Berg , a fast-growing Boston biotech, lies at the nexus of artificial intelligence, precision medicine and big data. Its AI-based drug discovery platform roots through reams of patient data to find and validate disease-causing biomarkers and efficiently craft therapies based on the newly found data. It has […]
Posted on September 15, 2015 at 3:02 pm
Posted on June 29, 2015 at 11:15 am
You may not realize it, but artificial intelligence is all around us. We rely on smart machines to scan our checks at ATMs, to navigate us on road trips and much more. Still, humans have quite an edge. Just today, four of the world’s best Texas […]
Posted on June 29, 2015 at 11:10 am
Decades of science fiction movies have trained us to fear robots: They will enslave us. Wipe us out. Take our jobs. In real life, humans and machines are teaching each other how to do more together than they could do alone. Here are six companies where robot training is well under way and the humans are getting valuable tech skills in the bargain […]
Posted on June 29, 2015 at 11:08 am
Lately, media around the web has been bracing for robots — not time-traveling robots per se, but robot workers. Specifically, the increased sophistication of artificial intelligence and improved engineering of robotics has spurred a growing concern about what people are going to do when all the regular […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm
Food and agriculture accounts for about 5.9% of the global GDP. Global food retail sales alone account for about $4 trillion/year, and food accounts for 15% of what American households spend each year.
It is an industry ripe for disruption.
Sensors, networks, machine learning/AI, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic genomics, stem cell science, and material science are going to transform how your food is produced, delivered, and consumed. […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm
Robotics are going to be a critical part of how we solve the big problems of the future. Unfortunately, it’s still an immature industry, hampered by a lack of standards, a focus on proprietary hardware and software, and no institutionalized mechanism for sharing knowledge among […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm
It’s a massive opportunity for humanity, not a threat. So, what is AI?
Broadly, AI is the ability of a computer to understand your question, search its vast memory banks, and give you the best, most accurate, answer. AI is the ability of a computer to process a vast amount of information for you, make decisions, and take (and/or advise you to take) appropriate action. […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm
With ageing populations in much of the developed world, care for the elderly is a looming crisis. Many believe that the answer to a chronic shortage of human care-workers lies in breakthroughs in robotics—from robots that clean floors and help around the home, or dexterous artificial arms that can […]
Posted on January 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm
Ray Kurzweil has long been known for his hyperbolic, optimistic predictions about technology. Will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence? Of course. Can they perform real-time native language processing? Why not? How about biomechanically extending human lifetimes by several centuries? Just hold on a few more years!
As you would expect, this kind of optimism draws a lot of fire from more pessimistic, perhaps more realistic, critics. On Monday at SXSW, Kurzweil took on the skeptics with an array of historical charts, future forecasts, and the simple belief that “you can start world-changing revolution with just the power of your ideas and everyday tools.” […]
Posted on January 7, 2015 at 5:03 pm
In 2012, University of Pittsburgh researchers released a video of Jan Scheuermann feeding herself a bite of chocolate . This, of course, wouldn’t be noteworthy but for one thing: Scheuermann is paralyzed from the neck down. She fed herself that chocolate using a brain implant and thought-controlled robotic arm—and […]