Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to more smart speakers

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Spread the loveTweet On top of the “smart” aspect of smart audio, Qualcomm is also taking care of the “audio” part. It showed off new DDFA audio amplifier tech and…


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RE2 is making bomb-defusing robots as intuitive to control as your own hands

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Spread the loveTweet Within a few minutes, I’ve got one hand grasped gingerly on the zipper. The other is holding the bag’s handle in place. I unzip it slowly, as…


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Amazon allows Echo call-blocking a month after it should have

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Spread the loveTweet Until now, if an Amazon user had your phone number and the Alexa mobile app, you couldn’t stop them from calling you, recording a voice message or…


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Humans can help AI learn games more quickly

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Spread the loveTweet Unlike with DeepMind’s trial-and-error methods (below), however, the human-aided AI learned to play the games in less time than other AI systems. “Current state-of-the-art approaches require millions…


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Anki’s cute Cozmo robot is coming to Canada in July

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Spread the loveTweet Outside of its robotic remote control cars, last year Anki released a palm-sized robot companion called Cozmo. As adorable as it is intelligent, it rolls around on…


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Banned From the US? There’s a Robot for That

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Spread the loveTweet Two telepresence robots roll into a human-computer interaction conference. Sounds like the beginning of a very nerdy joke, but it really happened (#2017). A few weeks ago…


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Draper’s DragonflEye cyber-bug takes flight

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Spread the loveTweet Back in January we heard about Draper’s efforts to outfit a living dragonfly with a sort of solar-powered mind control backpack. This project, known as DragonflEye, is…


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AI is already beating us at our own game

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Spread the loveTweet In fact, SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son told attendees at Mobile World Congress in February that he fully expects computers running AI to exceed human intelligence within…


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Who Will Pay for the Future if Not the Robots?

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Spread the loveTweet Robots are taking over the world’s workforce—and why shouldn’t they? For so many jobs, machines are faster, more consistent, smarter, and cheaper than you or I will…


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Google’s AlphaGo is the best Go player in the world

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Spread the loveTweet Although today’s result wasn’t as “close” as the first match, where AlphaGo won by just half a point, Deepmind CEO Demis Hassabis said that Ke Jie played…


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