Machine intelligence is here, and we’re already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand and even harder to control. In this cautionary talk, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how intelligent machines can fail in ways that don’t fit human error patterns.
Reebok’s Liquid Factory draws the frame of these shoes in three dimensions, using a special “high rebound” liquid created by BASF.
California’s Zume Pizza has robots working with humans to make pizzas faster, better and healthier. The company has also patented technology to allow pizzas to be baked on the way to customers’ doors, delivering fresher, crispier pizza.
Would you buy a car programmed to kill you for the greater good?
China will build some huge buses that will allow smaller cars to pass by under them in order to relief urban traffic. The design of electric “straddling buses” lets cars drive underneath them, and can help reduce air pollution. Also known as a land airbus, the new invention is less costly than subway systems.