#428326 Halloween Edition: This Week’s Awesome ...

Halloween has never been my holiday of choice. Why? Because scary things, well, actually scare me. But here in the Bay Area, adults go nuts for Halloween. This year, technology companies are showing some serious commitment to Halloween too, and they're using technology to amp up the fright factor—like creating virtual reality simulated haunted houses and using artificial intelligence to generate ridiculously scary images. I’ll be avoiding these tech-induced terrors this weekend, but here are a few stories we… […] Continue Reading…

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#427993 Robot ethics is about humans

Kate Darling, Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center and the Yale Information Society Proje, talks about her research on people’s instinctual and emotional perception of robots.

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#428160 SNL Asimo robot parody

Funny SNL (Saturday Night Live) parody of Honda’s robots running amok at a tech convention, all because… Well, watch the video yourself, it’s funny!

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#428199 The AI Conversation Has Exploded This ...

Discussion of artificial intelligence has skyrocketed since the end of the last decade, according to a new analysis looking at public perception of the technology. The paper by Stanford computer science PhD Ethan Fast and Eric Horvitz, a distinguished scientist and deputy managing director at Microsoft Research, looked at more than three million articles published in the New York Times between January 1986 and May 2016. The study is under review to become a conference… read more [Read more…]

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#428181 Adding social touch to robotics

A squeeze in the arm, a pat on the shoulder, or a slap in the face – touch is an important part of the social interaction between people. Social touch, however, is a relatively unknown field when it comes to robots, even though robots operate with increasing frequency in society at large, rather than just in the controlled environment of a factory. Merel Jung is conducting research at the University of Twente CTIT research institute into social touch interaction […] Continue Reading…

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