The quest for an affordable exoskeleton, bioprinting tissues, mind-controlled prosthetics, virtual assistants, self-parking chairs, how to create a voice for an AI and more!
More Than A Human
Check this photo. It’s beautiful. It also made me think when healthy people will start to consider replacing their limbs with prosthetics.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University created a mind-controlled prosthesis able to move individual fingers.
Four members of a Paramusical Ensemble, who are unable to talk or move, are using advanced brain-computer interfaces (BCI) to create music with the power of their minds.
The title sounds like a click-bait, but really, this is the most amazing prosthetics hand I have ever seen. And it is somehow beautiful at the same time.
A podcast and an interview with Dr. Kazerooni on how to bring lightweight, affordable exoskeletons to everyone who needs one.
VentureBeat dives into the world of the intelligent assistants, checks how the landscape looks there and what should we expect in the near future from AI assistants.
Someone took transcripts from many TED Talks, feed a recurrent neural network with them and generated a new talk. Check the video and decide if it’s good enough.
In this article, The Guardian asks who is Demis Hassabis, the founder of DeepMind, what is his story and what is his mission.
This article from Nautilius focuses on the recent biggest Turing test in history run by Microsoft to test Xiaoice, the Chinese Cortana. This AI was able to trick many people that it is a human, providing assistance, holding the conversation and even showing compassion. So, would your best Facebook friend soon be an AI?
A story behind IBM Watson’s voice, how it was created and why creating a good voice for AI is so important.
Nissan showed the future of the office. Just clap and the chairs will find park themselves.
Someday, cheap and deadly or stealthy and autonomous drones may reshape the balance of power between nations, but until then it’s best to focus on the impact drones will have in irregular war. The dawn of the robot warriors is still in the future.
The title says everything.
Just like some living chameleons this robotic reptile is able to change its colour to match its surroundings. But the robot’s skin changes using artificial intelligence.
A team of researchers from Wake Forest University has created a 3D bioprinting tool that creates large synthetic bone, cartilage, and muscle tissue that is viable for weeks or months at a time when implanted in animals. With a bit more work, the researchers believe these 3D printed tissues could be transplanted into humans.
Nova Scotia-based startup Athletigen is adding a genetic twist to athletics: It profiles athlete’s health, studying muscle tissue, energy metabolism and even psychology to craft an action plan to improve athletic prowess.
Leap Motion released Orion, which lets developers create virtual reality apps that incorporate users’ finger movements. I hope Orion is better that the Leap controller.