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Bob Ross Video Processed via DeepDream: Trippy Little Trees

Bob Ross Video Processed via DeepDream: Trippy Little Trees
Part of living in Colorado means dealing with potheads, and the fact that very nearly every corner of some cities has a dispensary. I think if you need to keep stoners clear from hanging out around your home or business, all you need do is play them this insane video, and they’ll think they’re having one bad trip.

This Robot Will Beat You at Jenga

This Robot Will Beat You at Jenga
When not building robots that we kill us and take over the world, researchers at MIT are working on robots that will just demoralize us and make us feel like losers. For example, this specialized robot combines vision and touch to teach itself to play Jenga.
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This Tiny Holographic Girlfriend Is Ready to Move in

This Tiny Holographic Girlfriend Is Ready to Move in
Gatebox’s Azuma Hikari is a holographic digital assistant who doubles as a virtual girlfriend. She stands 8 inches tall and lives in a glass capsule, which you can put anywhere in your tiny dark apartment. In this commercial for the creepy Japanese gadget, this guy actually leaves work early because his holographic girlfriend texts him.

AI Drone Can Detect Violence at Ground Level

AI Drone Can Detect Violence at Ground Level
Not long from now, when you kick someone in the balls, a drone will be there to deliver some swift justice, like maybe a poison dart to the neck or a taser shot. I’m so looking forward to the future.

Norman is The World’s First Psychopath AI: We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes…

Norman is The World’s First Psychopath AI: We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes…
Why? Why would anyone do this? Researchers at MIT have developed an artificial intelligence psychopath named Norman. You know, named after the guy from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Don’t we have enough crazy people in the world?

Artificial Intelligence Learns To Play Galaga, There Goes My High Score

Artificial Intelligence Learns To Play Galaga, There Goes My High Score
Back in my day, it was humans who played arcade games, fighting other humans for their spot on the high score screen. We never thought we would have to worry about robots or AIs learning to play these games.

Google DeepMind Learns to Walk and Feels the Pain

Google DeepMind Learns to Walk and Feels the Pain
Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence algorithms can be used to drive lots of different types of experiments, and now it’s recently been used to teach a CGI character to walk all on its own. However, this is the Internet, and that just can’t be good enough all on it’s own.

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off
We’ve seen some very weird and disturbing images created by AI before. Google AI developer Mike Tyka works on his own AI projects in his spare time. This project has something that the Google DeepDream AI lacks – the ability to create original faces.

AI Invents Paint Colors: Stanky Bean Anyone?

AI Invents Paint Colors: Stanky Bean Anyone?
Research scientist Janelle Shane has been working with artificial intelligence and neural network software and decided to ask it do something different – create its own paint colors. The AI went to work and came up with some odd colors with really, really weird names.

Pepper Robot Learns to Play a Child’s Game

Pepper Robot Learns to Play a Child’s Game
Japan’s popular Pepper robot can do all kinds of amazing things. Now, it can learn to play simple games like that one where you try and get that ball in the cup. This is a big step for pepper.

Cozmo Is a Tiny Pixar Style Robot: COZM-E

Cozmo Is a Tiny Pixar Style Robot: COZM-E
Cozmo is a robot with a personality straight out of Pixar movies. It comes from Anki, who are known for their intelligent remote controlled cars. It isn’t surprising that it has that whole animated movie thing going for it.

Less.Mail: Would You Trust AI to Answer Your Emails?

Less.Mail: Would You Trust AI to Answer Your Emails?
From time to time, I get some emails that I really, really care about. For example, people who want to donate to the ballet company that I direct or people who want to lend me a Bentley for a week.

EmoSPARK AI Console: Companion Cube IRL

EmoSPARK AI Console: Companion Cube IRL
Her was an interesting movie, to say the least. It’s difficult to understand how someone could fall in love and develop a relationship with an operating system, but we might just see more of that happening with the release of EmoSPARK.

Anki Drive: Artificial Intelligence Brings Video Game Racing to the Real World

Anki Drive: Artificial Intelligence Brings Video Game Racing to the Real World
Have you ever wanted to race some RC cars, but just ended up crying because no one was there to play against you? Anki Drive, a new toy (and technological marvel) coming out on October 23rd, 2013, is going to change everything.

My Hexapod Robot is Smarter than Your Hexapod Robot

My Hexapod Robot is Smarter than Your Hexapod Robot
Matt Bunting is a roboticist for the University of Arizona and he built a hexapod robot that uses artificial intelligence programming to learn how to move. In essence, it’s probably the smartest hexapod ‘bot out there.

Robot Archer Hits Bulls Eye by 8th Try: Can You Learn to Dodge Perfectly in 7?

Robot Archer Hits Bulls Eye by 8th Try: Can You Learn to Dodge Perfectly in 7?
Dr. Petar Kormushev and his colleagues at the Italian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Advanced Robotics Dept. love to teach human skills to robots. At first they were satisfied with harmless activities, like flipping pancakes, but now I’m starting to feel threatened by their research.
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