Juncal Arbelaiz Mugica is a native of Spain, where octopus is a common menu item. However, Arbelaiz appreciates octopus and similar creatures in a different way, with her research into soft-robotics theory.  More than half of an octopus’ nerves are distributed through its eight arms, each of which has some degree [...]
Sun, Oct 02, 2022
Source MIT – Artificial Intelligence
Physicists are using small wheeled robots to better understand these indirect mechanical interactions, how they play a role in active matter, and how we can control them. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
Source Science Daily – Artificial Intelligence
Robotics researchers, engineers and materials scientists showed it is possible to make programmable, nonelectronic circuits that control the actions of soft robots by processing information encoded in bursts of compressed air. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
Source Science Daily – Artificial Intelligence
Meta has today unveiled an AI system that generates short videos based on text prompts.  Make-A-Video lets you type in a string of words, like “A dog wearing a superhero outfit with a red cape flying through the sky” and it generates a 5-second video that, while pretty accurate, has the [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
Source Technology Review – Artificial Intelligence
Digital twins capture the physical look and expressions of real humans. Increasingly these replicas are showing up in the entertainment industry and beyond. It gives rise to some interesting opportunities as well as thorny questions.  We speak to: Greg Cross, CEO and co-founder of Soul Machines Sounds from: 2PAC HOLOGRAM | LIVE Coachella [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
Source Technology Review – Artificial Intelligence
Researchers have developed a new, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth, and the creation of a soft robot that builds its own solid body from liquid to navigate hard-to-reach places and complicated terrain. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2022
Source Science Daily – Artificial Intelligence
Neurodegenerative diseases — like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s — are complicated, chronic ailments that can present with a variety of symptoms, worsen at different rates, and have many underlying genetic and environmental causes, some of which are unknown. ALS, in particular, affects voluntary [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
Source MIT – Artificial Intelligence
The MIT School of Engineering and Pillar VC today announced the MIT-Pillar AI Collective, a one-year pilot program funded by a gift from Pillar VC that will provide seed grants for projects in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science with the goal of supporting translational research. The program will [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
Source MIT – Artificial Intelligence
To receive The Algorithm in your inbox every Monday, sign up here. Welcome to the Algorithm!  Some technologists hope that one day we will develop a superintelligent AI system that people will be able to have conversations with. Ask it a question, and it will offer an answer that sounds like something composed [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
Source Technology Review – Artificial Intelligence
The AI Policy Forum (AIPF) is an initiative of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing to move the global conversation about the impact of artificial intelligence from principles to practical policy implementation. Formed in late 2020, AIPF brings together leaders in government, business, and academia to develop approaches to address [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Source MIT – Artificial Intelligence
This episode, we’re doing something a little bit different. Join us as we take a trip to a Californian vineyard to learn about how it’s deploying sensors and other forms of AI. We meet:  Dirk Heuvel, vice president of vineyard operations, McManis Family Vineyards Credits: This episode was produced by Jennifer Strong with help [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Source Technology Review – Artificial Intelligence
Researchers have installed electronic 'brains' on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size -- smaller than an ant's head -- so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Source Science Daily – Artificial Intelligence

 

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