Video: MIT’s Fish Robot Goes for a Swim

If there’s one thing I really think the world could use more of right now, it’s robot fish. Thankfully, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has delivered. According to IEEE Spectrum, their roboticists have developed an intriguing new “soft robotic spy fish,” which scientists are now using to explore the ocean without disrupting its …

Digital Immortality Phase One - Resurrecting the Dead With Chat Bots?

Digital Immortality Phase One – Resurrecting the Dead With Chat Bots?

A Swedish funeral agency called Fenix intends to experiment with creating “digital copies” of the deceased, and they’re looking for volunteers. Don’t get too excited. Yet. The agency’s first order of business is to focus strictly on text, which would mimic the personality of the deceased and answer simple questions, maybe talk about the weather, …

The Dog of the Future: Boston Dynamics’ Newest SpotMini

Meet the newest version of SpotMini, Boston Dynamics’ yellow four-legged robot that actually looks pretty sleek. It seems a lot more advanced than their older robots, something I could honestly see chasing me down in a post-apocalyptic robot future hellscape. Exciting and terrifying, just the way it should be.

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Facebook Lab Creates AI that Learned Human Facial Expressions from Skype

If you asked me how artificial intelligence would learn about humans, Skype would not be the first thing to come to mind. But, apparently, that’s exactly how the robot apocalypse will go down. Fair enough. Facebook’s AI lab has designed a bot animation that can mimic human facial expressions through an artificially intelligent algorithm – …