This elegant pup from Boston Dynamics triggered in me, for just a moment, the uncanny recognition of computer graphics. But it isn't rendered: it's a real machine, meeting a new threshold of fluid movement that turns my skepticism in on itself. Instead of being almost fooled into thinking something fake is real, I'm almost fooled into thinking something real is fake.
In the creepy demo above, a humanoid robot named Ameca imitates a fellow's facial expressions–as captured by an iPhone 12 with Apple's ARKit—in real-time. Ameca was build by a company called Engineered Arts but he resides deep in the Uncanny Valley. (via IEEE Spectrum) READ THE REST
Watching robots evolve has been one of the most bizarre parts of the 21st century. On the one hand, the creativity and innovation their presence symbolizes is a testament to human ingenuity. At the same time, it's hard to dismiss the rampant paranoia around the development of artificial intelligence. Maybe it's me, but whenever I… READ THE REST
From Vice: The video was taken at "Army-2022," an ongoing arms fair in Moscow. The conference is taking place from Monday until Sunday, has around 1,500 participants, and over 28,000 exhibits, according to its website. One exhibitor also showed off an unmanned military truck which has no cockpit. And here's the Google-Translated text of the Telegram post… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There is no worse feeling than realizing the endless creativity you can achieve on your phone or laptop actually does have an end. That horrible moment you realize your storage drive… READ THE REST