Have you ever wanted to find out what font is being used or what colour something is? It can be difficult to find out. The best way we have so far is to take a picture, wait until we get to a computer and find it later. A new gadget has been designed by Fiona O’Leary for her graduation project at the Royal College of Art.
Anki, the makers behind little robot race cars that pit themselves against your phone, have a new project to show us. Cozmo is a little toy robot that might be the cutest thing ever invented in the history of the universe.
We have covered cute robots before. But Cozmo is something altogether different. This latest little marvel in A.I. shows the next step in the evolution of artificial intelligence.
The Nature Remo will turn your air conditioner into a Wi-Fi-enabled smart AC device without any effort. This will mean that your home maintains a comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is energy efficient and you can control the unit with your smartphone.
VR backpack PCs are arriving in time for the VR headset revolution. Developers have been wondering how to connect PCs to VR headsets without users tripping over cables. A standard PC sits still as an immovable object. Users move around when wearing VR headsets, but their range and comfort of movement is hampered by cables. So, HP, MSI, and Zotac have been developing PCs that can be carried on your back.
The issue of artificial intelligence and its place in the future has become increasingly prominent in the tech world today. But Google says it is partnering with Oxford University to potentially create an A.I. kill switch that reduces the risk of future dangers.
The Problem With Artificial Intelligence
Experts have been warning against artificial intelligence for some time now. Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, all three power hitters in the scientific and engineering fields, have been vocal about their worry. According to them and other prominent members of the technology field, an A.I. runs the future risk of becoming too powerful and overriding human instruction/will.
The ASUS Zenbo is bringing robots into the home. You read that right, soon you will be able to have a robot living with you. This robot will do a lot for the family, parents, children and seniors. Your home will become a smart home with this robot as a hub for devices connected to the internet of things.
Google are aiming to disrupt the smartphone game with Project Ara. Being announced some time ago before disappearing, Project Ara is back. This device will be a customizable smartphone. Google have been able to work through some of the issues and release a version for testing later this year. It is hoped that a version for consumers will be available next year.