Space Robot Market is all geared up for NASA's Space Cargo Contract. Competition is heating up to manufacture Robots that can carry space cargo and work effectively and economically with or without Astronauts in space.
Google's parent company Alphabet is presenting a new email program that determines on your behalf what emails get a short response or prepares a few replies. Dubbed as the 'Smart Reply', answering email can now be a tap away.
On June 5th, the Pentagon will hold the final round of its Robotics Challenge, where 25 teams from around the world will vie for a $2 million prize to see whose robot can perform best amidst a simulated disaster zone. But there's more at stake than just money. The Pentagon hopes one day such robots might save lives.
Researchers at Paris's Pierre and Marie Curie University have created robots that can use experiences from simulated lives to "heal" themselves. This makes robots more autonomous, effective, and robust-and more capable of disaster relief work.
Robots that can learn? Yes they can, at least with these new algorithms. A UC Berkeley research team has created algorithms that allow robots to use trial and error to learn motor tasks. This is a process that is much closer to the ways that humans think and learn, making it a major artificial intelligence milestone.
In the ultimate poker match between man and machine, man won-at least for this round. In a two-week competition that just ended, four top ten players of Heads-up No-limit Texas Hold'em took on Claudico, an artificial intelligence program created by a Carnegie Mellon University team and won more chips than they lost.
Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has already gone on record discussing the potential risks of artificial intelligence, and now he is putting his money where his mouth is. The inventor and entrepreneur is donating $10 million to help fund research to "keep AI beneficial" to humanity and prevent it from going the way of Skynet from the Terminator franchise.