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Art

The Nostalgist in AI in Film and Literature.

Sometimes our perception of a virtual existence might not necessarily be the same for everyone else.
This short is slightly over 17 minutes but has a lot of implications in and about it.

The book upon which it is based, I found to be quite entertaining in this genre.

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Maviarab

Friday Funny in General Chat

Share your jokes here to bring joy to the world  :)

1635 Comments | Started February 13, 2009, 01:52:35 PM
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Tyler

May fundings, acquisitions and IPOs in Robotics News

May fundings, acquisitions and IPOs
31 May 2016, 5:07 pm

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May was another big month for robotics – 13 companies were funded to the tune of $111 million. Four companies were acquired with 2 of the 4 reporting selling prices totaling $422 million. And that’s without the $5.2 billion bid for Kuka by Chinese Midea, or the pending sale of Google’s Boston Dynamics.

The financial pages are lighting up over recent stories about these big-money sales. First there was the $5.2 billion offer by Midea Group, a Chinese appliance manufacturer, for Kuka AG, the Augsburg, Germany-based manufacturer of robots and automated systems. Kuka is one of the Big Four of robot manufacturers. On the day of the bid, Kuka’s stock rose from $84/share to $110 where it’s stayed since.

Then came the announcement by Tech Insider that the Toyota Research Institute is in the final phase of negotiations to acquire Google’s robotics company Boston Dynamics, of Big Dog fame. Boston Dynamics spun out of the MIT Leg Lab in 1992 and worked on various military and DARPA funded research projects until Google’s Andy Rubin acquired the company along with 8 other robotics companies. Boston Dynamics never quite adapted to Google and Google’s push to build a consumer robot, hence their being put on the block in March, 2016.

From Forbes, news of a new fund focusing on robotics: Chrysalix VC, a Vancouver, BC venture capital group focused on alternative energy, has partnered with Dutch robotics commercialization center RoboValley to create a new VC fund focused on robotics. The vehicle is targeting E100 million.

Below are the fundings, acquisitions, IPOs and failures that actually happened in May:

FUNDINGS

  • Locus Robotics raised $8 million in a Series A funding from existing seed investors. The funds will be used to expand product development and general marketing of Locus’ novel material handling robots. Locus is a Massachusetts-based company founded specifically in answer to Kiva Systems’ robots being taken in house by Amazon and no longer available to non-Amazon clients. Locus’ founder, Bruce Welty is a Kiva-using distribution center owner, who, as a consequence of Amazon’s actions, had no recourse other than to build a company that uses a fleet of robots integrated into current warehouse management systems to provide robotic platforms to carry picked items to a conveyor or to the packing station thereby reducing human walking distances and improving overall picking efficiencies.
  • Gamaya, a Swiss aerial analytics spin-off from the Swiss EPFL, raised $3.2 million in a Series A funding. Funds will be used to develop their new 40 bands of light hyperspectral imaging sensor and analytics software platform (traditional multi-spectral sensors have 4 bands).
  • Hortau is a California soil moisture monitoring company which raised $10 million to grow and broaden their new system of networked field sensors, weather stations and control units allowing growers to remotely open and close valves and fire up engines for irrigation from cloud-based management software.
  • nuTonomy is a Cambridge-based start-up that raised $16 million in a Series A round of funding from a group of Singapore and US VCs. This is in addition to the $3.6 million raised in January which included funds from Ford Chairman Bill Ford. nuTonomy is planning to launch a fleet of autonomous taxis in Singapore by 2019 and begin testing later this year. NuTonomy is using retrofitted Mitsubishi electric cars and plans to add Renault EVs later this year.
  • Mazor Surgical Technologies, an Israeli company, has sold $11.9 million of their stock, 4% of their shares, to Medtronic, a global medical technology, services, and solutions provider, with a performance agreement to sell another 6% of Mazor shares for up to $20 million. An additional clause of the agreement kicks in if performance milestones are met whereby Mazor can issue an addition 5% of new shares for an additional $20M from Medtronic. Details of the deal are here.
  • Dedrone GmbH, a German startup whose DroneTracker drone detection platform, raised $10 million in a Series A funding from a series of EU and Silicon Valley VCs. In just 15 months, Dedrone has grown to more than 40 employees and 100 distributors in over 50 countries.
  • Astrobotic Technology, the CMU spin-off company working on delivering payloads to the moon, raised $2.5 million from Space Angels Network. Astrobotic has 10 projects with governments, companies, universities, non-profits, NASA, and individuals for their first moon mission.
  • MegaBots, an Oakland, CA entertainment startup, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding to bring robot-fighting to a venue near you. MegaBots plans to use the seed funding to build their robot for the fight against the Japanese team they’ve challenged; and to secure sponsorships, perhaps even a TV contract for a program that tracks the team from building the robots to competing.
  • Zipline International, a San Francisco startup, raised $800k from UPS and $18 million from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and others to develop their small robot airplane designed to carry vaccines, medicine and blood to remote areas where health workers place text orders for what they need.
  • Cyberhawk Innovations raised $2.9 million in financing to enable UK-based Cyberhawk to expand its commercial development of the drone-captured data inspection market for the oil & gas industry and infrastructure markets.
  • Eonite Perception, a Silicon Valley vision systems startup, raised $5.25 million in a seed round from multiple Silicon Valley VCs. Eonite is building a 3D mapping and tracking system for the virtual reality marketplace using low latency dense depth sensors.
  • eyeSight Technologies, an Israeli vision systems startup, received $20 million from a Chinese VC group, for its vision system of sensing, gesture recognition and user awareness to be embedded into consumer products.
  • AIO Robotics is a Los Angeles startup developing an all-in-one 3D printer scanner with an onboard CAD and modeling system. AIO received an undisclosed amount of seed funding.
ACQUISITIONS
  • 5D Robotics, a San Diego area integrator of unmanned and mobile robotics using ultra-wide band (5D) communications, acquired Aerial MOB, a drone aerial cinematography startup, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition has led to the formation of the 5D Aerial division which will provide 3D mapping, photogrammetry, thermal and multi-spectral imagery data to vertical markets including oil and gas, utilities and construction.
  • Dematic, a global supplier of AGVs and materials handling technology, acquired (in March) NDC Automation, an AGV manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, for an undisclosed amount.
  • Voith GmbH, a family-owned German group of industrial and engineering companies, has sold 80% of its industrial services unit to buyout group Triton Partners for $342 million to free up capital for planned investments. Voith has a 25.1% share of Kuka’s stock which, if the $5.2 bn Midea offer passes, will be worth close to 40% more than the share value the day before the offer. According to Forbes, Voith ranks 200th in global family-owned businesses with revenue of $7.5 bn and 43,000 employees.
  • ChemChina and a group of other investors including Chinese state funds, acquired Germany’s KraussMaffei Automation, an industrial robot integrator and plastics, carbon fiber, and rubber processor, for $1 billion – in January.
IPOs
  • None. Private placements and increased investment from hedge funds, mutual funds and via corporate acquisitions appears to have dried up the robotics IPO pipeline.
  • But Moley Robotics, a UK startup developing a cooking robot, is using the new equity crowd funding rules that passed the FCC last year to offer 2% of their shares via the Seedrs crowd funding site. Details will be released soon to subscribers to the Moley and Seedrs websites.
FAILURES
  • RoboDynamics, a SoCal startup with a stylish mobile telepresence robot named Luna, has gone out of business.

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Started May 31, 2016, 11:00:03 PM
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Tyler

Meet Zenbo: Asus reveals $599 AI home robot that can do everything in AI News

Meet Zenbo: Asus reveals $599 AI home robot that can do everything
30 May 2016, 12:00 am

                    It could finally be the home robot you've dreamed - capable of keeping the kids quiet and doing the shopping. Asus today revealed a Zenbo, a $599 home robot it hopes will help bring robotics into the home.

Daily Mail - Sciencetech (UK)Link

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2 Comments | Started May 31, 2016, 05:00:15 AM
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goyabee

An outline of my theories on the mechanisms of human consciousness in General AI Discussion

First of all, I would like to explain that this post is mostly going to concern what most people would call " artificial consciousness".  Personally I think the term "consciousness" is probably the most misunderstood and abused term in the fields of psychology, neurology, and AI research so to preface the discussion, I'd like to specify that by "consciousness" I mean the system in the human brain that controls motivation, allows for the construction of perceptual models, and controls executive processing.  I am not a dualist, and as is consistent with evidence, I do not believe that consciousness is anything more than a physical phenomenon in the brain.

Developing an artificial model of these systems in the brain has been a goal of mine for a long time, but as it happened in my lifetime I have failed to get involved with any existing projects and my programming skills have never reached the appropriate level, so I just sort of assumed that someone else (someone with superior programming and systems designing skills) will eventually come up with the same design philosophy within a few years and AI will finally get started.  Well, it's been a few years now that I've been checking up on AI and consciousness research and I found that people still seem to be very much in the dark ages to the point that the dualists are still able to get away with their ridiculous claims and no one has really been able to tell them how wrong they are with any considerable degree of certainty.  So, having recently come across what I consider to be new and important insights, I have decided to seek out a forum of communication, and share my ideas, hoping to jumpstart someone's creativity enough to help get some models built and tested.

It has become obvious to me, and hopefully to anyone else who takes their involvement in AI research seriously, that step one in developing a model is understanding how consciousness works in the human brain.  Here, I'll describe a few principles that I believe to be the central mechanisms of human consciousness.

First of all, we are always hallucinating.  The brain is made up of memory systems and processing systems, one of these memory systems is responsible for holding the information which corresponds to our current perception of reality.  This memory system is fed with information which is generated by a separate system of the brain which has access to sensory information.  All parts of the brain that respond to the world around us do so by reading information out of this memory system which contains a model of reality, not by accessing sensory information directly, hence everything that we "experience" is a hallucination generated from actual sensory data, and everything that we think we are experiencing is actually a prediction of what a particular system in the brain thinks will happen next.  Once the model is read out by other systems of the brain, the accuracy of the prediction is tested against real sensory data and the next prediction is updated to keep it in-line with reality.  This theory of brain function is consistent with every phenomenon in which a human enters a hallucinatory state, namely sensory deprivation and drug induced hallucinations.  E.g. sensory deprivation deprives the brain of data with which to update its predictive perception model, and drugs such as LSD inhibit the system in the brain which is responsible for performing the update.  This causes the algorithms that generate the perception model to run wild and start performing operations on redundant data much like a fractal generation algorithm, hence why fractal hallucinations are so common in these states.

That is what I believe to be the central mechanism behind our brain's perception system, now I will explain how I believe the executive processing system may work, and then I will touch a bit on the importance of implementing dream algorithms in the development of a functional AI consciousness system.  The most important aspect of the brain's executive processing system in my opinion is a continuous assessment of pleasure and pain.  These don't have to be the words that we use but the idea is that the concept of pleasure and pain is intrinsic to the development of motivation and therefore a necessary element for autonomy.  Pleasure and pain are a simple and effective way for the brain to decide what it wants to do and I believe it may be the only effective way to develop true systematic autonomy in machine intelligence as well.  I believe the implementation should be very straight-forward so I won't go into great depth to explain the process.

Okay, so finally, what is so important about dreaming?  In human beings, dreaming is an essential way to accelerate the learning process.  It is a way to press fast forward on experience and develop strategies for how to react to stimuli without having to wait for them to happen in reality and without exposing the body to the dangers of real-world experiences.  Certainly the exact way in which the process of dreaming makes use of the same hardware in the brain that is normally used for waking consciousness is something that will have to get ironed out as we go along but I think the basic concept is fairly straightforward.  It must be a state of mind similar to the sensory deprivation or the drug-trip states that I mentioned earlier, in that the brain is cut off from all sensory data.  The brain shuts off the systems which have access to real-world sensory data and most likely a previously unused system is activated in its place, providing a secondary virtual perception model fed with data from memories which is used to generate world data (mock sensory data) to feed to the primary predictive perception model that is normally used during waking states.

My intention in providing what I hope to be valuable insight is that they may be used to develop functional models in such a way that we may test their function and then modify and add systems as needed in order to avoid the need for expensive brain research to confirm every aspect of what I believe to be a basic universal system which simply cannot work any other way.  In other words, I think the way the human brain works isn't just one possible way for it to work, it is perhaps the only way and indeed an effective and efficient way to achieve valuable cognitive phenomena such as learning and creativity.  Evolution is known to create systems with none other than the highest possible degree of efficiency.

20 Comments | Started March 19, 2016, 09:25:49 PM
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Freddy

What's everyone up to ? in General Chat

Been a bit quiet lately, just wondering what people are up to at the moment...  Working on an exciting project ?  Sunbathing ?  On your holidays ?

I guess as usual for this time of year we are out and about in Real Life more often.  I've had a few nice days out already this summer and looking forward to a few more.  I've been working on my photography skills, mostly plants and nature.  I'm thinking of making myself a personal website and turning some of them into wallpapers and things.

Anyways, keep in touch :)

865 Comments | Started July 13, 2009, 01:53:30 PM
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yotamarker

mini a.i puzzles in General AI Discussion

this thread will be about mini a.i puzzles, how way the brain solves problems and paradoxes.

1st puzzle : is sacrifice able
if you have old very used shoes you don't care if it is raining if you go to work with them
if you use them as brakes will biking BUT if they are new and expensive you would be
careful.
what makes the brain classify an object as high value, and what make it be extra careful for it ?

32 Comments | Started April 26, 2016, 06:12:33 PM
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Tyler

Terrorist or pedophile? This start-up says it can out secrets by analyzing faces in AI News

Terrorist or pedophile? This start-up says it can out secrets by analyzing faces
24 May 2016, 12:00 am

                    An Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person's face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye. Faception said it's already signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists.

Washington Post - Technology NewsLink

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6 Comments | Started May 24, 2016, 11:00:56 PM
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Claude

CHOOSE YOUR PET in General Chat

http://www.mypetmoji.com/make   O0

very nice!

7 Comments | Started May 27, 2016, 11:20:10 PM
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Tyler

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 5/30/16 in Robotics News

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 5/30/16
31 May 2016, 10:58 am

An MQ-9 Reaper flies at an air show demonstration at Cannon Air Base, NM. Cannon is home to the Air Force Special Operations Command’s drone operations. Credit: Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez / US Air ForceAn MQ-9 Reaper flies at an air show demonstration at Cannon Air Base, NM. Cannon is home to the Air Force Special Operations Command’s drone operations. Credit: Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez / US Air Force At the Center for the Study of the Drone

As more commercial drone users take to the sky, insurers are struggling to develop policies to cover the eventualities of flying. Meanwhile, insurance companies also want to fly drones themselves for appraisals and damage assessments. We spoke with Tom Karol, general counsel-federal for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, to learn about the uncertain landscape that is the drone insurance industry.

News

Pakistan criticized the U.S. government for a drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the leader of the Afghan Taliban. In a statement, Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs special adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said that the strike undermined attempts to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban. “Pakistan believes that politically negotiated settlement remains the most viable option for bringing lasting peace to Afghanistan,” Aziz said. (Wall Street Journal)

Commentary, Analysis and Art

The editorial board at the New York Times argues that the political and strategic consequences of a drone strike are not always immediately apparent.

Also at the New York Times, Vanda Felbab-Brown contends that the drone strike that killed Mullah Mansour “may create more difficulties than it solves.”

At Lawfare, Robert Chesney considers what it would mean if the strike against Mullah Mansour had not been conducted under the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

At the National Interest, Elsa Kania and Kenneth W. Allen provide a detailed summary of China’s push to develop military drones.

At Slate, Stephen E. Henderson writes that law enforcement officers have as much right under the law to fly a drone as a private citizen.

Also at Slate, Faine Greenwood offers an etiquette guide to flying a drone.

Jarrod Hodgson, an ecologist at the University of Adelaide in Australia, is calling for scientists and hobbyists to follow a code of conduct when using drones for wildlife research. (ABC News)

In testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Rebecca Gambler, the director of homeland security and justice at the Government Accountability Office, reviewed the Customs and Border Protection’s drone program. (GAO)

At NBC News, Richard Engel reports from inside Creech Air Force Base, the Nevada home of U.S. drone operations.

At DroneLife.com, Malek Murison takes a look at a technological solution aimed at boosting the popularity of drone racing.

A report by the NPD Group found that drone sales increased by 224 percent between April 2015 and April 2016. (MarketWatch)

At Flightglobal, Beth Stevenson examines the German military’s efforts to acquire advanced unmanned aircraft.

At Aviation Week, Tony Osborne considers the challenges that beset the Anglo-French project to develop the Taranis, an advanced fighter drone.

The Economist surveys the different drone countermeasures currently in development.

In Cities From the Sky, German photographer Stephan Zirwes captures aerial views of pools, beaches and golf courses. (Curbed)

Meanwhile, photographer Gabriel Scanu uses a drone to capture the scale of Australia’s landscapes. (Wired)

Know Your Drone

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled two consumer multirotor drones. (Wired)

DRS Technologies partnered with Roboteam to develop an anti-IED unmanned ground vehicle for the U.S. Army. (Press Release)

Belgian startup EagleEye Systems has developed software that allows commercial drones to operate with a high degree of autonomy. (ZDNet)

Estonian defense firm Milrem announced that its THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle has passed a round of testing by the Estonian military. (Digital Journal)

Defense contractor Raytheon is working to offer its Phalanx autonomous ship defense system as a counter-drone weapon. (Flightglobal)

Meanwhile, Raytheon and Israeli firm UVision are modifying the Hero-30, a canister-launched loitering munition drone, for the U.S. Army. (UPI)

3D printing services company Shapeways announced the winners of a competition to design 3D-printed accessories for DJI consumer drones. (3DPrint.com)

Cambridge Pixel released a radar display that can control multiple unmanned maritime vehicles. (C4ISR & Networks)

The Office of Naval Research released footage of LOCUST, a drone swarming system, in action. (Popular Science)

Drones at Work

Tom Davis, an Ohio-based engineer, offers the elderly the opportunity to fly drones. (Ozy)

Egyptian authorities used an unmanned undersea vehicle to search for debris from the downed EgyptAir flight in the Mediterranean. (Reuters)

Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX completed another successful landing of its Falcon 9 reusable rocket on an unmanned barge. (The Verge)

A South Korean activist group uses unmanned aircraft to drop flash-cards into North Korean territory. (CNN)

Hobbyists used a series of drones to make an impressive Star Wars fan film. (CNET)

The city of Denver partnered with Autodesk, 3D Robotics, and Kimley-Horn to make a drone-generated 3D map of the city’s famous Red Rocks site. (TechRepublic)

The Town of Hempstead in Long Island, New York, is considering a ban on the use of drones over beaches, pools, golf courses, and parks. (CBS New York)

A man in Rutherford County, Tennessee told WKRN that his drone was shot at as he was flying near his home.

HoneyComb, a drone services startup, offers farmers the chance to view every inch of their farms from the air. (New York Times)

A drone resembling the Iranian Shahed-129 was spotted flying over Aleppo, Syria. (YouTube)

Images obtained by Fox News appear to show a Chinese Harbin BZK-005 drone on Woody Island, one of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

Insurance giant Munich Re partnered with PrecisionHawk to use drones for assessing insurance claims. (Press Release)

The Australian Navy completed flight trials of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drone. (UPI)

Meanwhile, Australian energy company Queensland Gas, a subsidiary of Shell, will use a Boeing Insitu ScanEagle to conduct pipeline inspections. (Aviation Business)

The FAA granted the Menlo Park Fire Protection District permission to use drones during wildfires and other emergencies. (Palo Alto Online)

Industry Intel

Defense firm Thales sold its Gecko system, which uses radars and thermal cameras to detect drones, to an undisclosed country in Southeast Asia. (Press Release)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced collaborations with the University of North Dakota and CAE, Inc. to provide equipment for the new RPA Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota. (Press Release)

Ultra Electronics secured an $18.4 million contract to provide engineering support to a NATO country for a surveillance drone. (IHS Jane’s 360)

For updates, news, and commentary, follow us on Twitter. The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world. You can subscribe to the Roundup here.

 

 

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Started May 31, 2016, 05:00:08 PM
The World's End

The World's End in Robots in Movies

The World's End is a 2013 British comic science fiction film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and Eddie Marsan. The film follows a group of friends who discover an alien invasion during an epic pub crawl in their home town.

Gary King (Simon Pegg), a middle-aged alcoholic, tracks down his estranged schoolfriends and persuades them to complete "the Golden Mile", a pub crawl encompassing the 12 pubs of their hometown of Newton Haven. The group had previously attempted the crawl as teenagers in 1990 but failed to reach the final pub, The World's End.

Gary picks a fight with a teenager and knocks his head off, exposing a blue blood-like liquid and subsequently exposing him as an alien android. Gary's friends join him and fight more androids, whom they refer to as "blanks" to disguise what they are talking about.

May 31, 2016, 09:28:32 am
Botwiki.org Monthly Bot Challenge

Botwiki.org Monthly Bot Challenge in Websites

Botwiki.org is a site for showcasing friendly, useful, artistic online bots, and our Monthly Bot Challenge is a recurring community event dedicated to making these kinds of bots.

Feb 25, 2016, 19:46:54 pm
From Movies to Reality: How Robots Are Revolutionizing Our World

From Movies to Reality: How Robots Are Revolutionizing Our World in Articles

Robots were once upon a time just a work of human imagination. Found only in books and movies, not once did we think a time would come where we would be able to interact with robots in real world. Eventually, in fact rapidly, the innovations we only dreamt of are now becoming a reality. Quoting the great Stephen Hawking "This is a glorious time to be alive for scientists". It is indeed the best time for the technology has become more and more sophisticated that its growing power might even endanger humanity.

Jan 26, 2016, 10:12:00 am
Uncanny

Uncanny in Robots in Movies

Uncanny is a 2015 American science fiction film directed by Matthew Leutwyler and based on a screenplay by Shahin Chandrasoma. It is about the world's first "perfect" artificial intelligence (David Clayton Rogers) that begins to exhibit startling and unnerving emergent behavior when a reporter (Lucy Griffiths) begins a relationship with the scientist (Mark Webber) who created it.

Jan 20, 2016, 13:09:41 pm
AI Virtual Pets

AI Virtual Pets in Other

Artificial life also called Alife is simply the simulation of any aspect of life, as through computers, robotics, or biochemistry. (taken from the Free dictionary)This site focus's on the software aspect of it.

Oct 03, 2015, 09:21:09 am
Why did HAL sing ‘Daisy’?

Why did HAL sing ‘Daisy’? in Articles

...a burning question posed by most people who have watched or read “2001: A Space Odyssey”: that is, why does the computer HAL-9000 sing the song ‘Daisy Bell’ as the astronaut Dave Bowman takes him apart?

Sep 04, 2015, 09:28:55 am
Humans

Humans in Robots on TV

Humans is a British-American science fiction television series. Written by the British team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans, the series explores the emotional impact of the blurring of the lines between humans and machines.

Aug 28, 2015, 09:13:37 am
Virtual Talk

Virtual Talk in Chatbots - English

[iTunes app] Virtual Talk is a AI chatting app that makes you talk with whomever you want. It remembers what you say and learns new dialogs. This app is one of the smartest chatbots in the world.

Aug 17, 2015, 13:33:09 pm
Robot Overlords

Robot Overlords in Robots in Movies

Not long after the invasion and occupation of Earth by a race of powerful robots wanting human knowledge and ingenuity, humans are confined to their homes. Leaving without permission would be to risk their lives. Monitored by the electronic implants in their necks, the robot sentries are able to track the movements of humans in order to control them. And if any person comes out of their home, they are given warnings by the robot sentries to get inside their home. If they do not comply, they are shot immediately.

Long article on the making of here...

Aug 15, 2015, 14:42:25 pm
Cyman

Cyman in Chatbots - English

Cyman is a conversational digital butler designed to help organise yourself, automate tasks, find information, make you laugh at times and eventually connect to your home.

Cyman is the first omnipresent assistant available on both mobile devices and desktop devices through Android and Chrome applications.

May 29, 2014, 12:28:58 pm