Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize.
Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands? At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that’s what they are designed to do. But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions – and put robots into those situations.
Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time.
Researchers at the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory at the University of Tokyo have developed a robot with high-speed vision that beats human in Rock-Paper-Scissors game 100% of the time.
At around 250 miles above our planet, a multitude of low-cost tiny satellites are bringing us a much better understanding of the human economy. From the night lights in Myanmar to the homes with metal roofs in Kenya or the trucks in China, all of these give a better understanding of how our society works, and it is just an amazing feat to see them in action thanks to the wonderful satellite technology.
Two German artists namely Stephan Bogner and Philipp Schmitt have tried exploring the limitations of face recognition algorithms and produce artistic portraits as a byproduct.
This bird identifier which is referred to as Merlin Bird Photo ID is capable of identifying few hundreds of the predominantly usually encountered birds in the United States and Canada. It is developed by the Visipedia research project in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Most of you know the speaker or are familiar with the problem (and of course the solution!). However, it still worth hearing it from one of the most pioneering women in this field.
An interesting talk by Max Welling, professor in the field of computer science and statistics at the university of Amsterdam, about the key technology that unlocks the potential of big data.
As some studies suggest, the outer ear may prove to be one of the most accurate and least intrusive ways to identify people. In a pilot study, a team of researchers from the University College London modeled the faces of 30 warriors and found that no two ears were identical.