Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future
This is the last in a four-part series looking at the big ideas in Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near. Be sure to read the other articles: Will the End of Moore’s Law Halt Computing’s Exponential Rise? Technology Feels Like It’s Accelerating — Because It Actually Is How to Think Exponentially and Better Predict the Future …
Drones that drive
CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars.
DexNet 2.0: 99% Precision Grasping
UC Berkeley AUTOLAB http://bit.ly/AUTOLAB Dex-Net 2.0: Deep Learning to Plan Robust Grasps with Synthetic Point Clouds and Analytic Grasp Metrics. Jeffrey Ma...
The US can’t beat China’s robots—but it can win by building the machines that make them
As a US presidential candidate, Donald Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the country a key economic issue. He promised to bring back jobs from China, Mexico, Japan, and elsewhere; he pledged to force companies from Ford to Apple to Nabisco to open or re-open factories on American shores; and he vowed to revive the coal and steelmaking industries. His promise to create industrial...
The latest Boston Dynamics robot will roll its way into your nightmares
Remember the movie Xanadu about a Greek muse that comes to earth and rollerskates into everyone's heart? The leaked footage of Boston Dynamics' two-wheeled robo...
DARPA wants your gaming tactics for its drone army
Urban areas continue to vex the US military as tall buildings and narrow streets keep impeding troop communications and tactics. While ground soldiers have used...
NASA is developing better gears to make tougher robots
Any robot NASA sends to harsh, distant worlds has to be tougher than garden-variety machines. Since every component has to be able to withstand extreme conditio...
Robot Surgeons Are Taking Over the Operating Room
Watch six of the coolest surgical robots in action
Why healthcare artificial intelligence isn’t about creepy-looking robots
Healthcare lags behind other industries when it comes to implementing new technologies. But the surge of wearable devices represents a break in that trend. The healthcare industry has seen tremendous growth in wearable and wireless technologies that can monitor serious diseases. Artificial intelligence will help those systems deliver results.
Polanyi's Paradox: Will humans maintain any advantage over machines? - h+ Media
There is no denying that improvements in technology allow machines to perform tasks that were once performed best by humans.
As tech trickles in, medicine is about to hit warp speed
Stem cells will regrow anything, gene editing will customize your DNA on the fly, and you’ll pay for cures, not doctors. Welcome to the future of medicine.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Reusable Rockets
Rockets typically are destroyed on their maiden voyage. But now they can make an upright landing and be refueled for another trip, setting the stage for a new era in spaceflight.
Instead of asking, “are robots becoming more human?” we need to ask “are humans becoming more robotic?”
For more than 65 years, computer scientists have studied whether robots' behavior could become indistinguishable from human intelligence. But while we’ve focused on machines, have we ignored changes to our own capabilities? In a book due to be published next year, Being Human in the 21st Century, a law professor and a philosopher argue that we’ve overlooked the...
10 jobs that A.I. and chatbots are poised to eventually replace
If you’re a web designer, you’ve been warned.
Singularity University's Global Summit
Singularity University: The future is becoming increasingly difficult to accurately predict. As technologies continue to advance, they accelerate the progres...