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UK science project, to ensure AI can follow rules and make ethical decisions, is ready to prevent robot world domination
Researchers at the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and the West of England, Bristol have set up a new project with the aim of ensuring robots meet industrial standards and are developed responsibly. The £1.4 million project will run until 2018. Professor Michael Fisher, principal investigator at Liverpool, said the project will ‘develop formal verification techniques for tackling questions of safety, ethics, legality and reliability across a range of autonomous systems.’
Тhe world's fastest self-driving cars AUDI RS go to the market ... by "themselves"
Two Audi RS7 performance sedans raced around a track in northern Germany. The car without a driver won this matchup by five seconds. In its effort to bring autonomous-driving technology to the streets, Volkswagen AG’s Audi is testing unmanned vehicles at speeds as fast as 305 km/h. In these experiments, the car decides for itself the best way to take the corners in its race against human drivers.
"The Island" (2005) predictions: The wealthy people will sponsor producing of their clones, who are used for organ harvesting and surrogate motherhood
In the year 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta live with others in an isolated compound. Their community is governed by a set of strict rules. The residents believe that the outer world has become too contaminated for human life with the exception of one island. Every week a lottery is conducted and the winner gets to leave the compound to live on the island.
The City of Plovdiv, Bulgaria hosts "Europe’s Capital of Culture 2019"
Plovdiv is the oldest living city in Europe, which has survived the winds of time through 8 millenniums. In Sept. 2014 the independent selection panel, responsible for assessing the Bulgarian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019, has recommended that Plovdiv should be awarded the title.
The achievement of "20-20-20 European Union climate and energy package" targets
We all know what the bad climate changes are capable of. Its time for us, to do some big steps, in order to make our planet a better place for living. Here are the ambitious climate and energy targets of the European Union for the next 6 years.
"Blade Runner" (1982): Replicants are manufactured for manual labor purposes in the off-world colonies in 2019
Will we start to manifacture "replicants" for manual labor purposes, when we have off-world colonies into space? Will there be flying cars and regular tourist space destinations like in the "Blade Runner" (1982) L.A. from 2019 ? Well,we have at least 5 years to wait to verify those movie predictions
PROJECT TALOS delivers a future generation combat suit to US Special Forces
The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) is being devised to assist its wearer in lifting heavy loads, protect them from bullets and provide the lucky soldier with information concerning their environment using sensors, cameras and advanced displays. TALOS will have bulletproof liquid armor, 360-degree cameras with built-in night vision capabilities, sensors that can detect injuries and apply wound-sealing foam.Admiral McRaven, the Commander of USSOCOM, has tasked the TALOS Team with delivering the first generation combat suit no later than 30 July 2018.
Good women will be hard to find, but still better than the android ones in 2017
According to the plot of "Cherry 2000" (1987) movie: Good women will be hard to find, but still better than the android ones in 2017. Today we have the first half of the sentence in its complete meaning and look forward for the second one
New world's tallest building - Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia aka Mile-High Tower
One kilometer isn`t so big distance ... on the ground. But when we talk about 1000m high building - this changes the things significantly. By the construction schedule - in 2018 the sky won't be "so high" anymore