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Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges

Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges While certain recent political trends, namely Brexit and the nativism of Donald Trump would seem to belie this trend, now another luminary of academia has added his voice to the chorus calling for stronger forms of world government.Far from citing some ancient historical trends though, Stephen Hawking points to artificial intelligence as a defining reason for needing stronger forms of globally enforced cooperation.

This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon

This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon The robot arrived at Northeastern in 2015 as part of a proposal that Engineering Professor Taskin Padir sent to NASA for the Space Robotics Challenge software testing, reports Tech Crunch.One was held in-house, and  NASA “awarded two as research loans to Northeastern University and nearby MIT, while a fourth was acquired by Scotland’s University of Edinburgh.

High school students building the future

High school students building the future The Eastern Institute of Technology’s (EIT) new Level 3 computer technology programme tasks students with every science fiction fanatic’s dream of designing and building robots from scratch.The trades academy programme was rolled out late last year and senior IT lecturer Istvan Lengyel says the aim is to support high schools with their senior curriculum.

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you Stanford researchers have hacked the Lego Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit, using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts.” To fill that vacuum, the team created their own desktop liquid-handling robots that approach the performance of the far more costly automation systems found at universities and biotech labs, Riedel-Kruse said.

Research project aims to build a 3D-printed robot hand as good as our own

Research project aims to build a 3D-printed robot hand as good as our own Nathan Lepora, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory is currently at the start of a five-year research project to build a 3D-printed robotic hand with a realistic sense of touch.“To use a tactile 3D-printed hand, you need to have the software to interpret its sense of touch, and the data that comes off its tactile sensors, and then to use that information to control the hand.

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion If fisherman can't catch lionfish en masse, they can't sell them at quantities to food stores and restaurants.On one dive, their boat captain challenged Angle, "Okay, you build robots, build one to go hunt lionfish.

Tale As Old As Time: Lonely Engineer Builds, Marries Robot

Tale As Old As Time: Lonely Engineer Builds, Marries Robot If you can’t be with the one you love, love the robot you built.Fed up with his love life—or lack thereof—31-year-old artificial intelligence expert Zheng Jiajia “married” the female humanoid he designed.

Toyota's new robotic leg brace will help stroke patients walk again

Toyota's new robotic leg brace will help stroke patients walk again On Wednesday, the company launched a robotic leg brace, the Welwalk WW-100.The motorised device is designed to help partially paralysed people, such as stroke patients.

You're invited: Techweek'17 at MOTAT

You're invited: Techweek'17 at MOTAT The event runs in May, from the 6th to the 14th.Visitors can take part in a range of exciting technology workshops across Techweek.

Talend: The reality of the artificial intelligence revolution

Talend: The reality of the artificial intelligence revolution While only a small percentage of respondents are currently investing in AI development in Asia, 25% of firms have already made investments at a global level – with another 50% considering doing so.We have seen a machine master the complex game of Go, previously thought to be the most difficult challenge of artificial processing.

Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements

Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements What the Pega Intelligent Virtual Assistant does is turn these channels into intelligent assistants that make personalised customer service and real work possible using natural language in voice or text.Scenarios in which the Pega Intelligent Virtual Assistant could be utilised include banking, mobile service provider such as Facebook Messenger and internal IT helpdesk environments.

Google-backed exhibit shows robots just want to be friends. They promise.

Google-backed exhibit shows robots just want to be friends. They promise. That's the broad theme of a Google.org-backed robotics exhibit coming soon to Chicago.

Drones, robots, VR - oh my! A quick message from FutureFive

Drones, robots, VR - oh my! A quick message from FutureFive Drones, robots, VR - oh my!A quick message from FutureFive Now that the transition from NetGuide (R.

Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters

Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters In the midst of fulminating about an approaching robot apocalypse, a strange and disturbing counter trend is taking place: the rise of violence against robots.Only more recently have robots found themselves performing jobs in the public eye — jobs like delivering pizza and patrolling malls.

Warning: this story ntains spiders and robots

Warning: this story ntains spiders and robots For those arachnophobes among us this a terrifying thought, but they assure us it’s quite safe and in the name of science.Clark Ehlers says jumping spiders hold the keys to some amazing advances in robotics.

Big budget allocated to bring screen production to NZ

Big budget allocated to bring screen production to NZ 9 million allocated to support the continuation of the New Zealand screen industry production grants, both at home and overseas, say Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry.Included in this is $222 million over four years and $18 million in 2016/17 for the International Screen Production Grant to bring international screen productions to New Zealand.

Dubai Set to Deploy its First Robotic Cop

Dubai Set to Deploy its First Robotic Cop The oil-rich city is set to deploy its first robotic cop on May 24th.Those of us being policed by robots may have reason to fret, too.