Attack Of The Robo-Models

Attack Of The Robo-Models

Attack of the Robo-Models! That is, robotic clothing models with proportions that can have their measurements adjusted electronically. Okay, so we’re not sure what they’re attacking just yet, but there’s probably SOMETHING. Retailers are probably hoping they’ll attack the high…

Microsoft Open-Sources Cognitive Toolkit

Deep learning is all the rage these days, and a new package from Microsoft professes to make it accessible to everyone. Cognitive Toolkit – available now on GitHub – even runs on a single laptop if needed, for those who…

Alexa, Meet Geneva: Control GE Appliances With Amazon Echo

Alexa, Meet Geneva: Control GE Appliances With Amazon Echo

You can control a lot of household items with Alexa on the Amazon Echo: lighting, security, music and the like are common choices. Now, appliance manufacturers are getting into the game. With “Geneva,” all GE WiFi Connect appliances will now…

Sonobi Wants To Save Us From The Bro-Bots

If you think ad-tech algorithms are unnecessarily complicated, inaccurate and in desperate need of an overhaul, you’ll probably like these ads from startup Sonobi. They follow the adventures of “Bryn Bottenfeld, CEO and Chief Disruptor for Adifibly” – yep, he’s…

Coping With Humans, The Robot Support Group

This amusing video from IBM shows how hard it is out there in meatspace for a sci-fi bot that doesn’t want to be collaborative. Oh, and there might be a song…

Happy Birthday Curiosity

August 5, 2012 is the day the Mars rover Curiosity was deployed on the surface of the red planet, so, even though it’s celebrating alone, Goddard Space Flight Center scientists wanted to give it a way to celebrate. Start at…

Philip K. Dick x AI

Sci-fi. Dystopia. AI. Copyright issues. This film has it all. Terence Broad, a London-based researcher, recently completed a dissertation entitled “Autoencoding Video Frames,” which we’ll admit doesn’t sound all that exciting, not initially. Add deep learning and Blade Runner to…

Meet “Mistr Kostky” – AR For Rubik’s Cubes

We’ve never had the patience for Rubik’s cubes. Now, Martin Španěl has used augmented reality (AR) to create a solution for unscrambling them. First, it scans the current permutation of the faces of the cube, so it knows what it…

Girl Crush: Simone Giertz

…aka the “Queen Of Shitty Robots,” which we consider an enviable title. On her YouTube channel, Simone’s Robots, she’s taken the concept of useless machines to a whole new level: there are shitty robots to feed her breakfast, shitty robots…

Hyper-Reality: Idiocracy x Blade Runner x Times Square

This video. There’s maybe no one more excited about virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) than advertisers, who can’t wait to create immersive experiences and additional layers that you’ll interact with and that might maybe even make you want…