Another technology with the potential to disrupt capitalist financial systems.
The robot economy may already have arrived FRANCESCA BRIA 20 February 2016 But the austere response to rapid technological advances is resulting in increased polarisation and precarity. What are we going to do about it? In order to understand both where we are going and why we are witnessing the disappearance of good jobs […]
Elon Musk has been described as the real-life inspiration behind the superhero character of Tony Stark from the Ironman movie franchise. He is the CEO and founder of SpaceX, and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, among other things. He has been an outspoken critic of the potential dangers of Artificial Intelligence, describing it as […]
Watch these robots learn to recognize themselves, evolve their own language and begin to communicate with each other.
This post originally appeared on the University of Cambridge ‘s Research News site: Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots, by constructing a ‘mother’ robot that can design, build and test its own ‘children’, and then use the results to improve the performance of the next generation, without […]
The Robo Brain Project is a multi-university, open-source project to create a massive online knowledge-base which robots around the world can connect to in order to share what they have learned with each other — a kind of Wikipedia for robots. Ashutosh Saxena of Cornell University is the project lead. In this video he explains the […]
China’s Pearl River Delta (PDR), the largest urban area in the world in both size and population, has been called the “factory to the world.” (Link to an economic profile here). It is a megapolis linking nine major cities into one huge economic region. In 2013 it accounted for nearly 10% of China’s entire GDP, and employed […]
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence held its twenty-ninth conference in January 2015 in Austin, Texas. Sponsors of this event included Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yahoo, Baidu, and Infosys, among others. The purpose of the conference was to “promote research in artificial intelligence and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers […]
IBM’s term for Watson is Cognitive Technology — think of what that terminology implies. Cognition refers to the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning. Perception, learning, reasoning, this is a really big deal if we are talking about machines actually doing this. This is a game changer. Speaking of changing the game, check out […]
Photo of Baxter courtesy of Rethink Robotics Forget losing jobs to China or Mexico, this guy works for about $1 an hour and can be employed at that price right here in the United States. Although best suited to a limited range of tasks Baxter and his little brother Sawyer will only improve over time. […]