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A.I. Anchors Replace Human Reporters In Newsroom of the Future | Popular Science
Engineers at Northwestern University have created virtual newscasts that use artificial intelligence to collect stories, produce graphics and even anchor broadcasts via avatars.
The project, dubbed “News At Seven,” goes beyond simply regurgitating news stories gleaned from the Web. The system can generate opinionated content like movie reviews or pull the most relevant facts from a box score to pen a hometown sports story. The AI is even learning to crack wise, injecting humor into reports.
media  journalism  television  robots  intelligence  science  attention  identity 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Firefox 3 Robot Themed Easter Egg | Laughing Squid
"UPDATE 2: George Kelly make a great sound about 'about:robots'." I've been Squidified!
robots  humor  songwriting  mozilla  firefox 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Charles Arthur: God help us if machines ever think like people | Technology | guardian.co.uk
"The deliberative system requires something closer to language; it's younger, and it and the ancestral system frequently disagree and fight like two cats in a bag. The older one, being better wired into our subconscious, often gets the upper hand."
history  ritual  sex  marketing  animals  theory  robots  creativity  evolution 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
YouTube - Lev and Thumpbot play Crazy
OK, probably the only version of the song I feel like hearing now (and I'm long past sick of hearing my own). Thanks, Alaina!
music  robots  video 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | Darkness becomes them
"[T]he networks have integrated sci-fi into the mainstream with shows that not only dig deeper into questions of community and the ways that communities react to outside threats, but also explore the responses of individuals to intense circumstances."
television  fiction  terrorism  media  story  sciencefiction  robots  community  society 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A New Model Army Soldier Rolls Closer to the Battlefield
"They don't get hungry. They're not afraid. They don't forget their orders. They don't care if the guy next to them has just been shot. Will they do a better job than humans? Yes."
robots  isaacasimov  military  usa 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Oblivio > Archives > Buddy
"I’m in the army and a robot is my best buddy." Friends, sure, but are enemies electric?
robots  writing 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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