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Category: artificial muscle

Robotics | IoT

These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics

If you’ve been staying on top of artificial intelligence news lately, you may know that the games of chess and Go were two of the grand challenges for AI. But do you know what the equivalent is for robotics? It’s table tennis. Just think about how the game requires razor sharp perception and movement, a tall order for a machine. As entertaining as human vs. robot games can be, what they actually demonstrate is much more important. They test the technology’s readiness for practical applications in the real world—like self-driving cars that can navigate around unexpected people in a street. Though… read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 23)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Let Artificial Intelligence Evolve Michael Chorost | Slate “For billions of years, aqueous information systems have had to contend with extremely complex environments…And the biochemistry going on in one cubic millimeter of dirt, or a quarter of a cubic millimeter of mouse brain, is orders of magnitude more complex than anything a computer has to face. By contrast, computers live in a very simple environment. They take in streams of bits and send out streams of bits…That’s why today’s computers can crush you at Go but not have the slightest awareness that they are doing it. They’re too simple…. read more