Here’s What Sophia, the First Robot Citizen, Thinks About Gender and Consciousness

Here’s What Sophia, the First Robot Citizen, Thinks About Gender and Consciousness

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In a video that's as unsettling as it is awe-inspiring, Sophia — the world's first robot citizen — breaks down everything from gender to ethical robot design. Sophia spoke last month at a festival of the future called Brain Bar in Budapest, Hungary. Since Sophia was activated in April 2015, she has appeared publicly to speak about women's rights issues, her own citizenship and other topics. The android made big news in October 2017, when she was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia at the tech summit Future Investment Initiative (FII). And more recently, Sophia spoke at Brain Bar, which describes itself as "The Biggest European Festival of the Future." [Machine Dreams: 22 Human-Like Androids from Sci-Fi] At Brain Bar, Sophia had a lot to say. And while no one would likely mistake her for…
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Watch SOPHIE and Sophia the Robot discuss the future of creativity

Watch SOPHIE and Sophia the Robot discuss the future of creativity

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[embed]https://youtu.be/ScsgDIfZzg4[/embed] A futurist pop prodigy and the world’s first citizen humanoid caught up on Skype to discuss their dreams, hopes, and creativity in the age of AI What does the advancement of AI mean for the future of the arts, music, and fashion? Will robots come for our creative industries? Could a machine ever dream like a human can? This week on Dazed, with our new campaign AGE OF AI, we’re aiming to find out. When Jeff Koons dumped a thousand kilos of stainless steel dog into the lobby of the Bilbao Guggenheim for his banner 1997 show Celebration, audiences were confronted with kitsch pushed to terrifying new limits. Passers stared entranced into the pet’s reflective pink chassis like they would today their phones, while at auctions, Koons’ pop art would…
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Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia is a coding companion for young girls

Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia is a coding companion for young girls

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BtNURrAB0CH/?utm_source=ig_embed Hanson Robotics has created a "little sister" version of AI robot Sophia, intended to help young girls learn to code and gain an understanding of STEM subjects. Little Sophia is a 14-inch tall AI robot with humanoid features and a skin-like surface that covers the robotics in her head. She will be the first commercial robot with a face that resembles a human. Created by Hanson Robotics founder David Hanson, she is made to function as a learning companion for children aged seven to 13 years old, especially girls, to learn STEM subjects – science, technology engineering, mathematics. "We believe that Little Sophia can help to introduce STEM, coding and AI to children – especially girls – in a fun, safe, inspiring and interactive way that might help to…
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You Can Now Buy Sophia the Robot’s “Little Sister”

You Can Now Buy Sophia the Robot’s “Little Sister”

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Little Sophia You’ve probably heard of Sophia the robot. The close-to-lifelike humanoid has graced the cover of Cosmopolitan, gone on a date with Will Smith, and made countless television appearances. You’ve probably heard of Sophia the robot. The close-to-lifelike humanoid has graced the cover of Cosmopolitan, gone on a date with Will Smith, and made countless television appearances. Now Sophia appears to be multiplying — or at least diversifying the brand. In November 2018, the Hanson Robotics family grew by one member when Sophia introduced the world to her “little sister” during an appearance on “The Tonight Show.” And on Tuesday, Hanson launched a Kickstarter campaign for the new robot, giving others the opportunity to have a Little Sophia join their families — for a purpose, it says, beyond companionship. STEM Sells Little Sophia is 14 inches tall with anime-style eyes,…
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Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia Teaches STEM, Robotics, AI to Children

Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia Teaches STEM, Robotics, AI to Children

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Hanson Robotics' Little Sophia is Sophia the Robot's little sister. Little Sophia, a human-like miniature version of Sophia is a new kind of STEM, AI, and coding learning companion for ages 7+ individuals and a great tool for teachers and schools. Hanson Robotics is a multiple award-winning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics company based in Hong Kong that creates empathetic, living, intelligent humanoid robots with embedded state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence that are designed to colive, cowork, educate, and collaborate with humans. Hanson Robotics' robots work with a combination of neural networks, machine perception, adaptive motor control, and conversational natural language processing (NLP). With 14-inches tall Little Sophia, Hanson Robotics aims to encourage early introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), AI, coding, and robotics to children in a fun and creative way picking on the natural…
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Dahmakan Raises RM20.93 Mil In Funding, Here’s Why Investors Got Excited

Dahmakan Raises RM20.93 Mil In Funding, Here’s Why Investors Got Excited

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Over the past few years, dahmakan has solidified itself as one of the most recognisable names when it comes to healthy food delivery in the Klang Valley. Since their launch in KL in 2015, they’ve since expanded to Bangkok and now delivery tens of thousands of meals monthly. Today, they’ve announced a successful series A funding round, raising a total of USD5 million (approximately RM20.93 mil). The investment comes from existing and new global investors including billion-dollar Silicon Valley fund Partech Partners, China’s UpHonest Capital, and follow-on from Y-Combinator, Atami Capital and private investment from the former CEO of Nestle. “We have looked at different companies in the space in Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia. dahmakan clearly stood out due to its unique operating system that orchestrates all parts of the value…
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BEYOND PARADIGM SUMMIT 2019

BEYOND PARADIGM SUMMIT 2019

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BEYOND PARADIGM SUMMIT 2019 [embed]http://www.beyondparadigmsummit.com/img/video/SophiaFull_016_1080p_Compress.mp4[/embed] Creating Distinctive Digitally Transforming Solutions Industries worldwide are undergoing profound changes that are pushing the limits of technology, strategy, and commercial models in order to meet global energy demands. From enhancing digital solutions to radicalising existing technological landscapes, Industrial Revolution 4.0 is positioning innovation at the forefront of the digital transformation era. Upheaval is paramount in order to propel these industries forward. By delivering global household names within the ICT ecosystem, the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 serves to offer a fresh perspective to merge uncharted territories with existing visions in order to support and drive techonological prosperity. I'M INTERESTED [Admin]
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S’wakian mothers can expect good news from CM during State Budget this year end

S’wakian mothers can expect good news from CM during State Budget this year end

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Abang Johari taking a look at some of the Kampung Heritage products while accompanied by the event’s organising chairman Abdul Samat Gany (left), Mydin project manager Ganesh Chinniah (second left) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Kadim Suaidi (right). KUCHING: Sarawakian mothers who have just given birth can expect good news from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during the State Budget this year end. This was the “sneak peek” he gave reporters when asked to comment on when he would be announcing the upcoming assistance to help the welfare and lessen the burden of mothers. “Just wait. I will announce later. I will let u know,” he said when met after launching the Kampung Heritage Product Launch at Mydin Petra Jaya today. According to…
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Sarawak all set for 2030 developed state status, says CM

Sarawak all set for 2030 developed state status, says CM

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Abang Johari (second left) accepts a memento from Centre for Asia Leadership president Samuel Kims.  KUCHING: Sarawak will strive to develop its talents and infrastructure towards achieving its vision of becoming a developed state by 2030. In stating this assurance, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg points out that the Sarawak government has put in place the necessary infrastructure, with more initiatives to follow, towards attaining this goal. The chief minister, who is also the chairman of Sarawak’s ruling coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), says his administration aspires to develop smart cities in Sarawak, besides working on bridging the development gap between the urban and rural areas. “Sarawak targets 2030 to become a developed state. That is the vision we have. Along the way, we have to prepare…
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Serba Dinamik sees positive outlook with digitalisation

Serba Dinamik sees positive outlook with digitalisation

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KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd is confident of its prospects on the back of increased digitalisation in its operations and management (O&M) segment which will bring about effective cost-savings. O&M currently contributes about 86% to Serba Dinamik’s revenue as at end of financial year 2017. Group chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah said the group will be spending about RM2 million this quarter on a proof of concept exercise to pilot digital services on a plant turnaround and routine maintenance management of the group’s PT Serba Dinamik Indonesia plant. Serba Dinamik yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft APAC Digital Advisory Services to collaborate on this initiative that is expected to last 16 business weeks. Microsoft will contribute by working together with the group…
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