Tag Archives: Bot or Not

Uh-oh: Scary dog robots learn to open doors

We all laughed at the video of a robot falling over while trying to turn a doorknob. Who’s laughing now? In the latest creepy video from the roboticists at Boston Dynamics, one four-legged, doglike SpotMini robot walks up to a closed door, seems to peer … Continue reading

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The art of AI: Microsoft bot draws what you describe

Want to order up a drawing? Say you want a picture of a bird with a yellow crown and black rings around its eyes. Or a still life showing swirls of pasta with broccoli, carrots and onions. Now there’s a … Continue reading

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Microsoft puts AI into software seamlessly

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Don’t expect Microsoft’s consumer software to hype its artificial-intelligence features. For the most part, the AI smarts are under the hood. “If you do a good job infusing AI into your products, your customers don’t know you’ve done … Continue reading

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How machine learning will affect future jobs

Computer scientists have created artificial-intelligence algorithms that are at least as good as trained humans at recognizing the signs of skin cancer or malaria, but does that mean your future physician will be a bot? Two experts on AI explain in the journal Science why … Continue reading

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How an AI program bested the pros in poker

You got to know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em — and when it comes to betting on human superiority in the game of poker, it may be time to fold ’em. Carnegie Mellon University researchers laid … Continue reading

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Report: Automation could displace 375M workers

The latest robot report has bad news for laborers and office support staff, good news for techies and healthcare workers. India looks bright, while Japan could face the toughest stretch. Those are just some of the takeaways from McKinsey Global … Continue reading

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Flipping robot sparks AI warning from Elon Musk

Boston Dynamics’ video of a humanoid robot executing a perfect backflip sparked a lot of dark humor, and now billionaire Elon Musk has responded with dark seriousness about the risks posed by super-intelligent, super-agile bots. Musk suggested that future robots could move … Continue reading

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