For all the scary talk about what nefarious deeds AI will be capable of one day, a geeky fight that tends to spark debate about whether the technology is a net positive or could eventually bring about the destruction of humanity, there’s at least one observable skill that AI is increasingly mastering right now — a skill that AI is starting to actually get so good at it may even shock you. What the video depicts is a collection of humans that an AI-generated algorithm — courtesy of DataGrid, a startup based at Japan’s Kyoto University — designed. The poses, the clothes, the different hairstyles, stances, everything — the AI just came up with it all, in a stunning bit of understanding about the humans who occupy the world around it. According to a translation of the text that accompanies the video, the researchers used what’s called a Generative Adversarial Network, or GAN, to generate the high-resolution (1024×1024) images of nonexistent humans. It goes on to suggest that this kind of thing could be useful in a variety of ways, such as by creating virtual models for industries like advertising and fashion. (BGR.com)





Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in theoretical physics minor in quantum chromodynamics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned distinction in his master’s program in aerospace systems architecture at the University of Southern California. He was selected as the TRW Space Technologies Black Engineer of the Year. 








US defense expert Jay Tuck was news director of the daily news program ARD-Tagesthemen and combat correspondent for German Television in two Gulf Wars. He has produced over 500 segments for the network. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading newspapers, television networks and magazines throughout Europe,

Elon Reeve Musk is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer] He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX;         co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People. As of October 2018, he has a net worth of $22.8 billion and is listed by Forbes as the        54th-richest person in the world.

Anthony Levandowski  is an American self-driving car engineer. In 2016 he co-founded Otto, an autonomous trucking company, with Lior Ron, Claire Delaunay and Don Burnette. Prior to Otto, he built the Google self-driving car while working as a co-founder and technical lead on the project, known as Waymo. He is known for his work in the advancement of self-driving technology. (Wikipedia)


The concept of an AI ‘god’ may seem outlandish, but a former Google and Uber engineer is touting the idea of a high-tech 'deity' as a way to improve society. Think about how much we depend on Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa today. We ask the AI bot for directions, to check on the weather, and to dim the lights in our house. Few of us know the complex engineering required to make this happen, we just trust it will work.  A well-known engineer who worked at Google and Uber named Anthony Levandowski has founded a new AI-based religion called Way of the Future. The charter? To worship and understand “the Godhead” for the betterment of society. (Fox News 12-7-2017)

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., December 4, 2018 – ... spending on robotics systems and drones will total $115.7 billion in 2019, an increase of 17.6% over 2018. By 2022, IDC expects this spending will reach $210.3 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.2%. (IDC)

 Of the industries facing automation, agriculture could see the most upside from robots in the next few years. And the farming robot wave, along with other new agricultural technology, could come even sooner than you think, as the Trump administration's immigration crackdown worsens an acute labor shortage.                  (Investors Business Daily
 8/10/2018)    



A computer scientist featured in a new documentary is claiming that sex robots could forever change humanity by making sex too accessible. The documentary is called 'Sex Robots and Us', and in it Noel Sharkey warns of the damage these robots, which are growing in popularity, can do to society. (Daily Mail 4-9-2018)





























































































































































































   

Artificial Intelligence
How AI is catching people who cheat on their diets, job searches and school work  6/10/2019



China Demands Control over ‘A.I. Governance 5/31/2019

Forming romantic and sexual relationships with robots ‘will be widespread by 2050’ 5/28/2019


Facebook Research is developing touchy-feely curious robots 5/20/2019


Intel Agencies Invest in AI to Track People Across Video Surveillance Networks 5/10/2019

Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year 4/22/2019


AI can predict when someone will die with unsettling accuracy 3/27/2019

Can AI Be a Fair Judge in Court? Estonia Thinks So 3/25/2019

The rise of robot authors: is the writing on the wall for human novelists?  3/25/2019

The end of school: AI ‘Google brain’ implants to REPLACE education and ‘supercharge IQ’ 3/24/2019

These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal 3/4/2019

The Humans In This AI-Created Video Look Jaw-Droppingly Real 5/4/2019

National Geographic Documentary: Year Million (Artificial Intelligence)

Science Fiction?

Artificial Intelligence: The Coming Storm | Michael Harrison | TEDxBlinnCollege

Artificial Intelligence: it will kill us | Jay Tuck | TEDxHamburgSalon

Elon Musk on Google's DeepMind | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)!!

Melissa Runfeldt and Anthony Levandowski - The Future of AI - Church Based on AI

Anthony Levandowski's Church of Artificial Intelligence

 


                                 Robotics

Will Robots Take Your Job? Quarter of US Jobs at Risk - AP 1/24/2019

Robots And AI: The Future Is Automated And Every Job Is At Risk


Robots helping at Walmart 4/9/2019

The farming robots of tomorrow are here today | The Future IRL

How do big farmers hope to pick the next crop? Carefully -- but with robots 2/17/2019

 

Robot Love: Why romance with machines is a foregone conclusion 2/7/2019

Realistic-looking robot with soft skin, soothing voice - Fox News 11 Los Angeles