Emerging Tech

MIT has a robotic mini-cheetah that can do backflips. Humanity is doomed

[embedded content] What’s scarier than a cheetah, one of nature’s most awesome big cats? A robot cheetah, of course. What’s scarier than a robot cheetah? A backflipping robot cheetah, created by the evidently fiendishly brilliant robotics geniuses over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Clearly taking their cue from the example set by nearby Boston Dynamics’ […]

Emerging Tech

What is artificial intelligence? Here’s everything you need to know

Crazy singularities, robot rebellions, falling in love with computers: Artificial intelligence conjures up a multitude of wild what-ifs. But in the real world, A.I. involves machine learning, deep learning, and many other programmable capabilities that we’re just beginning to explore. Let’s put the fantasy stuff on hold (at least for now) and talk about real-world A.I. […]