Will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?

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Will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?

We are becoming more accustomed to jaw-dropping video game technology, Amazon’s Alexa speakers, and nifty Android and iOS apps that seem to let us do just about anything.

While commercial technology continues to make leaps and bounds each year, what role does artificial intelligence play in all this, and how will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future? The following is an overview of several way that AI and robots are helping us through algorithms and physical functioning at work, in our homes, and in the way we move around. We are on just the cusp of a lot of this technology, but companies are quickly making moves to feasibly commercialize these types of products for our use in the near future.

Artificial Intelligence may continue making its way into the doctor’s offices and hospitals of the world – and we aren’t just talking about the computer opponent on the chess program. Continue reading “Will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?”

Microsoft finally gets into the internet of things: Prepare for blue-screening fridges, mugs…

Ahead of the official start of Microsoft’s Build developer conference later today, details of its new Windows on Devices effort has leaked out. According to the Windows on Devices website (which has since been taken offline), Microsoft is ”bringing Windows to a whole new class of small devices,” including robots, coffee mugs, and pianos (which aren’t usually considered “small”). Continue reading “Microsoft finally gets into the internet of things: Prepare for blue-screening fridges, mugs…”

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook disclosed its own purchase of a Titan Aerospace competitor in U.K.-based Ascenta for its globe-spanning Internet plans. Continue reading “Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook”

Big Data and Robots: Together They Might Challenge You for Your Job

Put together robots with big data analytics and you have a powerful mix that could challenge us for most of our jobs. Big data analytics allows us to leverage large amounts of structured and unstructured as well as fast-moving data such as real time conversations on text, email and social media, video images, photos, data from location sensors in our phones, etc. Put this ability into a robot and they will not just threaten to replace lower-skilled jobs such as assembly line workers or supermarket personnel but now they have their eyes on doctors, pilots and journalists too! Continue reading “Big Data and Robots: Together They Might Challenge You for Your Job”