Facebook Shut Down AI Robots After They Developed Their Own Language

According to the statement, researchers at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) have created two dialog agents with a new capability — the ability to negotiate. The experiment’s goal was to show that these dialog agents with differing goals can manage to come

Mars Robot Curiosity Making Decisions on Its Own

In 2012, the Curiosity rover began its slow trek across the surface of Mars, listening for commands from Earth about where to go, what to photograph, which rocks to inspect. Then last year, something interesting happened: Curiosity started making decisions on its

Messing with robots’ self-confidence could prevent the AI apocalypse

In every sci-fi depiction of an eventual robot apocalypse, the mechanical monstrosities move with cold, calculated precision, dispatching or enslaving humanity with a complete lack of sympathy and no second guessing. But what if robots could actually worry? What if mechanical minds

Disney brings humanoid robots to park

Disney Enterprises Inc. announced it has filed a U.S. patent for a 3D printed, interactive, soft robot, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Fox News. The application describes the new “soft body” robot to be built specifically for “physical interaction with humans.” Disney has

Toyota Wants to Use Robots for Keeping Elderly Moving

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly graying society on the move, Joinfo.com reports with reference to U.S. News. Toyota said it saw the possibility

Chinese AI engineer marries robot he created

31-year-old Zheng Jiajia married a robot he named “Yingying” in a traditional informal Chinese wedding ceremony, Joinfo.com reports with reference to South China Morning Post. A Chinese engineer has “married” a robot he created after failing to find a human spouse, according

High School Students Beat AI Robot in Math Test

An ‘exam-taking robot’ developed by China’s Chengdu Zhun Xing Yun Xue Technology Co. was defeated by a group of high school students in Chengdu in a test-taking competition, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Huffington Post. The four-year old robot took the same

Singularity Will Happen by 2029 – Ray Kurzweil

Of his 147 predictions since the 1990s, Kurzweil has kept an astonishing accuracy rate of 86 percent. Earlier this week, at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, Kurzweil made yet another prediction: the technological singularity will happen sometime in the next

Teaching Robots How To Trust

Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions to complex surgical procedures. But the question of trust has largely been a one-way street. Should we trust robots with our lives? According to TechCrunch, a

Incredible ping pong-playing robot earns Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records has recognized a robot with a unique ability: a machine called FORPHEUS is officially the “first robot table tennis tutor,” Joinfo.com reports with reference to Fox news. The contraption, which holds a ping pong paddle and can play against