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The Future of AI Depends on High-School Girls

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During her freshman year, Stephanie Tena, a 16-year-old programmer, was searching the internet for coding programs and came across a website for an organization called AI4All, which runs an artificial-intelligence summer camp for high-schoolers. On the site, a group of girls her age were gathered around an autonomous car in front of the iconic arches of Stanford's campus. "AI will change the world," the text read. "Who will change AI?" How technology and globalization are changing what it means to work Read more Tena thought maybe she could. She lives in a trailer park in California's Central Valley; her mom, a Mexican immigrant from Michoacán, picks strawberries in the nearby fields.


Fully automatic? This restaurant takes just 180 secs to prepare a meal - The Financial Express

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While humanity may have its inhibition of the robots, we must appreciate the technological advancement we have done in this field. Robotics has developed so much that there are people who have an automated restaurant. The restaurant is called Spyce which cooks your food without any chefs. And the bewitching fact is that the restaurant takes only three minutes or less to prepare the meal. Spyce has been tagged as the world's first automated restaurant, using robots to cook all your food.


Watch these animal-inspired robots find their footing

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Want a robot that can navigate the world as easily as an animal? Then you have to design it to move the same way an animal does. This week, students enrolled in the University of Southern California's (USC's) Biologically Inspired Robotics course shared the results of their efforts to mimic animal movements in a robot. In a posted on the university's site, the students' mini robots – with characteristics reminiscent of cats, crabs, and other creatures – shuffle along adorably on their plastic and metal legs. Each bot completed a trek 30-times the length of its body -- the benchmark for success in the undergraduate course.


Samsung Will Open AI Research Center in Cambridge, England

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the Korean-based electronics giant, will open a new artificial-intelligence center in Cambridge, England, as the company seeks to benefit from cutting-edge academic research into the technology. Andrew Blake, a pioneering researcher in the development of systems that enable computers to interpret visual data, and a former director of Microsoft Corp.'s Cambridge Research Lab, will head the new Samsung AI center, the company said Tuesday. The center may hire as many as 150 AI experts, bringing the total number of people Samsung has working on research and development in the U.K. to 400 "in the near future," the company said. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Samsung's new lab would create high-paying, high-skilled jobs. "It is a vote of confidence in the U.K. as a world leader in artificial-intelligence," she said.


'Prepare your students for interviews with robots'

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As we all know, getting that first job after college can often be a bigger challenge for a student than gaining the qualification. The interview process can be daunting, particularly for young people with limited experience of speaking in front of others. Judgements can be formed quickly in this intense environment and it's easy to come away feeling you haven't showcased yourself, your skills and your personality in the best light. Striking up a "rapport" with an interviewer is very important, but something that the less confident college leaver may struggle with – even if they may have all the skills needed for the particular role. So could the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) interview technology help to create a more level playing field in the initial stages of a recruitment process?


Carnegie Mellon welcomes our robot overlords with first-ever AI undergraduate degree

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Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science will offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence starting in the upcoming fall semester. The Pittsburgh-based school is the first to offer such a program in the US. Many industry experts believe there aren't enough qualified candidates in the workforce to fill all the vacancies that technology companies have for people with AI-related skills. This program could contribute quality candidates, though perhaps more importantly the prestige of Carnegie Mellon may spur other institutions to offer similar programs. Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?


Are Robots Going to Replace Teachers?

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As computers get faster and smarter, it stands to reason that robots and artificial intelligence will replace any job that they are able to do more cost effectively. If a robot can do it just as well for cheaper, it will. What does this mean for teaching? They claim that artificial intelligence will have the ability to teach children more effectively than humans within ten years. I believe this conclusion is based on false assumptions about the purpose of education and what teachers do.



Students Receive Firsthand Training on Robotics - Business Journal Daily

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One year it might be an automaton programmed to launch Nerf balls. Another year it could be a cyborg tossing a Frisbee. Or, as exemplified just months ago, it could be a robot zipping about a competition floor, picking up crates and stacking them atop a large scale in a matter of minutes. Such is the world of the First Robotics Competition – a seasonal initiative that encourages high school students all across the country to build and operate robots designed to perform a specific task. Ultimately, these robotics teams duke it out in regional and national competitions held each academic year.


Carnegie Mellon Establishes The First Undergrad Degree In AI

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Starting in the fall of 2018, Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) will offer a new undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence, providing students with "in-depth knowledge of how to transform large amounts of data into actionable decisions," according to a statement put out by the University. "Specialists in artificial intelligence have never been more important, in shorter supply or in greater demand by employers," said Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science. "Carnegie Mellon has an unmatched depth of expertise in AI, making us uniquely qualified to address this need for graduates who understand how the power of AI can be leveraged to help people."hghhhhhh Reid Simmons is a research professor in the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, and is the new director of the AI program. His research has focused on developing reliable, highly autonomous systems – especially mobile robots – that operate in rich, uncertain environments and on developing robots that can interact socially with humans.