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Neon’s ‘artificial human’ avatars could not live up to the CES hype

Neon and its "artificial human" avatars were the first viral hit of CES. It had everything to get the internet excited: A corporate giant (the company is from Samsung's STAR Labs), buzzwords (Avatars! Realistic AI assistants!) and confusion. Re… Source: Engadget | Neon’s ‘artificial human’ avatars could not live up to the CES hype

Vote for the Best of CES 2020 People's Choice Awards!

We've announced our Best of CES finalists so now it's time for you to cast your vote for your favorite gadget at CES 2020! Just head over here (or below) to pick your three favorite items from our pool of finalists. You have until 6 PM ET tomorrow, J… Source: Engadget | Vote for the …

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Colin Furze made a real version of Junkrat’s RIP-tire from ‘Overwatch’

If you need something from pop culture brought to life, then the first person to call is Colin Furze, YouTube's own mad inventor. Furze has already made working versions of the grapple gauntlet from Assassin's Creed and Wolverine's claws from the X-M… Source: Engadget | Colin Furze made a real version of Junkrat’s RIP-tire from …

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CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

It didn't take long for UPS and CVS to start delivering prescriptions by drone. The two have confirmed that they completed their first paid home deliveries of prescriptions, hauling medicine to two homes (one of which was a retirement community) in C… Source: Engadget | CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

Pentagon's draft AI ethics guidelines fight bias and rogue machines

Tech companies might have trouble establishing groundwork for the ethical use of AI, but the Defense Department appears to be moving forward. The Defense Innovation Board just published draft guidelines for AI ethics at the Defense Department that a… Source: Engadget | Pentagon's draft AI ethics guidelines fight bias and rogue machines

Wirecutter's best deals: Apple's 7th-gen iPad (128GB) drops to $400

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here. Source: Engadget | Wirecutter's best deals: Apple's 7th-gen iPad (128GB) drops to 0

Palmer Luckey's company is making drone-ramming drones

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey and his company Anduril Industries have drawn flak for their pursuit of controversial government and military contracts, and that uproar isn't about to subside any time soon. Anduril has unveiled the Interceptor, a "c… Source: Engadget | Palmer Luckey's company is making drone-ramming drones

'Flying fish’ drone actually explodes out of the water

Drones that can both swim and fly are no longer in the distant future. Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Lab built a concept for multimodal swimming robot it calls AquaMAV that can jump out of water. The scientists behind AquaMAV presented th… Source: Engadget | 'Flying fish’ drone actually explodes out of the water

Things get weird when a neural net is trained on text adventure games

We've seen people turn neural networks to almost everything from drafting pickup lines to a new Harry Potter chapter, but it turns out classic text adventure games may be one of the best fits for AI yet. This latest glimpse into what artificial intel… Source: Engadget | Things get weird when a neural net is …

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Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for AI

A consortium of 40 tech companies, including the likes of Facebook and Google, have come together to release a set of evaluation benchmarks for AI. By measuring AI products against these benchmarks, companies in the field will be able to identify opt… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for …

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Sony's takes a different tack at CES 2019

Sony's CES was a different one to previous years. The company's new strategy seems to focus on its prowess in movies and music to elevate its products. That made for an unusual press event, but Sony has a plan. Head of Communications, Cheryl K. G… Source: Engadget | Sony's takes a different tack at CES …

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'AmalGAN' melds AI imagination with human intuition to create art

Don't worry, they only look like the Pokemon of your nightmares. The images you are about to see are, in fact, at the very bleeding edge of machine-generated imagery, mixed with a collaborative human-AI production by artist Alex Reben and a little he… Source: Engadget | 'AmalGAN' melds AI imagination with human intuition to create …

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