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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

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with

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

Soft 3D-Printed Robot Is Agile Even on Sand and Rocks

The robot's ability to reliably walk across different types of surfaces is unique, and so is the fact that its elaborately shaped legs were created with a 3D printer, according to the engineers who developed the bio-inspired creature, Joinfo.com reports with reference

Russia unveils Terminator-style robot amid World War 3 fears

Christened FEDOR – Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – designers claim the futuristic sharpshooter would initially be deployed during search and rescue missions, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Daily Star. "FEDOR was designed as an android able to replace humans in high-risk

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

Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

The industry most affected by automation is manufacturing. For every robot per thousand workers, up to six workers lost their jobs and wages fell by as much as three-fourths of a percent, according to a new paper by the economists, Daron Acemoglu of

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

Stephen Hawking warns without a ‘world government’ technology could wipe out humanity

The physicist, who has spoken out about the dangers of artificial intelligence in the past, says a 'world government' could be our only hope, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Mail Online. He says our 'logic and reason' could be the only way