WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/anatole-katok-mathematician-who-explored-chaos-theory-dies-at-73/2018/05/09/09516a6c-50d5-11e8-84a0-458a1aa9ac0a_story.html?utm_term=.f2c917abdba2 American mathematician, Anatole Katok, a leader in the theoretical exploration of dynamical systems - a subject treating the way complex aspects of the real world change and develop over time, died April 30 at a medical center in Danville, Pa at 73 was director of the Center for Dynamics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State … Continue reading WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

WaPo – The United States is way behind other countries on robot ‘readiness’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/23/the-united-states-is-way-behind-other-countries-on-robot-readiness-report-says/?utm_term=.889e5a38569a https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180423005873/en/ABB-Economist-Launch-Automation-Readiness-Index-Global United States lags behind other countries in readiness placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies according to a new report from Swiss technology company ABB South Korea, Singapore, Germany and Canada are better prepared graded the nations on three main categories: innovation environment -money spent on research and development school policies … Continue reading WaPo – The United States is way behind other countries on robot ‘readiness’

WaPo – Amazon is reportedly building a home robot

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/04/23/amazon-is-reportedly-building-a-home-robot-an-expert-explains-how-close-we-are-to-the-jetsons/?utm_term=.866da780d6d6 Amazon.com has set in motion a "top-secret" plan to build a robot for the home, according to a report from Bloomberg  run out of Lab 126 Known as "Vesta," the domestic robot project could result in a purchasable product as early as next year could behave like a "mobile Alexa," prototypes of the robot include … Continue reading WaPo – Amazon is reportedly building a home robot

WSJ – The Key to Smarter AI: Copy the Brain

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-key-to-smarter-ai-copy-the-brain-1523369923  the brain is very good at processing new information. AI isn't computer can teach itself to master a narrow, predetermined skill - software is stuck in time the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, developing brain-computer interfaces—devices that sit directly in or on the brain and record cell activity  see how neural signals translate into … Continue reading WSJ – The Key to Smarter AI: Copy the Brain

WaPo – Vikings may have used crystals to navigate across the Atlantic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/04/04/vikings-may-have-used-crystals-to-navigate-across-the-atlantic/?utm_term=.cc8f3047aa8a  A thousand years ago, the trip between Norway and Greenland by longboat took about three weeks. Viking navigators used shadows cast by a sun compass, a ring with a central fin like a sun dial's, to identify geographic north  such compasses work only when the sun shines, not on foggy or cloudy days In 1967, Danish … Continue reading WaPo – Vikings may have used crystals to navigate across the Atlantic

WSJ – Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Enhance Real-Time Police Surveillance

https://www.wsj.com/articles/artificial-intelligence-could-soon-enhance-real-time-police-surveillance-1522761813 https://www.neurala.com/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/facial-recognition-could-move-beyond-mug-shots-1522855817 This whole story also fits neatly into the various stories of how have AI justify its decision making process develop the capability to add artificial intelligence to video surveillance and body cameras that could identify faces in real time expected to be ready by the fall police  already use facial recognition to … Continue reading WSJ – Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Enhance Real-Time Police Surveillance

BBC – Microsoft gambels on a quantum leap in computing

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43580972 https://www.nature.com/articles/nature26142.epdf?referrer_access_token=a5rR9z2Uj2gVhSroLFUkA9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PyiwJ7A5EQlu50KQM687zZ84oGHABv8CT-VgLzaN_zFqHViMUYk8eDfCggG8zzGIixd-rH7fz-uQFmoYxzkhlIxh9B9G8DN_oadRcTl5zPw9FXi6f_mXGvZpogs_9TH_Qh8H_uP6EG8RZ_R4676UaZHAaOWnMhWcVsPqkIS-x18A%3D%3D&tracking_referrer=www.bbc.com Microsoft researchers and Niels Bohr Institute academics is confident that it has found the key to creating a quantum computer they are behind in the race - the likes of Google, IBM and a Silicon Valley start-up called Rigetti have already shown they can build systems with as many as 50 qubits  these … Continue reading BBC – Microsoft gambels on a quantum leap in computing