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Robot priests can bless you, advise you, and even perform your funeral
Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Roboticist Gabriele Trovato designed SanTO to offer spiritual succor to elderly people whose mobility and social contact may be limited. And in China, at Beijing’s Longquan Monastery, an android monk named Xian’er recites Buddhist mantras and offers guidance...
Ledger Vault - a fluid & flexible way to secure digital assets for institutions
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Artificial intelligence is changing every aspect of war
In February, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s blue-sky-thinking branch, conducted the latest test of a six-strong drone swarm capable of collaborating in a “high-threat” environment, even when cut off from human contact.
Creating a data set and a challenge for deepfakes
Facebook, the Partnership on AI, Microsoft, and academics from Cornell Tech, MIT, University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park, and University at Albany-SUNY are coming together to build the Deepfake Detection Challenge (DFDC).
How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust
We need to stop building computer systems that merely get better and better at detecting statistical patterns in data sets — often using an approach known as deep learning — and start building computer systems that from the moment of their assembly innately grasp three basic concepts:...
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A Closer Look at the Robots Helping Us Explore Space
The Astrobee robots will specifically test robotic capabilities in zero gravity, replacing the SPHERES robots that have been on the ISS.
When the A.I. Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial intelligence experts out of academia.
Pentagon seeks 'ethicist' to oversee military artificial intelligence
The Pentagon is looking for the right person to help it navigate the morally murky waters of artificial intelligence (AI), billed as the battlefield of the 21st century.
Tech Coalition Asks Governments to Ease Visa Rules for A.I. Experts
Partnership on AI, a non-profit group whose members include large U.S. technology companies as well as universities and researchers working on artificial intelligence, has appealed to governments to ease visa requirements for A.I.
Robo-Exoticism is the theme for 2019/20 Art, Technology and Culture Colloquiums
She is three-time World Economic Forum Cultural Leader, and serves as a council member on the World Economic Forum Global Council for IoT, Robotics, & Smart Cities.
Deadline for Robot Launch startup competition is Sept 22 - apply now to get in front of top tier VCs.
The Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, Andra Keay, joins the CITRIS People and Robots initiative as a Visiting Scholar, to extend connections between CITRIS and the Bay Area robotics community.