Friday Funny in General Chat

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

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


Bicycle Parking in General Chat

Very cool way to park your bike without fear of vandals or weather....


1 Comment | Started Today at 12:12:12 AM


How small cen they become? in Robotics News

Robotic butterflies! Yep...smooth and fairly graceful, these "creatures" are taking to the skies! (wait till they get cameras).

1 Comment | Started Today at 12:15:28 AM


The Before & After experience in General Chat

I came across this while surfing one of my favorite sites and thought about the many discussions we've all played through our minds from time to time with family, friends and perhaps work associates regarding life and death.
Is there a meaning to it all? Is there a continuum after death? What happens after you die? What happened before you were born?
Take a listen to this interesting 3-1/2 minute look from Mr. Alan Watts:


2 Comments | Started March 25, 2015, 10:59:46 PM


Biz Break: Google to help make surgical robots, challenging Intuitive Surgical in AI News

Biz Break: Google to help make surgical robots, challenging Intuitive Surgical
27 March 2015, 12:00 am

                    Today: Google strikes deal with Johnson & Johnson to make robots that can assist surgeons, launching a new challenge to Sunnyvale's Intuitive Surgical. Also: Intel, Altera soar after reports of merger.

San Jose Mercury News - TechnologyLink

Source: AI in the News

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Started Today at 11:00:46 AM


French self-driving car goes for a spin around Paris monument in AI News

French self-driving car goes for a spin around Paris monument
27 March 2015, 12:00 am

                    For this self-driving car, the roadside hazards included traffic jams, undisciplined bystanders--and centuries-old cannons. That's what you get when you demonstrate your latest technology at the National Army Museum in central Paris, as French companies Safran and Valeo did on Friday.


Source: AI in the News

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Started Today at 05:00:22 AM


Music Vids in General Chat

I don't start many new topics but today I have a compulsion to start one, sorry  ;D  and as today (Sunday) is normally a time of the week I get to listen to some music I thought I would share.  

Expect to find plenty of Dubstep and robotic goodies in here.  O0


39 Comments | Started July 20, 2014, 03:17:38 PM


A New Color in General Chat

It is good practice to exercise your brain and stretch your thoughts - it makes your central nervous system fitter and your imagination bigger, as well as your creativity. So let's put our imagination to use and do some 'stretching'...

Color is basically electro-magnetic radiation which our eyes can detect and our minds translates this information into how you personally understand color. Different colors mean different frequencies of light in the EM-spectrum.

A rainbow is a bundle of scattered light at different frequencies - in fact, it consists of EM-waves in all of the frequencies your eyes could possibly detect - a wide variety ranging from red to violet and all of the combinations in between.

Science has taught us about the EM spectrum and we know that this rainbow of ours - or rather, the light visible to us - is nothing more than a small part of this, spectrum... Today we know that 'beyond' light (violet) there is a frequency range called ultraviolet - we can feel it burning our skin while we sunbath, we have read about it in our books and we certainly know it exists - but we simply cannot 'see it with our own eyes'.
We also know of something called INFRAred, which is 'beyond' or rather, comes in before visible light (red). A frequency range in the EM spectrum which helps us prepare popcorn for the guests or our personal pleasure. Again, we know it exists, but there is no way we can see it and thus prove to our sub conscience that it is, in fact, very real.

But, what if we could see or 'perceive' these frequencies? What if our eyes were modified or evolved so they could see at least a few Hertz pass our current 'frequency limit' ? What 'color' would we see? How would we react if we were instantly given that ability?

No, I am not taking about being capable of seeing more 'colors' in terms of having a wider variety / palette / mix of existing colors. There have been cases of such humans which can see like, 6 or 10 million 'colors'. This has something to do with having 6 instead of the regular 4 'cones' in the eye or something.

No, I am talking about being able to see new colors, something that is neither red, yellow, blue or any combination of the three. What would this color look like? Can you even -imagine- something? Or are you limited to the same colored trains of thought every time this question hits your head?

Do you think it is even possible that there could be a color past the ones we can see? Do you think an alien could see gamma radiation or x-rays as a new, unknown-to-us color?

Note: On the reference to being able to 'see' x-rays - don't disregard them just because they penetrate a lot of things - maybe there is an alien race with lead-based receptors that can trap light at this frequency and perceive it with their... mind... as we do light in the 'visible' spectrum.

13 Comments | Started March 27, 2015, 02:05:53 AM


Why analytics is eating the world in AI News

Why analytics is eating the world
24 March 2015, 12:00 am

                    It's been nearly four years since investor and entrepreneur Marc Andreessen proclaimed that software is "eating the world", and the evidence is everywhere. Full-scale transformations are being wrought upon companies and industries alike, from financial services to agriculture to advertising.


Source: AI in the News

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2 Comments | Started March 25, 2015, 05:01:51 AM


Elon Musk claims artificial intelligence will treat humans like 'labradors' in AI News

Elon Musk claims artificial intelligence will treat humans like 'labradors'
25 March 2015, 12:00 am

                    Robots will use humans as pets once they achieve a subset of artificial intelligence known as 'superintelligence'. This is according to SpaceX-founder Elon Musk who claims that when computers become smarter than people, they will treat them like 'pet Labradors'.

Daily Mail - Sciencetech (UK)Link

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8 Comments | Started March 26, 2015, 05:00:24 PM
Computers in Comic Books

Computers in Comic Books in Articles

Computers in comics generally fall into one of two categories: independently intelligent (bad) and not (good). This division is natural for the highly charged emotional simplicity of comic books. As long as computers are simple tools to be used, their essentially neutral nature as slaves is considered beneficial. Artificial intelligence-real intelligence-is accompanied by ruthless logic or devious emotions and usually by an urge to supplant the creator. A computer capable of thinking many times faster than man would naturally be frustrated by the apparent stupidity of humans, and we would be no better than apes to such a machine.

Mar 20, 2015, 06:55:33 am
Bot libre Directory

Bot libre Directory in Directories

Bot directory supports linking external bots, not just bots created on the site.

Mar 15, 2015, 09:04:59 am
Bot libre Forums

Bot libre Forums in Forums

Wide range of boards here at Bot libre.

Mar 15, 2015, 09:03:19 am

Julie in Chatbots - English

Julie is a conversational chatbot that uses 3D video and expresses many different emotions, actions, and poses. You can ask Julie to perform actions, like "sleep", "wake up", "scream", or "kiss". Julie was developed to show case BOT libre's new avatar support. She is a chatbot designed for smalltalk and chit chat.

Mar 12, 2015, 11:22:23 am
My Psychiatrist is a Robot !

My Psychiatrist is a Robot ! in Articles

I have been experimenting with the development of a therapy bot in collaboration with computer scientist and three-time Loebner Prize winner Dr. Richard Wallace. The Loebner Prize in Artificial Intelligence is an award for the most human-like computer.

Mar 02, 2015, 16:00:33 pm
How To Create Your Own Customised Chatbot For Beginners - Chatbots 101

How To Create Your Own Customised Chatbot For Beginners - Chatbots 101 in Articles

With the recent increase in the popularity of chatbots (due, in large part, to the recent 2011 Chatterbox Challenge), I’ve seen a lot of requests in various places, asking about how someone could create their own chatbot, with many of these questions coming from individuals who have no prior experience or knowledge.

Mar 02, 2015, 15:55:20 pm

Syn in Chatbots - English

Syn Virtual Assistant or SVA is a 3D Virtual Assistant Platform. SVA has been developed using our Syn Engine a Functional Natural Language Processing Engine. SVA comes with a Platform Independent Graphic Engine.

Feb 18, 2015, 17:20:52 pm
Words API

Words API in Tools

WordsAPI is an API to retrieve information about English words. You can use it to get definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and a hierarchical way of viewing words. Most of the data for definitions, synonyms, and word details from WordsAPI comes from the Princeton WordNet. Syllable count and pronunciation comes from the Moby Project.

Feb 06, 2015, 17:24:43 pm
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron in Robots in Movies

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Jan 31, 2015, 14:08:31 pm
Aici desktop client

Aici desktop client in Chatbots - English

Aici client is a small windows application (WPF, .net3.5) that provides a text interface (input and output) for talking to an AI based on the principles of resonating neural networks. Also see : Jan Bogaerts' Blog

Aug 02, 2010, 10:56:49 am