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) …
As artificial intelligence continues to mature, we are seeing a corresponding growth in sophistication for humanoid robots and the applications for digital human beings in many aspects of modern-day life. To help you see the possibilities, we have pulled together some of the best examples of humanoid robots and where you might see digital humans in your everyday life today. Even though the earliest form of humanoid was created by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1495 (a mechanical armored suit that could sit, stand and walk), today's humanoid robots are powered by artificial intelligence and can listen, talk, move and respond. They use sensors and actuators (motors that control movement) and have features that are modeled after human parts. Whether they are structurally similar to a male (called an Android) or a female (Gynoid), it's a challenge to create realistic robots that replicate human capabilities.
VARANASI: The residents of Varanasi will have a brush with the amazing creation of science as they get a chance to meet the humanoid robot, Sophia, at IIT-BHU's annual techno-management fest, Technex, being organised from February 14 to 16. Dean of students Prof B N Rai told reporters on Wednesday, "A special guest talk by the only humanoid robot, Sophia, would be a big draw at the fest this year." Interestingly, Sophia, the first robot capable of expressing human-like emotions that distinguishes her from any other humanoid robots, was activated on February 14, 2016 and will hence be celebrating her fourth birthday at Technex in a way. Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, became the first robot to receive citizenship of any country when became a Saudi Arabian citizen in October 2017. It can display more than 60 facial expressions.
Last June at the International Forum on Women's Brain and Mental Health organized by the Women's Brain Project (WBP) in Zurich, Switzerland, there was a very special guest: Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robot from Hanson Robotics. Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robot participated in the last panel of the Forum "Leveraging AI to address gender bias", moderated by Nicoletta Iacobacci. Here, we are thrilled to share a selection of the "hot off the press" video footage of this event. Mara Hank Moret is a philanthropist and WBP supporter. In her conversation with Sophia, topics from gender identification to the importance of empathy, women in AI, and how to integrate diversity in data to avoid systemic biases are covered.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has unveiled a legless robot called "Voymmitra" that it wants to send into space on an uncrewed mission later this year. The eerily humanoid robot can reportedly speak two languages, according to Business Insider. "Vyommitra will simulate human functions, will interact with the environmental control and life-support system," ISRO chairman K Sivan told the Times of India. "Our robot is like a human, and will be able to do what man can do, although not as extensively," Sivan added. First half humanoid that will be a part of @isro Gaganyaan unmanned mission.
You must have definitely heard of the terms – Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, artificial neural networks, etc. These terms sound pretty synonymous to many of us and if you belong to such tribe, welcome to this post! This post will help you understand what machine learning and artificial intelligence are and by the time you finish reading this blog you will understand why and how they differ from each other. This is all about creating intelligence in an artificial way. We, as humans, can think, perform, analyse, make an introspection and take a decision and do many more.
The IoT global market revenue will reach approximately USD 1.1 trillion by 2025, predicts IDC. IDC also says that the global IoT connections will rise with a 17 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 7 billion to 25 billion between the years 2017 to 2025. Back in 2018, Sophia a humanoid robot performed a duet with Jimmy Fallon at his show. This performance left the audience awestruck. The entire world was spellbound of how Sophia (humanoid robot) could showcase human emotion while performing the song.
The robot uprising forged in the "Terminator" movies is one step closer to reality. On Thursday, Toyota debuted its new, upgraded humanoid robot, the T-HR3, which is controlled remotely by someone wearing a headset and wiring on their arms. Toyota claims that in the future, this machine, which is smoother, lighter and easier to use than past models, could be used "to perform surgery in a distant place where a doctor cannot travel. It also might allow people to feel like they're participating in events they can't actually attend," according to the Associated Press. That same day, it was announced that Swiss researchers developed a light, quick robotic bug called the DEAnsect, which can withstand several whacks from a flyswatter and can survive being stepped on by a shoe.
Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled an upgraded version of its human-shaped T-HR3 robot. The robot, which is controlled remotely by a person wearing a headset and wiring on his or her arms and hands, now has faster and smoother finger movements because the controlling device is lighter and easier to use. Such a robot could, in the future, be used to perform surgery in a distant place where a doctor cannot travel. It also might allow people to feel like they're participating in events they can't actually attend. In a recent demonstration in Tokyo, a person wearing a headset and wiring made the robot move in exactly the same way he was moving, waving or making dance-like movements.
Toyota has revealed the next update of its T-HR3 humanoid'avatar' service robot ahead of next year's Olympic Games. The robot is capable of flexible movements that mirror the actions of its human operators up to six miles away, almost in real time. Using a 5G connection and a human controller connected to wiring and a VR headset, the new T-HR3 is now able to execute more difficult tasks than before. This includes walking in a smoother, more natural manner and even preparing drinks, as demonstrated at this year's International Robotic Exhibition in Tokyo. The new and improved T-HR3 – which was first launched in 2017 – grasps a cocktail shaker at this year's International Robotic Exhibition in Tokyo'Avatar robots like T-HR3, which possess an actual body, are capable of going beyond VR to physically influence the real world,' said T-HR3 Development Team Leader Tomohisa Moridaira.