asked which jobs were at risk from robots being drafted in to do the same work, put factory workers at the top of the list, with 44 percent saying the jobs would be consigned to the dustbin … Continue reading ROBOT TAKEOVER: AI will hit THESE jobs by 2037 – are YOU at risk?

UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial intelligence technologies to help consumers ask and answer questions, buy things and get other stuff done. In the enterprise equivalent, a company that is building something akin to this for large companies and their back-office functions has raised a sizeable round … Continue reading UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

AI is replacing humans

Technologist: AI ‘Will Probably Replace 50 Percent of Human Jobs’

Popular venture capitalist and Google China Founder Kai-Fu Lee claimed that artificial intelligence “will probably replace 50 percent of human jobs,” during an interview with CNBC. “Traditional companies are really slow. The banks, insurance companies, the hospitals, they really don’t understand how A.I. is already shaping the world, and they don’t understand that they possess something that’s really the biggest treasure… data,” explained Lee to … Continue reading Technologist: AI ‘Will Probably Replace 50 Percent of Human Jobs’

Lights On, Sven! Ikea Surveys People on AI-Based Furniture

The next generation of artificial intelligence may be sitting right beneath you, at least if furniture maker Ikea has any say in the matter. The Swedish furniture company’s “future-living” research lab in Copenhagen, Denmark, called Space10, is conducting a survey to understand what people want when it comes to “smart” furniture. Artificial intelligence (AI) is creeping into more aspects of people’s daily lives. Self-driving cars … Continue reading Lights On, Sven! Ikea Surveys People on AI-Based Furniture

The chatbot signals the approach of an era of sophisticated human-robot interactions - although perhaps not quite as sophisticated (or sinister) as that seen in Ex Machina. Photograph: Publicity image

Human-robot interactions take step forward with ’emotional’ chatbot

Researchers describe the ‘emotional chatting machine’ as a first attempt at the problem of creating machines that can fully understand user emotion An “emotional chatting machine” has been developed by scientists, signalling the approach of an era in which human-robot interactions are seamless and go beyond the purely functional. The chatbot, developed by a Chinese team, is seen as a significant step towards the goal … Continue reading Human-robot interactions take step forward with ’emotional’ chatbot

The New EU Privacy Rules Will Radically Change the Landscape for IoT Devices in the US as Well

After four long years of debate and preparation, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally adopted on 27 April 2016. The GDPR is set to solidify protection of personal data, privacy and security for all EU citizens and will replace the outdated Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. In many ways, it mirrors Regulation 45/2001 which already applied to EU institutions and agencies – this … Continue reading The New EU Privacy Rules Will Radically Change the Landscape for IoT Devices in the US as Well

Royal Society: UK must support machine learning sector

Royal Society urges government to build AI skills across industries Machine learning will become a core part of the digital economy in the UK, according to a new report by the Royal Society. The organisation called for action in several key areas over the next five to 10 years to create an environment of “careful stewardship” that can help ensure that “the dividends from machine … Continue reading Royal Society: UK must support machine learning sector

AI Principles

AI PRINCIPLES – a first draw

The following principles were developed in conjunction with the 2017 Asilomar conference (videos here), through the process described here. Important information: These principles are not the final version! They are the first draw according to a conference held in 2017 in Asilomar   Artificial intelligence has already provided beneficial tools that are used every day by people around the world. Its continued development, guided by … Continue reading AI PRINCIPLES – a first draw

AI With Human-Level Intelligence Will Be Walking the Streets by 2040

IN BRIEF According to expert Ben Ross, human-level AI is something that we will see in our lifetime, and we’d better be prepared for it — because whether it will be a force of good or destruction is actually in our hands. What happens when computers achieve a human level of artificial intelligence (AI)? Ben Ross, MYOB’s User Experience and Product Management leader, believes that … Continue reading AI With Human-Level Intelligence Will Be Walking the Streets by 2040