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Northeastern University’s own biology professor, Joseph Ayers, has dedicated all his time and energy to developing robots that are self-sufficient, i.e, those who would not need algorithms or external controllers to function. Instead of this, these robots would make use of electronic nervous systems that will analyse sensory inputs from its surrounding and perform autonomous activities based on it. And when he says, “The thing that’s...

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Artificial intelligence and ethics

There is a race going on in the artificial-intelligence sector. Everyone wants to get their hands on the next best thing as soon as possible. Ethics sometimes take a back seat in such cases. New technologies should be focused on human ethics and a universal desire to make life better for people around the world. This is a pressing concern when it comes to military...

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A robot called Jibo has been helping the veterans at a hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, by guiding them in a yoga exercise. Arielle Scoglio, a doctoral student studying population health at the Northeastern University, is analysing how the veterans interact with Jibo, and how receptive they are to talking to it and taking instruction from it. Scoglio’s research at the Northeastern focuses on the social...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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robots now working as co-workers of people in the fishing industry

Fishing is an imperative process which sustains the global food market and economy. It is a rigorous practice that requires a lot of manual labor and is also extremely dangerous. Due to the exponential growth in the technological sector, lesser and lesser people are willing to indulge in this business. The procedure of processing the fish is rather long and time consuming - from catching...

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Northeastern University students have been working to help humanity take it' next giant leap- putting astronauts on Mars. In the last few months, they have competed in two engineering challenges in order to design and build equipment to help astronauts on the planet Mars.   One group of students have built a drill to extract water from beneath the Mars' surface. And the other group has built a rover to...

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Murphy Wonsick is passionate about robotics. Staying back after school hours in her high school to work on advanced maths problems and completing an internship at NASA paved her way to achieve this dream. A PhD student, she is now working on one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots at Northeastern University’s NASA robot Valkyrie.   The project is led by Padir and has a team...

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A growing number of detractors, including Elon Musk, who has warned about the power of artificial intelligence, worry that automation could disrupt entire communities and disproportionately affect low-income workers. It is believed that 40% of the world’s jobs will be replaced by robots capable of automating tasks. Both blue collar and white collar professions will be affected.   Majorities of people in the United States, Canada, and...

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robots

Health care education has always been theoretical study followed by direct practice on real patients. Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences has developed highly technical robots which can act as fake patients and allow medical students to practice on them. This way they get an idea of how to take care of a patient before they become qualified nurses or physicians.   Talking about these human...

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Soccer has been the favourite sport around the world and people are always very keen to watch the FIFA World Cup. With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo being the all-time favourites of everyone. Just think of competing them with robots or robots replacing them as players. Which side do you think you would be on? Humans or Artificial Intelligence? just imagine watching a Soccer game where two teams of small, round...

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