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Feb 24, 2024

Give Every AI a Soul—or Else

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

To solve the “crisis” in artificial intelligence, AI beings must say, “I am me.”

Feb 24, 2024

We Need a Far Better Plan for Dealing With Existential Threat

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, existential risks, food, government, lifeboat, military, robotics/AI

Here’s my latest Opinion piece just out for Newsweek. Check it out! Lifeboat Foundation mentioned.


We need to remember that universal distress we all had when the world started to shut down in March 2020: when not enough ventilators and hospital beds could be found; when food shelves and supplies were scarce; when no COVID-19 vaccines existed. We need to remember because COVID is just one of many different existential risks that can appear out of nowhere, and halt our lives as we know it.

Naturally, I’m glad that the world has carried on with its head high after the pandemic, but I’m also worried that more people didn’t take to heart a longer-term philosophical view that human and earthly life is highly tentative. The best, most practical way to protect ourselves from more existential risks is to try to protect ourselves ahead of time.

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Feb 24, 2024

Scientists Say The Universe Is In Someone’s Brain — And it’s Not Looking Good

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Read The Article Here https://time.com/6208174/maybe-the-universe-thinks/The concept that the Universe resembles a brain, a neural network, or a self-organizi…

Feb 24, 2024

Watch Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta v12 autonomously look for a parking spot

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

A Tesla driver using the new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta v12 software managed to showcase a new behavior: FSD Beta autonomously looking for a parking spot.

The Tesla v12 software update is expected to introduce what CEO Elon Musk has been calling “end-to-end neural nets”. The biggest difference with previous FSD updates is that the vehicle’s controls would now be handled by neural nets rather than being coded by programmers.

It is being touted as the difference maker.

Feb 24, 2024

Figure AI’s humanoid robots attract funding from Microsoft, Nvidia, OpenAI, and Jeff Bezos

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Figure AI eyes a $1.9 billion valuation as Microsoft and OpenAI show interest in its life-saving robots

Figure AI, a startup developing human-like robots, is in talks to secure up to $500 million in a funding round potentially led by Microsoft and OpenAI.

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Feb 23, 2024

AI is having a ‘1995 moment’

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

The current AI revolution appears to be having a ‘1995 moment’ like the early days of the internet — and Nvidia is leading that charge, analyst says.

Feb 23, 2024

Uncovering hidden states driving biological outcomes using machine learning

Posted by in categories: biological, robotics/AI

We developed Significant Latent Factor Interaction Discovery and Exploration (SLIDE), an interpretable machine learning approach that can infer hidden states (latent factors) underlying biological outcomes. These states capture the complex interplay between factors derived from multiscale, multiomic datasets across biological contexts and scales of resolution.

Feb 23, 2024

Wearable Tech Reads Human Emotions

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality, wearables

Summary: Researchers unveiled a pioneering technology capable of real-time human emotion recognition, promising transformative applications in wearable devices and digital services.

The system, known as the personalized skin-integrated facial interface (PSiFI), combines verbal and non-verbal cues through a self-powered, stretchable sensor, efficiently processing data for wireless communication.

This breakthrough, supported by machine learning, accurately identifies emotions even under mask-wearing conditions and has been applied in a VR “digital concierge” scenario, showcasing its potential to personalize user experiences in smart environments. The development is a significant stride towards enhancing human-machine interactions by integrating complex emotional data.

Feb 23, 2024

Google DeepMind C.E.O. Demis Hassabis on the Path From Chatbots to A.G.I

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The mind behind DeepMind.

Feb 23, 2024

An inchworm-inspired robot with enhanced transport capabilities

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Soft robots inspired by animals can help to tackle real-world problems in efficient and innovative ways. Roboticists have been working to continuously broaden and improve these robots’ capabilities, as this could open new avenues for the automation of tasks in various settings.

Researchers at Nagoya University and Tokyo Institute of Technology recently introduced a soft robot inspired by inchworms that can carry loads of more than 100 g at a speed of approximately 9 mm per second. This robot, introduced in Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics, could be used to transport objects and place them in precise locations.

“Previous research in the field provided foundational insights but also highlighted limitations, such as the slow transportation speeds and low load capacities of inchworm-inspired robots,” Yanhong Peng told Tech Xplore. “For example, existing models demonstrated capabilities for transporting objects at speeds significantly lower than the 8.54 mm/s achieved in this study, with limited ability to handle loads above 40 grams.”

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