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Category : AI

03 Jan 2018

Are You Ready to Program Your Next Meal?

In the restaurant business, customer service is of paramount business. Whether it is ordering food or booking tables, customers expect the restaurant staff to give them timely responses. While the customer care service staff can be the best people to answer their queries, there are times when the ‘human tendency’ can interfere with their behavior and hence, result in a negative brand impression of the restaurant. Are Chatbots be the answer? They may be too tired, careless or uninformed to […]

12 Dec 2017

Will Nanotechnology Prevent Aging

Nanotechnology is one of those words that is rather frequently waved off as “science fiction stuff.” Because it isn’t prevalent in consumer technology, few people know about it. So, nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale. But, will nanotechnology prevent aging? Some scientists take it further by believing that it could prevent dying itself! We age because at each regeneration of our cells, a very identical copy is made. In a man’s lifetime, so many […]

16 Oct 2017

Are You Ready For Bots Inside Your Body?

Have you ever imagined how it would feel like to heal yourself from within, with the help of microscopic nano-robots? Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality is evolving at a rapid pace and could revolutionise the health care industry. Both these technologies could open up a whole new dimension when it comes to healing people. Are you ready for bots inside your body? A senior inventor at IBM has forecast the possibility of artificially intelligent nano-machines being injected into humans […]

30 Aug 2017

Ready For the Rise of Smart Clothing?

In the Internet of Things, if something can move, it can be connected and tracked. What are the concerns of consumers wearing smart clothing connected to the Internet of Things? As a term, smart clothing or wearables has tended to mean fitness trackers or smartwatches, but the term is extending into also meaning the clothes people wear. As the share of fitness trackers and smartwatches decreases from more than 80% of devices shipped last year to 50% in 2022, smart clothing […]

31 Jul 2017

When They Take Away Your Car

Depending on who you listen to, a driverless world could happen as soon as 3 years from now. What does this mean for society – what does it mean for you? Driverless future will have huge impacts on our daily lives, our economy and probably to the power and wealth structures of the world. Geoff Nesnow, Co-Founder and CEO of My City at Peace and Faculty at Hult International Business School, thinks the driverless future will have profound impact on […]

18 Jul 2017

Will Asimov’s Laws Protect Humans From Robots?

How do you stop a robot from hurting people? Many existing robots, such as those assembling cars in factories, shut down immediately when a human comes near. But this quick fix wouldn’t work for something like a self-driving car that might have to move to avoid a collision, or a care robot that might need to catch an old person if they fall. With robots set to become our servants, companions and co-workers, we need to deal with the increasingly […]

14 Jul 2017

Will This App Replicate You?

Replika launched in March. At its core is a messaging app where users spend tens of hours answering questions to build a digital library of information about themselves. That library is run through a neural network to create a bot, that in theory, acts as the user would. Right now, it’s just a fun way for people to see how they sound in messages to others, synthesizing the thousands of messages you’ve sent into a distillate of your tone—rather like […]

26 Jun 2017

Is Unconditional Income the Answer?

We require the exchange of money for the basic necessities of life like food and shelter. And second, we require the exchange of work in order to obtain money. The result of this pairing is that we systematically require the exchange of work to stay alive. So as long as everyone can exchange their labor for income, moral issues of involuntary servitude aside, everyone can then theoretically survive in a system where private property is established and enforced. However, there’s […]

15 Jun 2017

Could Light Replace Electricity For Deep Learning

“Deep Learning” computer systems, based on artificial neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns from an accumulation of examples, have become a hot topic in computer science. In addition to enabling technologies such as face- and voice-recognition software, these systems could scour vast amounts of medical data to find patterns that could be useful diagnostically, or scan chemical formulas for possible new pharmaceuticals. But the computations these systems must carry out are highly complex and demanding, even for […]

12 Jun 2017

Will You Welcome Singularity When it Happens?

Some movies have the subtle effect of making one ponder: if a singularity happens would we personally welcome any artificial overlord ruling our lives and consciousness? What about you – will you welcome singularity? Most people working with AI on consumer services claim that the AI will not be our real problem, anyway. Give or take a few more years with streams of target parameters and it will handle the world’s most important decisions. A paradigm shift will happen eventually […]