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Forget the Turing Test—give AI the F. Scott Fitzgerald Test instead

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Forget the Turing Test—give AI the F. Scott Fitzgerald Test instead
Scott Fitzgerald pinned human intelligence on its tolerance of paradox. But what kind of artificial intelligence could pass his test? In his 1936 essay “The Crack-Up,” Fitzgerald writes that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability Read More

Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight
Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced today (Nov. 27) that they’ve created robotic “muscles” that can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The simple objects are constructed out of metal or plastic “skeletons” that are covered in either a liquid or air, and then Read More

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can now do unbelievably good backflips

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can now do unbelievably good backflips
Apparently selling to SoftBank has only increased the rate at which Boston Dynamics produces ridiculous new videos of its crazy robots. Just three days after uploading a video of the new design of its dog-like robot SpotMini, the Boston robotics company has uploaded another video, this time of its Atlas humanoid robot. In the past, Read More

Boston Dynamics is still making creepy robots under SoftBank

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Boston Dynamics is still making creepy robots under SoftBank
Boston Dynamics is back with yet another freaky robot to haunt your nightmares. The company released a short video today (Nov. 13) showing off the latest version of SpotMini, the small, vaguely dog-shaped robot it’s been working on for a few years. The new version is the most compact yet, with all the sensors the Read More