University of Minnesota research shows people can control a robotic arm with only their minds

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016   Groundbreaking study demonstrates potential to help millions of people with disabilities University of Minnesota   IMAGE: Research subjects at the University of Minnesota fitted with a specialized noninvasive brain cap were able to move the robotic arm just by imagining moving their own arms. view more Credit: College of Science and…

Google says its artificial intelligence has taught itself to ‘translate between languages that it doesn’t even know’ | Daily Mail Online

‘Zero-shot translation’ can translate between languages it doesn’t know Deep-learning researchers developed Google Neural Machine Translation GNMT developed algorithm that ‘self-teaches’ it to translate languages  By ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 10:58 EST, 27 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:11 EST, 27 November 2016 Google has built an algorithm that enables it to translate between languages…

Major breakthrough in Cyborg Technology

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016 Researchers create living bio-hybrid system Interdisciplinary approach makes linking biological materials and electronic devices possible American Institute of Physics   These are immunofluorescence analysis of SH-SY5Y cells treated for 5 days with 10uM Retinoic Acid and 50ng/ml BDNF for the next 3 days. The DAPI fluorescence stain is blue and Beta-tubulin is…

Pro-Trump and pro- Clinton software robots produce 3.8 million tweets masquerading as humans

Public Release: 4-Nov-2016 Fake Tweets, real consequences for the election A USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Scientist worries that robot-generated tweets could compromise the presidential election University of Southern California Software robots masquerading as humans are influencing the political discourse on social media as never before and could threaten the very integrity of the…

Are we making AIs racist and sexist? Researchers warn machines are learning to have human biases | Daily Mail Online

When large data sets include social bias, machines learn that too, explains James Zou, Assistant Professor for Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University.   AI systems take as input large amounts of raw data and extract patterns  When these large data sets include social bias, the machines learn that too  Researchers asked AI to generate ‘He…

Your body may soon be inhabited by swarms of microrobots

The microdoctors in our bodies Date: September 21, 2016 Source: ETH Zurich Summary: Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs.   FULL STORY Bradley Nelson’s…

New artificial intelligence beats tactical experts in combat simulation

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016   University of Cincinnati Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, in a flight simulator, takes part in simulated air combat versus artificial intelligence technology developed by a team comprised of industry, US Air Force and University of Cincinnati representatives. Credit: Lisa Ventre, University of Cincinnati; Distribution A: Approved for public…

Artificial intelligence replaces physicists

Public Release: 16-May-2016   Physicists are putting themselves out of a job, using artificial intelligence to run a complex experiment Australian National University Physicists are putting themselves out of a job, using artificial intelligence to run a complex experiment. The experiment, developed by physicists from The Australian National University (ANU) and UNSW ADFA, created an…