All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Robots’

Steve Wozniak Is Also Concerned About Our Future Robot Overlords

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest tech figure to warn us that the computers are learning and they’re going to destroy us all at some point. “Computers are going to take over from humans, no question,” said Wozniak in an interview with the Australian Financial Review. “Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree …

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Bill Gates Is Concerned About the Rise of the Machines, and Why the Hell Aren’t You?

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about technology, is concerned about the day when our artificial intelligence gets a little too smart for its own good and decides it probably doesn’t have to listen to the dumb humans anymore. Also, why aren’t you concerned?, he wonders. Gates hosted a reddit AMA on Wednesday, and was asked …

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Elon Musk Calls for Research to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Doesn’t Kill Us All

UPDATED BELOW For Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, figuring out how to avoid the “potential pitfalls” of artificial intelligence is just as – if not more – important than advancing it. Musk, who has been warning us about the possible dangers of AI for some time now, is once again calling for more research into AI safety. Musk has …

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Elon Musk Once Again Warns of the Looming Robot Apocalypse

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has once again taken to a public forum to warn everyone that they shouldn’t sleep on recent developments in the artificial intelligence field. In short, Musk says that the chance of “something seriously dangerous happening” is likely in five years or so, and a near certainty within a decade. Musk posted his warning on …

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Microsoft’s Knightscope Robots Guard Silicon Valley

Don’t be alarmed when you’re strolling along the roads of Silicon Valley and you happen to be stalked by a cold, heartless, egg shaped machine on wheels; it’s happening. Microsoft, the multinational technology corporation, has finally decided to hire robot security guards that will serve to protect the streets surrounding their branch in Mountain View, California, according to GdgtArena. As …

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Apparently Google Is Building Karate Kid Robots

I’m sure you’re familiar with the famous Crane kick in The Karate Kid. Boston Dynamics, which Google bought nearly a year ago, has a new video of one of its Atlas robots seemingly trying to mimick the famous move. Just in case you think that’s a stretch, the video is actually called “Atlas KarateKid”. It’s unclear if sweeping the leg …

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Google Robot ‘Cujo’ Carries Weapons For The Marines

Back in the Winter, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm known for a number of nightmare-inducing robot models, and for working with DARPA. The New York Times reported at the time that Google said it would honor existing military contracts, but that it didn’t plan to move toward becoming a military contractor. Now, reports have come out that the …

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Google’s Robots To Get Better At Squeezing Into Tight Places

Last year, Google bought Boston Dynamics, the robot makers who created such nightmare-inducing machines as this: …and this: …and this: Now, the company is working with researchers from MIT to add some more flexibility into the mix (via 9to5 Google): I’ll let your imagination run wild on its own with that. So, just to be clear, they have robots that …

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Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords

If you’re impatiently waiting for computers to actually start thinking, reasoning, and feeling like humans, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of other high-profile investors have decided to help speed up the process. Zuckerberg, alongside Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Ashton Kutcher have joined for a $40 million investment in Vicarious, according to The Wall Street Journal. Vicarious is …

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Roboy Is Back And He’s Still Dangerously Cute

In early 2013, the University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab started work on the next generation of robotics. Its vision was to create a small robot boy that perfectly replicated how the human body works by creating joints that more accurately mimic muscles through springs instead of expensive hydraulic motors. Well, Roboy is now mostly finished and is making the …

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Foxconn Reportedly Looking To Use Google’s Robots

Google has been acquiring robotics companies with plans to implement robots in manufacturing settings (among other places), and as it turns out, the company has already been working with one well-known manufacturer to do just that. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that since last year, Foxconn, known for making Apple hardware, has been working with Google’s Andy Rubin, who …

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NASA Made A Robot Monkey Because It Could

NASA has one of the most advanced robotics labs on the planet where the agency builds the next-generation of space faring robots. It’s latest – RoboSimian – is a robot monkey that can get around like the animal it’s based on. That means it can go from bipedal to quadrupedal for more control. Here’s the official description from NASA: Meet …

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