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


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…

How Realistic Is an Artificially Intelligent Robot Like ‘Chappie’?


by Angela Guess Tanya Lewis of Live Science recently wrote, “The new film “Chappie” features an artificially intelligent robot that becomes sentient and must learn to navigate the competing forces of kindness and corruption in a human world. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, whose previous work includes ‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium,’ the film takes place in…

Big Data, Not a Robot, is the Workforce of the Future


by Angela Guess Mark P. Mills of Forbes recently wrote, “Just in time for Labor Day, in the thick of the restaurant-heavy summer season, the New York Times reported: ‘Restaurant industry experts are predicting that the fast food business will undergo a technological revolution in the next few years that will place increasing numbers of…

Using Robots to Improve New York’s 311

Jessica Leber of Co.Exist recently wrote, “Since opening in 2003, New York City’s pioneering 311 center for non-emergency questions and complaints has become a massive operation, handling an average of around 60,000 questions a day via phone, text message, website, and mobile app.”

Big Data Robots?

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “Put together robots with big data analytics and you have a powerful mix that could challenge us for most of our jobs. Big data analytics allows us to leverage large amounts of structured and unstructured as well as fast-moving data such as real time conversations…