Category Archives: #AI

Leaked Video Reveals New Boston Dynamics Robot That Can Perform Amazing Stunts on Two Wheels

If this new leaked footage is any indication, it seems like the robot creators at Boston Dynamics finally found a way to improve on humanity’s primitive two-legged design: By adding a pair of wheels to their new self-balancing robot, giving the bot some impressive new capabilities.

Jump to 3:45 for the wheeled bot.

[via gizmodo]

Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber – Deep learning neural network researcher

How do I not know this guy ?!

Since age 15 or so, the main goal of professor Jürgen Schmidhuber has been to build a self-improving Artificial Intelligence (AI) smarter than himself, then retire.

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EU is looking into the need to give robots/AI person hood in the eye of the law…

Robot headMEPs have called for the adoption of comprehensive rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots.

The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp of a “new industrial” robot revolution.

It looks at whether to give robots legal status as “electronic persons”.

Designers should make sure any robots have a kill switch, which would allow functions to be shut down if necessary, the report recommends.

Meanwhile users should be able to use robots “without risk or fear of physical or psychological harm”, it states.

Lorna Brazell, a partner at law firm Osborne Clarke, was surprised by how far-reaching the rules were.

But questioned the need to give future robots legal status.

robot[via BBC]

90 hacker friendly boards

Our New Year’s guide to hacker-friendly single board computers turned up 90 boards, ranging from powerful media playing rigs to power-sipping IoT platforms.

Community backed, open spec single board computers running Linux and Android sit at the intersection between the commercial embedded market and the open source maker community. Hacker boards also play a key role in developing the Internet of Things devices that will increasingly dominate our technology economy in the coming years, from home automation devices to industrial equipment to drones.


Why I just installed Pokemon Go….

As a technologist and futurist, I am always looking at ways to implement technology to make my life easier, get paid to help other individuals and organizations and look towards the future.

I see the technology that Pokemon Go as an epoch in human history.  Many ‘Adults’ may see this as a bunch of ‘kids’ running around and throwing imaginary spheres at each other, but I can imagine the same interaction taking place 44 years ago when Pong came out.  Ironically the original Pong Cabinet was yellow….go figure.

Many only see the content, the furry yellow Pikachu.  I see the next step in technology interfaces. Augmented Reality(AR) will replace Virtual Reality(VR) before VR even starts.  Location specific resources will be part of the future, and with the unlimited layers that can imposed on the world, we are just beginning to scratch the surface. Just like DSpace from the Daemon/Freedom(tm) books by Daniel Suarez, the world on-line will enter the ‘real world’

Ingress was great. I loved it, but couldn’t stick with it because it kept getting repetitive. Let’s how much I can catch in Pokemon Go while being part of human history.