Feb 28, 2016

Sunday Focus: Robots

This was a big week for robots. Boston Dynamics showed off the latest video of their Atlas bot, and I kept waiting for it to backhand the human towards the end of the video in the warehouse and throw him through a wall.

In addition:


IBM released a video featuring Carrie Fisher as a human guiding a ten-step program for bots with a human superiority complex.

And Google says that its recognition program is better than humans at guessing where in the world a photo was taken. All those Googe cars driving around have caught up with and passed humans at knowing where everything is.  (That last link also includes a test for those of you who think you know your geography....)

 Note the Google expert uses the word THINK..they "think" the program can beat humans because it has been to  more places than any human could visit...etc etc. (Or, it just could be that the singularity is at hand.)

[Sunday Focus is a regular feature of www.timlennox.com]

"We think PlaNet has an advantage over humans because it has seen many more places than any human can ever visit and has learned subtle cues of different scenes that are even hard for a well-traveled human to distinguish.”
"We think PlaNet has an advantage over humans because it has seen many more places than any human can ever visit and has learned subtle cues of different scenes that are even hard for a well-traveled human to distinguish.”
"We think PlaNet has an advantage over humans because it has seen many more places than any human can ever visit and has learned subtle cues of different scenes that are even hard for a well-traveled human to distinguish.”

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