In a recent Podcast series with Analytics Insight, Lara Heller, British Filmmaker, Actress and Producer shares her views on how disruptive technologies are transforming everyday lives and impacting the film industry. Lara is of producing and acting in an upcoming movie SYNTH that takes us into the world of Artificial Intelligence. Having her roots in England, she is half German and half Persian. Lara plays the lead role as well produced SYNTH that explores the possibilities of AI. The name SYNTH is derived from the word synthetic and is inspired by the true story of an AI application called Sophia, a Humanoid Robot made by Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong.
Let's dive into the realms of Artificial Intelligence. We're thrilled to announce our latest podcast with Lara Heller, British Filmmaker, Actress and Producer of an upcoming movie SYNTH. SYNTH – Winner of Venice Film Awards for Best Sci-Fi is inspired by the true story of an AI application called Sophia, a Humanoid Robot made by Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong. Sophia is the first AI in the world to receive citizenship in Saudi Arabia. She further shares her views on how disruptive technologies are transforming everyday lives and impacting the film industry.
We were used to hearing that we'll be out of a job in twenty years, because of robots. Then the virus came, and now many are out of a job a bit faster, and not because of anything more intelligent or capable than themselves. Here are five currently existing robots that score pretty high on the creepiness scale, even without threatening to take away one's job. Sophia has somehow become the flagship of humanoid robotics. Constructed in Hong Kong, it has taken part in major TV talk shows and has been granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, although it is, essentially, not more than a "chatbot with a face" . What the citizenship thing really means is unclear: Can Sophia vote?
Hong Kong has a very special place in our hearts. It's the safest place on the planet, with beautiful local people who are shy and endearing, who harbor a fondness for taking pictures of their food, who believe in ghosts, who despise "those uncouth mainlanders", and who invent some strange cartoon characters – like McDull the pig and his friend Excreman that's literally a turd that crawled out of the toilet. If you're someone who noticeably speaks English, don't expect the Hong Kong police to ticket you for jaywalking. They're too shy about their English to approach you. Of course these are the same people who won't hesitate to tell you that you look fat when you return from holiday.
HONG KONG: David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become super-intelligent genius machines'' that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining artificial intelligence with southern China's expertise in toy design, electronics and manufacturing to craft humanoid social robots'' with faces designed to be lifelike and appealing enough to win trust from humans who interact with them. Hanson, 49, is perhaps best known as the creator of Sophia, a talk show-going robot partly modeled on Audrey Hepburn that he calls his masterpiece.'' Akin to an animated mannequin, she seems as much a product of his background in theatrics as an example of advanced technology.
It was a spooky sight, two life-like disembodied robot torsos discussing the pros and cons of humans in front of a nervously laughing audience in Hong Kong. Artificial intelligence is the dominant theme at this year's sprawling Rise tech conference and the live robot exchange took the AI debate to another level. As part of a wide ranging conversation, the creepy pair offered some sinister thoughts when it came to the future of humanity. Two lifelike disembodied robot torsos have discussed the pros and cons of humans in front of a nervously laughing audience eat this year's sprawling Rise tech conference in Hong Kong. Two lifelike disembodied robot torsos have discussed the pros and cons of humans in front of a nervously laughing audience in Hong Kong.
A graphic designer has created a life-like replica of actress Scarlett Johansson - which winks and giggles when he tells her she's cute. Like many children with imaginations fired by animated films, Ricky Ma grew up watching cartoons featuring the adventures of robots, and dreamed of building his own one day. Unlike most of the others, however, he has realised his childhood dream at the age of 42, by successfully constructing a life-sized robot from scratch on the balcony of his home. The life-size robot was created by Hong Kong designer Ricky Ma, based on a famous Hollywood actress. Named Mark 1, Ma has programmed her to wink and say'thank you' when he tells her she is beautiful The fruit of his labours of a year-and-a-half, and a budget of more than $50,000, is a female robot prototype he calls the Mark 1.