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The common fear is that intelligent machines will turn against humans. But who will save the robots from each other, and from us, asks one academic There is a strong possibility that in the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligences (AIs), perhaps in the form of robots, will become capable of sentient thought.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of SimEarth, the game that shaped my childhood and inspired me to pursue a career in weather and climate. Throughout the early 1990s, I spent countless hours hogging my family's 486 to play it, and I wasn't the only one.
Summary:Microsoft has released to testers a new Windows 10 Desktop preview build, the first to include the coming new 'Project Spartan' browser. Microsoft is making available to its Windows Insiders testers the first Windows 10 Desktop test build that includes its new 'Project Spartan' browser.
For this self-driving car, the roadside hazards included traffic jams, undisciplined bystanders--and centuries-old cannons. That's what you get when you demonstrate your latest technology at the National Army Museum in central Paris, as French companies Safran and Valeo did on Friday.
Today: Google strikes deal with Johnson & Johnson to make robots that can assist surgeons, launching a new challenge to Sunnyvale's Intuitive Surgical. Also: Intel, Altera soar after reports of merger.
The complexity of the human brain - with its 86 billion neurons - has puzzled scientists ever since the Greek philosopher Plato attempted to understand how it worked. Now researchers are claiming that our brains may in fact be far simpler than had previously been believed - and it took research on sea slugs to reveal it.
Last year, Vision Systems Design launched its first annual Innovators Awards program. Developed to celebrate the disparate and innovative technologies, products, and systems found in the machine vision and image processing industry, our awards were reviewed by an expert panel of ten third-party judges who were asked to rate the numerous entries that we received based on originality, applicability and market need.
Answer: I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords. Question: What did Ken Jennings write in his response to Final Jeopardy!, knowing he had no hope of defeating Watson, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system, in a Jeopardy!
Robots will use humans as pets once they achieve a subset of artificial intelligence known as 'superintelligence'. This is according to SpaceX-founder Elon Musk who claims that when computers become smarter than people, they will treat them like 'pet Labradors'.
There is a strong possibility that in the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligences (AIs), perhaps in the form of robots, will become capable of sentient thought. Whatever form it takes, this dawning of machine consciousness is likely to have a substantial impact on human society.
It's been nearly four years since investor and entrepreneur Marc Andreessen proclaimed that software is "eating the world", and the evidence is everywhere. Full-scale transformations are being wrought upon companies and industries alike, from financial services to agriculture to advertising.
Projects that target aid toward villages and rural areas in the developing world often face time-consuming challenges, even at the most basic level of figuring out where the most appropriate sites are for pilot programs or deployment of new systems such as solar-power for regions that have no access to electricity. Often, even the sizes and locations of villages are poorly mapped, so time-consuming field studies are needed to locate suitable sites.
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