Day: May 10, 2019

Is Artificial Intelligence Intelligent? How Machine Learning Has Developed

What makes artificial intelligence intelligent? Is it able to learn from errors or recognize, say, the letters of the alphabet in a set of random shapes like a human can? These are some of the questions developers of AI ask. What began as sluggish programs on hulking machines has taken the form of code that anyone in Read More

Dream of Ubiquitous Social Robots Still Aren’t Coming True

Hopes that the tech industry was on the cusp of rolling personal robots into homes are dimming now that several once-promising consumer robotics companies have shut down. The latest casualty was San Francisco startup Anki, maker of the playful toy robot Cozmo, which upon its release in 2016 seemed like the start of a new Read More

Chinese Researchers Try Brain Implants to Treat Drug Addicts

Patient Number One is a thin man, with a scabby face and bouncy knees. His head, shaved in preparation for surgery, is wrapped in a clean, white cloth. Years of drug use cost him his wife, his money and his self-respect, before landing him in this drab yellow room at a Shanghai hospital, facing the Read More

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Unveils Lunar Lander Project ‘Blue Moon’

  Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and head of space company Blue Origin, announced Thursday his intent to participate in the new race to the Moon with a high-tech lander to carry vehicles and equipment. “This is Blue Moon,” the 55-year-old said at a carefully choreographed presentation in Washington, as curtains lifted Read More