People are living longer than ever before and by 2030, 1 in 6 people will have reached the age of 60 and over. A longer life brings many opportunities as well as challenges. As people age, they often face declining health and mobility, resulting in isolation and loneliness. Robot assistants for the elderly have gained increasing attention as a potential solution to address the challenges of an aging population. These robots are designed to provide support and companionship to the elderly, especially those who may be living alone or experiencing physical and cognitive limitations. Here are some key features and functions of robot assistants for the elderly:
The 4th industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, refers to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and cognitive computing. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The creation of “smart factories,” in which machines and systems can communicate and cooperate with each other, making the production process more efficient and flexible, is the primary goal. Smart factories blend several new technologies together, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics, to create manufacturing processes that are more efficient, flexible, and adaptable.
In recent years, the doomsday specter of a self aware Artificial Intelligence has permeated science fiction and film. Even Elon Musk one of the founders of OpenAi.com has warned against the dangers of an artificial super intelligence becoming the enemy of mankind.
The pandemic disrupted supply chains around the world and exposed many weaknesses, but one of the most glaring issues was in microchip manufacturing. Microchips are the engine that runs the modern world, from cars to mobile phones, computers, and electronics of all kinds, disruption to the production of microchips rippled through the world economy. Many industries that require advanced microchips in the manufacturing process experience delays and shortages. The shortages drove the price of goods up and contributed to rising worldwide inflationary pressures.
If Google's Lambda is conscious, will it become a citizen?
In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has gained a great deal of attention as one of the most important technologies of our time. But what is AI, and why is it so important? In short, Artificial intelligence is the science of developing a system or software to emulate human intelligence. The goal is to give the software the ability to learn and apply knowledge and skills. AI is a process that allows computers to learn and work on tasks that, until now, were reserved for humans.
In a world where technology is more powerful than ever, we need frameworks through which to view the research and development we conduct. Technology carries both bright hope and dark possibilities for the future, and it is up to us as individuals and as a society to decide which path we want to take. In this blog post, we will explore the bright and dark possibilities of technology and why philosophy is needed now more than ever to make informed decisions about our future.
What if we could bring extinct species back to life? It may sound like science fiction, but it is actually becoming a reality. De-extinction is the process of bringing an extinct species back to life using modern technology. De-extinction is a new word thrust into the lexicon of the 21st century as no longer a science fiction term but a potential scientific fact.
Minority Report was a science fiction story written by Philip Dick and adapted for the 2002 blockbuster film starring Tom Cruise. Imagining the world by year 2054, Philip Dick portrayed a government body with an ability to predict crimes before they happened, and the right to arrest individuals based on their potential of committing a “future crime.” When the movie hit theaters, the idea of predicting crimes seemed a preposterous notion, but science often makes the seemingly impossible, reality.
At any given moment more than 100,000 people in the United States alone are awaiting an organ transplant, and more than a dozen people a day die while waiting for an available organ. There just are not enough donors to meet the demand for organs. It is a tragedy without a viable solution—until now.