The advent of robotics has been a boon for the industrial sector and new innovations have been offering improved efficiency, less downtime, and better products. From implementing robots for mundane tasks to enhancing precision of existing tasks, industrial robotics has come a long way. The advancements in technologies have enabled manufacturers to utilize robots that are lightweight, perform multiple tasks, and improve efficiency. Moreover, they have been aiming for safety, reliability, and improved environment for workers. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and others have been incorporated in robots for mimicking human intelligence and facilitating some of the tasks of humans.
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More than a decade has passed since the British government issued an apology to the mathematician Alan Turing. The tone of pained contrition was appropriate, given Britain's grotesquely ungracious treatment of Turing, who played a decisive role in cracking the German Enigma cipher, allowing Allied intelligence to predict where U-boats would strike and thus saving tens of thousands of lives. Unapologetic about his homosexuality, Turing had made a careless admission of an affair with a man, in the course of reporting a robbery at his home in 1952, and was arrested for an "act of gross indecency" (the same charge that had led to a jail sentence for Oscar Wilde in 1895). Turing was subsequently given a choice to serve prison time or undergo a hormone treatment meant to reverse the testosterone levels that made him desire men (so the thinking went at the time). Turing opted for the latter and, two years later, ended his life by taking a bite from an apple laced with cyanide.
When artificial intelligence is fully operational, it will transform the media and marketing industries. In particular, I believe that synthetic personalities powered by AI will change the way we learn about new products and how to use them. In my previous article, I showed how the collapse of broadcast TV exposed a huge weakness in the advertising industry. And I pointed to the nascent field known as Influencer Media, and especially Virtual Influencers, as a harbinger of the future of engagement brand-building. What happens when artificial intelligence is available to any app, any advertising campaign, and any brand marketer? How will that change things? Here's my answer: the media landscape will be transformed so deeply that it will be completely unrecognizable. All the leftover junk from the 20th century will be kaputt, including one-size-fits-all video programs for mass audiences, appointment viewing of a TV schedule and the very concept of TV channels, and the outdated intrusion of interruption advertising. Personalized programming and fully-responsive adbots will be the new norm.
Sunspring debuted at the SCI-FI LONDON film festival in 2016. Set in a dystopian world with mass unemployment, the movie attracted many fans, with one viewer describing it as amusing but strange. But the most notable aspect of the film involves its creation: an artificial-intelligence (AI) bot wrote Sunspring's screenplay. "Maybe machines will replace human storytellers, just like self-driving cars could take over the roads." A closer look at Sunspring might raise some doubts, however.
Life on Mars won't be how David Bowie pictured it. With the help of artificial intelligence, architects and scientists are painting a picture of what life in space could be like and how it will be possible. The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world. You choose -- watch all episodes uninterrupted with YouTube Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: https://support.google.com/youtube/an... Check out YouTube Premium at: https://www.youtube.com/premium/origi... See if Premium is available in your country at: https://support.google.com/youtube/an...
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's time to start planning your presents. Finding the perfect gift for your loved ones can be tricky, but don't worry, TechRadar is here to help you plan ahead. There's nothing like watching the people you care about erupt into smiles as they tear off your wrapping, and are greeted with a gift they actually love. So if you want to leave a lasting impression, the latest tech gadget can do just that. Technology is evolving so quickly that if you decided on a gizmo last year, there's always something new to choose from this year.
Although artificial neurons and perceptrons were inspired by the biological processes scientists were able to observe in the brain back in the 50s, they do differ from their biological counterparts in several ways. Birds have inspired flight and horses have inspired locomotives and cars, yet none of today's transportation vehicles resemble metal skeletons of living-breathing-self replicating animals. Still, our limited machines are even more powerful in their own domains (thus, more useful to us humans), than their animal "ancestors" could ever be. It is easy to draw the wrong conclusions from the possibilities in AI research by anthropomorphizing Deep Neural Networks, but artificial and biological neurons do differ in more ways than just the materials of their containers. The idea behind perceptrons (the predecessors to artificial neurons) is that it is possible to mimic certain parts of neurons, such as dendrites, cell bodies and axons using simplified mathematical models of what limited knowledge we have on their inner workings: signals can be received from dendrites, and sent down the axon once enough signals were received.
Hollywood has been embracing digital technology and computational algorithms in order to movies for a while now, using CGI to de-age actors and enhance shots in other ways. Just recently, one Hollywood company announced its intention to use AI to analyze movie data and assist in making a decision regarding greenlighting projects. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the AI firm will be providing Warner Bros. a program intended to simplify aspects of distribution and give projections regarding pricing and possible profit. The system developed for Warner Bros. will utilize big data to guide decision-making during the greenlight phase of a project. The system can reportedly return analyses regarding star power for a given region and even predict how much money a film is likely to make in theaters and through other distribution methods.