Category Archives: AI

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How Will We Know When Computers Can Think for Themselves?

Headlines recently exploded with news that a computer program called Eugene Goostman had become the first to pass the Turing test, a method devised by computing pioneer Alan... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/29/14

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Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing

Earlier this week, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn't that it will only cost $2,000, or that Pepper is... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/26/14

technology, robots, robotics

Robotic Hand Uses AI to Specialize Its Grip for Any Object

Your cat may think she’s your boss, but she would actually be your boss if it weren’t for a feat of engineering called the human hand, complete with opposable... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/25/14

fMRI, brain scans, mental health, artificial intelligence, AI, medicine

Machines Teach Humans How to Feel Using Neurofeedback

Humans are social animals, and feelings of attachment, connection and empathy are the glue that binds societies together. Before an infant’s immune system is fully... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/16/14

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Our Hyperconnected Future: Roundup of the 2014 MIT Tech Review Digital Summit

I recently attended the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit in San Francisco. The topics du jour? The disappearing computer interface, the Internet of Things, and... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/15/14

IoT, internet of things, technology, gadgets

Singularity Surplus: Computer Convenience For FDA Data, Paper and Pen, Power Outlets

The Scribble pen can identify and reproduce 16 million colors you might come across in daily life. The pen uses a 16-bit RGB color sensor to identify the colors of objects... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/14/14

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Can Google Tango Make Off-the-Shelf Drones Autonomous?

Personal drones are all the rage. Though hobbyist RC helicopters and planes have been around for years, today’s multi-rotor vehicles are easier to pilot thanks to GPS... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/5/14

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Unlike Samantha in the Movie Her, Artificial Intelligence Will Have a Body

The recent movie, Her, chronicles the romantic relationship between a man, Theodore Twombly, and an intelligent operating system named Samantha in the year 2025. Samantha... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/3/14

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