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MIT Sloan Management Video: AI Presents Business Opportunities and Challenges

MIT Sloan Management Video: AI Presents Business Opportunities and Challenges A shortage of talent and data-management issues loom large for businesses seeking to explore AI adoption. (Watch the related MIT Sloan Management Review/AI World video.) Organizations that struggle to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) solutions into their business are far from alone. As joint research between MIT Sloan Management Review and…
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What Can You Expect From Chatbots In 2018?

What Can You Expect From Chatbots In 2018? A box pops up in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Text appears. “Hello. How can I help you today?” Is it a person or a machine? It’s becoming harder to tell. Welcome to the world of chatbots. Chatbots: Big Nuisance Or The Next Big Thing? Sometimes…
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Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles

Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles A new algorithm allows drones to fly completely by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments. The algorithm had to learn traffic rules and adapt training examples from cyclists and car drivers. A new algorithm allows drones to fly completely by…
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Apple issues Meltdown fix for Macs running Sierra and El Capitan

Apple issues Meltdown fix for Macs running Sierra and El Capitan  A wise person once said, “don’t upgrade to the latest OS X until it’s been patched a few times. And even then, sometimes it isn’t really worth it.” These words have inspired many to stay on older versions of the OS, though lately that…
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RED’s ‘holographic,’ ‘SOLID’ Hydrogen phone will ship this summer

RED’s ‘holographic,’ ‘SOLID’ Hydrogen phone will ship this summer  Boutique Android phone makers didn’t have a good 2017, but RED aims to reverse that trend with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks up in a recent post on the company’s forums. The chunky, unique device will ship in the summer, but those…
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This Awesome Robot Is the Size of a Penny and Precise Enough to Aid Eye Surgery

This Awesome Robot Is the Size of a Penny and Precise Enough to Aid Eye Surgery They say size isn’t everything, but when it comes to delta robots it seems like it’s pretty important. The speed and precision of these machines sees them employed in delicate pick-and-place tasks in all kinds of factories, as well…
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Engineers design artificial synapse for ‘brain-on-a-chip’ hardware

Engineers design artificial synapse for ‘brain-on-a-chip’ hardware Engineers have designed an artificial synapse in such a way that they can precisely control the strength of an electric current flowing across it, similar to the way ions flow between neurons. The team has built a small chip with artificial synapses, made from silicon germanium. In simulations,…
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Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting

Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting  Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks with 8.1’s updates. The new Speed Labels feature is one of the more compelling of the bunch, offering estimated network signals prior to logging…
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Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE’

Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE’  The always outspoken Linus Torvalds, best known for his continuing work on the innermost code of Linux systems, has harsh words to say and accusations to level against Intel. His evaluation of Intel’s latest proposed fix for the Meltdown/Spectre issue: “the patches are COMPLETE…
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Ziro’s robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa

Ziro’s robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa  Ziro is a nifty programmable robotics kit for kids that had a successful Indiegogo campaign last year. And the company behind it, ZeroUI, is still adding new features. By default, Ziro kits come with a smart glove to control your robots. You can use the mobile…
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