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New solar 'cloth' to turn UK rooftops into batteries - Telegraph

New solar 'cloth' to turn UK rooftops into batteries - Telegraph | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
A flexible photovoltaic fabric, which can even be used as yacht sails to harvest the sun's rays, is finally ready after 10 years of development

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How AI Has Already Changed Your Life

How AI Has Already Changed Your Life | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it

For some people, artificial intelligence still makes them feel a little…uneasy. It’s often depicted as sinister-looking robots who will take over our lives and our jobs, or even replace humanity. 

The reality is, we are already in an age in which AI is infused into our everyday lives in ways that augment rather than replace people. Digital assistants such as Cortana can find you the closest restaurant, dictate a text to your friend, manage your email inbox and even help you create more beautiful PowerPoint presentations.  Whether you realise it or not, AI is an integral part of all these interactions. And while it’s not something you can often see or touch, I bet you’re already experiencing the benefits of AI every day.

So, how does AI technology actually work? AI is a machine’s ability to recognise images and words, learn and reason in ways that are similar to people. Data is the fuel for AI, and our world is awash with data as our daily interactions are increasingly digital. AI uses sophisticated algorithms to sort through piles of data, spot patterns and make predictions – tasks that would be repetitive and time-consuming, if not practically impossible, for people to do manually. AI can do this work on our behalf and give us back more of life’s most precious commodity - time.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 30, 2:40 AM

For some people, artificial intelligence still makes them feel a little…uneasy. It’s often depicted as sinister-looking robots who will take over our lives and our jobs, or even replace humanity. 

The reality is, we are already in an age in which AI is infused into our everyday lives in ways that augment rather than replace people. Digital assistants such as Cortana can find you the closest restaurant, dictate a text to your friend, manage your email inbox and even help you create more beautiful PowerPoint presentations.  Whether you realise it or not, AI is an integral part of all these interactions. And while it’s not something you can often see or touch, I bet you’re already experiencing the benefits of AI every day.

So, how does AI technology actually work? AI is a machine’s ability to recognise images and words, learn and reason in ways that are similar to people. Data is the fuel for AI, and our world is awash with data as our daily interactions are increasingly digital. AI uses sophisticated algorithms to sort through piles of data, spot patterns and make predictions – tasks that would be repetitive and time-consuming, if not practically impossible, for people to do manually. AI can do this work on our behalf and give us back more of life’s most precious commodity - time.

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=AI

 

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 31, 5:43 AM
Félünk (félünk?) a mesterséges intellingenciától, pedig különböző szintű megjelenési formáit full használjuk... az átalakulás, a változás folyamatos, az is lesz, hol lineáris, hol helyenként ugrásszerű, de hozzászokni már elkezdtünk... nem a távoli jövő az, amikor majd egyszerre csak ránk ugrik, mint egy tigris...:-)))
Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 31, 5:47 AM
“...AI is a machine’s ability to recognise images and words, learn and reason in ways that are similar to people. Data is the fuel for AI, and our world is awash with data as our daily interactions are increasingly digital...” - The AI is already makes a part of our daily life... it gives time for us to become acclimatized to it...
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This AI Software Aims to Do 90 Percent of HR’s Recruiting Work - Bloomberg

This AI Software Aims to Do 90 Percent of HR’s Recruiting Work - Bloomberg | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Robot Vera can cut the time and cost of recruiting by a third, its creators say. Now they’re teaching it to recognize anger, pleasure, and disappointment.
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IBM unveils "world's smallest computer" with blockchain at Think 2018

IBM unveils "world's smallest computer" with blockchain at Think 2018 | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it

March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company's flagship conference, where the company will unveil what it claims is the world's smallest computer. They're not kidding: It's literally smaller than a grain of salt. 

 

But don't let the size fool you: This sucker has the computing power of the x86 chip from 1990. Okay, so that's not great compared to what we have today, but cut it some slack — you need a microscope to see it. 

 

The computer will cost less than ten cents to manufacture, and will also pack "several hundred thousand transistors," according to the company. These will allow it to "monitor, analyze, communicate, and even act on data."

 

According to IBM, this is only the beginning. "Within the next five years, cryptographic anchors — such as ink dots or tiny computers smaller than a grain of salt — will be embedded in everyday objects and devices," says IBM head of research Arvind Krishna. If he's correct, we'll see way more of these tiny systems in objects and devices in the years to come.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 19, 6:49 AM

March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company's flagship conference, where the company will unveil what it claims is the world's smallest computer. They're not kidding: It's literally smaller than a grain of salt. 

 

But don't let the size fool you: This sucker has the computing power of the x86 chip from 1990. Okay, so that's not great compared to what we have today, but cut it some slack — you need a microscope to see it. 

 

The computer will cost less than ten cents to manufacture, and will also pack "several hundred thousand transistors," according to the company. These will allow it to "monitor, analyze, communicate, and even act on data."

 

According to IBM, this is only the beginning. "Within the next five years, cryptographic anchors — such as ink dots or tiny computers smaller than a grain of salt — will be embedded in everyday objects and devices," says IBM head of research Arvind Krishna. If he's correct, we'll see way more of these tiny systems in objects and devices in the years to come.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?&tag=IBM

 

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AI Uses Titan Supercomputer to Create Deep Neural Nets in Less Than a Day

AI Uses Titan Supercomputer to Create Deep Neural Nets in Less Than a Day | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
You don’t have to dig too deeply into the archive of dystopian science fiction to uncover the horror that intelligent machines might unleash. The Matrix and The Terminator are probably the most well-known examples of self-replicating, intelligent machines attempting to enslave or destroy humanity in the process of building a brave new digital world.

The prospect of artificially intelligent machines creating other artificially intelligent machines took a big step forward in 2017. However, we’re far from the runaway technological singularity futurists are predicting by mid-century or earlier, let alone murderous cyborgs or AI avatar assassins.

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How Flight Simulation Tech Can Help Turn Robots Into Surgeons

How Flight Simulation Tech Can Help Turn Robots Into Surgeons | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
A heaving robotic platform adapted from the tech that powers flight simulators could help train other robots to do surgery.
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The Squishy Ethics of Sex With Robots

The Squishy Ethics of Sex With Robots | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Even if they roboticists solve the privacy and security problems of droid sex, society is going to have to answer a very hard question: Can you consent to sex with a robot? Can it consent to having sex with you?
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Forget F1 and NASCAR: Robot racing is your new favorite sport

Forget F1 and NASCAR: Robot racing is your new favorite sport | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Roborace is a platform for level five autonomous vehicle racing that aims to develop the skills necessary for machines to safely drive beside humans.
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How long will it take for your job to be automated?

How long will it take for your job to be automated? | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
We’re often told that machines one day will be able to do our jobs – but when, exactly, is that likely to happen?
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Soon we’ll control our devices with our body language, not our voice

Soon we’ll control our devices with our body language, not our voice | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Since Siri was introduced in 2010, the world has been increasingly enamored with voice interfaces. When we need to adjust the thermostat, we ask Alexa. If we want to put on a movie, we ask the remote to search for it. According to some estimates, some 33 million voice-enabled devices reported for duty in America
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Engineers design artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware

Engineers design artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
MIT engineers have designed an artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware, a major stepping stone toward portable artificial intelligence devices.
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Opinion | A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty

Opinion | A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom says artificial intelligence will eliminate jobs. But it can also improve education and employment.
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Bots are about to get better at customer support than humans

Bots are about to get better at customer support than humans | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it

Thanks to machine learning, AI-enabled bots could gain a competitive advantage over human chat exchanges


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The rise of chatbots

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A new AI that detects "deception" may bring an end to lying as we know it

A new AI that detects "deception" may bring an end to lying as we know it | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Computer scientists from the University of Maryland have created an AI that detects deception more accurately than the average human.
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OpenAI Wants to Make Safe AI, but That May Be an Impossible Task

OpenAI Wants to Make Safe AI, but That May Be an Impossible Task | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it

True artificial intelligence is on its way, and we aren’t ready for it. Just as our forefathers had trouble visualizing everything from the modern car to the birth of the computer, it’s difficult for most people to imagine how much truly intelligent technology could change our lives as soon as the next decade — and how much we stand to lose if AI goes out of our control.

 

Fortunately, there’s a league of individuals working to ensure that the birth of artificial intelligence isn’t the death of humanity. From Max Tegmark’s Future of Life Institute to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Future Society, the world’s most renowned experts are joining forces to tackle one of the most disruptive technological advancements (and greatest threats) humanity will ever face.

 

Perhaps the most famous organization to be born from this existential threat is OpenAI. It’s backed by some of the most respected names in the industry: Elon Musk, the SpaceX billionaire who founded Open AI, but departed the board this yearto avoid conflicts of interest with Tesla; Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator; and Peter Thiel, of PayPal fame, just to name a few. If anyone has a chance at securing the future of humanity, it’s OpenAI. But there’s a problem. When it comes to creating safe AI and regulating this technology, these great minds have little clue what they’re doing. They don’t even know where to begin.


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Monarch is a new platform from surgical robot pioneer Frederic Moll

Monarch is a new platform from surgical robot pioneer Frederic Moll | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Auris Health (née Auris Surgical Robots) has done a pretty good job flying under the radar, in spite of raising a massive amount of capital and listing one of the key people behind the da Vinci sur…
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Neural Networking Shows Promise in Earthquake Monitoring

Neural Networking Shows Promise in Earthquake Monitoring | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
A team of Harvard University and MIT researchers report their new neural networking method for monitoring earthquakes is more accurate and orders of magnitude faster than traditional approaches.

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'Memtransistor' Forms Foundational Circuit Element to Neuromorphic Computing

'Memtransistor' Forms Foundational Circuit Element to Neuromorphic Computing | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Computers that operate more like the human brain than computers—a field sometimes referred to as neuromorphic computing—have promised a new era of powerful computing.

While this all seems promising, one of the big shortcomings in neuromorphic computing has been that it doesn’t mimic the brain in a very important way. In the brain, for every neuron there are a thousand synapses—the electrical signal sent between the neurons of the brain. This poses a problem because a transistor only has a single terminal, hardly an accommodating architecture for multiplying signals.

Now researchers at Northwestern University, led by Mark Hersam, have developed a new device that combines memristors—two-terminal non-volatile memory devices based on resistance switching—with transistors to create what Hersam and his colleagues have dubbed a “memtransistor” that performs both memory storage and information processing.

This most recent research builds on work that Hersam and his team conducted back in 2015 in which the researchers developed a three-terminal, gate-tunable memristor that operated like a kind of synapse.

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Why Self-Taught Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real World

Why Self-Taught Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real World | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
The latest artificial intelligence systems start from zero knowledge of a game and grow to world-beating in a matter of hours. But researchers are struggling to
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Robots compete in their own Olympics ski tournament, capture our hearts

Robots compete in their own Olympics ski tournament, capture our hearts | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang featured the world’s first robot ski tournament on the sidelines.
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Robot Delivery Vans Are Arriving Before Self-Driving Cars

Robot Delivery Vans Are Arriving Before Self-Driving Cars | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
A secretive startup has unveiled its new grocery-getter, one of many automakers that are leaving people out of the equation.
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Humans Will Have A ‘Robot Second Self’ In The Next 20 Years, Say Experts At Microsoft

Humans Will Have A ‘Robot Second Self’ In The Next 20 Years, Say Experts At Microsoft | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Are you seeing double? You might be in the next 20 years. Experts at Microsoft say that all human beings will have a robot double that’s has a digital copy of your consciousness. Microsof
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After crash, injured motorcyclist accuses robot-driven vehicle of ‘negligent driving’

After crash, injured motorcyclist accuses robot-driven vehicle of ‘negligent driving’ | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
The accusation was revealed this week in one of the first lawsuits against an autonomous vehicle.
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Computer Scientists Are Testing Code For Growing Food In Various Environments

Computer Scientists Are Testing Code For Growing Food In Various Environments | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it

Could computers be used to grow food for an expanding world?


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The next AI frontier – software that writes software

The next AI frontier – software that writes software | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Progress is curiously slow in one field ripe for AI adoption – the software industry itself

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, January 17, 12:52 PM

Technology is the future, but it’s also a barrier

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Deep Learning Revamps How Radiologists Diagnose Diseases

Deep Learning Revamps How Radiologists Diagnose Diseases | TheFutureIsNow | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is helping healthcare organizations and researchers blaze a trail beyond traditional radiology methods.
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