New Bones from Coral?

Apparently there is some guy who is growing coral reefs in indoor aquariums, and he hopes to sell them for medical use, like bone grafts or dental implants.

Fascinating concept!

Should robots be used in militaries and war?

Should robots be able to go to war? Would it be fair if robots from one country fight humans from another country?

I am assuming that first world countries like the U.S. would be the first to have robotic soldiers. They could obviously be better than human soldiers: faster, stronger, more resistant to bullets, and on the offensive side, more accurate with their shots.

Would robots ever make it into the Geneva convention or other "rules of engagement"?

Would you watch sports if the players were robots?

Just curious if you would watch sports like football, basketball, etc... any sport, really, if the players were robots?

I am a firm believer that one day, AI programs will run much of the businesses and many daily things. I also believe that robots will also do many physical activities and work that humans have always done.

And when it comes to sports, I would imagine that robots would be faster, more flexible, could jump higher and hit harder than a human.

NSA Monster Mind program: AI with no need for humans.

Edward Snowden's most recent revelation is that the NSA was working on an "anti-cyberterrorism" program named Master Mind. It works by itself, waiting, and can detect a cyberattack. When it does, it blocks the attack, then fights back.

The big question is: HOW will it fight back? Will it send a cyberattack back at the instigator? Will it shut down foreign infrastructure? Will it fire a missle?

Google and DeepMind; what has come from it?

Back in January, Google bought AI firm "DeepMind" for $400 Million. Not a small purchase.

At the time, it was reported that DeepMind's people would be working with Google's search algorithm team.

But as most people know, Google has already developed their search algorithm, and continues to do so. It is the core of their business. Do they really need to buy an artificial intelligence company to make their search results better?

I need some help

Hey guys on the forums...

Lately i got interested in the science behind prosthetics and bionic limbs... If it is not much trouble can you please list me the names of the fields in which i have to mostly study to understand and work with prosthetics?(in physics and biology for example) and maybe post a few links of some sites that explain how do they exactly work, how do they attach the nerves, and what type of actuators are there.

Lucy (movie)

I just saw a preview for a new movie coming out called "Lucy". Basically they say that humans only use 10% of their brains. Then it looks like they start giving some sort of chemicals to trial subjects and see if it makes them smarter. Well, the preview shows super abilities like telekinesis, etc.

Should be interesting to watch. Anyone else going to see it?

Jibo, the $500 Robot for the Whole Family

Have you seen this yet? Seems cool, but more like a novelty. The robot can talk back to you and answer questions, play music and even dance (by spinning around).

To be honest, I don't think I would get one. I'd rather my family "interact" with each other. It's funny, now we call it interacting, but it used to be called "talking". Like sitting down at the dinner table and talking. Now we are supposed to spend hundreds of dollars to have a little gadget talk FOR us.

How far we've come...

Japanese Robot Master Releases Best Robot Yet

Lifelike Robot

Why one is the human, and which one is the robot?

Ok so we all know that Japan leads the way in robotic technology. This robot really looks human. And they say it sounds human, too.

Another robot recently released only costs $2,000. Are you kidding me?

How come we can't buy robots like this yet? Are they available to the general public?



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