Autonomous functions for robots, such as spontaneity, are highly sought after. Many control mechanisms for autonomous robots are inspired by the functions of animals, including humans. Roboticists often design robot behaviors using predefined modules and control methodologies, which makes them task-specific, limiting their flexibility. Researchers offer an alternative machine learning-based method for designing spontaneous behaviors […]
COVID-19 has undeniably altered billions of lives across the globe. While many are longing for a “return to normal,” many aspects of society will never quite return to the way things were and the shock has permanently altered the economic landscape. Communities, schools, businesses and global infrastructures will still have to adapt to a post-COVID world once a vaccine is widely available and administered.
IBM has developed a new AI model which predicts the onset of Alzheimer’s better than standard clinical tests. The AI is designed to be non-invasive and uses a short language sample from a verbal cognitive test given to a patient. Using this sample, the AI model is able to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s with […]
We’re used to medical chatbots giving dangerous advice, but one based on OpenAI’s GPT-3 took it much further. If you’ve been living under a rock, GPT-3 is essentially a very clever text generator that’s been making various headlines in recent months. Only Microsoft has permission to use it for commercial purposes after securing exclusive rights […]
The age of artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived, changing the world around us in exciting and unpredictable ways. We are getting accustomed to AI and our children will be highly dependent on it. A few companies are also aiming at providing smooth entry into the world of AI for younger students. One of the best known examples is the Teachable Machine by Google that allows children with no coding skills to train an AI program to recognize images, sounds, and poses while instantly observing the results of their choices.
A new tool for predicting a person’s movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity. In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car parts. In a replica of a factory floor setting, the […]
As Covid-19 has made it necessary for people to keep their distance from each other, robots are stepping in to fill essential roles, such as sanitizing warehouses and hospitals, ferrying test samples to laboratories, and serving as telemedicine avatars. There are signs that people may be increasingly receptive to robotic help, preferring, at least hypothetically, […]
Chipmaker Qualcomm and startup Truepic are testing a feature for Android phones that automatically tags the time and location when an image was captured. On the internet nobody knows where or when you took that photo of a dog. Images can be reused and remixed online without a trace—helpful to those trying to spice up […]
“People don’t judge an artwork on its own merit,” said Aidan Meller, the director of a prestigious U.K. gallery called, well, the Aidan Meller Gallery. “They always do it through the lens of the artist. When you look at a Picasso or you look at Tracey Emin, you have a very different response based on the personalities that created [the work]. That’s no different with a robot.”