Humans should not worry about robots taking their jobs

When futurists talk about things that haven’t happened yet, they are free to parade educated guesses as fact. But before we take their word for it, we might remember the old adage: … in God we trust, all others bring data. In a recent article, the MIT Technology Review tabulated…

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AI will make your smartphone even smarter in 2018

More and more smartphone users are using virtual assistants such as Google Assistant to enhance their mobile experiences. This voice-powered artificial intelligence (AI) - enhanced assistants are making it easier and faster to gain access to a wide range of services and information via your phone. Utilising your voice, you…

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Be careful not to automate the fun out of life

Imagine you are about to go on vacation. You have been looking forward to it for some time. But your robotic personal assistant has other ideas. It calmly explains to you that it will be cheaper, safer and more efficient for it to take your place on the holiday trip.…

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Technologically enhanced humans

What exactly do we mean by an “enhanced” human? When this possibility is brought up, what is generally being referred to is the addition of human and machine-based performances (expanding on the figure of the cyborg popularised by science fiction). But enhanced in relation to what? According to which reference…

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Using AI And Drones To Combat Elephant And Rhino Poaching

A new collaboration project between Neurala and the Lindbergh Foundation's AirShepherd program has been announced and it will see the use of AI and drones to combat the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Afrika. Images as identified by the "intelligent" drone as it tracks elephants. The project uses "intelligent"…

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