Archive | April, 2021

FPGAs in the Storm

The 35-year-old field programmable gate array (FPGA) is one of the most impressive semiconductor devices ever created, short of the central processing unit (CPU). Today, it is more popular than ever before, reinvigorated by its intrinsic raw processing power and adaptability, a perfect match for accommodating the rapid evolution of the electronic industry. It does not show its age. Oddly,

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Acing its fourth flight on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity will advance to a new testing round

The Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. | Image: NASA/JPL

After acing a set of historic test flights on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter will embark on a new, more advanced test mission, engineers said today. Having proved itself capable of flying higher and farther with its fourth flight on Friday, the mini helicopter will get ready to demonstrate

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The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong?

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Slowly, Robo-Surgeons Are Moving Toward the Operating Room

Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong?

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Here’s what China wants from its next space station

At 11:23 a.m. local time Thursday at Wenchang, Hainan Island, China launched Tianhe-1, the first module of a new orbital space station. It’s scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022. The launch, which went flawlessly, sets China up for a very busy next two years as it seeks to build upon the decade’s successes and follow through with

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How ‘Spot’ The Robot Dog Is Set To Patrol The World’s Dangerous Industrial Sites

A spokesman for Mayor Bill DeBlasio called the robot “creepy” and said he was “glad the Digidog was put down.”

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What’s Next? Machine Learning 2021

The time for self-driving cars is already here. A permit was awarded to Nuro — the state’s first commercial permit for self-driving cars — from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in late December 2020.
This permit allows it to operate autonomous vehicles commercially on the roads of two counties. Welcome to the world of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,

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Amazon’s AI Guru Is So Totally Over the Turing Test

Plus: Robot reporters, Apple’s post-Jobs essence, and an Unhappy Gilmore TikTok.

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