Category Archives: AI


Lego Robot Smashes Its Own Rubik’s Cube Record, 40% Faster in 3 Years

A Lego robot just crushed the Rubik’s cube speed world record. David Gilday and Mike Dobson’s Cubestormer 3, posted a mark of 3.253 seconds at the UK’s Big Bang... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/24/14


Beyond the SmartWatch — Startups Push Body Monitoring Wearables

It’s easy to be a skeptic in Silicon Valley. The probability a hot startup will be passé within a year or two is much higher than the probability it’ll be the next... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/21/14


Robotic Fish Swims as Deftly as the Real Thing

Before robots go mainstream, there are two major motion-related challenges they will need to surmount: navigating complex environments, perhaps by aping nature’s... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/19/14


Driverless Cars, Meet Captainless Ships: Autonomous Vehicles To Take To The Sea

If artificial intelligence is sophisticated enough to guide a car through Bay Area traffic, surely it can pilot a ship safely from port to port on the open sea. That’s... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/18/14


As Robots Evolve the Workforce, Will Labor Laws Keep Pace?

Every day, robots pop up in more workplaces. Employers in industries from health care to food service are drawn to automation technology by the promise of greater... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/16/14


Sharing Photos Online? Companies Are Tracking What You Wear and How You Feel

The same utopian principle of the Internet — it allows people to communicate freely around the globe — makes it an appealing target not just for government surveillance... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/11/14


Controversy Brews Over Role Of ‘Killer Robots’ In Theater of War

Technology promises to improve people's quality of life, and what could be a better example of that than sending robots instead of humans into dangerous situations? Robots... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/9/14


Self-Driving Cars Proposed as Solution to U.S. Highway Woes, Saving Money and Lives

In Silicon Valley, there’s someone to argue that a disruptive new technology will solve every problem in this world and the next. For instance, Zendesk recently launched a... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/5/14

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