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AI breakthough

  1. Apr 2, 2009 #1
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090402/sc_nm/us_science_robots [Broken]

    This sounds exciting!
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  3. Apr 2, 2009 #2
    I can't believe this has happened already. Could the press be exaggerating? Is the singularity finally near?

    It's all over the news now. National Geographic, BBC News...
  4. Apr 2, 2009 #3
  5. Apr 2, 2009 #4
    This is crazy. First cold fusion and now this in one week, I can't handle it.

    On a side note, Yahoo's main news story is about M. Vick getting a job and not this! I can't believe how dumb and pathetic our society is becoming.

    Who cares about mind controlled robots? You can already control video games with neural sensors.
  6. Apr 2, 2009 #5
    That's an issue with the rotating report process. I don't know how often it updates, but it's automated. It just reads off a list of top stories.
  7. Apr 2, 2009 #6
    Cold Fusion?
  8. Apr 2, 2009 #7
    We can? :confused:

    I liked processing thoughts more than the capability of developing thoughts.
  9. Apr 2, 2009 #8
    If it were true, they would have badly chosen the date. You are fools.
  10. Apr 2, 2009 #9
    First off haha for the fact that before i checked my yahoo email i saw the vicks story! Secondly what about cold fusion!?!?
  11. Apr 2, 2009 #10
    Heres a much better written article than the yahoo one.


    Uhhh..yeah. The things don't work all that well but they work. Welcome to 2009 my friend.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826100006&Tpk=Neural Impluse Actuator


    Are you kidding? Your on a physics forum and you didn't know about this?

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  12. Apr 2, 2009 #11
    eventually when we get so advanced scientists will get so bored they'll have to re-invent things regardless of how ridiculous and impractical it is.

    Like square wheels!
  13. Apr 2, 2009 #12
    There's been a little bit in the news:

  14. Apr 2, 2009 #13
  15. Apr 25, 2009 #14
    It's down to 109.99. and you get a 20$ mail in rebate, making it only 89.99. Not too shabby
  16. May 1, 2009 #15
    A moderate improvement in task automation? Happens all the time. This isn't nearly as impressive as it sounds. It's closer to a manufacturing robot in terms of features with a few nifty differences than it is to a super robot scientist.
  17. May 1, 2009 #16
    Don't let the title fool you. The AI cannot actually think, and there's no reason to think that they ever will at the rate current research is going.
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