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Oct 17, 2018

How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, robotics/AI

We are in the early days of what might be called the “physical cloud,” an e-commerce ecosystem that functions like the internet itself. Netflix caches the movies you stream at a data center physically close to you; Amazon is building warehouse after warehouse to store goods closer to consumers. And the storage systems at those warehouses are looking more like the data-storage systems in the cloud. Instead of storing similar items in the same place—a helpful practice when humans were fetching the goods—Amazon’s warehouses store multiples of the same item at random locations, known only to the robots. Trying to find an Instapot at one of Amazon’s warehouses would be like trying to find where in the cloud one of your emails is stored. Of course, you don’t have to. You just tap your screen and the email appears. No humans are involved.


What if you could store and deliver goods as easily as data? Amazon, Walmart and others are using AI and robotics to transform everything from appliance shopping to grocery delivery. Welcome to the physical cloud.

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Oct 16, 2018

Autonomous Flights Are One Step Closer to Reality

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The air cargo industry is already considering one-person flight crews. Self-flying planes may be next.

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Oct 16, 2018

Tesla aims for new neural net computer in production in 6 months, results in 500‑2000% increase in ops/sec, says Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Tesla CEO Elon Musk updated the timeline to release the company’s new neural net computer, which they claimed will be the ‘world’s most advanced computer for autonomous driving’.

They are now aiming for the new computer to be in production in about 6 months and it could result in a 500‑2000% increase in operation per second, according to Musk.

The release of this new computer with Tesla’s own AI chip would be the culmination of a long project that Tesla started about 3 years ago as it anticipated a need for more computing power in its vehicles.

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Oct 16, 2018

Studying the stars with machine learning

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

To keep up with an impending astronomical increase in data about our universe, astrophysicists turn to machine learning.

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Oct 16, 2018

Longevity Impact Forum will make digital health mainstream

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, life extension, robotics/AI

Invite to consolidation of efforts.


Top of Longevity and healthtech companies. AI, blockchain, digital health and mHealth are the top investment opportunities in aging world.

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Oct 16, 2018

MIT Knows That AI Is The Future

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry, robotics/AI

MIT has launched the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, a $1 billion center dedicated to “reshaping its academic program” around AI. The idea, said MIT president L. Rafael Reif, is to use AI, machine learning and data science with other academic disciplines to “educate the bilinguals of the future,” defining bilingual as those working in biology, chemistry, politics, history and linguistics with computing skills that can be used in their field.

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Oct 16, 2018

Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

‘My name is Pepper,’ robot tells MPs

Jump to media player Pepper the robot answers questions from MPs on the education select committee about helping to care for older people.

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Oct 15, 2018

AI can analyze changes in Earth’s magnetic field to predict quakes ‘unprecedentedly early’

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Researchers have revealed a radical new use of AI — to predict earthquakes.

A team from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used machine-learning techniques to analyze tiny changes in geomagnetic fields.

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Oct 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence aids automatic monitoring of single molecules in cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

To understand the mechanisms by which molecules act in cells, or the effects of drugs on them, it would be ideal to be able to track individual molecules, including where in the cell they are located and what modifications they undergo when conditions in the cell change. However, this has proven difficult with existing technologies, particularly given the amount of time required to perform such monitoring.

A research team centered at Osaka University, in collaboration with RIKEN, has developed a system that can overcome these difficulties by automatically searching for, focusing on, imaging, and tracking single within living . The team showed that this approach could analyze hundreds of thousands of single molecules in hundreds of cells in a short period, providing reliable data on the status and dynamics of molecules of interest.

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Oct 15, 2018

Magic Leap’s new AI assistant looks alarmingly human

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI

The tech world’s latest virtual assistant looks so realistic, you might mistake her for an actual human.

Apple has Siri, and Amazon has Alexa. But the lifelikeness of both are dwarfed by Mica: a prototype that Magic Leap, a highly regarded augmented-reality startup, unveiled at its conference Wednesday.

Mica isn’t just a voice assistant. She’s something you can actually see if you wear the company’s augmented-reality glasses, called Magic Leap One. Mica looks and acts like a human — she makes eye contact and offers a warm smile, along with other human-like expressions.

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