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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

The world of tomorrow.


1950s style:




In those days the idea of robots serving man took hold. Now we have to deal with people perhaps serving robots.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:17 AM

An AI That Can Build AI
In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that’s capable of generating its own AIs. More recently, they decided to present AutoML with its biggest challenge to date, and the AI that can build AI created a “child” that outperformed all of its human-made counterparts.
Thankfully, world leaders are working fast to ensure such systems don’t lead to any sort of dystopian future.
Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and several others are all members of the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society, an organization focused on the responsible development of AI. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE) has proposed ethical standards for AI, and DeepMind, a research company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, recently announced the creation of group focused on the moral and ethical implications of AI.
Various governments are also working on regulations to prevent the use of AI for dangerous purposes, such as autonomous weapons, and so long as humans maintain control of the overall direction of AI development, the benefits of having an AI that can build AI should far outweigh any potential pitfalls.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 05:18 PM

Walmart Launches Small Army Of Autonomous Scanning Robots
MILPITAS (KPIX 5) – Artificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country. And it could be a game-changer for retail.
The company is launching a small army of autonomous scanning robots.
The robots are 6 feet tall, equipped with an array of lights, cameras, and radar sensors.
It then goes up and down each aisle on its own, at 2 to 3 mph, scanning the shelves for empty spots, and also checking the price tags.
Because the robot uses LIDAR and other video cameras, what the robot actually sees is very similar to what a self-driving car sees.
The three dimensional world it sees is detailed enough for the algorithm to figure out what’s missing and needs restocking.
And when an employee standing on a ladder gets in view of the camera, it’ll scan that too.
Walmart, Lowe's, and Whole Foods are banking on this to compete with Amazon
All this may sound like science fiction, but the automation of retail jobs isn't so far off.
In late August, Lowe's announced that, starting this fall, 11 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area will feature LoweBots, which are multilingual, autonomous customer assistance robots.
In the grocery industry, self-checkout stands have become standard. And the industry is now looking for more ways to use tech to streamline shopping and minimize the need for human employees. 
Robots also make good workers — they never need a vacation, never get sick, and arrive at work 100% trained.
Customer experience is especially important for brick-and-mortar retailers in 2016, thanks to the growth of e-commerce sites such as Amazon. The online retailer is aiming to take over sectors from clothing to grocery — and companies are scared.
"With increasing competition from nontraditional shopping mechanisms, such as online shopping provided by e-commerce merchants and alternative store formats, it can be important for 'brick and mortar' retailers to focus on improving the overall customer experience and/or convenience," Walmart's patent reads. 

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