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Origami wheels change shape and size as they roll

Origami wheels change shape and size as they roll | Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers from Seoul National University have designed a wheel that lets a robot be either speedy or strong by changing the size of its wheels automatically.

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Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid-Air by Peter Gentenaar

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From limitations come creativity. It’s an age-old adage that’s been repeated in almost every industry. And it rings true for the Netherland-based artist Peter Gentenaar, whose billowing paper sculptures were born out of what he couldn’t do with

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The future of self-aware robots.

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The future of self-aware robots.


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Steven Vo's curator insight, March 28, 2014 8:21 AM

We can't deny that robots will become a common thing in our human lives in the short future. Technology that creates robots are advancing everyday, and it wont be long until we will see them around in our regular life.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Hit California's Roads in September

Self-Driving Cars Will Hit California's Roads in September | Innovation | Scoop.it
On September 16th, 2014, California will take one step closer to the utopian (or dystopian) future, allowing self-driving cars on public roads.
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This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection | Innovation | Scoop.it

Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An excerpt from James Barrat’s ‘Our Final Invention’.


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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, February 3, 2014 6:57 AM

Due to the self organizing nature of the universe the behavior self improving iterative programs can be no other that to try to succeed. The cost of a success can be dear but how we can harness these problems when our own computing unit a brain cannot compete with the speed of iterations? These are quite serious questions facing AI science right now. I hope we will manage to come with some way to influence evolution of AI.

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Google's Grand Plan to Make Your Brain Irrelevant | Wired Business | Wired.com

Google's Grand Plan to Make Your Brain Irrelevant | Wired Business | Wired.com | Innovation | Scoop.it

Google is on a shopping spree, buying startup after startup to push its business into the future. But these companies don’t run web services or sell ads or build smartphone software or dabble in other things that Google is best known for. The web’s most powerful company is filling its shopping cart with artificial intelligence algorithms, robots, and smart gadgets for the home. It’s on a mission to build an enormous digital brain that operates as much like the human mind as possible — and, in many ways, even better.

Yesterday, Google confirmed that it has purchased a stealthy artificial intelligence startup called DeepMind. According to reports, the company paid somewhere in the mid-hundreds of millions of dollars for the British outfit. Though Google didn’t discuss the price tag, that enormous figure is in line with the rest of its recent activity.

The DeepMind acquisition closely follows Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest, a slew of cutting-edge robotics companies, and another AI startup known as DNNresearch.

Google is looking to spread smart computer hardware into so many parts of our everyday lives — from our homes and our cars to our bodies — but perhaps more importantly, it’s developing a new type of artificial intelligence that can help operate these devices, as well as its many existing web and smartphone services.

Though Google is out in front of this AI arms race, others are moving in the same direction. Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are doubling down on artificial intelligence too, and are snapping up fresh AI talent. According to The Information, Mark Zuckerberg and company were also trying to acquire DeepMind.

 


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