‘Wearable robots’ are already being used in ship-building, cargo loading and wear houses around the world but soon will be available on the open market to the public.
Surely, it will be shortly after, that news will emerge of heists have been successfully pulled off using these robotic exoskeletons.
Online giants, Facebook and Amazon are recruiting specialists in blockchain technology to each launch their own cryptocurrencies.
It may be time to cut your losses with Bitcoin after the last few turbulent weeks. The cryptocurrency flagship may be about to sink…
It’s been estimated that those of the population in the North-West who still don’t have basic digital skills could be losing money due to not being able to compare prices online, access free services and shop around beyond the high street.
Executive director of trade body techUK; Matthew Evans is suggesting that the government needs to adopt Cloud technologies in all sectors.
The UK has a fast growing digital sector that is creating jobs and boosting the economy but the nation is lagging behind when it comes to companies sharing data digitally.
According to the co-founder of VividQ; Aleksandra Pedraszewska, we are only a maximum of 2 and a half years from seeing the first holograms on the market.
The hardware and software appear to be there already, its just depending on which tech giant is going to go to market first…
A US robotics company; Bossa Nova, has opened a UK office in Sheffield and will soon start providing robots to supermarkets. The robots will be tasked with continually scanning shelves to count stock for replenishment, stock take and keeping track of shopping trends.
When it comes to the future of security, (which is less ‘future’ and more Now) it seems that those in the know are more likely to use AI to defend their business while those who aren’t will avoid it.
But can businesses turn a blind eye to using AI technology when the criminals are embracing it to get what they want?
Only one year after introducing the Azure Data Box, Microsoft have released the ‘edge’ which includes the very same microchips that Microsoft use in their own cloud data storage.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Researchers have successfully printed a prototype eye. Complete with light receptors it’s the first step towards a truly bionic eyeball that could let the blind see or even improve on the vision quality of the sighted.
Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’
A pilot study at Stanford University has developed a pair of glasses that can assist autistic children to identify emotions of people they come into contact with.
Google Glass; nicknamed Superpower Glass (to appeal) scans the face of the person in front of the child and tells them what that person is feeling using a form of facial recognition technology.
Google Glass Helps Autistic Children Improve their Social Skills
Recently, first tests have been successfully completed on the new 5G for indoor coverage.
It outstrips 4G 100 fold. Due in the UK in 2020. Hard to believe 4G has been with us for a decade already!
One Hundred Times Faster Broadband (5G) Just Passed the First Test
Engineers at Brown University are developing an AI to be installed in a Hasbro toy that is currently available as a companion robot.
Imagine the possibilities as well as using this bot as a digital assistant, it could be an excellent early warning system for the owner and authorities for healthcare and security!
An Italian legal research team have used AI to discover that none of the big tech firms they looked into are compliant with the new GDPR.
An exoskeleton is being developed to allow people to do extraordinary feats of strength and stamina.
Aside from the obvious applications in the military, construction and extreme sports, this could give para and quadriplegic people a chance to walk again surely?
As well as fighting aggressive alien queens!
Google is developing their Duplex AI to be on the receiving end of the line in a call centre. But they’re not alone. Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco are also looking into this.
Do they take strong accents into consideration? I’m picturing a story told by stand up Kevin Bridges about trying to order cinema tickets using an automated phone system with a thick Glaswegian accent… hahaha
It’s a good initiative of supplying the right police with footage of dangerous driving. Hopefully it should help with insurance too.
Of course the privacy nuts are going to have a say. There’s a sure fire way to not be in any footage apart from being a pedestrian… Don’t drive like a moron!!
I’m so sick of Facebook now… so many data breaches recently and now it seems they have a data share agreement with China… Awesome.
Picture source: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/2018/03/22/poll-what-action-do-you-plan-take-aftermath-facebook-data-scandal/448784002/
The Uni of Wyoming with the help of Snapshot Serengeti is developing an AI that can identify and count species in the national park.
Hopefully the data will be made available to the park rangers in real time to help them battle poaching. It would certainly help tracking each species for the tourists, but only those shooting with a camera.
IBM had their AI; the ‘machine’ put up a pretty convincing argument against a human debator.
Having a vast amount of digital data at its disposal it had much pithier rebuttals for the humans topic than vice versa.
Perhaps we should trial it against a politician?
Not surprised that people have lost faith in cryptocurrencies following numerous world wide cyber crime surrounding them.
What was wrong with investing in gold and property?
As my family are waiting to move into our new home, this is a personally relevant article…
Nest’s ‘Hello’ went on sale in Europe last week after being trialled in the U.S.
It does what the other smart doorbell do plus another couple of nifty features like facial recognition and automated replies
California University has developed nanorobots to help clean patient’s blood of bacteria and the resulting toxins.
Is there anything left from Star Trek to be invented ? Has someone got started on Warp Drive yet?
There are a lot of scare mongering reports about robots stealing jobs so it’s nice to see a report saying that they’re filling a void due to a lack of human workers.
It’s a pretty easy solution really. Build robots for the jobs we can’t or won’t do. Just dont give them any AI so they don’t know any better…
The US Dept of Defense (excuse the US spelling) is going to fund research into AI generated Deepfake videos in an effort to catch the fakers.
However they’ve already admitted that it may be a pointless endeavour.
I wonder if they’re using any presidential press releases? It would explain Trump. Maybe the poor guy has never said any of those moronic things and hasn’t tried to start WWIII?
The conspiracy theorists have sunk their teeth into another one… But I suppose it’s possible that Google would want to be seen as being at the forefront of the A.I. assistant race.
The headless quadruped robot ‘spotmini’ goes on sale in 2019 for an as yet undesclosed sum.
Covered in an earlier post, the SpotMini is one of the latest creations to come from Boston Dynamic, able to open doors and operate autonomously.
Following on from yesterdays story, Google have said that they will warn customers first when they are about to talk to a bot that can mimic a human voice
Google is going to trial their AI assistant for managing appointments and bookings for you over the phone.
It seems there is an unofficial race to become the world’s superiority in AI technology.
The US is trying to compete with China to be at the forefront of the field starting with face recognition but with the masses of data at China’s fingertips in regard to it’s population size the US may have it’s work cut out for it.
We’ve recently been offered digital assistance from all sides and here comes another one…
This time ‘Chris’ is here to assist you while driving to make any phone related tasks truly hands free.
It’s only taken about 40 years but bless those Japanese for finally making a transformer! The question is did they make an Autobot or a Deceptocon?
Read more “Robots in disguise…”
Why ask the question ‘Will too much tech overcomplicate the job’? With a 300% more efficient trial? If anything it would simplify the job of trying to see, the image is provided rather than you trying to guess what a blur is a few metres in front of you…
What would it be used for though? Surely they don’t care if you forget to tag a friend in a photo?
Who has access to the database? And how secure would it be? They’re asking to use state of the art technology but will they be using the like to protect the data?
I wonder how long it will take them to have no other human present during a surgery; having robotic surgeons and nurses being controlled remotely allowing for a completely clean room.
Now if I was suspicious of authority I’d believe this was developed as a means to spy…
A humanoid robot with AI technology but they won’t be made with legs… What if they ask for them? I think that’s cruel.
Goverments are trying to ban killer robots on the battlefield but what good will that do when this will be the next generation of terrorist?
AI and Robotics have so much more potential for improving human life…
You can now control a Wi-Fi enabled robot from anywhere in the world to collect rubbish from the chicago river.
So simple an idea really…
‘Marsbees’ are to be the first colony on Mars. They’re being sent as the scouting party before the first manned missions to survey the land.
It makes perfect sense when you think about it… drone technology is developing quickly, so why not a swarm of drones… aaah bees!
Are you for the rapid progression of technology or against it? I suppose it would depend on how complicated your job is…
It didn’t take long for a self drive car to kill a pedestrian… It happened last week in Arizona and as a result Uber have been banned from finishing their driverless car trial in the state.
The university of Texas has produced a team of robotic footballers and equipped them with AI technology to allow them to play independently.
No tech news is as important as this…
The human race just dropped a few IQ points.
Google founder Larry Page has funded a New Zealand company to produce a prototype of an autonomous electric aircraft, known as an eVTOL – which stands for electric Vertical Take Off and Landing.
Yet again video games have been blamed for violence in real life… It’s the chicken and the egg!
Besides, that’s rich coming from the president of a country with no gun control! Can I just say, gamers don’t kill people, people kill people.
A British company has been linked to the hack of a Japanese bitcoin broker after a Russian was caught trying to launder billions worth of bitcoin… sounds like a confusing joke
It’s nice to see the UK ranking high for something positive for a change!
I’m torn, great because of improved hygiene, bad because of even less employment for the spotted youth…
MIT have repurposed a Roomba to take the dangerous aspects out of carpentry
4G to soon be available on the moon should you happen to visit… Pity they haven’t cracked full coverage in Liverpool yet .
I can’t help but think that although the UK government is launching an official inquiry into the safety, volatility and possible criminal abuse of cryptocurrencies, they have an ulterior motive in a possible untapped source of tax payments…
Tesla is focusing their attention on AI, so to avoid a conflict of interest, head of the company; Elon Musk is quitting the AI ethics research group he founded in 2015
The Boston Dynamic robot SpotMini has been given an upgrade in that if ‘he’ is interrupted or interfered with, he will continue his task of opening the door
The BBC has found out that there were warning messages going back years, sent to AWS cloud clients about how safe their data was.
Google has reported that they have written an AI algorithm that can predict a patients likelihood of suffering a heart attack or stroke by scanning their retinas.
A man’s recovery time has been more than halved by allowing surgeons to pilot a robot to perform his necessary heart surgery in Liverpool. He’s one of the country’s first to have such treatment.
Hackers have created a search tool that trawls data on the Amazon web services cloud.
Boston Dynamic has introduced a new version of the spotmini. It has an extendable arm that can extend and open doors!
It’s started! The robots are taking our jobs! In Vegas they’ve opened a bar that is ‘manned’ by 2 robotic arms that will mix your drinks!
Uber have settled with Waymo to end the legal battle over trade secrets. Waymo have accepted a stake in Uber and a promise that they will never use Waymo tech in their driverless cars.
Even credit card providers are banning their customers from purchasing bitcoin. It’s pretty clear how confident the world is about cryptocurrencies …
A trial has just began in San Francisco pitting Google’s company Waymo against Uber. Uber is accused of stealing tech that they are using in their driverless cars.
Things just seem to be going from bad to worse for the cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has been hit hard in the last couple of weeks as it seems people are losing confidence.
The ‘HumanDrive’ project is planning a 200 mile test on UK roads in 2019. They believe the UK roads will provide better testing conditions and experience. They’re competing with some of the field’s giants in the US to get driverless cars on the road by 2021.
Researchers found that although some malicious apps were banned they were still available for download to the public via some widely used app sites, including Google Play.
Well it was only a matter of time considering how many times the idea of a sex-bot has appeared in cinema and tv over the years!
Not long into the real world testing of two different companies’ driverless cars, they have already reported major collisions. One being into the back of a parked fire engine!
Doesn’t fill you with optimism, does it?
Demand for the best graphics cards is pushing up the price on third person market sites. Cryptocurrency farmers are stacking graphics cards in order to farm more. Nvidia are now vetting their customers to put gamers first in the queue.
China are reportedly catching up with the US’s aspirations to be world leaders in AI technologies. The challenging researchers have been given government permission to ignore the red tape with regards to citizens’ privacy.
Cryptocurrencies have recently been in an upward trend. But the market has crashed following a statement that South Korea is going to clamp down on trade that uses virtual currency.
She’s a rather good natured robot… nothing but nice things to say about the market leaders in virtual assistants… Who would be liable for slander? company or robot… and come to think of it, can you slander an AI?
On Saturday hackers hijacked a ‘Blackwallet’ hosting server and gained access to user accounts stealing 669,920 of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen.
At last! Technology has figured out a way to get rid of queuing when you have no choice but to enter an actual shop!
Apparently adding their voice activated assistant to as many appliances as possible means Amazon are winning the digital butler battle but just how lazy do we need to be to ask Alexa to flush the toilet?
For those others of the Red Dwarf and Star trek Voyager generation… it’s finally here… Nanotechnology!
Scientists at Cornell University have built a muscle for a polymorph microscopic robot.
Isn’t it great that our generation’s Sci-Fi is now becoming… science.
Nvidia has clocked up 1,000,000 miles so far testing their AI with Uber… Could we expect to see autonomous cars on our roads within a decade?
It seems AI developers are branching out into the arts too… A bot has been ‘fed’ the 7 books of the Harry Potter series using a predictive keyboard
and has produced a brand new chapter.
The results were fantastic… and completely bonkers!!
“They looked at the door, screaming about how closed it was and asking it to be replaced with a small orb. The password was ‘BEEF WOMEN,’ Hermione cried.”
Although the google search engine is blocked in China, they have been successful in opening a new AI research centre in Beijing to make use of the country’s talent.
Now the race is on for China to beat the U.S in any new breakthroughs in AI development and machine learning.
Bitcoin hs been accused of using as much electricity as an entire country.
Thousands of computers worldwide are working round the clock to complete the necessary equations in order to get paid in bitcoins so amateurs and professionals alike are turning their hands and machines to mining…
Introduced as a fun way for the masses to use blockchain; Cryptokitties have done just that… only a little too well. Trading was slowed on the Ethereum due to their popularity and the trouble is still ongoing.
A Slovenian based company has been the target of ‘highly professional’ hackers on Wednesday. The breach has cost the company 4700 bitcoins; something in the region of 80 million USD!
Steam started accepting bitcoin in April. At that time, each Bitcoin was worth about $450 (£335). Now, each coin is worth about $14,800.
Fees from processing bitcoin and it’s volatility have contributed to Valve temporarily halting acceptance of the cryptocurrency.
Google claim their ‘AlphaGo Zero’ artificial intelligence program has bested the current AI champ ‘Shockfish 8’ after only hours of teaching itself chess from scratch… This claim has yet to be peer reviewed however.
Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year with a free trial fortnight in Yokohama.
I just had a flashback from Arnie’s Total Recall…
The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned about running Russian made Kaspersky software on your computer. They could be spying on us….
Bitcoin has just gone over $10,000 and is increasing faster and faster. Some predict it will be worth over $40k by 2018. If you have some spare money to invest, now is the time.
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We realise this has nothing to do with AI, robotics or the cloud but how cool is this?! An element that defies physics might save us and the planet! Go science!
It seems that bt 2019 two thirds of companies will be using multi cloud solutions rather than sticking to one.
The UK Treasury has laid out plans to have driverless cars on our roads by 2021 powered by AI.
Wonder what will happen to our insurance premiums?…
Now robots can do backflips!
Judgement day 20% complete.
Nvidia has its heads up in the clouds as its GPU’s are being used by every major cloub provider which has resulted in a 32% increase in revenue!
HPE and Rackspace have teamed up to make pay as you go private Cloud.
IBM will launch access via its Cloud to a 20 qubit quantum computer by the end of the year!
How is it possible that in this day and age computer science isn’t a core subject?
The EUs data protection act GDPR will soon come into force and will affect customers’ data in the cloud. If the strict guidelines are not followed then big fines will follow!
Amazon has added encryption to its S3 storage offering on AWS.
A competition between one of the worlds best Starcraft players and AI bots created by facebook has happened.
Humans won 4-0 even though the AI bot could complete 30 times more (19000) actions per minute (APM) than a human (600)
No need to worry yet ????
Microsofts Azure cloud is slowly catching up with Amazons AWS in terms of growth year on year.
Amazon AWS has introduced its P3 instances for EC2, super-charging machine learning for businesses running the AWS cloud platform.
Robotics engineers are finally using nature to design a more user friendly robot… that can lift 1000 lbs or a mug!
A varient of Notpetya called Bad Rabbit is sweeping Russia and neighbouring countries encrypting files. It masks itself as an Adobe flash update so don’t click on any executable files you think might be dodgy.
Microsoft have teamed up with Cray to start to offer super computers on the Azure Cloud.
Scientists at Cambridge university have developed a way to allow more “bandwidth” down fibre optic cables to stop the slowdown during preak times.
Hopefully it wont be too long before we see it put into production.
Google’s program ‘Alpha Go’ powered by Deepmind AI that beat the worlds best Go player has been beaten by the new Alpha Go Zero!
Intel say they will release the world’s first Neuromorphic chip by the end of the year!
I wonder if this will also follow Moores law…
IBM is now using blockchain technology to approve financial transactions.
It’s taken 17 years, but the Wifi encryption method WPA2 used by most routers (as it’s the most secure) has been hacked.
More details will be revealed later but it looks like your home wifi will need to be patched once the flaw is fixed, if it ever is.
What will it take to build the next superfast internet to network all those future quantum computers? The Quantum Internet (QNet) of course!
Box EMEA chief assures us that Brexit won’t leave the UK with a shortage of IT professionals.
In this day and age of remote VPN access you can have IT professionals working for you from anywhere…
Nvidias new AI super computer Pegasus has been designed to be used in level 5 autonomous taxis which require no human intervention.
The UK Gov will be using AWS for its law enforcement data platform.
Bletchley Park has been recognised as a key part of Englands scientific history. I’m quite surprised it wasn’t already but it’s good news that it is now.
Google has teamed up with Rolls Royce to use AI to create autonomous ships.
London is about to get its largest data centre campus as Virtus reveals their plans.
The UN has warned that Robots and AI could destabilize the world with war and unemployment and has setup a new HQ to monitor advancements in both of the fields.
Intel has designed a new neuromorphic chip called Loihi designed in a way that mimics the way we think as humans.
Google brings per-second billing to its cloud compute platform bringing it in line with Amazons offering.
Microsoft has made some headway along the long and winding road of quantum computing.
Microsoft have announced Availability Zones for its Azure cloud platform to help bring it up to Amazons offering for resilience along with completing work on a subsea cable.
Google has just launched its public beta of Dataprep which will cleanup and prepare structured and unstructured data for big data analysis.
A funny Thursday article. A parrot has mimicked her owners voice and ordered gift boxes from Amazon using Alexa. It just goes to show that in a world of automation and AI assistants security should still be at the forefront of peoples minds. A simple PIN code for purchases would have stopped this sneaky parrot but it wouldnt have been as funny.
Amazon Web Services is moving over to per second billing for EC2 and EBS which should save customers money and give them an edge over Microsoft and Google.
Amazon Web Services now allows you to create virtual machines on EC2 with up to 4TB of memory!
Bitcoin the worlds largest cryptocurrency has started to decrease in value following the Chinese government’s announcement to close all exchanges in China.
Scientists are busy creating an artificial skin which could one day help robots to feel.
VMware has unveiled a new product at VMware World – HCX which is designed to make cloud to cloud migration easier.
The iPhone X will launch today at 6pm BST. Apples conference may also show their digital assistant speaker; the Homepad, iWatch 3 and Apple 4k TV.
VMware World Europe starts this week in Barcelona.
Scientists in Australia have developed a way to create qubits further apart than before which could be adopted to existing manufacturing techniques.
Glass is the key to raising mechanical hard drive capacity to 20TB and beyond in conventional 3.5 inch hard disks.
HPE have acquired Cloud Technology Partners to boost their Pointnext business.
UK Universities are being targeted more and more by cyber attacks according to the latest report. Stealing research data is the primary reason for these hacks.
Cloud skills are still on the rise! Time to start studying!
Walmart is creating its own cloud platform to take on AWS with the help of Nvidia who are supplying GPUs for AI processing.
Google and Apple are stepping up their game in the mixed reality and virtual reality battle.
VMware has partnered with Amazon to offer their software defined data centre solution on the AWS platform with integration with AWS services.
WD has bought cloud storage firm ‘UpThere’ in a bid to take on Google Drive and Dropbox.
Microsoft has launched its cheapest storage yet – Archive Blob storage to compete with AWS Glacier and Googles Coldline
Google has announced a new security chip; Titan. It monitors servers and stops them booting if it detects that it has been tampered with.
Rackspace has teamed up with VMware to offer a hybrid cloud solution.
Intel has developed a new “ruler” SSD storage form factor that can hold 1 Petabyte while only taking 1U of space.
A letter written to the UN by the top 100 AI and robotics engineers requests to ban robots being used as a means of warfare. Skynet and the Terminator draw ever nearer…
Amazon is expanding its Alexa SDK to allow more manufacturers Alexa integration. Ford recently allowed Alexa to turn on its new cars.
Microsoft has announced plans to acquire Cycle Computing, in a move that will boost its High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Computing efforts.
Norway has revealed its plans to build the worlds largest data centre in the Arctic circle! Its plans show it will be drawing up to 1000MW of power when finished.
A new AI called Macie is now protecting AWS data by analysing the patterns by which it’s accessed. Who, when and how much will be continuously monitored and will raise the alarm should the pattern deviate.
AWS Macie secures sensitive cloud data using AI
Amazon has joined its rivals Microsoft and Google by becoming a member of the Cloud Native Forum.
Google’s next Deep Mind challenge is to take on Starcraft 2 players now that it has beaten the worlds best ‘Go’ player.
This is a lot more complicated due to the number of different variables to account for such as units, races, maps, fog of war and tactics.
I imagine once they best us puny humans in Starcraft 2 it won’t be long before they take over the world.
China has sent the furthest unhackable message so far between satellites using quantum physics. One step closer to the quantum internet and Quantsapp?
The author of an influential security guide now says changing your passwords often is a bad idea as it forces people to use simple passwords.
My personal advice is to use a complex unique password for every online account and store them all in a secure encrypted password manager.
UK government is to introduce a new law to greatly improve our ability to control our personal data.
IBM have broken the record for image recognition using AI by 4% with a 33.8% accuracy. The record was previously held by Microsoft.
Chinese researchers have broken the world record and simulated a universe with 10 trillion pixels using the worlds fastest super computer – the Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer!
Microsoft has powered on three new data centres in the UK aimed at intensive workloads with one of them powered by Nvidia GPUs to aid in AI and deep learning.
Bitcoin has split into two following a disagreement with the miners on how it will scale.
DDOS attacks are back in fashion according to Kaspersky who say the number of attacks is on the rise again and will only get worse!
Although the bots were programmed to communicate in english, they’d decided it was inefficient and slow… Anyone else thinking ‘Skynet’?
Linux Daemons could be powered by Angels? At 100 million times faster than todays computers, how could it be anything else?
According to the latest study, worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion by 2021. So get your cloud hats on. There is lots of money to be made!
As the well known saying goes “Gordon’s alive!” However Adobe have just announced that Flash is dead and will be retired in 2020. Too many security holes in it. Just ask Ming 🙂
What type of Silicon is needed to create AI? It seems at the mo all of it! GPU, CPU and ASIC!
Companies are stockpiling Bitcoins to prepare to pay ransoms if they get infected with ransomware. Surley a better use of the money would be to invest in better security and awareness?
Google is now offering an alternative to Amazons transfer appliance Snowball in 100TB or 480TB versions.
With Cloud enterprise adoption rates steadily rising, so are cases of new cyber threats from criminals looking to capitalise on changing business habits.
Despite this, a worryingly low number of cloud service providers are yet to offer dedicated protection against malware in the cloud.
There is a shortage of proactive cloud malware solutions, even amongst industry leading vendors. Because of this, most businesses are unable to defend their cloud effectively.
Google has built a brand new cloud computing data center in London second only to the one in Brussels. Its aim is to provide faster access times to those in the UK. Google is currently 3rd in the Cloud computing race with Amazon leading and Microsoft in second place.
Cloud Networking is harder than you think in hybrid cloud environments!
Cyber crime is on the rise. Should companies be taking it more seriously than they do?
Cloud infrastructure revenues are up 15% to 8 billion now. It’s a good time to invest in Cloud computing!
Companies are still looking to invest into Cloud computing even after the recent cyber security alerts like WannaCry according to a new study.