Tesla is back at it with their latest foray into artificial intelligence, proposing the invention of a robot to carry out mundane and routine tasks. The news has received exorbitant reactions from all kinds of audiences, with counterparts of praise and criticism. It is crucial to take a look into our potential future, one we might be sharing with ‘humans’ other than ourselves.
The Research Society, Manipal presents Cognizance: A series of engrossing talks by some of the smartest minds in the cutting edge of science and technology. Held over the course of a week featuring six sessions, Cognizance attracted a large number of eager-to-learn students from MIT. Every topic, from quantum computing to new-age bio-enhanced cement, was explained by subject matter experts and passionately discussed by the attending students.
Elon Musk is back at it with yet another venture. This time, he attempts to turn his science fiction dreams of unlocking the brain’s full potential to reality—in the form of a coin-sized chip. Connecting our minds to the gadgets around us opens up realms of possibility, granting expediency of immense magnitude, and paving the way to a more enjoyable life—but it can also go awfully wrong.
The Student Council of MIT arranged a technical talk with a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MMVP), Eve Pardi. An enthusiastic AI developer who is always eager to spread her knowledge, Pardi sat down with The MIT Post and recounted her experiences in the field.
The Data Science Club conducted a workshop on 2nd February that dwelled into a subtler field of AI—Natural Language Processing. The event explored the nitty-gritty of the machine learning behind NLP through an intuitive lecture session along with a practical model.
Videos of Obama bad-mouthing Donald Trump, fake pornographic images of celebrities, and Nicholas Cage in a Superman movie clip are some of the content available online courtesy DeepFake. The algorithms behind this, GANs, while a huge breakthrough in deep learning, represent a serious risk of destroying lives through the lies that it can propagate.
The Washington Post’s AI bot Heliograf has over 850 published articles to its name. Around the world, artificial intelligence is finding growing use in newsrooms as more and more agencies automate the creation of reports.
IEEE’s Tech Talk 2.0 tried to demystify the complex field of Artificial Intelligence. It featured talks by three students well-versed in the subject and proved to be very enlightening for the students.
An overwhelming amount of knowledge poured into a small KMC hall over two enthusiastic and refreshingly informative days at Dronaid’s Disruptive Healthcare Workshop. From studying logistic regression algorithms and applying to real-life revolutionary medical predictions of breast cancer or heart disease, the Deep Learning and AI workshop was the right advance in strengthening the bond between anatomy and technology, all in an inquisitive zeal to make healthcare one of humanity’s strongest assets in the coming future.
With robots revolutionising agriculture, transport, manufacturing, warehousing and a number of such industries, the 21st century is the most exciting period in robotics.
In the first article of Future Bytes, RoboManipal walks you through the state of robotics today, its origins, and its driving principles.