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The Director oversees all aspects of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), leads the coordination of National Nanotechnology Initiative policies and programs, serves as a spokesperson for the Initiative, and provides advice to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. We are pleased to announce the release of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President's 2015 Budget. Nano


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Intro to AI - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Oct-Dec 2011

Intro to AI - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Oct-Dec 2011

All of AI Class is now available through Udacity along with many other classes! This site (www.ai-class.com) will redirect to www.udacity.com starting in February 2013. Class has ended, but you can still log in here. Sign in I'm greatly enjoying the class and amazed by how much I was able to learn in one month. Signing up for this class was probably one of the best (if not the best) decisions I made this year!
The OpenAI site is centered around an Open Source project and community involving artificial intelligence. The term "Open Source" means that the source code for the project is available for free and can be used by others free of charge. Artificial Intelligence refers to the general aim of intelligent computing, making machines think and learn. The project itself is the creation of a set of tools that are considered to be models of human intelligence. These tools are intended to be integrated into programs or used stand alone for research. We're looking for this site to be: OpenAi - - about us OpenAi - - about us
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Robot Skin Can Feel Touch, Sense Chemicals, and Soak Up Solar Power

Robot Skin Can Feel Touch, Sense Chemicals, and Soak Up Solar Power When you meet your robot overlord, it may be wearing super-intelligent skin designed by a Stanford researcher--a solar-powered, super-sensitive, chemical-sampling covering that makes your meatbag covering look pathetic. Zhenan Bao is behind the advances, and the recent development centers on a stretchable solar cell system that can expand and shrink along two different axes, making it perfect for incorporation into artificial skin for robots, human prosthetic limbs, or even clothing. Bao's earlier successes with artificial skin have resulted in a highly flexible and durable material, which is part of a flexible organic-chemistry transistor, built on a thin polymer layer. When the skin is subjected to pressure, the current flowing through the transistors is modified as tiny pyramid shapes molded into the polymer layer compress, resulting in a super-sensitive transducer that can apparently detect the pressure from a house-fly's feet.
On the hunt for universal intelligence On the hunt for universal intelligence How do you use a scientific method to measure the intelligence of a human being, an animal, a machine or an extra-terrestrial? So far this has not been possible, but a team of Spanish and Australian researchers have taken a first step towards this by presenting the foundations to be used as a basis for this method in the journal Artificial Intelligence, and have also put forward a new intelligence test. "We have developed an 'anytime' intelligence test, in other words a test that can be interrupted at any time, but that gives a more accurate idea of the intelligence of the test subject if there is a longer time available in which to carry it out", José Hernández-Orallo, a researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), tells SINC. This is just one of the many determining factors of the universal intelligence test.