Tag: artificial intelligence

Sophia: The AI-Powered Robot Turned Overnight Celebrity

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed with Sophia the Robot

During the previous week on MUI, I took a much-needed break reporting on Donald Trump’s tweets and Jeff Sessions’ daily attacks on marijuana; instead I reported on one of the most prominent individuals in modern popular culture in 2017, and her rise to stardom (including receiving the full stardom treatment like appearing on “The Tonight… Read More

Sophia: The Story of The Robot Given Saudi Citizenship And Appearing at The United Nations

Sophia the robot

The increasingly line between artificial intelligence and natural humans is starting to become blurred as artificial intelligence (AI) is leveraged and paired up with cutting edge advanced robotics research and development. What is arguably most unsettling about the thought of technology becoming more self-aware and cognizant, is a possible “Terminator” future where the remaining humans battle… Read More

AI Park: China To Build $2.1 Billion Technology Theme Park

Artificial Intelligence

During my stint at Tragic Kingdom, one of the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, I was overtaken by the feeling of nostalgia, almost as if the entire park was a time capsule. While there were constant renovations and new construction — otherwise known as “Pixie Dust” — occurring throughout the 107-acre… Read More

For The First Time, Computer Bot Passes Turing Test…Or Does It?

“I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” With this rousing opening line, Alan Turing began his seminal 1950 paper on “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” and ushered in a futurist paradise (or nightmare, depending on your outlook) where the line between humans and their mechanical creations is rendered ever more blurred by the bounding… Read More