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Future developments in the related fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.

NIO EVE Launched With Integrated AI Platform (NOMI) Hot doesn't even begin to describe the NIO EVE, a self-driving electric concept car straight out of a sci-fi movie that's packed from top to bottom with every buzzy new technology imaginable.

NIO EVE Launched With Integrated AI Platform (NOMI)

Chinese electric car company NextEV brought the EVE to SXSW and we got to ogle at its gorgeous futuristic exterior and interior until our eyeballs almost fell out. The EVE is the company's vision of what a self-driving car could look like in 2020, the year when self-driving cars are expected to truly free us from the chore of turning a steering wheel and stepping on a pedal. Like pretty much every self-driving concept vehicle — Mercedes' F 015 or Peugeot's Instinct are two that come to mind — the EVE promises to let you sit back and relax in its luxurious leather-clad cabin as it does all the driving for you. As far as autonomous concept cars go, the EVE checks basically all the boxes for "fictional dream car from the future.

" Robots Perform a Third of U.S. Surgeries. In Brief Robots are most commonly used in hospitals for aiding surgeons in performing operating room tasks.

Robots Perform a Third of U.S. Surgeries

Top hospitals invest on robotic-assisted surgical systems with the goal of providing better and more cost-effective care. Robot Use in Hospitals Grows Lately, robots are being used by hospitals to perform a multitude of tasks — from delivering medicine to patients, to working alongside surgeons and assisting them in complex and delicate procedures. Because of their precision and inability to feel weariness that may cause muscle tremors, robots are perfect assistants to surgeons in carrying out such meticulous jobs in the operating room.

As robotic surgery continues to grow, experts predict that, within the period of five years, robots will dominate the operating rooms in the United States. Paying the Price. AI Diagnosis Trusted More Than Doctors. It probably goes without saying, but medicine has improved a lot in modern times.

AI Diagnosis Trusted More Than Doctors

No one would willingly go back to the days of sketchy anesthetics and experimental surgery. We know a lot more about what ails the body and how to treat disease. But could we do better? Sure. Some conditions yet confound doctors. “If you go into your primary care physician, he’s probably using a stethoscope. You can tell this rubs him the wrong way. AI Passes the Turing Test.

As the capabilities of artificial intelligence increase, and as technology improves at an exponential rate Kurzweil re-affirms his predictions Most people will know of, or at least heard of, Ray Kurzweil, Google’s famed Director of Engineering, and one of the world’s leading futurists.

AI Passes the Turing Test

He’s been surveying and forecasting the technology scene for longer than most of us have been alive – speaking of which he’s currently trying to live forever, and one of his ambitions is to bring his long dead father back to life as an avatar – everyone’s got to have a hobby. Earlier this week at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas he caused a commotion by announcing two things. Firstly that he thinks artificial intelligence (AI) will pass a Turing Test in 2029, and secondly that he’s set 2045 as the date when we’ll finally realise the Singularity, the point at which we see runaway technological growth that result in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

Related 4th March 2017. 'Base-level' jobs a rarity as robots & smart systems take over. By the year 2030, artificial intelligence (A.I.) will have changed the way we travel to work and to parties, how we take care of our health and how our kids are educated.

'Base-level' jobs a rarity as robots & smart systems take over

That’s the consensus from a panel of academic and technology experts taking part in Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence. Focused on trying to foresee the advances coming to A.I., as well as the ethical challenges they’ll bring, the panel yesterday released its first study. The 28,000-word report, “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030,” looks at eight categories -- from employment to healthcare, security, entertainment, education, service robots, transportation and poor communities -- and tries to predict how smart technologies will affect urban life.

Late in 2014, Stanford researchers launched their One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, or AI100. “Until now, most of what is known about A.I. comes from science fiction books and movies,” Stone said. AI Radically Changes Our Work Life. A 100-year project conceived by Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz to trace the impacts of artificial intelligence has issued its first report: a 28,000-word analysis looking at how AI technologies will affect urban life in 2030.

AI Radically Changes Our Work Life

The bottom line? Put away those “Terminator” nightmares of a robot uprising, at least for the next 15 years – but get ready for technological disruptions that will make life a lot easier for many of us while forcing some of us out of our current jobs. That assessment comes from Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, or AI100, which is Horvitz’s brainchild. Horvitz, a Stanford alumnus, is a former president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the managing director of Microsoft Research’s Redmond lab. Horvitz and his wife, Mary, created the AI100 endowment with the aim of monitoring AI’s development and effects over the coming century.

The report looks in detail at these eight issues: