#431553 This Week’s Awesome Stories From ...

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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It’s Full-Tilt InsaneMatt Simon | Wired “To be clear: Humanoids aren’t supposed to be able to do this. It’s extremely difficult to make a bipedal robot that can move effectively, much less kick off a tumbling routine.”

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This Is the Tesla Semi TruckZac Estrada | The Verge“What Tesla has done today is shown that it wants to invigorate a segment, rather than just make something to comply with more stringent emissions regulations… […] Continue Reading…

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#431361 Humanoid Sophia Becomes First Non-Human ...

Saudi Arabia recently made AI robot Sophia a “citizen”, thus becoming the first country to provide a non-human with citizenship!

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#431544 Dash Robotics Acquires Bots Alive for ...

Two of our favorite robot companies are teaming up to make intelligent little robots that you can actually buy[Read more…]

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#431543 China Is an Entrepreneurial Hotbed That ...

Last week, Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet, predicted that China will rapidly overtake the US in artificial intelligence…in as little as five years.
Last month, China announced plans to open a $10 billion quantum computing research center in 2020.
Bottom line, China is aggressively investing in exponential technologies, pursuing a bold goal of becoming the global AI superpower by 2030.
Based on what I’ve observed from China’s entrepreneurial scene, I believe they have a real shot of hitting that goal.
As I described […] Continue Reading…

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#431356 Humanoid Robot Tête-à-tête

“Sophia” and “Han” discuss the future of humanity with Hanson Robotics’ Ben Goertzel.

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