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KILLER robots? Artificial intelligence ‘will be used to do EVIL THINGS’ warns expert

Martin Ford, the author behind New York Times bestseller ‘Rise of the Robots’, said there are many risks that people must be aware of when it comes to role of artificial intelligence in society. He said: “Artificial intelligence, robots and smart software are going to be used by criminals to hack in to systems and do evil things.” When questioned on the threat of blackmailing hackers, the robotics expert gave an insight into what may be to come. He told the Daily Star Online: “There will also be the other…

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Eat your heart out, ‘Avatar’ fans: MIT just figured out how to make plants glow

[embedded content] Subscribe on YouTube As one of the leading technology universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has invented a lot of the cool tech we’d love to fill our apartments with. Well, researchers there just added one more item to the list — although this one’s a bit different to the typical robotics or artificial intelligence projects we usually cover. What MIT engineers have invented is a plant that glows in the dark. By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of an otherwise ordinary watercress…

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NASA announcement: What did NASA reveal about its amazing Kepler discovery?

In an announcement yesterday, NASA said that it had discovered Kepler-90i – the eighth planet circling the sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth. The star Kepler-90 is now known to have as many planets as our solar system thanks to data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and advanced computer analysis by Google.  NASA said: “The newly-discovered Kepler-90i – a sizzling hot, rocky planet that orbits its star once every 14.4 days – was found using machine learning from Google.  “Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence in which computers…

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Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is shown reflected on an adjacent office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo More By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and NASA said on Thursday that advanced computer analysis identified two new planets around distant stars, including one that is part of the first star system with as many planets as Earth’s solar system. The research by Google and the University of Texas at Austin that used data from NASA raised the prospects of new insights…

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NASA ANNOUNCEMENT: First solar system like ours with eight planets discovered

The historic discovery was made by new scientific analysis of data obtained by the Kepler space telescope, which is scouring the galaxy for planets like Earth. Paul Hertz, Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington, said: “We have found for the first time an eigth planet in a distant planetary system in the Kepler 90 system – this ties Kepler 90 with own solar system for having the most known planets. “Kepler 90 is the first star to host as many planets as our own.” The new planet –…

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NASA live stream – Watch the NASA Kepler announcement today HERE

The US space agency will host a crucial teleconference at 6pm GMT (1pm EST) to reveal the latest findings of the Kepler space mission. The Kepler telescope has been on a planet-hunting mission since 2009 and it may have just made a groundbreaking discovery – an alien planet. NASA’s teleconference will kick off later today and will be live streamed through NASA’s online streaming services – watch it above. Audiences interested in finding out more about the announcement, will have an unprecedented chance to pitch their burning questions straight at NASA’s…

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NASA announcement: What time is the Kepler telescope MAJOR reveal today?

The planet-hunting Kepler telescope is NASA’s ambitious mission to scan more than 150,000 stars for signs of extraterrestrial life. Since launching in 2009, Kepler has expanded our understanding of the far reaches of the cosmos and today could mark a new groundbreaking discovery. NASA’s conference will kick off at 6pm GMT (1pm EST) tonight with appearance from the space agency’s top officials. Audiences will be able to follow the conference live as it happens, through NASA’s streaming services. Viewers can also head to Twitter to send in any burning questions…

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Lockheed selects NEC artificial intelligence software to study space data

Intelligent machines are taking the technology world by storm, and have started to move to outer space. WASHINGTON — The United States’ largest military contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Wednesday it will start using artificial intelligence software from NEC to analyze data collected by sensors in space. Intelligent machines are taking the technology world by storm, and have started to move to outer space. One of the most advantageous uses of smart software is to analyze data, and increasingly governments and industries see AI as the answer to the big-data…

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Rise of the machines: Super intelligent robots could ‘spell the end of the human race’

GETTY Stephen Hawking warned AI could spell the end of humanity Artificial intelligence is beginning to transform society, from babysitting children to self-driving cars. But, many scientists, including Professor Stephen Hawking, argue it may only be a matter of time before they gain consciousness and destroy mankind like something out of science fiction. Professor Hawking said: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Robots could soon be weaponised and some people have advocated the advancement, arguing it could save lives. Related articles But,…

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Watch Portal’s GLaDOS sing about the electromagnetic spectrum – CNET

The last time we saw GLaDOS, the delightfully murderous artificial intelligence who steals every scene in Valve’s space-bending Portal video games, she’d become a humble media server at NASA.  Wait, that’s not how you remember it? Perhaps that’s because you missed this pitch-perfect parody created by NASA’s educational outreach division in 2014, where real GLaDOS voice actress Ellen McLain reprised her role to teach us the difference between fission and fusion. Now, three years later, GLaDOS (or rather NOTGLaDOS, the NASA Official Talking General Leisure and Diversion Operational Server) is…

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