Tag Archive for robotics

Fei-Fei Li and the Mission to Give Robots the Ability to “See”

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by Angela Guess Marguerite McNeal recently wrote in Wired, “It’s 2025 (give or take), and the long-awaited Big One has hit the San Francisco Bay Area. In the frenetic aftermath, teams of specialized rescue workers begin tearing through piles of wreckage—searching for signs of life, administering care, and calling for backup. These first responders aren’t…

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

by Jennifer Zaino Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong…

Smart Toys For Girls and Boys

by Jennifer Zaino Right before Thanksgiving The Semantic Web Blog gave readers a heads-up about how retailers use of semantic technology could help make the holiday shopping season brighter for consumers. This week, to help those still in need of finding something special for that someone special on his or her shopping list – i.e.…

Halloween Scares Of Another Variety

by Jennifer Zaino What could be scarier than a haunted house on Halloween, packed with ghouls, axe murderers and the standard array of blood and guts? Well, maybe the real fright night lies with technology. Consider the following scares that might just send Michael Myers himself into a terror tizzy: Artificial intelligence. Tesla, Paypal and…

Whose Job Is It Anyway?

by Jennifer Zaino Will a robot take your job in the future? Given their increasing sophistication, it’s not surprising if the topic is of growing concerns to more people. The Semantic Web Blog has reported, for example, on robots that are learning to do tasks in response to humans’ natural language, and a talking robot…