Mark Hodge UK Sun VLADIMIR Putin has claimed genetically-modified super soldiers “worse than a nuclear bomb” could soon become a reality. The strongman Russian President spoke to a crowd of students about the prospect of an army of trained killers incapable of feeling “pain or fear” much like the characters in 1992 action movie Universal Soldier. He revealed that scientists are close to breaking the … Continue reading YOU’RE TERMINATED Vladimir Putin warns of future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear or pain
Customers will be able to use a “Smile to Pay” facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a drive by Yum China Holdings Inc to lure a younger generation of consumers.
The FDA has just granted approval to Second Sight Medical Products to embark on a human clinical study of its newest visual prosthesis system. Known as Orion, the device is a newer iteration of the Sylmar, California-based company’s successful Argus II retinal implant product.
The Argus II gained approval in 2013, and it restores certain visual capabilities to people who have blindness that is caused by the inherited retinal degenerative illness Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The Orion expands on this ability, boasting the potential to help treat nearly every form of profound blindness.
The FDA’s conditional approval will allow two American sites to test the device on a handful of patients, but additional device testing will be required to gain full approval. The company also has to address some outstanding questions that the FDA has about the product. The clinical trial sites have been identified as The University of California at Los Angeles and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Continue reading “FDA approved “Bionic Man” retinal implant to treat certain types of blindness… but there’s no spy vision capability (yet)”
Engadget If RoboCop has a gun in his thigh, this robotic security car from Singaporehas a drone that it can send after intruders. Singaporean startup Otsaw Digital has created a 176-pound golf-cart-sized automated vehicle called O-R3 that companies can use for security. It has 3D LIDAR sensors and GPS, along with other instruments that it uses to spot unattended bags and to differentiate between employees … Continue reading Singapore’s RoboCop car has its own intruder-chasing drone
Dubai Police has welcomed a new member on to its force. He doesn’t need a visa, medical insurance or hours of training, and he is ready to engage with Dubai’s residents and millions of tourists across the city’s streets.
The world’s first operational robot policeman, officially joined the line of duty today, greeting guests at the opening of the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), including Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Head of Security for the Emirate of Dubai, who opened the show and the co-located Internet of Things Expo (IoTx), which run until Tuesday 23 May at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The autonomous Robocop, standing 170 centimetres tall and weighing 100 kilograms, is equipped with an emotion detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5 metres away. The Robocop can also detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions – whether the individual is happy, sad, or smiling – and has the ability to change his expression and greetings accordingly to put people at ease. Continue reading “Cyborg Patrol! Dubai Police’s World’s First Autonomous Robocop Goes Live At GISEC & IOTX 2017”
John Markoff The New York Times Imagine receiving a phone call from your aging mother seeking your help because she has forgotten her banking password. Except it’s not your mother. The voice on the other end of the phone call just sounds deceptively like her. It is actually a computer-synthesized voice, a tour-de-force of artificial intelligence technology that has been crafted to make it possible … Continue reading As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal Potential
The Mirror Robot journalists are set to start working at Britain and Ireland’s national news agency. Non-human hacks will be rolled out to cover sports, football and elections for thePress Association in the next few months. The cybernetic scribes will be “more accurate” than flesh and blood journos in some cases, according to PA’s editor in chief Pete Clifton. Addressing the Society of Editors conference in Carlisle this … Continue reading Robot journalists to start writing news and sports stories for Britain and Ireland’s national news agency
AP MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Think of it as the airborne cousin to the self-driving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and cargo – and eventually even replace them. The government and industry are collaborating on a program that seeks to replace the second human pilot in two-person flight crews with a robot co-pilot that never tires, gets bored, … Continue reading Robot Pilots May Someday Fly Passenger and Cargo Planes
The Daily Mail
Drones will be deliberately smashed into passenger jets as part of a radical testing programme triggered by fears of a catastrophe in British skies.
Ministers ordered the tests after a series of near misses, some near major airports.
They have committed more than £250,000 to pay for a private study of what would happen if a drone struck a window or the fuselage of a plane.
Pilots warn it is only a matter of time before there is a collision and at one stage a close call was being reported every week. Continue reading “Drones will be crashed into passenger jets in mid-air to test safety after string of near misses near airports”
RT Scientists from DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence division, have created a computer program that uses basic reasoning to learn complex systems such as the London Underground and family trees. The advancement could mark a major breakthrough in the development of AI, as the “differentiable neural computer”(DNC) can solve problems without any prior knowledge. The article on DNCs is #DeepMind's third @Nature paper in just over … Continue reading Google team develop AI bot that can learn on its own (VIDEO)