This bio-robotic marvel was assembled with bionic parts replacing those parts and systems of the human body that are already in use in humans: limbs, skin, bones and some, but not all, internal organs.
Saga passively captures data logged on your phone and uses it to make insights and recommendations. The company released social features today so users can share this data with friends.
Tempo AI, a startup focused on increasing productivity through your calendar, has raised a new $10 million Series A round of funding, the company announced today.
Anki is an artificial intelligence and robotics startup that emerged out of stealth mode today and unveiled its first product — a car racing game called Anki Drive. It also revealed $50 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and Two Sigma.
The CIA has invested an undisclosed sum in “robot journalism” startup Narrative Science through its venture arm In-Q-Tel.
Guest Post What if Siri could help us modulate the emotional tone of our messages? Would it make the world a better place with less conflict and argument, or would it leave piles of unread messages?
Guest Post Companies all over the world are becoming increasingly worried about their ability to innovate and compete in the fast-changing technology world. That’s according to GE’s third annual “Global Innovation Barometer” released Jan 17.
Google’s Knowledge Graph has a long, long way to go. At least according to Google CEO Larry Page.
Prominent futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has accepted a position as director of engineering at Google, where he plans to work on technology developments in language processing, machine learning, and other areas.
For decades, “artificial intelligence” was a long-sought-after ideal in computing circles. Now it’s finally starting to become real — just not in the way anyone expected.
Dabble in online dating? It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles. A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.
Editor’s Pick Ray Kurzweil believes that while we are the creators of technology today, tomorrow it will be able to invent itself. And when that day comes, we may, in fact, be screwed.
Editor’s Pick Ray Kurzweil is looking forward to the year 2029. That’s the year he predicts that our technology will be able to think without us.
YouTube could make more money. Video search could get much, much better. And that laborious process of tagging every video you upload to YouTube with all the keywords you can possibly think of might finally be over … all because of technology based on a recently awarded Google patent that enables automated object recognition.
Vicarious is building A.I. software based on the human brain. Sounds cool, right? VCs thought so, too, and they backed it up with $15 million in the startup’s first round of institutional funding.
For the first time, one of Google’s much-hyped self-driving cars has been in a car accident, according to auto blog Jalopnik. But it’s actually a mere human’s fault.
Apple bought some very cool “virtual assistant” technology — Siri’s speech-to-text system — back in early 2010. This technology allowed users to ask for places to eat using normal spoken words and receive recommendations within a very short time.
There’s no rest for the weary cyberbrain. IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which soundly trounced its human competitors after a three-night Jeopardy competition, will be bringing its talents to the health care industry, thanks to a new research partnership announced today with Nuance Communications.
After tying for first place last night, IBM’s Watson supercomputer trounced its human competitors tonight in the conclusion of the first round of its Jeopardy challenge.
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