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A Wikipedia for #robots allowing them to #share knowledge and experience worldwide | #algorithms

A Wikipedia for #robots allowing them to #share knowledge and experience worldwide | #algorithms | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

European scientists from six institutes and two universities have developed an online platform where robots can learn new skills from each other worldwide — a kind of “Wikipedia for robots.” The objective is to help develop robots better at helping elders with caring and household tasks. “The problem right now is that robots are often developed specifically for one task”, says René van de Molengraft, TU/e researcher and RoboEarth project leader.

 

“RoboEarth simply lets robots learn new tasks and situations from each other. All their knowledge and experience are shared worldwide on a central, online database.” In addition, some computing and “thinking” tasks can be carried out by the system’s “cloud engine,” he said, “so the robot doesn’t need to have as much computing or battery power on‑board.”

 

For example, a robot can image a hospital room and upload the resulting map to RoboEarth. Another robot, which doesn’t know the room, can use that map on RoboEarth to locate a glass of water immediately, without having to search for it endlessly. In the same way a task like opening a box of pills can be shared on RoboEarth, so other robots can also do it without having to be programmed for that specific type of box.

 

RoboEarth is based on four years of research by a team of scientists from six European research institutes (TU/e, Philips, ETH Zürich, TU München and the universities of Zaragoza and Stuttgart).

 

 

Robots learn from each other on 'Wiki for robots'


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Our selfies, ourselves: What doctors can learn from our smartphone pics

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Many health apps rely on a phone’s built-in camera, and the resulting images can tell us a lot about ourselves, our drugs, our parasites, and more.
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How to know if you're learning the right programming language

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Are You Sure You Want a Google Inc. Smart Home? (GOOG, GOOGL)

The search giant, along with other tech heavyweights, will soon allow us to run our homes remotely, collecting reams of personal data along the way. - Tim Brugger - Tech and Telecom
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It looks as if Amazon is building out its robot army

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Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline

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Google is trying to build its own quantum computing processors

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Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program

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Pwned By A Girl! Women Gamers Now Outnumber Teenage Boys

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The Entertainment Software Association has just released its 2014 report on the state of the video game industry, and as the title of this post suggests, there have been some significant shifts since the last report. Let's tackle the most interesting one first: Women over the age of 18 currently represent 36% of the game-playing population,...
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Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker

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Twitter has developed a system called BotMaker to deal with its spam problem. Essentially, BotMaker scans messages before they’re posted, after they’re posted, and as part of bulk data analyses in order to determine what’s spam and then deal with them accordingly.
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Wiley: The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance - Stephen Goldsmith, Susan Crawford

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This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for bitcoin

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This week’s bitcoin review takes a look at a new research paper that examines the relationship between social media interactions and the bitcoin market. More searches does not mean a higher price Anyone who has followed bitcoin over the last three years knows that its price is an ad nauseum repeat of price spikes followed…
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In an inspired weekend Twitter mini-rant, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk called artificial intelligence potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons.
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New, Efficient Data Collection Algorithm

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When you can’t collect all the data you need, a new algorithm tells you which to target. A new technique could help with both problems of difficulties to collect the right data and the time the process takes. According to MIT News much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of m... http://i-hls.com/2014/07/new-efficient-data-collection-algorithm/


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Les nouvelles technos ne détruisent pas le cerveau, elles s’y adaptent !

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How Silicon Valley spends its money on Capitol Hill

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I visualized a trove of data from MapLight about the issues on which internet companies are lobbying Congress. Here are the results of that, as well as links to the raw data.
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Oculus VR CEO and his mother donate over $30 million to University of Maryland

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe isn't just sitting on all the cash he made from Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of his virtual reality startup. Instead, he's donating a cool $31 million to his alma...
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What a Twitter algorithm could mean for brands, publishers - Digiday

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Twitter is looking to introduce an algorithm in 2015, a change that could drastically affect the platform for both advertisers and users.
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should be read by all data researchers

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With Named Data Networking, a group of researchers promise a future without servers and IP addresses

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Researchers from UCLA, Cisco Systems, Verisign and others have formed a group that advocates for new type of networking model that they believe can handle large amounts of bandwidth and remove the need for servers.
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Bitcoin slowly goes global as businesses like Overstock expand to international customers

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Overstock helped lead the charge of big businesses accepting bitcoin — and now they’re also among the first to bring bitcoin acceptance to a global scale.
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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Begin Implementation of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology | National Highway Traffic Safety Administrati...

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Crafting “smart cities”: India’s new urban vision | openIndia

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With a new government in Delhi, India’s urban agenda is now focused on the creation of “Smart Cities” in industrial corridors.  Such an initiative is driven by the demand of foreign investors to find sanitized spaces in developing countries in which they can operate easily – unhampered by politics. ...


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The very idea of Smart Cities seems to be based on the assumption that there are technocratic solutions for the routine problems that citizen face. Technology is heralded as the “apolitical” means by which governance can be fixed and saved from the operation of “politics”. Problems of inefficiency that are seen to dominate the old bureaucratic-political order are hence given a “smart” solution by employing “Big Data”. However such a vision does not take into consideration the fallibility of technology or the fact that the technology-centric governance that Smart Cities promote can further exclude the people at the margins of power.

What is driving the Smart City agenda is the need for foreign capital to enter into new territories in the developing world by avoiding some of the regulatory hurdles it otherwise faces. To ease the entry of large foreign investments into such projects, the government provides for a single-window clearance system. Also, many of the proposed Smart Cities are either designated as Special Economic Zones (SEZs) or will house SEZs in them.  SEZs are geographical enclaves which have many exemptions from the regular tax laws, customs and excise duties and labour laws.

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Twitter admits that as many as 23 million of its active users are automated

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This piece has been updated to clarify the kinds of accounts in question. Twitter raised eyebrows last month when it suggested that many of its active users aren't actually human. Now we know how many. In a new filing, the company said that "up to approximately 8.5%" of the accounts it considers active are automatically...
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Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters | TechCrunch

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When we humans communicate, we rely on a vast background of unspoken assumptions. Everyone knows that “water is wet,” and “people want to be happy”..

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Macintel: The End Is Nigh

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TweetBe Sociable, Share! Tweet Related columns: Apple, ARM, and Intel Tweet  Apple and Samsung are engaged in a knives-out smartphone war, most infamously in the courts but, more importantly, in the marketplace. In its latest ad campaign, Samsung has cleverly “borrowed” a page from Apple’s own marketing playbook, posturing the iPhone as the choice of(...)
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Twitter may be considering a Facebook-style feed -- but would that help its growth or derail it?

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo suggested during the company’s earnings call that it is considering algorithmically-filtered features similar to Facebook’s newsfeed, but some users say if it implements a Facebook-style approach they will leave
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