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Amazon set to enter US drug store market

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There is speculation that such a move could see the online retailer selling prescription medicines direct to consumers. 'I wouldn't be surprised to see them partner with a pharmacy home delivery company first. The company has tried to enter the health care market previously in the late 1990s when it partnered up with Drugstore.com, Rumours about Amazon having its sights set on health care began earlier this year when its voice-enabled personal assistant, Alexa, was heavily showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show. Amazon made a deal made earlier this year with WebMD which saw Alexa gain the ability to provide peer-reviewed medical information when asked by an Echo, Echo Dot and Fire TV user.


Robots could 'threaten our existence', experts claim

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The experts' main concern lies around robots developing their own unique understanding of the world, and even developing a consciousness. Owen Holland, Professor of cognitive robotics at the University of Sussex added: 'The whole of our society, our law, our education, is based around consciousness, making conscious decisions, and if we show that actually that's quite trivial and we reproduce it in an afternoon in a lab, then it could make you think "Well, how important is human life? Owen Holland, Professor of Cognitive Robotics at the University of Sussex added: 'The whole of our society, our law, our education, is based around consciousness, making conscious decisions, and if we show that actually that's quite trivial and we reproduce it in an afternoon in a lab, then it could make you think "Well, how important is human life? The experts' main concern lies around robots developing their own unique understanding of the world, and even developing a consciousness.


Elon Musk says Zuckerberg's understanding is 'limited'

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When asked his thoughts on AI in light of recent concerns expressed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk (pictured), Zuckerberg explained that he's'really optimistic' about its development, as it holds potential to bring'a dramatic improvement in people's lives' Billionaire Elon Musk has slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's understanding of artificial intelligence as'limited'. When asked his thoughts on AI in light of recent concerns expressed by Musk, Zuckerberg explained that he's'really optimistic' about its development, as it holds potential to bring'a dramatic improvement in people's lives.' Zuckerberg is pictured during a recent keynote address During a question-and-answer session at the summer conference of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island., Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a'fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation.' During the summer conference of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that regulation of AI is needed because it's a'fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.'


Being smarter means you are more likely to use stereotypes

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The participants were shown male faces with varying facial features, such as wide and narrow noses, along with descriptions of their past behaviour, such as'sent flowers to someone who was sick,' or'laughed and jeered at a homeless person.' Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk tool, the researchers conducted six online experiments, including a total of 1,257 participants. Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk tool, the researchers conducted six online experiments, including a total of 1,257 participants. 'Finding that higher pattern detection ability puts people at greater risk to detect and apply stereotypes, but also to reverse them, implicates this ability as a cognitive mechanism underlying stereotyping,' Freeman says.


Self driving cargo ship to sail Norwegian seas in 2018

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The vessel, developed by agriculture company Yara International ASA and high-technology systems firm Kongsberg Gruppen, will be loaded and unloaded automatically using electric cranes. Researchers have developed the world's first autonomous, zero-emissions cargo ship: The Yara Birkeland. Developed by agriculture company Yara International ASA and high-technology systems firm Kongsberg Gruppen, will be capable of autonomous mooring and route planning. Yara International and Kongsberg Gruppen aren't the only companies looking to develop autonomous ships - last year, Rolls Royce revealed plans to develop fleets of'drone ships,' with the first ships developed being ferries and then cargo ships to carry cargo around the world - all controlled from a central'holodeck'.


Disney's facial recognition AI watches you watch movies

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For the experiments, the research team set up four infrared cameras in a 400-seat theater, where is applied the FVAEs to 150 showings of mainstream movies. The FVAEs are searching for audience members who exhibit similar facial expressions throughout the movie to learn about the stereotypical reaction to a film, much like how online shopping companies recommend items for purchase. The FVAEs are searching for audience members who exhibit similar facial expressions throughout the movie to learn about the stereotypical reaction to a film, much like how online shopping companies recommend items for purchase. Disney Research performed the experiment on 150 showings of mainstream movies including'Inside Out,' 'The Jungle Book' and'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'


AI is trained to create incredibly British place names

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Oregon-based programmer Dan Hon, who created the programme for fun, posted a new list of British place names created by the AI on Twitter. US programmer Dan Hon trained an AI to create new British place names and posted some of his favourites to Twitter. Researchers from Maluuba, a Canadian startup owned by Microsoft, used a type of AI called reinforcement learning to play the Atari 2600 version of Ms. Pac-Man perfectly. Researchers from Maluuba, a Canadian startup owned by Microsoft, used a type of AI called reinforcement learning to play the Atari 2600 version of Ms. Pac-Man perfectly.


Zuckerberg slams Musk's AI 'doomsday' as 'irresponsible'

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When asked his thoughts on AI in light of recent concerns expressed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Zuckerberg explained that he's'really optimistic' about its development, as it holds potential to bring'a dramatic improvement in people's lives.' Zuckerberg is pictured during a recent keynote address During a question-and-answer session at the summer conference of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island., Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a'fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation.' When asked his thoughts on AI in light of recent concerns expressed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk (pictured), Zuckerberg explained that he's'really optimistic' about its development, as it holds potential to bring'a dramatic improvement in people's lives' As cars remain one of the top causes of death, he says it's'only a matter of time' before driverless cars become safer than humans behind the wheel. During the summer conference of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that regulation of AI is needed because it's a'fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.'


Microsoft touts new HoloLens chip as breakthrough in AI

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Not even Microsoft has been able to tackle one of the biggest challenges preventing tech companies from bringing seamless artificial intelligence experiences to phones and augmented reality goggles without wrecking the user experience - until now. The pre-production version was released in 2016 and targeted to U.S. developers for $3000 The company says the addition of the extra processor to its current chip design is the answer for improving the AI experience on its HoloLens mixed reality goggles and that it's the first chip of its kind designed for mobile. Harry Shum, Microsoft's executive vice president of Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, announced the second version of the chip, known as the Holographic Processing Unit, or HPU, during a keynote speech at CVPR 2017. The company says the addition of the extra processor to its current chip design is the answer for improving the AI experience on its HoloLens mixed reality goggles and that it's the first chip of its kind designed for mobile.


Roomba vacuum maker iRobot betting big on the 'smart' home

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All robovacs use short-range infrared or laser sensors to detect and avoid obstacles, but iRobot added a camera, new sensors and software to Roombas in 2015 to give them the ability to map while they clean. So far investors have cheered Angle's plans, sending iRobot stock soaring to $102 in mid-June from $35 a year ago, giving it a market value of nearly $2.5 billion on 2016 revenue of $660 million. So far investors have cheered Angle's plans, sending iRobot stock soaring to $102 in mid-June from $35 a year ago, giving it a market value of nearly $2.5 billion on 2016 revenue of $660 million But there are headwinds for iRobot's approach, ranging from privacy concerns to a rising group of mostly cheaper competitors - such as the $300 Bissell SmartClean and the $270 Hoover Quest 600 - which are threatening to turn a once-futuristic product into a commoditized home appliance. All robovacs use short-range infrared or laser sensors to detect and avoid obstacles, but iRobot in 2015 added a camera, new sensors and software to its flagship 900-series Roomba that gave it the ability to build a map while keeping track of their own location within it.