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) …
Browse 64 Market Data Tables and 37 Figures spread through 133 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Humanoid Robot Market - Global Forecast to 2023" The humanoid robot market for software is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. As the technological advancement will lead to the growing complexity in terms of features such as AI and autonomous operations, the value of the software part in the robot will grow faster than hardware as software will assist the complex functionalities to process efficiently and accurately. The biped motion type captured a larger share of the overall humanoid robot market in 2016. The actual human-like appearance can be realized in humanoids only when the robot is capable of walking on feet like humans; owing to this, a majority of the humanoid robot manufacturers are focusing on their designs to make biped robots. The Americas accounted for the largest share of the overall humanoid robot market in 2016.
A conference here to gather American business and military experts to discuss the coming revolution in artificial intelligence was a good Election Day measure of the challenges ahead to maintain the U.S. competitive edge. Corporate and government leaders agree that China's rapid application of AI to business and military problems should be a "Sputnik moment" to propel change in America. As a top-down command economy, China is directing money and its best brains to develop the smart systems that will operate cars, planes, offices and information -- along with the transformation of warfare. The United States is struggling to respond to this world-changing challenge. What's underway is frail and exists mostly on paper.
WASHINGTON – Dante Bucci is a 22-year-old marketing student who lives in one of Washington's most hip neighborhoods. The New Jersey native is clean cut, well dressed and well spoken. But as a Republican in one of the most liberal cities in America, his political views are kryptonite in the U.S. capital's dating world -- where he frequently finds himself attracted to Democrats. Not a lot of second dates," Bucci says of his love life these days. "I think Donald Trump has a lot to do with that." In the 2016 presidential election, Trump earned … 4 percent of the vote in the District of Columbia. It's not exactly great math for a young, single conservative man who backed the real estate mogul. And with the key midterm vote having stoked political tensions, Republicans like Bucci have found that romance is all but dead. "They want to date someone that they can agree with on some issues," laments Bucci, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage and calls himself a moderate Republican. "'I'm a Republican but …' -- I've started so many sentences that way." "Make America Date Again," of course. "I felt a real need for this app," said Emily Moreno, a 25-year-old Republican who founded the site after speaking to many of her friends. Moreno said that many people in Washington say if they mention working for Trump or Republican causes to potential love matches, "the date is shut down -- it's a deal-breaker." Four days after launching the site in mid-October, Moreno said the app had been downloaded 20,000 times. One senior adviser for a Republican member of Congress tried the app because he has found dating as a gay Trump supporter a particular challenge. "The gay guys in DC are really close-minded," said the 31-year-old who wished to remain anonymous, calling himself "a minority within a minority within the minority." He noted that the dislike goes both ways. "If someone was super into Hillary Clinton, I would be turned off by that," he explained. On other widely used dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, Bucci said he found nothing but land mines. According to a sample of several dozen Tinder profiles, many women urged Republicans guys to swipe left -- meaning to pass them by. Kendall, 23, is one of those women. "Allergic to bees and Republicans" reads the bio on her Tinder profile. "They don't respect my autonomy.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently announced a new multimillion-dollar public-private research partnership in the pursuit of fully autonomous vehicles. The move is an indication that Arizona is doubling down on its status as an autonomous-vehicle testing hotbed--mere months after the first-ever human fatality involving an autonomous vehicle occurred on Arizona roads. Despite plenty of setbacks, automakers and tech companies remain committed to autonomous vehicles, with many saying that consumers will be able to hail a driverless taxi within the next couple of years. But serious cracks are beginning to emerge in this roadmap: Even younger generations are not yet onboard. Plenty of invested capital is riding on autonomous vehicles.
Shortly before his death on March 14, renowned British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking predicted the possible emergence of a new race of "superhumans" with altered DNA, according to The Times. The writings are published in Hawking's book, titled Brief Answers to the Big Questions. "I am sure that during this century people will discover how to modify both intelligence and instincts such as aggression. Laws will probably be passed against genetic engineering with humans. But some people won't be able to resist the temptation to improve human characteristics, such as memory, resistance to disease and length of life," Hawking wrote.
"This is a potentially game-changing technology for our farmers and the industry as it allows dairy farmers to know the health of each cow and quality of milk in real time," says David Darr, president, farm services at DFA. "With access to better data, our farmers can make more knowledgeable decisions, which is a huge value." With SomaDetect's technology, farmers can easily evaluate components of interest in raw milk, including fat, protein, somatic cells, progesterone and trace antibiotics. While the technology continues to be refined for commercialization, the platform provides cost-effective, instant analysis, which enables farmers to make rapid and proactive decisions related to the overall health and management of their cows. SomaDetect recently completed the 2018 Sprint Accelerator program, which is also sponsored by DFA. The Accelerator is a 90-day, immersive program that helps accelerate and grow startup businesses.
America's first autonomous robot farm launched last week, in the hopes that artificial intelligence (AI) can remake an industry facing a serious labor shortage and pressure to produce more crops. Claiming an ability to "grow 30 times more produce than traditional farms" on the strength of AI software, year-round, soilless hydroponic processes, and moving plants as they grow to efficiently use space, the San Carlos, California-based company Iron Ox aims to address some of the agricultural industry's biggest challenges. Such challenges have also caught the attention of investors, who made more than $10bn in investments last year, representing a 29% increase from 2016. In a 2,000-sq ft grow space, leafy greens and herbs are planted in individual pots housed in 4ft by 8ft white "grow modules", which weigh about 800lb. Autonomous machines do the heavy lifting, farming and sensing.
Countries like America and China are leading the front in AI technology. However, many are still concerned at the thought of robots replacing us and the social stigma attached with the integration of AI in the legal industry. To better that understanding, we've decided to interview Dr Richard Cornes from the University of Essex, a constitutional lawyer and a psychoanalyst. In short, he's the perfect person to question the legitimacy of AI in the legal industry. "Psycho-analysis is described as the matrix of looking at the way things are and say why they're doing what they are doing. Now, I run the module on Understanding Judges at the University of Essex which primarily focus on my area of research: psycho-analysis to understand how judges think and how the law works."
On Oct. 11, in Washington, Future Tense will host a free screening of WarGames, followed by a discussion with Open Technology Institute director Kevin Bankston and sci-fi author Malka Older. This year, John Badham's WarGames--one of the movies most beloved by hackers, techies, and tech policy wonks (like me!)--celebrates its 35th anniversary. Though it may look a little kitschy now, it was notable for several firsts: It was the first popular film depiction of the now well-known hacker archetype. It raised the specter of an artificial intelligence starting World War III a year before James Cameron's The Terminator did, and it introduced America to a young Matthew Broderick. WarGames is the alternately lighthearted and deadly serious tale of a wargaming A.I. at U.S. missile command that almost sparks a nuclear war after being broken into by a troublesome but well-intentioned teenage hacker.
It looks like Chris Evans - the actor who plays Captain America in the Marvel movies - is giving up the role after seven years. He's played him in 10 films, starting with Captain America: The First Avenger. Chris portrayed one of the original cinematic Avengers alongside Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. He's now finished filming Avengers 4, Marvel's 22nd film, and tweeted to say that playing Cap has been "an honour". Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least.