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Month: March 2016 Page 1 of 5

An A.I. Program Successfully Entered a Novel Writing Contest

An A.I. Program Successfully Entered a Novel Writing Contest

Recently, an artificial intelligence program won a game of Go against a professional for the first time. Now, according to Mashable, another program (with help from humans) passed the first phase of Japan’s Nikkei Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award….read more

ai, writing

Clippy’s Back: The Future of Microsoft Is Chatbots

Clippy’s Back: The Future of Microsoft Is Chatbots

CEO Satya Nadella bets big on artificial intelligence that will be fast, smart, friendly, helpful, and (fingers crossed) not at all racist. By Dina Bass | March 30, 2016 Photograph by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images From Predictions about artificial intelligence tend to fall into two scenarios….read more

@microsoft, ai, chatbots, intelligentmachines

Robots are coming for your job

Robots are coming for your job

A viral video released in February showed Boston Dynamics’ new bipedal robot, Atlas, performing human-like tasks: opening doors, tromping about in the snow, lifting and stacking boxes. Tech geeks cheered and Silicon Valley investors salivated at the potential end to human manual labor….read more

futuretrends, robots, workforce

A Neural Network in 11 lines of Python (Part 1)

A Neural Network in 11 lines of Python (Part 1)

Summary: I learn best with toy code that I can play with. This tutorial teaches backpropagation via a very simple toy example, a short python implementation. Edit: Some folks have asked about a followup article, and I’m planning to write one. I’ll tweet it out when it’s complete at @iamtrask….read more

ai, machinelearning, neuralnetwork

Build a PFC

Build a PFC

What does it take to build an OpenAG Personal Food Computer (PFC)? We have released our internal documentation and an inside look into our engineering process….read more

computer, food

Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape

Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape

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robot, workforce

For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the U.S….read more

drone, futuretech, futuretrends

Scientists Create Tiniest Life Form Yet, Not Sure What It Is

Scientists Create Tiniest Life Form Yet, Not Sure What It Is

For years, DNA and computer operating systems served as clichés for each other: DNA is the “operating software” of living cells in the same way that system software is the “DNA” of a computer….read more

dna, genome, life, nanotech

Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life

Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works….read more

dna, genome, life

Americans Are In Denial About The Robot Job Apocalypse

Americans Are In Denial About The Robot Job Apocalypse

The majority of America believe that robots will take over the workforce within the next fifty years. Everything will become automated—except for their own jobs….read more

jobs, robots, workforce

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