Long before it was a gleam in Sergey Brin's eye, Thad Starner was sporting a bulky, comparatively prehistoric version of what would ultimately become Google Glass. Source: Mashable
Professor Ronald Arkin told the BBC the rights campaign may be premature. "A moratorium as opposed to ban -- where we say, 'We're not going to do this until we can do it right' -- makes far more sense to me than simply crying out, 'ban the killer robots,'" he said.Source: UPI
Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota have released a new study that uses statistical data to help understand the motivations behind Pinterest activity, the roles gender plays among users and the factors that distinguish Pinterest from other popular social networking sites.
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a computational model that can predict video game players’ in-game performance and provide a corresponding challenge they can beat, leading to quicker mastery of new skills. The researchers used a method called collaborative filtering, a popular technique employed by Netflix and Amazon in product ratings and recommendations. While Netflix recommends movies, the gaming model recommends the next challenge for players, adjusting game difficulty by computationally forecasting in-game performance.
The autism center, which is funding the app development with a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, is collaborating with Behavior Imaging Solutions, a Boise, Idaho, medical-technology company, and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Source: USA Today
Rosa Arriaga talks to CNN en Español about the evolution of the cell phone (interview in Spanish). Source: CNN en Español
Annie Antón talks with CNN about about the battle to secure cyberspace. Source: CNN Radio
Henrik Christensen and Andrea Thomaz discuss gentler industrial robots, designed to work and play well with others, that are coming out from behind their protective fences to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people. Source: The New York Times
During a keynote speech to kick off the trade show, Henrik Christensen outlined a vision of a near future when we'll see robots and autonomous devices everywhere, working side by side with humans and taking on a surprisingly diverse set of roles. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
Ron Arkin (Interactive Comp) that automation can also make war more humane. Robots may lack compassion, but they also lack the emotions that lead to calamitous mistakes, atrocities and genocides: vengefulness, panic, tribal animosity. Source: The New York Times