AI, Robotics, Machine Learning

We can fully expect that the world of AI, Robotics and Machine Learning will accelerate human understanding of Earth, Space & Social Sciences, and thereby massively assist in achieving the seventeen announced United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by year 2030. 

Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence:

When robots go to art school    Why deep learning, and why now?

Top 10 AI technologies    The great AI awakening    

OpenAI will train AI through video game 'Universe'

Where does AlphGo go: from Church-Turing to AlphaGo thesis and beyond

Computer out-plays humans in 'Doom'   

Pittsburgh supercomputer to debut in poker tournament    Libratus is beating teh poker pros  

HPC meets AI and creates new Grand Challenges

AI produces realistic sounds that fool humans   

AI creeps into daily life    Jarvis software butler for the home    

AI is coming, prompting new IT security concerns    AI and life in 2030    

Algorithms might be everywhere, but like us, they are deeply flawed

Transparency reports make AI decision-making accountable

The world's first demonstration of spintronics-based AI

AI system surfs web to improve its performance

Tech titans join forces to stop AI from behaving badly    Apple joins group devoted to keping AI nice

Robots need 'kill switches', warn Euro MPs    500 years of robots go on show in London

Assistive robots:

AI-powered bots gearing up to serve you    Service robotics

Are we ready for robots to care for us? Socaiily assistive robots

Rise of the social media bots    Robots take over    Social and telepresence robots

Robots help us understand humans    Scientists attempt to teach robots human values

Sex and marriage with robots: science fiction or new reality?

Social robots in advanced dementia    AI and its implications for future suffering

Suffering-focused AI safety: why 'faillsafe' measures might be our top innovation

Job replacement:

Are robots taking over the world?    The 5 jobs robots will take first 

Risks and job losses of the 4th industrial revolution: the future of work 

Does 'cognitive era' mean fewer jobs?    Why robots will not decimate human jobs

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

The AI threatisn't Skynet. It's the end of the middle class

Middle managers wary of machine intelligence

When robots take all the work, what'll be left for us to do?

Haunted by a future work shortage, Europe grapples with robots laws

Treating robots like electronic people is a bad idea

'My robot is capable of evolving, but it does not pose an existential risk' 

Cheery robots may make creepy companions, but could be intelligenat assistants

Passing Go: augmented intelligence and the improvement, not replacement, of us

Automation should complement professional expertise, not replace it

The Age of Em review - the horrific future when robots rule the world  

Stephen Hawking launches Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Making computers explain themselves    How to make America's robots great again

EU is not ready for the rise of the robots, data suggest

Driverless cars:

How will driverless cars and other AI applications affect society?    Driverless platoons    

Our autonomous future: how driverless cars will be the first robots we learn to trust

AI controls are likely in your next car    The emergence of AutoX

Robot technology:

Omnidiirectional mobile robot has just two moving parts

Scientists invent new, faster gait for six-legged robots

Scientists unveil first tetherless hopping robot    Wall-jumping robot is most vertically agile ever built

Research team develops new ultrasound powered actuator to develop micro robot

The first autonomous, entirely soft robot     The future is squishy    Shape-programmable miniscule robots 

Metallic glas gears make for graceful robots

Embedded AI: 

AI attracts embedded chip veteran    Applied AI in embedded systems

A taxonomy of AI approaches for adaptive distributive real-time embedded sytems

Developing smart machines    Unlocking the power of AI for all developers

AI-on-a-chip soon will make phones, drones and more a lot smarter

The path to embedded vision & AI using a low power vision DSP

An efficient hardware implementation of AI applications

Complex AI on small embedded systems: humanoid robots using mobile phones

Implementing embedded AI rules within algorithmic programmig langusges

Proliferation of data driving machine learning     Will hardware drive data innovation now?   

AI for sotware development    How Spark illuminates deep learning

Scripting game AI: an alternative approach using embedded languages

Embed, encode, attend, predict: the new deep learning formula for state-of-the-art NLP models

Scrutinizing the inscrutability of deep learning

Neural Networks:

Convolutional neural networks

Embedded NN and expert systems in the diagnostic microbiology laboratory

Researchers use artificial neural network to simulate a quantum many-body system

Generative Design:

Software mimics Nature's approach to design    Optimization and creativity at their best 

The bizarre, bony-looking future of algorthmic design    9 groundbreaking examples of generative design  

Embedded AI for structural optimization    How generative design will change architecture forever    

Mindful algorthms: the new role of the designer in generative design    The future of CAD - generative design

Robot teams:

Team of robots learns to work together, without colliding

Evolution of self-organized task specialization in robot swarms

Automatic programming makes swarm robots safer and more reliable

Swarm of underwater robots mimics ocean life

NASA tests AI for autonomous exploration

A hardware-baseed modeling approach for real world collaborative multi-robot tasks 

Flying robots & drones:

Bird-like drone uses feathers for a more precise flight path    Flight of the RoboBee

Flying robots: birds flying through laser light reveal faults in flight research

Drones in humanitarian action

Medical robots:

World-first robotic surgical system with sense of touch    Robot co-workers in the operating room

Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals 

Chemists develop world's first light-seeking synthetic nanorobot for potential biomedical applications

Research robots:

Biophysicists take small step in quest for 'robot scientist'

Robotic research: are we applying the scientific method

Can AI predict earthquakes?     Machine learning predicts laboratory earthqaukes

Robotics Innovation Center (Bremen)

Computers should be named on patents as inventors, for creativity to flourish

Robots in space:

DARPA creating industry/government group for safe operation of space robotics

NASA awards $750K in sample return robot challenge

German robot team simulates Mars mission in Utah

Russia to test humanoid robot at ISS in 2020

Machine learning and space telescopes

Marine robots:

Aquatic robot braves volcanoes and typhoons to detect tsunamis

Soft robotic grippers for biological sampling of deep reefs

Europe's underwater robots are ready to rumble

Molecular machines:

On the path toward molecular robots    2016 Chemistry Nobel for molecular machines

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals

Exoskeleton & Prosthetics:

Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton'for human gait rehab    Living with a prothesis that learns

People can control robots with their minds

Robots in industry:

A remote-controlled construction robot capable of fine manipulation developed

Robots in agriculture:

Robotic agriculture Part I    Part II

Robots in sports:

The new bionic sports of the future transhumanist Olympics

At the world's first Cybathon , proud cyborg atheletes raced for the gold

Robots in education:

ARTIE: an integrated environment for the development of affective robot tutors

The leading edge:

Results of deep learning collaboration announced    5G meets deep learning

Semi-situated learning of verbal and nonverbal content for repeated human-robot interaction

Mind controlled toys: the next generation of Christmas presents?    Emergent consciousness decoded

Putting humanoid robots in touch with their environment    Humans can emphasize with robots

Towards machines that improve with experience   

Humans & Humanoids - an emerging partnership

Vendor specific AI:

IBM wants to be the 'Red Hat' of AI    nVIDIA's Deep Learning Institute

Bosch announces AI self-driving computer with nVIDA

Propelling deep learning at scale at Baidu AI lab

HPE hails new frontier of scalable learning

Fujitsu to build RIKEN's learning system

Caffe deep learning framework