This Shape-Shifting Robot Is Both Creepy And Cute

This Shape-Shifting Robot Is Both Creepy And Cute

This robot was designed by researchers at Stanford, and its versatility is pretty darn impressive. It can put out small fires, open valves, and navigate through spikes and glue. Hopefully it can one day be mass produced incredibly cheaply and be used for all sorts of things, like surgery, search and rescue missions, and getting things…

Check Out The US Navy's Drone-Killing Laser Weapon In Action

Check Out The US Navy's Drone-Killing Laser Weapon In Action

Drones are already delivering parcels, surveilling the movements of both wildlife and people, and taking part in search-and-rescue missions. Like it or not, they’re going to form a major part of our daily lives within the next decade. The US Navy has recognized that drones could also be used as a weapon: spying on military…

Elon Musk Warns That AI Could Be A Threat To Human Civilization

Elon Musk Warns That AI Could Be A Threat To Human Civilization

Another month, another person warning us about artificial intelligence (AI). This time it’s everyone’s favorite human and definitely not a robot, Elon Musk. He was speaking at the US National Governs Association summer meeting in Providence Rhode Island on Saturday. “I have exposure to the very cutting edge AI, and I think people should be…

Robot Lawyer Is Now Offering Free Legal Advice For 1,000 Areas Of Law

Robot Lawyer Is Now Offering Free Legal Advice For 1,000 Areas Of Law

Justice ain’t cheap, but thankfully this free lawyer chatbot has expanded its field of expertise and can now offer advice in 1,000 legal areas. DoNotPay was originally created two years ago by 18-year-old British entrepreneur Joshua Browder using IBM’s “Watson” AI technology. He managed to develop a chatbot capable of offering advice to motorists who wanted…

Hyperloop One Have Completed A Full Systems Test

Hyperloop One Have Completed A Full Systems Test

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Hyperloop One has finally completed its first full systems test. Well, it actually happened on May 12, and Hyperloop One has only just released news of their achievement. It lasted just 5.3 seconds and went a fraction of the speed it is expected to one day achieve,…

This New Algorithm Can Literally Put Words In Your Mouth

This New Algorithm Can Literally Put Words In Your Mouth

Already well into the era of “fake news”, things might be about to get a whole lot murkier. Researchers at the University of Washington have shown how they can create video clips of Barack Obama by using audio from other speeches. At the moment, the program works by taking audio files of a person speaking…