If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier. It's basically a search engine for Netflix and it's worth checking out; it could save you hours of wasted time. Flixable shows what's popular, what's original, and what's leaving Netflix. Users can browse by genre and IMDb rating, and filter their searches based on release date. Salminen said he built the site as a hobby to learn more about programming.
Amazon's Alexa app is about to get a lot more useful. That's because the company is finally bringing the full powers of its assistant to the Alexa smartphone app. SEE ALSO: Your bathroom could soon be a'smart bathroom' thanks to Kohler Until now, the Alexa app was primarily used for controlling settings, timers, and various Alexa-enabled devices, but you couldn't actually use any of Alexa's assistant capabilities. It's not the first time the full-fledged Alexa assistant has made its way to the smartphone screen. Now anyone with the Alexa app can take advantage of the voice assistant on their phones.
Deep down we all knew Siri was a bad person. A Twitter user's story about Siri has gone viral, because it turns out Siri is the villain in a '90s high school dramedy. My funeral will be held at 8pm this Thursday. Wait... she asks you before she just sends it? Yeah I accidentally hit send trying to exit.
It's almost 11pm in Australia, but Guy Pearce is full of energy. The star of Memento and L.A. Confidential has just been in a film called Donny the Drone -- a post-apocalyptic short in which an initially friendly-looking robot (voiced by Pearce) is given a humanitarian award. It's a beautifully-shot, Black Mirror-esque dive into a debate that's been terrifying Stephen Hawking, the entire tech industry and pretty much everyone who's ever seen a single sci-fi film: what is going to happen to us if technology keeps advancing at its current, near light-speed rate? Pearce, it turns out, is just as obsessed as the rest of us. SEE ALSO: AI in 2017 can't nearly match the smarts of'Star Wars' droids -- it barely understands us "I'm so fascinated by our fascination with technology," he tells me on our call.
In officially the best story of 2018, Paddington 2 -- a movie about a polite CGI bear who wears a raincoat -- has critics eating out of the palm of his furry hand. Maintaining its 100 percent score with 165 reviews, it has officially surpassed Lady Bird, which held the same title until 1 out of the 164 critical reviews deemed it rotten. But in a delicious twist on the assumptions of what critics eat up, the feel-good children's movie wiped the floor with Spielberg's most Oscar grabby Oscar grab, The Post (which clocks in at 88 percent from 256 reviews). "The Paddington films are a real labour of love. So many people pour their hearts and souls into them for months or even years, hand-crafting every last frame, and we are all incredibly grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response we've had so far.
A new rescue drone has already proved its worth, assisting two swimmers in distress off the coast of Lennox Head, Australia. Unveiled on Thursday morning, then immediately put into action later that day, the "Little Ripper" drone is designed to drop inflatable rescue pods to people caught in rips, large swells or experiencing exhaustion in the waves. Around 11:30 a.m., the drone located two young men swimming in powerful surf conditions approximately a kilometer north of the patrolled area -- they'd been seen by a member of the public. Within 70 seconds, the drone had flown to the location, piloted by lifeguard supervisor Jai Sheridan, and dropped an inflatable flotation device, which the pair used to stay afloat while swimming to shore. The task would usually take a lifeguard up to 6 minutes to complete.
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Whether you asked for it or not, music made with nonmusical things has become a revolution. YouTuber The Cubican is the latest to join, also recreating the "Cantina Theme" from Star Wars but this time with the solving of a Rubik's cube. The only way I solve a Rubik's cube is by peeling off the stickers and putting them back so the Rubik's cube looks done, so it's safe to say I'm amazed. I hope your Rubik's cube abilities take you far in life, Sir Cubican. Things get'romantic as F' in the new'Love, Simon' trailer'Super Mario 64' meets'Banjo-Kazooie' in the mash-up of your '90s dreams