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Terminator vs. Real Life; The current state of Unmanned Warfare - SogetiLabs

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All this research has resulted in Drones, Tactical Ground Robots, Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicles (UCGV) and much more functionalities. Well, the Uran-9, as shown above, is an example of an Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle (UCGV). We don't have registered cases of Lethal Autonomous Robots (LAR) or Autonomous Weapons where the intelligent system selects and the engages on targets without human intervention. In his paper'Ethical Robots in Warfare' Professor Arkin names the pro's and con's of Lethal Autonomous Robots.


Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030

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The plan comes with China preparing a multibillion-dollar national investment initiative to support "moonshot" projects, start-ups and academic research in A.I., according to two professors who consulted with the government about the effort. Beijing's interest in the technology has set off alarms within the United States' defense establishment.


Apple Expands Bet on Cutting Edge Privacy Tech

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Privacy experts worry these tools could be used to identify people in otherwise anonymous data sets. Differential privacy is key to Apple's artificial intelligence efforts, said Abhradeep Guha Thakurta, an assistant professor at University of California, Santa Cruz. While companies such as Google have access to massive volumes of data required to improve artificial intelligence, Apple's privacy policies have been a hindrance, blamed by some for turning the company into a laggard when it comes to AI-driven products such as Siri. The U.S. Census Bureau confronted the problem of links between data sets a decade ago.


Robots Podcast #239: Robot Academy, with Peter Corke

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Robot Academy is an online platform that provides free-to-use undergraduate-level learning resources for robotics and robotic vision. Each lesson is rated in terms of difficulty (on a 5-point scale), and Robot Academy references videos on Khan Academy to help students get up to speed to follow more advanced lessons. Previously he was a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO ICT Centre where he founded and led the Autonomous Systems laboratory, the Sensors and Sensor Networks research theme and the Sensors and Sensor Networks Transformational Capability Platform. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine; founding editor of the Journal of Field Robotics; member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Robotics Research, and the Springer STAR series.


New fund makes MIT a living sustainability lab

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The four project teams are lead by Kripa Varanasi of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Randy Kirchain and Jeremy Gregory of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, Lisa Anderson of the Department of Chemical Engineering, and Danielle Dahan of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Water recapture at MIT's power plant Department of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi is receiving funding to test a water recapture device developed by his research group, installing it on the MIT Central Utilities Plant (CUP) cooling towers. Two research scientists in the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Jeremy Gregory and Randy Kirchain, are receiving funding to implement a quantitative approach to evaluating the life cycle economic and environmental impacts of proposed new buildings on campus. Danielle Dahan, a graduate research assistant at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, is receiving funding to collaborate with Professor Christopher Knittel of MIT Sloan, Wade Berner of MIT Facilities, and undergraduate Manuel Mundo to investigate the effectiveness of the fault detection and diagnostic (FDD) software used by MIT and other universities to prevent energy waste in HVAC systems.


Artificial intelligence suggests recipes based on food photos

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Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) believe that analyzing photos like these could help us learn recipes and better understand people's eating habits. In a new paper with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), the team trained an artificial intelligence system called Pic2Recipe to look at a photo of food and be able to predict the ingredients and suggest similar recipes. "In computer vision, food is mostly neglected because we don't have the large-scale datasets needed to make predictions," says Yusuf Aytar, an MIT postdoc who co-wrote a paper about the system with MIT Professor Antonio Torralba. The CSAIL team's project aims to build off of this work but dramatically expand in scope.


Artificial intelligence suggests recipes based on food photos

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Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) believe that analyzing photos like these could help us learn recipes and better understand people's eating habits. In a new paper with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), the team trained an artificial intelligence system called Pic2Recipe to look at a photo of food and be able to predict the ingredients and suggest similar recipes. "In computer vision, food is mostly neglected because we don't have the large-scale datasets needed to make predictions," says Yusuf Aytar, an MIT postdoc who co-wrote a paper about the system with MIT Professor Antonio Torralba. They then used that data to train a neural network to find patterns and make connections between the food images and the corresponding ingredients and recipes.


Lakeside Research Days: Swarming in cyber physical systems

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"I enjoyed the Lakeside Research Days so much, that's why I came back," he says. Two additional highlights were the presentations by Johannes Gerstmayr, professor for machine elements and design at the University of Innsbruck, and Thomas Schmickl, a professor for biology at the University of Graz. Gerstmayr introduced his adaptive tetrahedal elements, which can be put together to form reconfigurable robots and programmable matter. About 30 people attended the 2017 Lakeside Research Days, which was held in collaboration with the University of Klagenfurt from July 10 – 12, 2017.


Professor in Artificial Intelligence (134370) University of Agder

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The Department of ICT has several large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including 12 Professors, 15 Associate Professors, 10 Assistant professors and about 15 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway; the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020, as well as national and international industries. Within these strategic research areas, CAIR researchers head or contribute to a number of research projects, funded by the Research Council of Norway and EU research programmes. The responsibilities of the open professor position include: a) research and PhD/master's student supervision in the area of machine learning, and b) teaching on artificial intelligence (theory, algorithms and implementation) at the master's and PhD level.


Is Artificial Intelligence (Finally) the Technology We Need to Save the World?

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However, almost 20 years later, there is a sliver of light shining through what I thought was an ever-closing window of technology darkness: artificial intelligence. Many of today's AI experts agree that this technology will have the most impact on the following industries: Transportation, Work, Healthcare A new study, commissioned by Intel, estimates that the autonomous vehicle market will be worth $7 trillion by 2050 ($4 trillion on the consumer side and $3 trillion on the business side). As for the number of jobs lost, "Researchers at the University of Oxford estimate that nearly half of all U.S. jobs may be at risk in the coming decades, with lower-paid occupations among the most vulnerable," according to Bloomberg. Unlike the computer revolution or the Internet revolution or the smartphone revolution, we can't as closely monitor the progress of the artificial intelligence revolution.