Monday, September 8, 2014

Self-Driving Cars Coming in a few years!

Some of you may have heard of the Google self-driving car...  GM is making advances in this area -- and the firm says that some of these features will be on the road in just two+ years!  Read more here:


Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, General Motors executives indicate.

The carmaker announced Sunday that the semiautonomous system for freeways will be an option on an unidentified 2017 Cadillac that goes on sale in summer 2016. Another 2017 Cadillac, the CTS, will be equipped with radio transmitters and receivers that will let it communicate with other cars, sharing data such as location, speed, and whether the driver is applying the brakes.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/09/07/offer-car-that-will-almost-drive-itself/ifBPed99vWSzw2NFa0IhPP/story.html?p1=Article_InThisSection_Bottom

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hawkings: AI Could Be Dangerous

With the Johnny Depp movie making noise at the box office, Stephen Hawkings spoke out about the dangers that artificial intelligence can pose to mankind.



With the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence playing in cinemas, with Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman showcasing clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake in history.

Read more here:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stephen-hawking-transcendence-looks-at-the-implications-of-artificial-intelligence--but-are-we-taking-ai-seriously-enough-9313474.html