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DNA could create “real” machines

Using what they call DASH (DNA-based Assembly and Synthesis of Hierarchical) materials, engineers constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism. In addition to self-assembly and organization, three key traits of life. For any living organism to maintain itself, there must be a system to manage change. New cells must be generated; old cells and waste must be swept away. Biosynthesis and biodegradation are key elements of self-sustainability and require metabolism to maintain its form and functions.


See all futures is possible with this machine

Researchers have implemented a prototype quantum device that can generate and analyze a quantum superposition of possible futures. Using a novel quantum algorithm, the possible outcomes of a decision process are encoded as a superposition of different photon locations. Using interferometry, the team show that it is possible to conduct a search through the set of possible futures without looking at each future individually.


Robots’ll be like a human

A new learning system improves robots’ abilities to mold materials into target shapes. The new learning system make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, could give industrial robots a more refined touch and it may have fun applications in personal robotics. In robotic planning, physical simulators are models that capture how different materials respond to force.


AI uses our language

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers, in collaboration with Cornell University and University of Kentucky, have developed an artificially intelligent agent. That agent can automatically generate natural language explanations in real-time to convey the motivations behind its actions. The work is designed to give humans engaging with AI. AI agents or robots confidence that the agent is performing the task correctly and can explain a mistake.


Environmental protection will use robotic strategies

Roboticists have developed a robot named ‘Romu’ that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil. The structures that it builds could function as retaining walls or check dams for erosion control. The robot could be deployed in swarms to help protect threatened areas that are flooded or extremely arid more effectively. Along developed riverbanks, physical barriers can help contain flooding and combat erosion. In arid regions, check dams can help retain soil after rainfall and restore damaged landscapes.



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Demis Hassabis

Is a British artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, video game designer, entrepreneur, and world-class games player. Working on General AI, trying to understand what is really going on in the universe.




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