Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Robots that Know What You’re Feeling 1
The setting is a busy McDonalds in downtown Boston. Much like any other day at this particular restaurant, a diverse number of emotions are being felt and expressed in various forms. An employee can’t help but become stressed as he struggles to keep up with the steady batch of...
Monkeys taught to control robotic wheelchair
A pair of monkeys have learned to control a robotic wheelchair by thought alone, using electrodes implanted into their brains. Scientists were able to decode neural signals from the animals and turn these into commands for the wheelchair, allowing the monkeys to drive across a room to retrieve grapes from...
Face2Gene App can now diagnose rare genetic conditions
Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, in their late 20s, with no pregnancy complications. The child exhibited several unexplained symptoms by age five. Brain MRIs, molecular analyses, basic genetic testing, and scores of doctors were all trialed but nothing turned up answers. With no further options, in 2015 his family...
Your Kid's Boss Will be a Robot
Automation in processes is the name of the game.  With each passing day, robots get better and smarter than ever before. This is not surprising given the rate of human errors we get with manual processes. Now it seems like robots are headed to even more lucrative careers. These replace intuition with algorithms, plus they...
Are you ready to trust automated technology?
Robotics, AI, and the Future of Robotics have long proven that it is here to stay. Robots are prevalent in the electronics, automotive, health care and most high-tech manufacturing industries. One can find them placing IC chips, welding cars, sorting pharmaceuticals, handling parts from machining tools (e.g., CNC machines) and a...
Death Is High-Tech in Japan's Futuristic Cemeteries
Nakajima's chosen Buddha statue is flanked on all sides by a collection of 2,045 LED-lit statues of variant hues, spread across the walls of this alternative graveyard space. Synced up to swipe cards, the statues glow a different color when a visitor arrives so they can be located more easily. As...
An engineering professor has developed a memory enhancement device
A professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California, Theodore Berger, is working to bring to market human memory enhancement in the form of a prosthetic implanted in the brain. The prosthetic, which Berger has been working on for ten years, can function as an artificial hippocampus, the...
Meet Viv: the AI that wants to read your mind and run your life 2
The CEO and co-founder of Viv, Kittlaus is an AI startup which started three years ago when $30m financed it. This support, including finance from Iconiq Capital assisted the startup in managing the wealth of the likes of Mark Zuckerberg. The office building of the company is based in downtown, San...
This robot waiter works 8-hour shifts and doesn't expect a tip
How would you feel about being served food by a robot ? One restaurant in China has done exactly that - swapping a human waiter for a 140cm-tall robot counterpart. Using a battery, the robot is capable of serving diners at a restaurant in Shenyang, capital city of China's Liaoning Province,...
Darktrace - Cybersecurity through Artificial Immune Systems
This year has been marked by some really interesting hacks all around. Whether it is the private email of CIA’s director John Brennan or hacks on private accounts on Ashley Madison, a great number of folks have been the victim of cybersecurity breaches. The cost of damages on average has been...

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