Nexxworks' best of the web - Week february 18 to 24
PATRICK CAUGHILL - FUTURISM
Elon Musk has predicted that, within the next ten years, all new cars will be autonomous, self-driving vehicles. If this bold prediction is true, we could be facing a serious shift towards safer roadways much sooner than most people expected.
ANDY GREENBERG - WIRED
“We hope this is a moment where Conversation AI goes from being ‘this is interesting’ to a place where everyone can start engaging and leveraging these models to improve discussion,” - Conversation AI product manager CJ Adams
RAYA BIDSHAHRI - SINGULARITY HUB
Urban projects globally are pushing the limits of engineering, design and architecture. Exponential technologies are being integrated into the very skeleton of human civilization. Above all, we are seeing an emergence of futuristic societies with an inspiring vision for humanity.
MENG JING - SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
Beijing has given the green light for the creation of China’s very first ‘national laboratory for deep learning’, in a move that could help the country to surpass the United States in developing artificial intelligence (AI).
JAMIE CONDLIFFE - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
As artificial intelligence systems become increasingly human, their abilities to influence people also improve. New Scientist reports that children who spend time with a robotic companion appear to pick up elements of its behavior.
STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE
Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on talking elevators, UPS and amazon drones, robot barista's and much more. Enjoy!