Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The eyes have it



Another interesting use of computers to assist us.  This one will track your eyes while you drive to help in the event you are distracted.

Your Next Chevy May Watch You Watching the Road

Seems kind of "transitional" technology, especially with all the buzz about having autonomous driving cars. Guess I can see that also being incorporated so that if you are "in control" of your vehicle and you doze off or something, the computer realises and takes over to prevent an accident. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Robotic Brains!


Another story on robots (you know what I've been working on lately!), this one from the BBC about using the internet to help robots learn.

Robotic brain 'learns' skills from the internet

It's pretty amazing all the things they are doing to advance the field of robotics.  I'm sure it isn't too far away before we have...






Sunday, August 24, 2014

Robots lack common sense

The New York Times published a counter argument about the YouTube video Humans Need Not Apply that I linked to last Saturday in my post The Rise of the Robots!

After reading the article I still think the video is correct and more old jobs will be lost than new types of jobs will be created.

One of the fields the video mentioned that would take a big hit is transportation.  We're hearing a lot in the news lately about self-driving cars, and many people will say "yea but it'll take a while before it's ready."  Well it seems they've been working on it for quite a while.  Here are couple of articles about successful test they've done in Europe back in 2011 and 2012.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fractured Innocence


Have you read the second book in the IFISC series?  





I can't wait to release the third book in the series next month!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ray the Robot

Another example of automation making our life easier.  Also a perfect example of a future where certain jobs are made obsolete by robots.


Meet Ray, the self-driving forklift that is parking cars at a German airport

Lets just hope we never see this guy parking our car!




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Remembering details

Seems this study says that people retain more of the story reading it on paper verses e-readers.

E-readers worse at remembering plot

It took a long time before I embraced e-books. Now most of my reading is on the iPad mini. What is your preferred reading medium?