MIT Technology Review sits down with Gates to talk about breakthrough technologies, China, and reasons to be cheerful about the future.
The Economist ponders when humans will get to Mars.
We typically imagine robots looking like humans, but there’s a real advantage to other “form factors” that mimic pack animals.
For example, check out this new robot that MIT just made: a mini cheetah robot, the first four-legged robot to do a backflip.
At only 20 pounds the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down. More practically, the robot can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person’s walking speed.
BBC Click explores how an exoskeleton can help with physical rehabilitation, foldable phones, fashion, and visual effects.
In this talk by a16z operating partner Frank Chen, given at the annual a16z Summit, Chen goes beyond the hype to look forward at how AI and automation will augment, enhance, create, and yes, replace humans…. but also highlighting what it is that makes us human to begin with.
In this episode of National Geographic’s Year Million, the show takes on AI, robotics, and their impact on human society.
In this Engadget video, explore the future of famring, where robots do most of the work. Interestingly enough, the robots are already in the fields. You can imagine what these means for low-skill farm jobs.
In this video of a keynote presentation, Jeremy Gutsche dives into artificial intelligence and the AI mechanized future in an AI talk that explores how artificial intelligence trends will change your future, particularly as you combine innovation in AI with robotics, interface, bio enhancement, 3d printing, mind reading, sustainability and thought control.
I know that after my experience last week, that I am ready for a world of self-driving cars. Oddly enough, just last week, Waymo rolled out a driverless taxi service called Waymo One in Arizona. The company has been operating self-driving cars, occasionally without safety drivers behind the wheel, for about a year and half now.
The goal is to use all the data they have collected to make Waymo’s autonomous vehicles the safest drivers on the road. Andrew Hawkins from The Verge went down to Chandler, Arizona for a test ride.
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?