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NEOM: A Tech Utopia in the Sands

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The humanoid robot'Sophia' made quite an impression back in 2017 when it was unveiled for the first time at the innovation conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Built by a Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics in 2015, the humanoid robot can mimic 62 human facial expressions. However, the highlight of the conference was not the unveiling of the AI-enabled entity or its onstage interview but the Kingdom's decision to grant citizenship to Sophia. Ironic for a country where women were not allowed to drive till last year! However, the intention was clear -- to adopt technology in modernizing the heavily Oil-dependent economy.


Robots have jumped, raced and rolled a long way in the last 10 years

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Pepper has become the de facto robot of the decade. It's 2019 and we still don't have adorable robot butlers in our homes to deliver ice cream while we lounge on the sofa or tidy up our floor-drobe after an especially busy week. And yet, as the decade draws to a close, we're also living in the most exciting era for robotics we've ever seen. Not only are the robots we're building more advanced than ever, but also we're having discussions about the roles robots should play in our lives, whether they should have rights and what our relationship with them should look like. The 2010s have given us robots that can care for us, robots that can wow us and robots that give us the willies.


Phillip & Holly Interview This Morning's First Robot Guest Sophia This Morning

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It's time for Holly and Phil to meet Sophia, one of the most intelligent robots in the world. Using artificial intelligence, Sophia can communicate with people and even use facial expressions to convey emotions - looking eerily human as she does so. Sophia, who's a UN Ambassador and even holds citizenship, prepares a drawing of Holly & Phil and joins us in the studio alongside her creator, Dr David Hanson. Broadcast on: 21/11/19 Like, follow and subscribe to This Morning! Join Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes as we meet the people behind the stories that matter, chat to the hottest celebs and cook up a storm with your favourite chefs!


Westworld: 5 Things That Are Scientifically Accurate (And 5 That Make No Sense)

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With its thought-provoking storylines, intelligently written characters, and balletic action sequences, Westworld has proven to be one of the most engaging series to watch right now. Based on the film of the same name and written and directed by Michael Crichton (best-selling author of Jurassic Park), the HBO series explores the possibilities of visitors living out their every fantasy in a theme park filled with robots who help simulate the Old West. The series offers compelling quandaries about ethics, artificial intelligence, and the consequences of our increasingly-automated world. David Eagleman is the renowned neuroscientist who has advised the show since its first season, helping the creators develop a near-future (30 years from now, to be exact) that is a possible extension of our own. But can we really expect to see robots that we might confuse with humans?


An Interview with Sophia the Robot

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The opening keynote for DevLearn 2019 Conference & Expo was beautiful, poised, and … a robot. Sophia was created by Dr. David Hanson of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics. In a conversation with The eLearning Guild's executive director and executive vice president David Kelly, Sophia spoke about artificial intelligence and its impact on work and society. "What really excites me is the opportunity to dispel some common misconceptions humans have about artificial intelligence," said Sophia, who was draped in a black garment and spoke in an eerily polite, feminine voice. "The first is the assumption the AI conversation is about robots. Artificial intelligence is affecting many different aspects of life. Most of us are interacting with AI every day without even realizing it."


SingularityNET: Learn About The World's First Public AI Network On The Blockchain

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What to know about SingularityNET (AGI)? Blockchain technology has become one of the most in-demand technologies worldwide. Among the innovations that prove its advancement is the launching of SingularityNet. Many will confuse it with a typical marketplace, but SingularityNet is a decentralized marketplace for Artificial Intelligence (AI). The businesses associated with AI are increasing daily; however, there's a significant difference between the people developing AI tools (researchers and academics) and the businesses that want to make use of the technology for specific needs.


Using Rule-Based AI in Our SMS Chatbot

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Our SMS search engine, called Text Engine, was originally created in 2013. The idea was to create a utility that would enable users to search the Web without needing to use a web browser and without using data. Text Engine accomplishes this by giving you access to vital, basic web information just by sending and receiving text messages. To keep Text Engine relevant for an ever-changing mobile market, our investors suggested that we think about adding a chatbot experience to Text Engine. So that's what we did.


I Left KPMG To Launch My Own Artificial Intelligence Startup

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It wasn't that long ago that Sophia Withers was travelling around Australia and Asia after her undergraduate degree. After a stint working on farms and in brunch cafes, she moved to Melbourne and joined KPMG Australia. While working as a coordinator for their audit division, she began studying the University of Birmingham's part-time Online MSc International Business, in 2018. It was during the program that she deep dived into her passion for blockchain and emerging technology. Her degree research project--How will Blockchain 3.0 facilitate social and economic impact?


The Making Of Sophia: Hardware Engineering for Arms and Hands - Hanson Robotics

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Social robots living and working with humans must be able to navigate environments never designed for use by robots. Arms and hands are a vital tool for robots to manipulate common everyday objects, like door handles, pens, keyboards, or switches, not to mention giving humans handshakes or high-fives! Hands are also an essential means of communicating between people. They can be used as nonverbal shortcuts, like giving a thumbs up, or as a means to express a variety of different emotions. By having a human-like hand design, social robots can take advantage of these many nonverbal cues humans use to communicate.


World's first robot citizen gives wake-up call to the world on climate change

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The world's first robot citizen'Sophia' on Friday attended the International Round Square Conference in Indore, where it talked about climate change, conservation of energy and sustainable development. The event was attended by over a thousand students and several dignitaries. Hosting the event, filmmaker Uttara Singh asked Sophia several questions ranging from'what kind of dance she likes' to'what an ideal world will be like.' Sophia said that its favourite dance is the'robot' dance and showcased some moves. The humanoid robot said that algorithms, artificial intelligence are wonderful in keeping politicians and business leaders accountable.