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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Synthetic Humanoid Robots Or Synths

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Is the future of artificial intelligence, human-like robots? Among the most famous lines of 19th-century English poet Joseph Merrick is, "If I could reach …


AI breathes new life into a classic '80s synth

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Musicians in the 1980s had a love-hate relationship with Yamaha's DX7 synthesizer. Its digital sound engine was unlike the analog synths that came before it, and created a unique timbre, but the thing was a beast to program. This led most users to simply stick with the presets. A new AI tool could help DX7 fans move beyond those basic sounds, though. This DX7 Cartridge Does Not Exist uses machine learning to generate new patches based on a sample pool of hand-crafted ones, and creates a file that can be loaded either onto a genuine unit or the popular Dexed emulator.


The Morning After: Texas Instruments makes it harder to cheat on its calculators

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Graphing calculators have clung on to school lives despite us all carrying around smartphones that are several magnitudes more powerful. In a bid to reduce cheating in exam settings, Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and C-based programs. If you install the latest firmware update, those kinds of programs won't work, and you won't be able to roll-back the device. While this could please teachers worried that students will use apps on their calculator to cheat during exams, enthusiasts are, unsurprisingly, mad. It reduces the control programmers have over their calculator apps.


Will we lose our rights as parents once robots are better at raising our kids?

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The plot revolves around a potential future where a group of "synths" who look identical to humans gain consciousness and seek liberation from their subservient societal roles as owned property. In the first season, the lead synth character Anita is assigned as a nanny to a family whose human mother struggles with alcoholism. After being away from the house a number of nights in a row, the mother comes home and tells her nursery-school aged daughter she'd like to read her a bedtime story. "I want Anita to read to me." Just a mic drop of one little girl's truth--that she prefers a robot nanny to her human mom.


Careful how you treat today's AI: It might take revenge in the future

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Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming more like us. You can ask Google Home to switch off your bedroom lights, much as you might ask your human partner. When you text inquiries to Amazon online, it's sometimes unclear whether you're being answered by a human or the company's chatbot technology. But we should spare a thought for what we might inadvertently create. What if we make AI so good at being human that our treatment of it can cause it to suffer?


Careful how you treat today's AI: it might take revenge in the future

#artificialintelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming more like us. You can ask Google Home to switch off your bedroom lights, much as you might ask your human partner. When you text inquiries to Amazon online it's sometimes unclear whether you're being answered by a human or the company's chatbot technology. But we should spare a thought for what we might inadvertently create. Read more: Just like HAL, your voice assistant isn't working for you even if it feels like it is What if we make AI so good at being human that our treatment of it can cause it to suffer?


Careful how you treat today's AI: it might take revenge in the future

#artificialintelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming more like us. You can ask Google Home to switch off your bedroom lights, much as you might ask your human partner. When you text inquiries to Amazon online it's sometimes unclear whether you're being answered by a human or the company's chatbot technology. But we should spare a thought for what we might inadvertently create. Read more: Just like HAL, your voice assistant isn't working for you even if it feels like it is What if we make AI so good at being human that our treatment of it can cause it to suffer?


5 Must See AI TV Shows - Knowmail

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Thirty years ago, artificial intelligence was still seen as something only found in science fiction novels. As the world continues to move rapidly towards AI machines, there is one group of individuals who believe that AI can provide more opportunities for the human race, while others believe artificially intelligent machines would destroy the human race if not handled appropriately. It may be a while before this concern is a reality. For now, there are many companies who are creating products based on AI technology and television shows that are giving us a glimpse of what artificial intelligence could look like. While some shows failed to show this in a realistic way, others are almost indistinguishable from actual humans.


SCIENCE: Meet the AI Artists – Queer Sci Fi

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One of the behaviors considered to be uniquely human is our creativity. While many animal species create visually stunning displays or constructions -- think of a spider's delicate web or the colorful, intricate structures built by bowerbirds -- they are typically created with a practical purpose in mind, such as snagging prey or seducing a mate. Humans, however, make art for its own sake, as a form of personal expression. And as computer engineers attempt to imbue artificial intelligence (AI) with humanlike capabilities and behaviors, a question arises: Can AI create art? The AMC series "Humans," which returns June 5 for its third season, is populated by Synths -- intelligent robots that resemble people, save for their unnaturally green eyes.


Can Machines Be Creative? Meet 9 AI 'Artists'

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One of the behaviors considered to be uniquely human is our creativity. While many animal species create visually stunning displays or constructions -- think of a spider's delicate web or the colorful, intricate structures built by bowerbirds -- they are typically created with a practical purpose in mind, such as snagging prey or seducing a mate. Humans, however, make art for its own sake, as a form of personal expression. And as computer engineers attempt to imbue artificial intelligence (AI) with humanlike capabilities and behaviors, a question arises: Can AI create art? The AMC series "Humans," which returns June 5 for its third season, is populated by Synths -- intelligent robots that resemble people, save for their unnaturally green eyes.