Researchers have developed 3D-printed devices that can track and store their own use-without batteries or electronics. Cheap and easily customizable, 3D-printed devices are perfect for assistive technology, like prosthetics or “smart” pill bottles that can help patients remember to take their daily medications.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots will gradually “creep” into people’s everyday lives, according to robotics expert Bart Paulhamus. Paulhamus, a branch supervisor at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory said, told Hill.TV that AI is “very, very far away” from approximating human intelligence, adding that the public should not fear a robot takeover in the near future.
The concept of human space exploration has experienced something of a recent revival in the public consciousness. The private SpaceX and Virgin Galactic companies (and their eccentric front men) often make front-page news for their achievements and goals, which ultimately involve traveling to and colonizing distant planets.
AI’s next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin
The notion of deploying armed human soldiers on the ground to fight wars will disappear over time, according to one of America’s top military scientists. “We have to get used to the radical idea that we, human beings, will be just one species of intelligent beings,” Alexander Kott, chief of the Network Science Division of the US Army Research Laboratory, told the Conference on Applied Machine Learning for Information Security ( CAMLIS) on Friday.
If you thought the announcement of the first air-to-air drone kill or the unveiling of Russia’s new bipedal military mech was cause for some Fallout-style meditations on how war is changing, rest assured that DARPA is developing new technologies that rival anything military science fiction (or cyberpunk dystopias) could imagine.