Archive for the ‘robotics/AI’ category: Page 1531

Apr 7, 2016

LIU Adds Cyber Extortion Endorsement to Product Recall Policies

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, policy, robotics/AI


Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has launched a cyber extortion endorsement to its Product Recall and Contamination insurance policy for food and beverage companies.

This endorsement offers coverage to food and beverage policyholders for cyber extortion monies and consultant costs up to the policy sub-limit for acts against production and day-to-day operations.

Continue reading “LIU Adds Cyber Extortion Endorsement to Product Recall Policies” »

Apr 7, 2016

Digital Marketing CCO: How Quantum Computing Will Change Work As We Know It

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Imagine robotics and other AI on QC; because it is coming and on a very large scale.

The computer chip has now reached middle age. Like most of us in middle age, it is not as sprightly as it once was, and is set to be superseded by younger forms of computing. Enter the quantum computer. It’s set to transform our lives, the way we work and play.

What exactly is quantum computing?

Continue reading “Digital Marketing CCO: How Quantum Computing Will Change Work As We Know It” »

Apr 7, 2016

The Singularity Controversy: 3 years later (A London Futurists Event)

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, singularity

Three years have passed since the publication of the volume of essays “The Singularity Hypotheses” — a publication that was marked at the time by a London Futurists discussion event. During these three years, public awareness of the concepts of an intelligence explosion has grown sharply — fuelled, in part, by statements from luminaries such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.

In this event, Amnon Eden, lead editor of Singularity Hypotheses, returns to London Futurists to provide an update on the controversies about the Singularity. Topics to be covered will include:

• Luddites, Philistines, and Starry-Eyed: The War over Killer Robots.
• AI (Artificial Intelligence) vs. IA (Intelligence Augmentation)
• “Technological Singularity”: A Definition, Sufficient and Necessary Conditions.
• Perennial Fallacies, Debunked and Re-debunked.
• Learning from the media storm.

Read more

Apr 7, 2016

Self-Taught Robot Is Ready to Seize Another Warehouse Job

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

A new robot uses computer vision and machine learning to break down pallets of boxes faster than human workers.

Read more

Apr 7, 2016

Taco Bell wants you to order food from a chat bot

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

We’ve seen some clever ways to order food online in our day, but this one is decidedly off the wall. Taco Bell is testing TacoBot, a chat AI that helps you order (what else?) tacos in a Slack conversation. Think of it as a tasty text adventure — you can ask questions about the menu, customize your order and check your cart. It’s only in a private beta with a few companies at the moment, but you can sign up for a waiting list to have your Slack team give TacoBot a try. Just think — you could have tacos sent your way while you’re stuck in a planning session.

Read more

Apr 7, 2016

Imperial ambitions | The Economist

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, big data, business, drones, internet, Mark Zuckerberg, robotics/AI, virtual reality


“The scale of Facebook’s ambition, and the rivalries it faces, reflect a consensus that these technologies will transform how people interact with each other, with data and with their surroundings.”

Read more

Apr 6, 2016

Mapping the Brain to Build Better Machines

Posted by in categories: information science, neuroscience, robotics/AI

Interesting; especially since things have been very quite around IARPA and DARPA on their BMI efforts lately.

The Microns project aims to decipher the brain’s algorithms in an effort to revolutionize machine learning.

Read more

Apr 6, 2016

How AI-powered robots will protect the networked soldier

Posted by in categories: encryption, robotics/AI

DARPA’s “Squad X” uses Android tablets, encrypted real-time communication, and Artificial Intelligence to save lives.

Read more

Apr 6, 2016

Report:​ Drones, 3D Printing, and A.I. Will All Create Deadly New Challenges for the U.S. Military

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, drones, military, robotics/AI

We all know that anything that the public can get their hands on, the black market, etc. already has access as well as those hard to get items like a rocket launcher, etc. So, not sure why anyone will be surprised by this article.

New technologies will level the playing field between the major powers and smaller, independent players.

Continue reading “Report:​ Drones, 3D Printing, and A.I. Will All Create Deadly New Challenges for the U.S. Military​” »

Apr 6, 2016

Robots Are Learning to Fake Empathy

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Military-funded research has developed artificial intelligence that can read and respond to human emotion.

Read more