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Fresh From Jeopardy, Artificial Intelligence Fights Infection in the ICU

Fresh From Jeopardy, Artificial Intelligence Fights Infection in the ICU | Amity AI | Scoop.it

It’s entertaining to watch IBM’s Watson make mincemeat of its human counterparts on Jeopardy, but the computing techniques that helped the computer best humans at trivia could soon be saving lives in the ICU. Artemis, a software program built on the back of IBM analytics software similar to that powering Watson, is being tested as a means to provide early warnings when babies in the ICU acquire hospital-borne infections.

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Microsoft releases Robotics dev toolkit for Kinect droids

Microsoft releases Robotics dev toolkit for Kinect droids | Amity AI | Scoop.it

Microsoft has released its Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS4), helping robot builders integrate Kinect into their DIY hardware.


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Flying Swarm Of Robots Gives Protesters And Activists Free Wi-Fi, On The Go

Flying Swarm Of Robots Gives Protesters And Activists Free Wi-Fi, On The Go | Amity AI | Scoop.it

Electronic Countermeasures is a project by Liam Young of think tank Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today and Unknown Fields Division, with assistance from Eleanor Saitta, Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu, and Superflux. The project is essentially an autonomous, roaming Internet swarm, constructed from repurposed UAVs.

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David Hanson: Robots that "show emotion" | Video on TED.com

TED Talks David Hanson's robot faces look and act like yours: They recognize and respond to emotion, and make expressions of their own. Here, an "emotional" live demo of the Einstein robot offers a peek at a future where robots truly mimic humans.
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6 Mashups of Music and Artificial Intelligence

6 Mashups of Music and Artificial Intelligence | Amity AI | Scoop.it

If there is one thing computers do well, it’s math. All of music’s raw components — key, mode, melody, harmony and rhythm — can be expressed mathematically. As a result, computers can help people make music, even if they don’t know their elbow from an F clef.

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AI designs its own video game

AI designs its own video game | Amity AI | Scoop.it

"Space Station Invaders", the handiwork of an AI called Angelina, can create a simple video game almost entirely from scratch.

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Turing at 100: Legacy of a universal mind

Turing at 100: Legacy of a universal mind | Amity AI | Scoop.it

From the day he was born — 23 June 1912 — Alan Mathison Turing seemed destined to solitude, misunderstanding and persecution. As his centenary year opens, Nature hails him as one of the top scientific minds of all time.

 

Turing was driven by the dream of reviving — possibly in the form of a computer program — the soul of Christopher Morcom, perhaps his only true friend, who died abruptly when they were both teenagers. I want to “build a brain”, he said.

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Wearable Multitouch Projector - Microsoft Research

This project is a depth-sensing and projection system that enables interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces.


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Driverless cars can be licensed in Nevada, USA

Driverless cars can be licensed in Nevada, USA | Amity AI | Scoop.it
About a year ago, Bruce Breslow, the newly appointed director of Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles, was invited to Mountain View to test one of Google's driverless cars . "I sat in the back seat first, looking at...

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Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate | Video on TED.com

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams -- for construction, surveying disasters and far more.

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Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents.
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UN Hearing On AI Rights

UN Hearing On AI Rights | Amity AI | Scoop.it

The subject of this debate is whether AIs are “people-” whether they possess the same degree of personhood as humans, and whether that entitles them to the same rights.

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Computer modelling: Brain in a box

Computer modelling: Brain in a box | Amity AI | Scoop.it
Henry Markram wants €1 billion to model the entire human brain. Sceptics don't think he should get it.
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