Meet Siren, The Digital Human Of Your (Uncanny) Dreams

Meet Siren, The Digital Human Of Your (Uncanny) Dreams

During last week’s Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco, Epic Games revealed one of their latest projects: Siren, a “digital human.” It’s actually some fairly realistic CGI, streamed directly into Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. They worked alongside Tencent, Cubic Motion, and 3Lateral to bring Siren to life, as well as Vicon, who provided her “lifelike …

MIT's Fish Robot Goes for a Swim

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 …

It's a yellow robot dog

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.

A face in the dark

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 – …