The pinnacle of human achievement: we’ve finally reached it. What we have here is a never-ending bass solo generated by a recurrent neural network (RNN). It was trained on two hours of bass improvisation by musician Adam Neely.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.