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. 

Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence:



The impact of AI 

AI and life in 2030

Beyond the 'I' in AI     

The problem with AI

Physics-AI symbiosis 

The tipping point for AI 

The great AI awakening 

Why deep learning, and why now?

Deep neural networks are easily fooled

The most amazing AI milestones so far

Does synthetic data hold the secret to AI? 

500 years of robots go on show in London

Superintelligence: myth or pressing reality?

Machine Learning - things are getting intense

AI system surfs web to improve its performance

Why deep learning may not be so 'deep' after all

Man beats machine at Go in human victory over AI

Only intelligent data can power Artificial Intelligence

Computer program looks five minutes into the future

What's fueling Deep Learning's Cambrian explosion?

AI no where near the real thing, says German AI chief

Humans can't scale, the data-centric learning machine can

Machine learning, deep learning, and AI: what's the difference?

Deep learning vs. macine learning vs. data science: how do they differ?

What's the difference between AI, ML, Deep Learning and Active Learning?       

AI Reports:     

AI Now 2019 Report    

AI for ScienceReport (DoE)

Getting educated on AI:

How to make deep learning easy

MIT aims to ease AI programming

How do deep networks of AI learn?

The 10-step guide to mastering ML

Machine learning: education: 3 paths to get started   

Four common mistakes in machine learning projects

What is really different in engineering AI-enabled systems?

Transparency and Explainable AI:

AI ... as I explained ...

Spotting fake videos with AI

The next generation of AI: explainable AI

Visual analytics for explainable deep learning

Dealing with deep learning's big black box problem

Machine learning confronts the elephant in the room

New theory cracks ope the black box of deep learning

The challenge of European AI: getting researchers to trust it

Transparency reports make AI decision-making accountable

AI is setting up the Internet for a huge clash with European GDPR

Other problems to be resolved within AI:

AI will do what we ask. That's a problem

Machine learning confronts the elephant in the room

The ethics of AI:    

The ethics of AI    

AI for global good

The humanity of AI

How much to trust AI?

AI creeps into daily life

Ethically aligned design

The anthropologist of AI

AI ethics still in its infancy 

An open letter to the UNCCCW

Calls for AI regulation gain steam

Increasing skepticism against robots

Robots need 'kill switches', warn Euro MPs 

The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines

Facebook disconnects two communicating robots

DARPA embraces 'common sense' approach to AI

Machines taught by photos learn a sexist view of women

Computers evolve a new path toward human intelligence 

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

Our machines now have knowledge we'll never understand

The coming techno apocolypse (dangers of transhumanism)

Machines beat humans on a readaing test. But do they understand?      

Ignore AI fear factor at your own peril: a futurist's call for 'digital ethics' 

World is 'astonishingly pessimistic' re AI, says EU research commissioner

AI and cyber-security:

The coming techno apocalypse

Machine Learning 'arms race ' ahead

AI is coming, prompting new IT security concerns

AI and Disaster Risk Management and the UN SDGs:

Machine learning for DRM

Tackling climate change with machine learning

Predicting hurricane damage with machine learning 

Disaster relief: how can AI improve humanitarian assistance

Accelerating the UN's Sustainabale Development Goals through AI 

AI technology improves critical crack detection in nuclear reactors, bridges, buildings

AI and global platforms:

Global AI research council launches

How countries are pursuing an AI advantage

Apple joins group devoted to keeping AI nice

Tech titans join forces to stop AI from behaving badly

Machine Learning's adoption gap: assessing the consequences 

Step by step, world leaders strive to find consensus on AI development


Who controls our algorithmic future?

Data hungry algorithms and the thirst for AI

Sent to prison by a software program's secret algorithms

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

Game-based AI:

Libratus is beating the poker pros

Latest poker program wins in China

Computer out-plays humans in 'Doom'

AI beats humans in multi-player shooter   

New AI poker bot humbles the pros again

AlphaGo proves its mettle against a team of five

OpenAI will train AI through video game 'Universe'

Carnegie Mellon AI takes on Chinese poker players

Researchers attach $1 million prize to famous chess puzzle

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

Demis Hassabis speaks about AlphaGo and its defeat of world champion Lee Sedol

Brain-based AI:

In the future, machines will borrow our brain's best tricks

Foundations built for a general theory of neural networks

What intelligent machines need to learn from the neocortex

Why cracking the 'brain code' is our best chance for true AI

Future of invasive neural interfaces & uploading consciousness

Intelligent predictions: an empirical study of the cortical learning algorithm

Real-time intelligent decision making:

Optimizing drone delivery in smart cities

AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

Real-time anomaly detection from streaming analytics

The next data revolution: intelligent real-time decisions

Robots in education:

When robots go to art school

Curiosity driven AI - how effective is it?

Robot teachers invade Chinese kindergartens

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

Assistive robots:

Service robotics

Robots take over

Rise of the social media bots

Exoskeletons in the workplace

Social and telepresence robots

How to make AI human friendly

Robot saved, people take the hit

Jarvis software butler for the home

Robots help us understand humans 

AI-powered bots gearing up to serve you

Scientists attempt to teach robots human values

'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

A toolbox for building robots aware of their surroundings

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

New. sel-improving robot is quick to adapt and learn fresh skills

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

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

Delivery robots:

Delivery robots heading to Mountain View

'Neural Lander' uses AI to land drones smoothly

Job replacement issues:

The 5 jobs robots will take first

Whose jobs will be automated?

Are robots taking over the world?

How AI could reshape economies

Machine Learning will change jobs

Does 'cognitive era' mean fewer jobs? 

Making computers explain themselves

AI end game: the automation of all work

Why robots will not decimate human jobs

How to make America's robots great again

As AI begets IA, wither tomorrow's workers?

AI vs. Humans: upending the division of labor

Better together: humans and robot co-workers

Middle managers wary of machine intelligence

Does the human touch + AI = the future of work?

Treating robots like electronic people is a bad idea

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

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

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

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

Stephen Hawking launches Centre for the Future of Intelligence

How game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

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

When will AI exceed human performance? Evidence from AI experts

Automation should complement professional expertise, not replace it 

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

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

'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

The new laws of robotics - building onAsimov's science fiction's legacy in the age of AI

Driverless cars:

Driverless platoons

The emergence of AutoX

AI controls are likely in your next car

How will driverless cars and other AI applications affect society?        

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

Embedded AI:

AI for sotware development

Developing smart machines     

Applied AI in embedded systems

AI attracts embedded chip veteran

How Spark illuminates deep learning

Embedded AI for structural optimization

Will hardware drive data innovation now?

Unlocking the power of AI for all developers

Proliferation of data driving machine learning

Scrutinizing the inscrutability of deep learning

An efficient hardware implementation of AI application

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

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

Scripting game AI: an alternative approach using embedded languages

Implementing embedded AI rules within algorithmic programmig langusges

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

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

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

Generative Design:

The future of CAD - generative design

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

Optimization and creativity at their best

Crumbling infrastructure gets an AI assist

ASSESS theme paper on Generative Design

Software mimics Nature's approach to design

9 groundbreaking examples of generative design

The bizarre, bony-looking future of algorthmic design 

How generative design will change architecture forever  

Hello Robogngnt exhibition: design between human and machine

Mindful algorthms: the new role of the designer in generative design    

Generative modelling:

How AI is changing science

Robot teams:

NASA tests AI for autonomous exploration

Swarm of underwater robots mimics ocean life

Team of robots learns to work together, without colliding

Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots

Robot-ants that can jump, communicate and work together

Evolution of self-organized task specialization in robot swarms 

Automatic programming makes swarm robots safer and more reliable

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

Robots in sports:

RoboCup 2017 video

The new bionic sports of the future transhumanist Olympics

Deep learning is about to revolutionize sports analytics. Here's how

A double victory at teh RoboCup World Championship in Japan 2017

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

Flying robots & drones:

Flight of the RoboBee

The RoboBee flies solo

Drones in humanitarian action

Autonomous quadrotor flight despite rotor failure

Bird-like drone uses feathers for a more precise flight path

Jumping spiders and flying bees. The rise of bio-inspired micrprobots    

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

Medical & Biomed applications:

The robo-doctor is (in)

His AI sees inside of living cells

Visualizing deep learning networks

DeepMind predicts protein structure

Social robots in advanced dementia

Machine learning for image restoration

Robot co-workers in the operating room

AI and its implications for future suffering

Soft robotics in minimally invasive surgery

AI used to convert brain signals to speech

Restoring the sense of where your hand is 

New causes of autism found in junk DNA with AI

Training artificial intelligence with artificial X-rays

What is neural lace? How can neural lace be used?

World-first robotic surgical system with sense of touch

Machine learning cracks quatum chemistry conundrum

Noninvasive AI method to inspect living cells developed

Deep learning, PET scans combined to spot Alzheimers

Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals

Researchers build a soft robot with neurological capabilities

Deep learning robotic guidance for autonomous vascular access

AI technology can identify genetic diseases by looking at your face

Here's an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that aims to let visually-impaired people 'see' 

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

Research robots:

Deep learning for science

AI to speed up clean energy

Can AI predict earthquakes?

AI: An experimentalist's experience

Robotics Innovation Center (Bremen) 

Machine learning predicts laboratory earthquakes

AI speeds astrophysics image analysis by 10,000x

Research makes robots better at following instructions 

Biophysicists take small step in quest for 'robot scientist'

Robotic research: are we applying the scientific method

NSF project sets up machine learning cyberinfrastructure

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

Robots in space:

Machine learning and space telescopes

Russia to test humanoid robot at ISS in 2020

German robot team simulates Mars mission in Utah

NASA awards $750K in sample return robot challenge

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

Marine robots:

Rise of the seabots

No motor, no battery, no problem

Swarm of underwater robots mimics ocean life

Europe's underwater robots are ready to rumble

Soft robotic grippers for biological sampling of deep reefs

Transparent eel-like soft robot can swim silently underwater

Aquatic robot braves volcanoes and typhoons to detect tsunamis

Bi-ped robots:


Insect, animal and bird robots:



Robotic birds

A cockroach-inspired robot    

Micro-robots: bigger than they seem

NeuroMechFly: a digital twin of drosophila

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

In Japan, a Buddhist funeral service for robot dogs

Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

Roach-inspired robot nearly as fast as real thing, unsquashable 

MIT's Cheetah 3 robot avoids obstcles without the help of vision

Robot inspired by real-life spider can transform into a speedy rolling wheel

Molecular machines:

On the path toward molecular robots

Physicists create world's smallest engine

2016 Chemistry Nobel for molecular machines

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals

DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines

Exoskeleton & Prosthetics:    

Living with a prothesis that learns

Soft robots that mimic human muscles

People can control robots with their minds

Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton'for human gait rehab

Robots in industry:

How robotics is changing the mining industry

Ridley Scott inspires Network Rail cave-exploring drone

New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

A remote-controlled construction robot capable of fine manipulation developed

Robots in agriculture:

Robotic agriculture Part I    Part II

Machine learning in finacial markets:

AI and deep learning come to Wall Street

The 3 quants runninng a hedge fund making $1B of trades daily

Robot hardware technology: 

Walking cars

A robot that grows

The future is squishy

Simplifying soft robots

Top 10 AI technologies

Shape-programmable miniscule robots

The first autonomous, entirely soft robot

An artificial skin for rehabilitation and VR

Metallic glass gears make for graceful robots

Scientists unveil first tetherless hopping robot 

Wall-jumping robot is most vertically agile ever built

Multimaterial 3D printing for microrobotic mechanisms 

Omnidiirectional mobile robot has just two moving parts

The robotization of extreme automation: the balance between fear and courage   

Research team develops new ultrasound powered actuator to develop micro robot

Neural networks:

A deep neural network of light

Convolutional neural networks

Artificial synapse created that can learn autonomously

Mixed-signal neural net leverages memristive technology

Embedded NN and expert systems in the diagnostic microbiology laboratory

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

A study of complex deep learning networks on high performance, neuromorphic and quantum computers

The leading edge:

5G meets deep learning

Making robots microscopic

How AI is changing science

Deep learning comes full circle

Helping robots learn to see in 3D

Deep learning drives new science

How AI can help handle sever weather

New system allows optical 'deep learning' 

AI update: OECD reports surge in patents

In search of a common deep learning stack

Inference emerges as the next AI challenge

AI device identifies objects at the speed of light

'Robotic skins' turn everyday objects into robots

Software engineering for Machine Learning apps

Machine learning for science proving problematic

Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation

Results of deep learning collaboration announced

AI's cool new thing: Capsule networks (explained)

Machine learning's amazing ability to predict chaos

In pursuit of new technology for human augmentation

What happens when computers program themselves?

Researchers help robots think and plan in the abstract

The world's first demonstration of spintronics-based AI

The quest to make a bot that can smell as well as a dog

Can Markov Logic take machine learning to the next level?

How three start-ups are tackling machine learning challenges

'Hyperdimensional' AI might lead to big steps in robotic abilities

Mind controlled toys: the next generation of Christmas presents?

Automating development and optimization of machine learning models

Ultimate precision for sensor technology using qubits and machine learning

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

Human interaction dynamics for its use in mobile robotics: impedance control for leader-follower formation

Humans and humanoids:

Can a robot fall in love?

Baby X can now play the piano

Emergent consciousness decoded

Humans can emphasize with robots

An extension of Asimov's Robotic Laws

AI produces realistic sounds that fool humans

Towards machines that improve with  experience

Humans & Humanoids - an emerging partnership

Baby X - spatial cognitive journeys into a child's mind

Putting humanoid robots in touch with their environment

The uncanny valley expllained: why you might find AI creepy

Robot epigenetics: adding complexity to embodied robot evolution

Computer-centered humans: why human-AI interaction research will be critical to successful AI integration  

AI meets HPC:

The machine learning hype cycle and HPC

Top ten ways in which AI effects HPC in 2019 

HPC meets AI and creates new Grand Challenges

NERSC scales scientific deep learning to 15 petaflops

Deep learning: the confluence of big data, big models, big compute

From models of galaxies to atoms, simple AI shortcuts speed up simulations by billions of times

Up to two billion times acceleration of scientific simulations with deep neural architectural search

Vendor specific AI hardware:

AI hardwaree: harder than it looks

Startup patents 'whole brain' approach

ML toolkit aims to ease dira scientists' pain

Keeping your models on the straight and narrow

Which machine learning platforms perform best?

AI experiments: visualizing high-dimensional space

Building a language and compiler for machine learning

New AI chips to give GPUs a run for deep learning money

Scaling neural networks thriugh cost-effective memory expansion


Neurala enables developers to add AI into drones, self-driving cars


Wave Computing close to unveling its first AI system


Optalysys announces first implementation of CNN using their optical processing technology


Graphcore readies launch of 16nm Colussus-IPU chip

Google TPUs:

'Cloud TPU' bolsters Google's 'AI-first' strategy

Google mimics human brain with unified deep learning model

Google pulls back the covers of its first machine learning chip


D-Wave launches machine learning services business 


IBM wants to be the 'Red Hat' of AI     

Watson deal targets industrial apps   

 Inside IBM's rejiggered Watson lineup

Vision is the next big challenge for chips

IBM raises the bar for distributed deep learning

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab targets algorithms, AI physics 

IBM develops 'brain-like' supercomputer for US Airforce Research Lab

The artificial brain built by IBM now has 64M neurons and will have 10B by 2020


nVIDIA's Deep Learning Institute

NVidia's Huang sees AI 'Cambrian Explosion'           

NVidia goes all-in with AI for the 'goodness of mankind'       

With Isaac, NVidia trains robots in virtual environments

Bosch announces AI self-driving computer with nVIDIA


Intel unveils USB toolkit for AI prototyping

How Intel's 'Knights Mill' gets its deep learning flops

Intel weighs in on convergence of AI and HPC challenges

Inside Intel's nGraph, a Universal Deep Learning Compiler


AWS Sagemaker is a nifty tool


MIPS-based platform targets AI app developers


Apple puts 'Neural Engine' inside the iPhone


Microsofrt and Nvidia experts talk AI infrastructure

Microsoft, Intel unveil FPGA-driven project Brainwave

Microsoft investing $1B in OpenAI Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)


HPE hails new frontier of scalable learning


Fujitsu to build RIKEN's learning system 


NEC claims vector CPU outperforms Spark



Caffe deep learning framework 

US institutes:   

MIT aims to ease AI programming

A national machine intelligence strategy for the US

Data management at NERSC in the era of petascale deep learning

ORNL reserachers turn to deep learning to solve science's big data problems

Benchmarking & ML Data Catalogs:

The Forester Wave: ML Data Catalogs, Q2 2018

Three ways biased data can ruin your ML models

MLPerf - will new machine learning benchmark help propel AI forward?