Multimedia Technology

Can Wozniak Make a Cup of Coffee?

I came across a short clip of Steve Wozniak at Fast Company talking about how intelligent computers are getting and how much they can teach and influence from an early age these days.  But there are still strides to take in getting computers to fully interact with and understand humans and the aspects of our environment and lives that are interpreted through sensory perception and experience in life.

This clip is nothing mind-blowing and doesn’t talk about anything specific.  It just reflects on where the internet and computers have brought us and poses the question of how long will it be before computers can really interact with humans and fully understand its surroundings.


Artificial Intelligence

Wired has an article about little robots that learn to deceive eachother.  Hmm….

“Real-Life Decepticons: Robots Learn to Cheat”

More interesting to me was the article linked at the end.  It’s about neuron culture (rat brain matter?) that they’ve hooked up to a robot, so they call it “animat” and are getting the two to interact… so like… robots and organic, live matter connected…. a live brain for a robot….!  Sounding more like Cyberdyne Systems.

“It’s Alive(ish)”

The second article is actually already 3 years old! I will have to look up “animats” to see what has been going on since then.  Scary?