#429220 This Week’s Awesome Stories From ...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Google's AlphaGo AI Secretively Won More Than 50 Straight Games Against the World's Top Go PlayersZheping Huang | QUARTZ"On Jan. 4, after winning more than 50 games against several of the world’s best Go players, Ke included, a user registered with an ID of “Master” on two Chinese board game platforms came forward to identify itself as AlphaGo. 'I’m AlphaGo’s Doctor Huang,' the user 'Master' wrote on foxwq.com, according to screenshots from Chinese media reports.'"
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#429219 Love Your Bot, But Know It’s Always ...

In the 2013 movie “Her,” Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer, falls in love with a digital assistant designed to meet his every need. She sorts emails, helps get a book published, provides personal advice and ultimately becomes his girlfriend. The assistant, Samantha, is AI software capable of learning at an astonishing pace.
Samantha will remain in the realm of science fiction for at least another decade, but less-functional digital assistants, called bots, are already here. These will be the […] Continue Reading…

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#429215 Mayfield Robotics Announces Kuri, a $700 ...

A Bosch-backed startup introduces a cute little mobile robot[Read more…]

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#429211 Video Friday: Expressive Robot, Luke ...

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#429207 10 Tech Trends That Made the World ...

2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity.

Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity.
For this “2017 Kick-Off” post, I reviewed 52 weeks of science and technology breakthroughs, and categorized them into the top 10 tech trends changing our world.
I’m blown away by how palpable the feeling of exponential change has become.
I’m also certain that 99.99% of humanity doesn’t understand or appreciate the ramifications of what is coming.
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