Human Robot Interaction

Is Artificial Intelligence good, bad, or neither? (Part 1)


The moral implications as we hand over decision making processes off to machines are astounding, the automation of killing people in certain military drones is quickly becoming a reality, and the displacement of jobs for the future is also a concrete wall that we're speeding towards and there are no brakes. In her Ted Talk from 2016, she makes the case for human morals being more important than ever in a world where we are handing over more and more decision making processes to algorithms and automation we don't entirely understand. For example, let's say you show a program one hundred pictures of dogs, all kinds of dogs; it'll analyze every picture and start to learn the features of a dog. Leave a comment below and I'll see you on the next Part of Is Artificial Intelligence Good, bad, or neither?

Nvidia CEO: "Software is eating the world, but AI is going to eat software"


Nvidia has benefitted from a rapid explosion of investment in machine learning from tech companies. Can this rapid growth in the use cases for machine learning continue? Recent research results from applying machine learning to diagnosis are impressive (see "An AI Ophthalmologist Shows How Machine Learning May Transform Medicine"). Your chips are already driving some cars: all Tesla vehicles now use Nvidia's Drive PX 2 computer to power the Autopilot feature that automates highway driving.

Rise of the Sexbots


Some years ago I found myself working with a bunch of very bright management consultants, all with impeccable educational records. It was around the time of the dotcom boom, and conversation frequently veered towards the next big craze – which stock to buy/company to invest in. One of the group was a bit of a computer nerd – actually, he was a lot of a computer nerd – our go-to guy for deep technological problems. So we're having a quiet beer one night and he offers up some confidential advice from a successful entrepreneur he once worked with. "You only need to ask one question of any technology, to know whether or not it will be successful," he said.

Introducing the cobot: Humans and robots working together


Humans might take heart from the recent decision by Mercedes-Benz to replace robots with humans on some lines. The machines were just not agile enough to keep pace with the growing demand for customised products while we humans can "reprogram" ourselves in a fraction of a second. "We're moving away from trying to maximise automation, with people taking a bigger part in industrial processes again," says Markus Schaefer, head of production planning at the automaker. "When we have people and machines co-operate, such as a person guiding a part-automatic robot, we're much more flexible and can produce many more products on one production line.

Humans and Robots are Invited to Participate in Beauty.AI 2.0 Contest


Three prizes of 1,000 will be awarded to teams developing algorithms for evaluating human attractiveness. Beauty.AI 2.0 will make major efforts to encourage algorithm developers to explore new approaches for evaluating human attractiveness and suggest new algorithmic ways to rank humans. The contest originally started as a project of Youth Laboratories, a team of computer scientists and biogerontologists dedicated to finding new ways to slow down or even reverse the many processes associated with aging and leading to age-related diseases. About Imagene Labs Imagene Labs is Asia's leading lifestyle company that provides customized wellness solutions with genetic tests.

Toward Humanlike Task-Based Dialogue Processing for Human Robot Interaction

AI Magazine

Many human social exchanges and coordinated activities critically involve dialogue interactions. Hence, we need to develop natural humanlike dialogue processing mechanisms for future robots if they are to interact with humans in natural ways. In this article we discuss the challenges of designing such flexible dialogue-based robotic systems. We report results from data we collected in human interaction experiments in the context of a search task and show how we can use these results to build more flexible robotic architectures that are starting to address the challenges of task-based humanlike natural language dialogues on robots.