Tapia robot claims to understand how you are feeling

Can robots eventually end up as our mates one day? Who knows, and that is one particular topic that has been approached many times in science fiction endeavors, be it in print or on the silver screen. Until that fateful day arrives, however, plenty of work needs to be done — including making sure that robots of today are able to figure out human emotions. Now that is certainly a …
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Jobless in the self-driving economy

Uber Self Driving Cars Uber’s self-driving cars will hit the road this month, earlier than anticipated. That’s an exciting surprise…unless of course you’re a driver. They won’t be the only ones affected, though. The consequences of robot-induced unemployment could eventually ripple through the rest of the economy. What will happen to Uber’s 1 million drivers? And the 3.5… Read More technology news

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The World Series of Hacking—without humans

Seeking a future where networks patch themselves, DARPA stages an AI vs. AI smackdown. sci tech news

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GM testing Cruise’s self-driving tech with Bolt EVs on Arizona roads

CpXBwluW8AAbWl9.jpg-large GM is putting its Cruise acquisition to good use in Arizona: The self-driving car startup acquired by the automaker in March is trialling its tech on public roads in Scottsdale. Cruise tweeted about the autonomous testing expansion, which uses Chevrolet Bolt all-electric vehicles, and which adds to the core fleet of testing vehicles already operating in San Francisco. We’re testing… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch

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Ford and MIT project provides on-demand electric shuttles for students

Graduate student Justin Miller and undergrad Wally Wibowo of the Aerospace Controls Lab working on vehicles outfitted with sensors that match those of self-driving cars. This work is part of the Ford-MIT Alliance and aims to predict pedestrian behaviors on short time-scales while also providing data to support a mobility-on-demand system for the MIT campus." Ford is working with MIT on a research project that will deploy a new fleet of on-demand electric shuttles that can ferry students from class-to-class both on campus and on city roads at MIT’s Cambridge, Mass. location. Students can hail one of three electric shuttles using an app on their smartphone, and a driver will arrive quickly to pick them up. The research projects hopes to shed… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch

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Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry datacenter, cutting cooling bill by 40 percent

hal9000 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns out, and with a vengeance. Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch

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Tesla under investigation for possible breach of securities law, WSJ reports

A member of the media test drives a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S car equipped with Autopilot in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc. will begin rolling out the first version of its highly anticipated "autopilot" features to owners of its all-electric Model S sedan Thursday. Autopilot is a step toward the vision of autonomous or self-driving cars, and includes features like automatic lane changing and the ability of the Model S to parallel park for you. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Tesla is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, The Wall Street Journal reported, for a possible securities law breach. What’s at issue is whether the electric vehicle company should have notified shareholders immediately following a fatal accident on May 7 that killed a Tesla Model S owner who was using Autopilot at the time of the crash. A spokesperson… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch

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Chatbot Gets 160,000 Parking Tickets Overturned in London and New York

Chatbot Gets 160,000 Parking Tickets Overturned in London and New York:

An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that chatbots can actually be useful….

The results speak for themselves. In the 21 months since the free service was launched in London and now New York, Browder says DoNotPay has taken on 250,000 cases and won 160,000, giving it a success rate of 64% appealing over $4m of parking tickets.

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AI bests Air Force combat tactics experts in simulated dogfights

ALPHA AI, funded by Air Force Research Lab, may someday power robotic “wingman.” Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

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Vi – The AI Personal Trainer who coaches you through biosensing earphones

When it comes to getting your body in shape, there are internal and external motivation factors that need to be in place for us to care about reaching a goal. Going to the gym is hard enough, but putting in real effort once you get there is another story entirely. Even if you have gym buddies, you don’t always give it your all on a track or at the gym. …
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