UC Berkeley professor’s ‘slaughterbots’ video on killer drones goes viral

A UC Berkeley computer science professor helped to create a video that imagined a world where nuclear weapons were replaced by swarms of autonomous tiny drones that could kill half a city and are virtually unstoppable.

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Scientists create world's first mutant ants with gene editing technology

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.

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These robots at MIT can teach one another

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are developing robots that can teach each other learned skills.

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Japan has plans to drill through the earth's crust and reach the mantle

Scientists at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) are planning to be the first group in history to successfully drill down into Earth’s mantle. Here is what they are proposing.

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Google Nabs Kaggle to Stay Ahead of Data Science Curve


Data Science Community Kaggle will be joining Google Cloud, said Fei Fei Li, chief scientist of Google Cloud AI and machine learning, at last week’s Google’s Next ’17 conference. The Kaggle community, which includes 800,000 data experts around the world, use the network to stay up to date on the latest innovations in data science and machine learning, according to Li. The barriers to entry for artificial intelligence must be lowered and made available to the largest possible community of developers, Lee told the audience at Next.

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Audio engineering is making call center robots more 'human' and less annoying

There’s more to it than smarter A.I.

Filler sound can make customer support computers seem friendlier and more helpful.

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What are the ethics of creating new life in a simulated universe?

Cover: A big bang in a little room

The morality of intelligence in laboratory-made worlds.

In this book, Merali explores the possibilities of creating an infant universe in a laboratory. Read on.

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

IBM z Series mainframe

Machine learning is the fastest growing area of computer science, but it’s typically the domain of specialists. IBM aims to open it up to domain experts at its Enterprise customers to model their own data.

The post IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in a virtual standoff

For decades, we have seen people talk to computers in science fiction movies. Dave spoke to HAL. Michael Knight was assisted by KITT. Captain Picard directed “Computer.” The computers were smart and personable, and they (usually) did what they were told.

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How the internet is changing the way we fight wars

The future of warfare

The future of warfare

Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies that make us say “The Future Is Now” in a video series called Future First.

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MIT uses 3D printing technology to create shock absorbing 'skin'

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have announced that they used 3D printing technology to create custom shock-absorbing “dampers,” or “skins,” to protect drones and robots.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/04/mit-uses-3d-printing-technology-to-create-shock-absorbing-skin.html

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Cool commercial drones take flight in TV show 'Droned'

Science Channel’s “Droned” focuses on the growing commercial drone industry. It follows Fort Lauderdale-based customization and aerial filming company Pigeon Vision as they design drones for famous clients and showcase various uses of the technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/04/cool-commercial-drones-take-flight-in-tv-show-droned.html

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STEM: Inspiring young minds to embrace what is all around them

Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM for short – are areas of education that are so vital to our daily life they cannot be ignored.

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Rise of the machines? The danger of autonomous weapons

It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters. But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent World Economic Forum. Unlike today’s drones, which are still controlled by human operators, autonomous weapons could potentially be programmed to select and engage targets on their own.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/21/rise-machines-danger-autonomous-weapons.html

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17 travel inventions we need right now

Science has taken us to space, cured diseases and split the atom. Creating cooler travel pants should be a cinch.


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MIT touts tech to speed up webpages

Slow-loading webpages are a modern day annoyance, but researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Harvard have unveiled a plan to nip the issue in the bud.

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Virtual Reality Goes Mainstream

Virtual reality has spent so much time in the realm of science fiction (think Star Trek or the Matrix movies) that perhaps the only surprising thing is that it has taken this long to become a rea…

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