U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things

U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things By Nicholas West Similar to its civilian counterpart, The Internet of Things, the military has been trying to increase the integration between physical objects, data collection, data analysis and autonomous decision making into The Internet of Battlefield Things. Several years ago, the Army issued a solicitation that summarized what they were seeking: The ability of the Army to understand, predict, adapt, and exploit the vast array of internetworked things that will be present of the future…

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Robo Realtors Invade Tennessee Housing Market — “It’s Like A Segway With An iPad”

Robo Realtors Invade Tennessee Housing Market — “It’s Like A Segway With An iPad” By Tyler Durden As you might remember, if not, we’ll refresh your memory, we reported on a real estate technology company several years ago that wanted to lower the cost of home-selling by using robots and “big data” instead of commission-based real estate agents. Now it seems the trend of replacing real-estate agents with robots is heating up again. This time, robots have already sold nearly two dozen homes in Tennessee. The home buying process in Tennessee is…

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“Dramatic Change” Ahead: Robots Are Coming For 200,000 US Banking Jobs

“Dramatic Change” Ahead: Robots Are Coming For 200,000 US Banking Jobs By Tyler Durden A new report by Wells Fargo & Co., warns that nearly 200,000 US banking jobs are at risk of being displaced by robots. As we’ve explained in the past, accelerating technological advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have the potential to reshape the world in the 2020s through 2030. The collision of these forces could trigger economic disruption far greater than what was seen in the early 20th century. Across the financial industry, a…

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ATLAS Video Shows Massive Evolution in DARPA’s Humanoid Robot

ATLAS Video Shows Massive Evolution in DARPA’s Humanoid Robot By Activist Post As most readers of Activist Post know, we have been chronicling the evolution of humanoid robots for years. Jason Bermas breaks down the latest developments with one robot in particular that we previously highlighted – ATLAS – brought to us by DARPA through Boston Dynamics. ATLAS has now broken free from its formerly tethered state from just a couple of years ago and is now flipping through the air and moving like a gymnast. As Jason states, even…

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Meet The Robotic Welder That Will Soon Be Putting Construction Workers Out Of Jobs

Meet The Robotic Welder That Will Soon Be Putting Construction Workers Out Of Jobs By Tyler Durden While claiming to address the “shortage” of skilled welders, a company called Hirebotics has now engineered the first “robotic welding solution for hire”. The automated welder is paid by the hour, just like skilled manual labor, and is far less likely to need a bathroom break and/or file a grievance with the local union.  Claiming that traditional robotic welding automation has been a “poor solution” for most fabricators, the company is now offering a…

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Man’s Best Friend? A.I. Robo-Dog Gets a Doberman Head

Man’s Best Friend? A.I. Robo-Dog Gets a Doberman Head By Nicholas West While I don’t subscribe to the idea that there are inherently bad breeds of dogs, Hollywood has done its best to create the Doberman as an iconically terrifying animal. Which makes it even stranger that the A.I. Robo-Dog, which already crosses the creepy line for most people, would be topped off by a 3D-printed Doberman head. Apparently, the head of Astro’s version of the Robo-Dog also offers a new type of artificial intelligence neural network designed to learn…

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A.I. “RoboCops” Continue Rolling Out Across U.S. Collecting Biometrics and Creating Blacklists

A.I. “RoboCops” Continue Rolling Out Across U.S. Collecting Biometrics and Creating Blacklists By Nicholas West The move toward using robots in law enforcement, private security, and even to scare away the homeless, has been a decade-long trend that is now becoming much more prevalent in everyday life. “RoboCops” have now been launched coast to coast in 16 states. Last year, it was security robots deployed in New York City.  As Aaron Kesel reported: The robots are able to scan anyone walking on the sidewalks, record license plates, use infrared vision,…

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RoboBee Insect Drone Does Not Need a Power Source to Take Flight for Surveillance

RoboBee Insect Drone Does Not Need a Power Source to Take Flight for Surveillance By Nicholas West For many years we have been discussing the arrival of drones that are designed to mimic nature.  The concept of insect drones, however, dates back much further into the 1970s when a dragonfly drone was created by the CIA. Curiously enough, the dragonfly structure was, at the time, thought to be more efficient than the bumblebee drone they had been working on.  As stated by IEEE Spectrum, In the 1970s the CIA had…

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CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions

CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions By Aaron Kesel Facebook and Amazon’s insanity only seems to continue with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Now, the two big conglomerate giants want to move into the uncharted territory of reading human emotions, both in their own ways. Facebook wants a robot that has five senses which can read human emotions. Facebook wants “emotionally sensitive” robots that can explore the world, identify objects and people and enable its users to make more friends, Dailymail reported. The robots…

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Boston Dynamics’ Creepy Ostrich “Handle” Bot Set To Replace Warehouse Workers

Boston Dynamics’ Creepy Ostrich “Handle” Bot Set To Replace Warehouse Workers By Aaron Kesel Boston Dynamics has a new robot, entitled “Handle,” which aims to be the replacement for warehouse workers loading pallets. In a new YouTube video showing off the advancements in its robot, Boston Dynamics shows how Handle can easily pick up pallets and boxes in a warehouse environment. You may remember the name Boston Dynamics from the infamous video showing an employee bullying Atlas by pushing it over. Since then, Atlas has evolved and is now doing parkour as Activist…

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