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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.

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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.

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Apr 6, 2016

System Could Help Prevent Mid-Air Collisions

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

1st success seen in system designed to help aircraft automatically avoid mid-air collisions.

Flight tests demonstrate optical sense-and-avoid capability that detects and tracks nearby aircraft, setting the stage for future manned and unmanned aircraft to autonomously steer clear of them.

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Apr 5, 2016

Virtual reality helps farmers connect to kids, public

Posted by in categories: education, food, internet, robotics/AI, sustainability, virtual reality

I expect education to be taught more through VR & AI. I know as a kid, my own elementary, Jr High/ Middle School, and HS experience was pretty mundane and boring at times. By having VR & AI technologies to enable the catering/ customizing of education to the student’s needs and pace will be awesome.

Virtual reality on a Nebraska farm tour combined with a live audience made for a first-time event Tuesday at Deere & Co. headquarters, Moline.

Designed to highlight innovation behind sustainable food production, the web broadcast may have originated in Moline, but it was seen online by 37,000 high school students in the United States.

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Apr 5, 2016

Sydney’s Future Zoo Wants To Use Augmented Reality, Robots And Drones

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, drones, robotics/AI

Western Sydney University (WSU) and Sydney Zoo are collaborating with the goal to deliver “one of the most technologically advanced wildlife experiences in the world” with the assistance of a hackathon.

Speaking with Gizmodo Don Wright, Manager of WSU’s “Launch Pad” program and Zoo Hackathon Coordinator, revealed the possibilities for technology use within the zoo. We’re talking everything from augmented reality to cheetahs chasing drones.

Image: Shutterstock.

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Apr 5, 2016

Nvidia Unveils New Supercomputers and AI Algorithms

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI, space travel, supercomputing, virtual reality

Big day for Nvidia with announcements on AI and VR.

The first day of the company’s GPU Technology Conference was chock full of self-driving cars, trips to Mars, and more.

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Apr 5, 2016

International Petition against Autonomous Weapons

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, drones, engineering, robotics/AI

Stuart Russell received his B.A. with first-class honours in physics from Oxford University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford in 1986. He then joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where he is Professor (and formerly Chair) of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC San Francisco and Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics. He has published over 150 papers on a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence including machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, real-time decision making, multitarget tracking, computer vision, computational physiology, and global seismic monitoring. His books include “The Use of Knowledge in Analogy and Induction”, “Do the Right Thing: Studies in Limited Rationality” (with Eric Wefald), and “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” (with Peter Norvig).


Autonomous weapons systems select and engage targets without human intervention; they become lethal when those targets include humans. LAWS might include, for example, armed quadcopters that can search for and eliminate enemy combatants in a city, but do not include cruise missiles or remotely piloted drones for which humans make all targeting decisions. The artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics communities face an important ethical decision: whether to support or oppose the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS).

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Apr 5, 2016

How artificial intelligence will impact the role of security pros

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

Granted AI performs well at identifying, predicting how to respond through analyzing patterns and information, etc. However, AI is not completely hacker proof at this point. AI still requires close monitoring by humans. The bottom line is until the existing net infrastructure and digital platforms are Quantum based; it will be hard to make AI hacker proof and fully autonomous due to the risks with the existing digital technology.

In the new battle between man and machine, how does artificial intelligence impact the security professional?

Posted by Ben Rossi.

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Apr 5, 2016

IBM Watson is Working to Bring AI to the Blockchain

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, computing, finance, internet, quantum physics, robotics/AI, security

I consider this as a nice interim step in maturing the digital platform environment for financial services. However, once Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet, etc. is available to the masses such as in China, etc. this solution will fail in protecting financial data and other PPI related information as recent research is showing us.

IBM is currently attempting to merge artificial intelligence and the blockchain into a single, powerful prototype.

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Apr 5, 2016

Here’s how Nvidia is powering an autonomous, electric race car

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing, transportation

Could we see race car driver careers become all AI? Nvidia is testing the concept.

Formula E is going completely autonomous with the all-new Roborace series slated for the upcoming race season. At its GTC developer conference, Nvidia announced these autonomous, electric race cars will be powered by Nvidia Drive PX 2, a supercomputer built for self-driving cars.

Drive PX 2 is powered by 12 CPU cores and four Pascal GPUs that provides eight teraflops of computer power. The supercomputer-in-a-box is vital to deep learning and trains artificial intelligence to adapts to different driving conditions, including asphalt, rain and dirt.

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