Tagged: AI

Boston Dynamics’ s Atlas can do parkour now

The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace (Step height...

Artificial Intelligence: mankind’s last invention

The idea of technological singularity, and what it would mean if ordinary human intelligence were enhanced or overtaken by artificial intelligence. The idea that human history is approaching a “singularity”—that ordinary humans will someday...

Twisted Pair

Neil Breen, one of America’s few truly independent filmmakers, has released the trailer for his newest feature film, Twisted Pair, which shows off some truly outrageous effects, shadowy figures, jargon about DNA, virtual reality, and...

Robot dog will be available soon

Last week, Boston Dynamics’ robot SpotMini starred in a new video. The robot doesn’t open doors for its friends or fight off a human assailant brandishing a hockey stick. It simply traipses down corridors, through...

Entire pop album created by artificial intelligence

A collaborative album between Tayrn Southern and Amper software, I AM AI, is the first album to be entirely composed and produced by artificial intelligence. After previous flirtations with algorithm-based music, us mere humans are finally able...

Atlas: the humanoid gymnast

Boston Dynamics has released footage of a humanoid robot that can do box jumps and back flips. This is a significant improvement on robot capabilities – despite what years of sci fi movies have suggested,...

If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away for nothing more than ostensibly free email, better movie recommendations, and more accurate search results? It’s an important...

Introducing Handle

Handle is a research robot that stands 2 m tall, travels at 14 kmh and jumps 120 cm vertically. ​It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 24...

Superfood trends for 2017

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360% in the last...

Early 2016 future predictions

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in...