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How is Robotics Helping India Get a Better Future?

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Robotics will eventually play a key role in India's "Make in India" strategy, which aims to persuade global businesses to invest. India's position as a true hub of robotics talent is due to this. At this time, the whole population and their daily life are centred on the internet. Everything from buying to schooling to vacation planning can be done with just a few clicks on smartphones and laptops. No one could have predicted digital life a decade ago, and the same can be said for robotics.


AI powered drone new tool of warfare

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Real-time systems using AI for navigation and guidance, coordination, self-healing, target identification and acquisition & munition delivery systems are a strategic asset. Drone warfare is asymmetric and is almost mainstream. A bit like guerrilla warfare as it is low cost. Command, control, communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) are becoming a most essential element in modern military operations. Countries with artificial intelligence powered drone have baffled their enemies in the war zone.


The Best Black Friday Vacuuming and Cleaning Deals

WIRED

Getting a utilitarian item like a vacuum or carpet cleaner can seem as unexciting as a roll of toilet paper in your stocking. But almost every home needs one to pick up stray pieces of schmutz. If you want a gift that will earn its price back every single day, you can't do better than a reliable carpet cleaner. Your loved one might even start to think of it as part of the family. These are our favorite picks from iRobot, Roborock, and more. Updated Saturday, November 27: We've checked all deals in this post and added the Shark WandVac, Roomba 692, Eufy RoboVac G30, and more.


How do we know AI is ready to be in the wild? Maybe a critic is needed

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Mischief can happen when AI is let loose in the world, just like any technology. The examples of AI gone wrong are numerous, the most vivid in recent memory being the disastrously bad performance of Amazon's facial recognition technology, Rekognition, which had a propensity to erroneously match members of some ethnic groups with criminal mugshots to a disproportionate extent. Given the risk, how can society know if a technology has been adequately refined to a level where it is safe to deploy? "This is a really good question, and one we are actively working on," Sergey Levine, assistant professor with the University of California at Berkeley's department of electrical engineering and computer science, told ZDNet by email this week. Levine and colleagues have been working on an approach to machine learning where the decisions of a software program are subjected to a critique by another algorithm within the same program that acts adversarially.


Hitting the Books: How Amazon laundered the 'myth of the founder' into a business empire

Engadget

We've heard the fable of "the self-made billionaire" a thousand times: some unrecognized genius toiling away in a suburban garage stumbles upon The Next Big Thing, thereby single-handedly revolutionizing their industry and becoming insanely rich in the process -- all while comfortably ignoring the fact that they'd received $300,000 in seed funding from their already rich, politically-connected parents to do so. In The Warehouse: Workers and Robots at Amazon, Alessandro Delfanti, associate professor at the University of Toronto and author of Biohackers: The Politics of Open Science, deftly examines the dichotomy between Amazon's public personas and its union-busting, worker-surveilling behavior in fulfillment centers around the world -- and how it leverages cutting edge technologies to keep its employees' collective noses to the grindstone, pissing in water bottles. In the excerpt below, Delfanti examines the way in which our current batch of digital robber barons lean on the classic redemption myth to launder their images into that of wonderkids deserving of unabashed praise. This is an excerpt from The Warehouse: Workers and Robots at Amazon by Alessandro Delfanti, available now from Pluto Press. Besides the jobs, trucks and concrete, what Amazon brought to Piacenza and to the dozens of other suburban areas which host its warehouses is a myth: a promise of modernization, economic development, and even individual emancipation that stems from the "disruptive" nature of a company heavily based on the application of new technology to both consumption and work.


What if an All-Knowing Algorithm Ran Traffic and Transit?

Slate

A journalist who reports on cities and autonomous vehicles responds to Linda Nagata's "Ride." I like to think of myself as deeply skeptical of the many internet algorithms telling me what I want and need. I turn off targeted advertising wherever I can. I use AdBlock to hide what's left. Most of my YouTube recommendations are for concerts or sports highlights, but I know I'm just a few clicks away from a wild-eyed influencer telling me to gargle turpentine for a sore throat. But I make an exception for the sweet, all-knowing embrace of the Spotify algorithm, to whom I surrender my ears several times a day.


Would You Let a Self-Driving Ride-Share Car Decide Where You're Going?

Slate

This story is part of Future Tense Fiction, a monthly series of short stories from Future Tense and Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination about how technology and science will change our lives. A handsome boy, 17 and soft-spoken, told Jasmine about an Easter egg. "Try it," he urged, sincerity in his voice and in his eyes as he gazed at her across the tall front desk. She smiled all day at the hotel's guests, chatting with them when time permitted, listening to their stories. Her role came easily: bright-eyed island girl, young and pretty, a white flower tucked behind her ear. "Ah, your parents are here," she said as the couple emerged from the elevator alcove into the expansive lobby, its glittering perfection empty now of other guests in the lull of early afternoon. The boy waved at them, then turned again to Jasmine. "Give it a try," he exhorted her in a conspiratorial whisper. She didn't want to disappoint those eyes. So she played along, teasing, "I might." It was just a little game, after all. "And if it works for you, then tell someone else, OK? Keep it going." "And how will I know if it works?" He answered with a blissful smile. His parents joined him at the desk. Jasmine wished them all a safe trip home. Her shift ended at 4. Still wearing her uniform--a blue, body-hugging aloha-print dress--she left alone through the employee entrance, sighing at the shock of transition from air-conditioned comfort to the withering heat and humidity of a late-summer afternoon. Out of sight but audible, surf rumbled against the artificial reef. Closer, mynah birds chattered amid the heavy bloom of a rainbow shower tree. After a few minutes, an electric cart rolled up, nearly full with resort employees on their way home.


Why Java is the Most Preferred for Artificial Intelligence - Techiexpert.com

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AI has brought digital transformation into business operations across various industries. It has become a significant part of our lifestyle. We can offer many use cases where Artificial Intelligence simplifies the process workflow, from autopilots for self-driving cars to using robots to handle warehouse jobs, implementation of chatbots in the customer care portals and more. The Artificial Intelligence technology implications for the purpose of business processes in different sectors are enormous. That is why the purpose and need for hiring skilled java developers to build AI-based apps is skyrocketing in recent years.


Cellphone and tech clues that your partner is cheating on you

FOX News

An easy way to keep two romantic lives separate is to buy two separate phones. That way, the cheater doesn't get confused and text the wrong person by mistake. A second phone is also a liability, even if expressed as a "work" or "emergency" phone. Another technique is to purchase a separate SIM card. Some phones allow you to have two SIM cards but that can be a hassle. A much easier way is to get a Google Voice number that rings on the current phone. In this photo illustration, Apple's iPhone 12 seen placed on a MacBook Pro.


ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DISABLED PERSONS

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), a revolutionize technique with the help of which, it is possible to create intelligent machines which can behave, think, and even make decisions just like a human. In short, it is concerned with the design of intelligence in artificial, particularly a computer, a computer-aided robot, or software which think intelligently. A Leap in the essence of the Artificial Intelligence lead to the formation of accelerated world-changing technologies that can work in the domain to impact the future of all the entities around, preferably for the upgradation of humanity. AI is a dynamic tool, efficient in multitasking used across industries for better decision making, optimizing efficiency and getting rid of repetitive work. In today's world, Artificial Intelligence plays an undeniable important part in the real world including different areas such as automobile, agriculture, social media, Entertainment, Gaming, Education, Surveillance, Finance, Robotics, Space Exploration, Healthcare etc. AI proved to be a breakthrough in Health sector for differently-abled people by making it easier to create interactive tools that support physical accessibility and independence.