Description: Former Skype co-founders have designed a self-driving robot that can navigate local neighborhoods to deliver parcels. Source: CNN Money Date: November 6, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Which demographics might find this type of robot useful? 2. What other kinds of tasks might a robot like this be useful for?
Posts Categorized: Artificial intelligence
Description: At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha demoed Motobot — a humanoid, motorcycle-riding robot. Source: CNN Money Date: October 30, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. What do you think a machine like this will eventually be used for? 2. What do you think Yamaha’s motives were to create a robot such as this?
Description: New AI technology can interpret the content of photos and provide more context than was possible before. But there’s still a long way to go. Source: Fast Company Date: October 16, 2015 Trevor Thomas is a professional hiker. Heading out on some of America’s most famous trails with his dog, Tennille, for treks of up to six… Read more »
Description: Augmented Reality will be at the forefront of the next revolution in the way we connect with the world around us. Source: TechCrunch Date: Sept 26th, 2015 To date, Augmented Reality (AR) has been referred to as “the biggest technological advancement of our lifetime” by some, a mere “gimmick” by others or, worst yet,… Read more »
Description: Apple may just now be ready to go public with its self-driving car plans. Source: Tech Insider Date: Sept 18, 2015 Apple may finally be ready to talk about its self-driving car project. The tech giant met with officials from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles last month to discuss the state’s regulations for autonomous vehicles, the… Read more »
Description: Microsoft is attempting to define the competitive landscape of who can create the most effective and efficient “virtual assistant” to help simplify our lives. Source: Globe and Mail Date: March 13, 2015 Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple’s Siri, using research from an artificial intelligence project called “Einstein.”Microsoft has been running… Read more »
Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »
Description: Microsoft gives a sneak peek at the new holographic technology, a part of the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Source: CNN Money Date: February 26, 2015 Alex Kipman of Microsoft announces Microsoft’s new HoloLens which boasts a new type of processing unit – a holographic processing unit.(HPU) Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think this HoloLens… Read more »
Description: A new device for the visually impaired is currently in the works and hopes to be another tool that may ease their way of life. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 4, 2015 Some Wake Forest University students are using bats as a model to help the blind navigate their world. Just like the… Read more »
Description: Microsoft has created Holo Studio, which lets users create their own holograms, print them out on 3D printers, and share them with others within minutes. Source: Tech News World Date: January 21, 2015 Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows Holographic, a feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own holograms and print them out on 3D… Read more »