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When Touch became a Revolution - The history and growth of Wearable Technology

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Be it the Avatar, Minority Report or Iron Man, there is a common element that you can notice in most science fiction films. Very hardly can you see a futuristic narration where characters don't smoothly interact with digital content that surrounds them. With just a swipe or a gesture, you see people accessing amazing levels of information regardless of the surrounding they are in. This kind of smooth interaction with the digital world through the sense of touch is something that could soon become a norm in our day to day life. In fact, touch is one of the most underrated of all the senses.


Lion opens first kids' cinema in Thailand to boost brand recognition

The Japan Times

BANGKOK – Household product maker Lion Corp. has opened the first movie theater for children in Thailand, in collaboration with the largest local cinema complex operator, naming it after Lion's own "Kodomo" brand for kids' products to boost name recognition. Lion recently launched Kodomo Kids Cinema with Major Cineplex Group Public Co. at Mega Bangna Shopping Mall in Bangna, in the east of Bangkok, aiming to attract children aged 5 to 12 along with their parents, according to the Japanese company. The cinema offers 84 candy-colored seats, ranging in type from single seats to double sofa-beds, and also houses entertainment facilities such as a long slide and an indoor playground. Ticket prices are between 200 baht and 500 baht ($6.20-$15.50). The cinema, located in a district with 31 international and elementary schools, is scheduled to show 20 movies this year -- including one featuring Doraemon, the robotic cat from Japan's popular cartoon series -- while various events like fashion shows and drawing workshops are held, according to the local partner.


How "Westworld" Ignites the Deep Thinkers Among Us

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Westworld is an HBO television series based on American novelist Michael Crichton's 1973 futuristic science-fiction thriller about an android Western theme park. According to Variety, the first season of Westworld garnered an average of approximately 13.2 million viewers per episode. There are many reasons contributing to the show's popularity. On the surface level, the series is thrilling, complex, chilling, unpredictable, and completely unsettling – the very emblem of dystopian nightmares. On a deeper level, the show raises many philosophical questions on the potential impact of human-like robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI).


This Humanoid Robot Can Mimic Human Movement In Real Time Mach NBC News

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Toyota has been working on humanoid robots for a while. It recently unveiled the THR-3 that's built to test specific joints and movements by putting together a full body that can be controlled by a human operator. The robot can mimic a variety of human movements in real time. NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos.


Eyes on the road! Your high-tech car can't drive for you yet, nor will it fly to Mars

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This photo provided by Tesla shows a 2017 Tesla Model 3, a vehicle that has a semiautonomous driving system called Autopilot. Tesla can update the Autopilot software over the air, not necessitating a trip to a service center. Tesla offers Autopilot on its Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles. Tesla's Autopilot and similar smart tech in new cars are meant to assist you. They do not, we repeat, not turn your vehicle into a self-driving car.


Baidu Falls, Artificial Intelligence Push In Limbo After Shake-up?

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Baidu (BIDU) stock sold off Friday as analysts pondered whether its push into artificial intelligence will stall in the wake of its chief operating officer stepping down. COO Qi Lu, a former Microsoft (MSFT) executive, headed Baidu's artificial intelligence research. Baidu is just one stock to watch for artificial intelligence developments. The China-based internet search leader fell 7.4% to 259 on the stock market today, tumbling out of a buy zone. Credit Suisse downgraded Baidu to neutral on the management shake-up, announced late Thursday.


Human or bot? Google Duplex scares me

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In this age of disinformation, where fake news thrives and the public has trust issues with technology, Google designed a machine that can deceive humans. Gosh, what could go wrong? Google's engineers used artificial intelligence to give birth to something called Duplex -- a digital assistant that can call a local business to make appointments on your behalf over the phone. And the receptionists on the other end of the call have no idea they are conversing back and forth with a robot. Not only is the typical robotic voice gone, but Google took extra steps to disguise the system to sound more like a human.


How artificial intelligence is reimagining work

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These shifts will require new executives, new jobs, and new responsibilities. Paul Daugherty, chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture, sees three myths surrounding artificial intelligence: Robots are coming for us, machines will take our jobs, and current approaches to business processes will still apply. The three myths represent "conventional changes to linear processes," he said. The reality is more transformative. An example: Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms grows seeds indoors without soil or sunlight.


In 'Superminds,' an argument for calm about robots, artificial intelligence, and jobs

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But with the support of computers they can do a lot more. An MIT Sloan expert on collective intelligence says that's a good thing. Superminds are groups of people working together -- in hierarchies, democracies, markets, communities, or ecosystems. Professor Thomas W. Malone, director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, analyzes how computers can make these groups even more powerful in his new book, "Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together." In the book, Malone dispels the popular perception that work will be automated out of existence (for better or worse, depending on who you're talking to).


Artificial intelligence driven by Softbank's treasure chest - The Malta Independent

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Regardless of how artificial intelligence (AI) is defined, there is little doubt that this resource can be of great value, especially in big data applications. Undoubtedly, AI is fast becoming a major technological tool for prescriptive analytics, the step beyond predictive analytics that helps us determine how to implement and/or optimize optimal decisions. In business applications, it can assess future risks, quantify probabilities and in so doing, give us insights how to improve market penetration, customer satisfaction, security analysis, trade execution, fraud detection and prevention, while proving indispensable in land and air traffic control, national security and defence. There are also a host of healthcare applications such as patient-specific treatments for diseases and illnesses. Recently, the popular concept of "Singularity" was perceived by computer scientists.