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Researchers: AI Could Take Over Much More Than Blue Collar Jobs

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2016 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a standing belief that some human experts, like doctors, lawyers, and accountants, cannot be replaced by robots equipped with artificial intelligence (AI).
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+28

Argonne Labs makes solar thermal energy storage 20X better, enables solar to provide power at night

Posted in Business on 22nd Oct, 2016 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar power on demand, even with no sunlight, through the use of thermal storage.
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+34

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks space can be the new internet

Posted in Business on 21st Oct, 2016 03:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Bezos says that space is the next frontier, a new internet, that is desperately lacking in infrastructure to support new entrepreneurs.
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+36

Video game software sales estimated to hit $98 billion by 2020

Posted in Business on 20th Oct, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Packaged games are slowing down, but the digital market is more than making up the difference.
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+27

Google has more than 1,000 AI projects in the works

Posted in Business on 20th Oct, 2016 02:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has more than 1,000 deep-learning projects in every major product category, including search, maps, translation, and cars.
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+4

IBM AI system Watson to diagnose rare diseases in Germany

Posted in Business on 19th Oct, 2016 11:44 AM
by AlexMuller
IBM's artificial intelligence platform Watson will work with doctors in Germany attempting to solve some complex medical cases.
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+47

Orbital ATK Antares successfully launches with a return to flight after 2014 rocket failure

Posted in Business on 19th Oct, 2016 11:10 AM
by AlexMuller
2 years ago a rocket failure was blamed on a pump in one of the engines, left over from the Soviet manned lunar program of the 70s.
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+26

What the growth and developent of AI means for the future of chatbots

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2016 11:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots are one of the hottest subsets of AI right now, and in the coming years they are going to become much more prevalent.
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+46

SyncThink gets a patent for eye tracking in virtual reality

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
This could be a potentially important piece of intellectual property, as VR headsets become more plentiful.
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+23

Apple is no longer building its own car

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2016 11:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple's tumultuous Project Titan no longer has the objective of making its own car. Apple will instead focus on providing autonomous technology.
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+32

China Has Overtaken the U.S. In AI Research

Posted in Business on 16th Oct, 2016 09:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Lagging behind in AI research could put the U.S. at a disadvantage if other countries get the opportunity to dictate how the technology is used.
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+45

Foxconn reaches 40,000 robots of original 1 million robot automation goal

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2016 11:53 AM
by AlexMuller
In 2011, Foxconn had announced a plan to replace 500,000 mainland Chinese workers with 1 million robots over the next 3-5 years.
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+21

The Blind Have High Hopes for Self-Driving Cars

Posted in Business on 14th Oct, 2016 02:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Advocates for the visually impaired are talking to companies and legislators about developing vehicles they will be able to drive independently.
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+44

The white house sizes up the future of artificial intelligence

Posted in Business on 14th Oct, 2016 02:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The policy paper suggests retraining workers so they can work alongside artificial intelligence, rather than keeping jobs that the machines will explicitly do better.
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+25

World's Largest Solar Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours a Day, Power 1 Million U.S. Homes

Posted in Business on 14th Oct, 2016 01:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The race to build the world's largest solar power plant is heating up.
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+35

UN moves to ban 'fastest growing' greenhouse gases

Posted in Business on 13th Oct, 2016 01:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Cooling chemicals that play a key role in refrigeration and air conditioning are likely to be rapidly phased out if delegates can reach agreement this week.
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