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Neato Botvac D3 and D5 Connected Available at RobotShop

Ready for a new robot vacuum? Introducing two new connected robot vacuums from Neato Robotics now available for purchase at RobotShop. The Botvac D3 Connected and D5 Connected are new additions to Neato's line of connected robot vacuums which you can control with your smartphone. Show More Summary

When the Worst Happens, These Amazing Robots Will Come to the Rescue

The attacks of September 11, 2001, will go down in American history for many reasons—the deaths of nearly 3,000 people chief among them. A footnote in that particular history book is of interest to us here: 9/11 was the first time robots were used in a real search and rescue effort in the United States. […]

?Don't worry, robots and AI won't take your job: Well, at least not all of it

Automation probably won't lead to massive unemployment, but governments will still need to prepare for major upheaval, according to a new study.

Aging and Death Are the Evolutionary Price of Complexity

Life’s ever-repeating cycles of birth and death are among the most fundamental principles of nature. An organism starts out as a single cell that grows and divides, develops into an embryo, matures and reaches adulthood, but then ages, deteriorates, and eventually succumbs to death. But why does life have to be cyclic, and why does […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 14th)

QUANTUM COMPUTING Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It Klint Finley | WIRED "Qbsolv is designed to help developers program D-Wave machines without needing a background in quantum physics... today the company released Qbsolv as open source, meaning anyone will be able to freely share and modify the software... The goal, Ewald says, […]

AI weekly news roundup (Jan 8-14, 2017)

The second week of January is now behind us, so here is a brief look at some AI related stories as we are heading into the second half of the new year’s first month. Microsoft acquired Canadian deep learning startup Maluuba partly in order to get deep learning pioneer Yoshua Bengio onboard. Professor Bengio has… Read More »

Cellular Reprogramming Rejuvenates Old Mice and Boosts Lifespans 30%

The quest for the fountain of youth is as ancient as humanity itself. Now, it appears scientists may have found the source. Using a process designed to “reprogram” normal adult cells into pluripotent stem cells—cells that can transform into many different kinds of cells—researchers have managed to boost the life spans of mice by up […]

How the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World

We live in challenging times. Geopolitical turmoil, local and national social unrest, cycles of deadly natural disasters, cyber hacks, rising distrust of media and tech companies—many recent disruptive events have taken us by surprise. Nearly two decades ago, military planners coined an acronym to capture the nature of an increasingly unpredictable and dynamic world. They […]

?Why middleware to manage robots will have to come to a home near you

The march of the home helper robots is underway. You just know this is going to result in a management headache for the amateur IT person.

Mykie: Bosch's Little Robotic Elf for Your Kitchen

With an endearing design and a projector in its butt, Mykie is here to help you cook

Forget Fillings: New Study Shows How to Regrow Teeth

Few of us are graced with a perfect mouthful of teeth. If it’s not braces or cavities, it’s wisdom teeth or root canals. Adding injury to insult, while medicine has made a lot of progress in multiple fields over the years, dentistry has remained stubbornly stuck to the same painful, outdated techniques. I was lucky […]

How Babies in the UK Can Now Legally Have DNA From Three People

From the beginning of time, conception has been a two-person process. Even in cases where there would have been a medical or genetic benefit to pulling in a third person, science hadn’t advanced enough to make it possible. But after years of research and an FDA ban, the first baby conceived using an IVF procedure […]

Meet the New AI Challenging Human Poker Pros

An artificial intelligence will play 120,000 hands of heads-up, no-limit Texas Hold'em against four human poker pros

Waymo Shows Off Its Do-It-Yourself Robocar Hardware

CEO John Krafcik says his company's Apple-like integration of hardware and software will make its self-driving platform the industry standard

What You Need to See From CES 2017 in 6 Minutes [Video]

I just returned from Las Vegas, after walking 20,000 steps on the floor of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It’s huge. For reference, CES showcases 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space, hosts 180,000 visitors, and welcomes 8,000 members of the media from around the world. If you didn’t get a chance to go […]

One Third of Americans Prefer a Software Robot Over a Human Boss

Digitization and automation are ever-growing topics in relation to the workplace. A famous Oxford study on the future of employment from 2013 estimated that up to 47% of American jobs may be automated by 2035; a brand new McKinsey study shows that current technologies could automate 45 percent of job activities; and the business mantra […]

You Can Now Wear a Nanoscale Archive of 1,000 Languages Around Your Neck

The future depends on how well we've preserved the past. Tomorrow’s breakthroughs are built from today’s innovation. To continue the trend, we must keep preserving information properly for future generations. If we leave indecipherable records, important knowledge is trapped in plain sight. Show More Summary

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