Texas State Rep Upset There is No Emoji for Texas Flag
Tom Oliverson, a state representative in Texas, has filed a resolution asking people to please stop using an emoji of the Chilean flag as a symbol of Texas pride. Apparently, the Chilean…
Is the Day of the Professional Driver Nearing the End?
AI and robotics, particularly autonomous vehicles, are changing the job market, with the potential of eliminating over five million jobs in the next five years alone. The industry most impacted over…
No Juice for You! Cafe Charges for Charging Phones
An Austrian cafe owner is tired of growing electrical bills from patrons parking themselves for hours on end and charging their devices. While she has no issues with those coming…
Smart Cars in North America Soon to be Electric Only
According to a letter sent to dealerships by Mercedes-Benz USA, the only cars sold in North America under the Smart brand will be electric as of September this year. Two…
Swimming Robots May Eventually Assist in Surgeries
Squishy, hydrogel robots that flap, squeeze, and kick when pumped with water could be the next medical breakthrough. Searching for inspiration while developing their hydrogel, MIT researchers looked at glass eels; these…
Meet the AI Platform That Predicted the Patriots’ Win (& Scores)
Sunday’s Super Bowl broke a number of records, and “everyone” was saying that “no one” could have predicted the Patriots’ comeback – everyone except a Swarm AI platform called UNU,…
Are Hands-Free Phone Conversations Really Safer?
Researchers at Queensland University of Technology have released a study disproving the common belief that conversing over the phone ‘hands-free’ is any safer than when a driver is holding a phone…
If Your Gmail Isn’t Working, You May Need to Upgrade Your Windows OS
Google has confirmed that as of February 8, 2017, Gmail will no longer work on computers running Windows Vista or XP as support (security patches or bug fixes) for Chrome…
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s a Bat Bot?
Bats are compact, efficient and lightweight flying mammals, making them an ideal inspiration for a flapping robot, called a Bat Bot. This flying robot, created by researchers at University of…
What is a Smart City and Do I Live In One?
For me, the answer is yes. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and our ‘smart city’ is participating in a North American program aimed at developing standards for a technology…
Canadian Companies Keen to Fund AI Research in Canada
Large corporations are well aware that artificial intelligence (AI) can positively transform a business. They are now donating funding – no strings attached – to a program that will provide artificial intelligence…
How Soon Will A Robot Be Delivering Your Pizzas and Groceries?
In February of 2017, delivery robots will be making their debut in two US cities: Washington, DC, and Redwood City, CA. Previously, the world was abuzz about drones delivering goods, but…
Ford’s SmartLink Adds Connectivity to Older Model Cars
Connectivity in vehicles seems to increase exponentially year over year, and now Ford has developed a way to upgrade your car’s connectivity without having to upgrade the whole car. Ford is…
AI Libratus Beating Expert Poker Players Hands Down
Poker appears to be the latest intellectual battle between humanity and AI, and currently, a bot named Libratus, developed by the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, is beating humanity. Badly….
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