Sophia With AGI Not Even Close to Human Intelligence

A robot that behaves or thinks like a human is called a humanoid. A robot can either be controlled directly using a controlled device or can be programmed to do specific tasks autonomously. Robots are widely used in manufacturing, assembly and packing, transport, earth and space exploration, surgery, weaponry, laboratory research, and mass production of consumer and industrial goods. The world’s first digital robot called the Unimate was invented by George Devol in 1954. It was sold to General Motors to help with the manufacturing process like lifting hot pieces of metal from a die casting machine and stacking them. But a humanoid robot was still a fiction until 1972, when the first humanoid robot called WABOT-1 was developed by Waseda University (Japan).WABOT-1 was able to walk, communicate (in japanese), grip objects, etc.

The science and ethics of turning octopuses into ‘lab rats’

A squid whisperer might be about to help revolutionise experimental biology. Bret Grasse is one of the most renowned keepers and breeders of cephalopods, a group of animals that includes squid, cuttlefish and octopus, and his expert knowledge of these Read more […]

Assumption, Perception, and Opinion: The Art of Discernment

Do you really know what causes you to formulate the beliefs you hold dear? Would it surprise you to learn that you’re not in full control? As human beings, we are wired to construct our opinions in highly specific ways—and more often than not, evolution wins out over conscious decision-making. Read on to examine exactly how this occurs, and find out what you can do to regain sovereignty over your own perceptions, assumptions, and life choices. Think you’re the only one in charge? Not so fast…for all of us, there are forces at play that merit a deeper look.