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Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Though yet to become a standard in schools, artificial intelligence in education has been "a thing" since AI's uptick in the 1980s. In many ways, the two seem made for each other. We use education as a means to develop minds capable of  expanding and leveraging the knowledge pool, while AI provides tools for develo ... Read More...

Zillow: Data-Driven Real Estate Appraisals at Your Fingertips

Episode Summary: Big data is often a buzz word, but if you're trying to quantify data around homes in the U.S. and pair that with hard to quantify information  - like images - you're likely running into the frontiers of machine learning technology. This is something Zillow deals with daily. In this episode, Stan Hump ... Read More...

So Long Selfie Stick, Hello Selfie Drone?

If you’re sick of selfie sticks, Boston-based software company Neurala may have an alternative for you. The Selfie Dronie is a paid mobile application compatible with Parrot Bebop drones that offers users a relatively hands free way to record selfies and dronies (those aerial shots often associated with extreme sport ... Read More...

Making Robots More Humane at Brown University

Before we welcome a new technology into our lives, it’s wise to consider what effect it will have on us as human beings. What might a technologically disruptive app do to our innate empathy or self-esteem? When that technology is so sophisticated to actually resemble human beings, this forethought is that much more i ... Read More...

Mercedes-Benz to Replace Robots with Human Beings

How many times have you heard tales of automation and job loss? How fervently have these harbingers announced the arrival of robot-run industries? The International Federation of Robotics recently projected that about 1.3 million industrial robots will be put into operation within the next couple years. From experts to ... Read More...

The Spirit in the Machine May Not Be So Far Out

Episode Summary: Over 100,00 years ago, it may have been advantageous for human beings to be hyper aware of other living things for the purposes of survival. In the future, between the IoT and advances in AI, we once again find ourselves ever more aware. Erik Davis, the author of TechGnosis and a praised journalist ... Read More...