Her legs were made for walking, and that’s just what the humanoid robot Sophia plans on doing. The Hanson Robotics invention named Sophia, which (or is it “who”?) debuted in 2016, now has legs created by robotics company DRC-HUBO. According to CNET, Sophia can now walk at 0.6 miles per hour, compared to the human average of 3.1 miles per hour.
Before being able to walk, Sophia found many other ways to integrate herself into our human world. The robot has appeared on several talk shows and was featured on the cover of Elle Brazil last year. Though we can still outrun Sophia, the robot has a Twitter, which our POTUS has proven time and time again is way more powerful than being able to walk quickly. She also dressed up as a Jedi for the latest Star Wars film, which is fascinating considering her creators still can't seem to find her a wig.
Sophia’s human-like form is part of Hanson’s goal of integrating Sophia, and robots like Sophia, into fields such as medical therapy and factory work. With these new legs Sophia could also look for work as a part-time model, since the robot is now nearly 6 feet tall. If this doesn’t feel like the beginning of a terrible Will Smith movie to you, go ahead and enjoy a video of Sophia taking her first steps right here.
Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since AI got the better of MJ. Monday was actually the 20th anniversary of the legendary crossover. And to celebrate it, ESPN's Jemele Hill and Michael Smith invited AI to be a guest on SC6 to talk about the move he put on Mike.
They started things off by asking AI whether he considers that crossover or the step he took over Tyronn Lue to be his most memorable move. And after AI picked the crossover, he took things a step further by explaining that MJ is still pretty salty about taking an L to AI during his rookie season. AI said he spoke with him recently, and apparently, MJ brought up the move during their discussion.
“I live in Charlotte, so I went to a Charlotte [Hornets] game,” AI explained. “[Jordan] was in the back, so we was talking and I was telling him how much I loved him and admired him and telling him how much he was my hero. And he was like, 'Well, I couldn’t have been a hero to you if you crossed me like that.'”
You can hear AI talk about the crossover on SC6 here:
SteveAoki took to social media today to reveal a piece of incredibly exciting news regarding the upcoming live action Ghost in the Shell film, set to hit theaters on March 31. According to a minute-long video trailer uploaded by the movie’s official Twitter account, he was given the opportunity to remix the main theme from the 1995 anime, flipping the iconic song into a heavy, electro-fused heater.
On his post, Aoki credited the original series as a substantial source of inspiration for his love of science fiction and even his Neon Future album series.
“This is a big day for me. Especially for teenage youth me when I first watched the anime Ghost In The Shell that planted the seeds for my imagination and obsession for Sci fi android life AI singularity and later the blueprints towards my Neon Future ideology.”
The remix features wide, pounding percussion, growling electro hisses and the chorus of Eastern singers from the original. The result is a flip that matches the new film’s updated aesthetic while still reserving plenty of space for its origins.
Listen to the clip below, and check further down for Ghost in the Shell‘s official 2017 trailer.
Alesso’s followup to “Take My Breath Away” is “Falling,” an indie/deep house tune with a powerful female vocal.
This is pure dance music, with an undulating rhythm and entrancing vocal performance that draws in listeners deep and makes your feet move. The music video for the track came out last week, featuring Alesso himself tinkering away at some AI programming while another dancer does her own thing. It’s only later that you learn she’s an AI, as well.
Of the video, director Henrik Hanson says:
“I wanted to make video about something impossible, like two AI robots falling in love. Alesso discovers that something is amiss, so he creates a partner, the AI couple fall in love through their dance. I wanted their dance to feel passionate and sensual, and to send a beautiful message to the viewer that we should take care of each other. He takes care of her, and she takes care of him after a long and hot dance.”
Evan Blass, an online tipster, has just uploaded photos that he claims to be of Samsung‘s newest flagship device, the Galaxy S8, set to launch on March 29. Along with the photos, Blass leaked what he claims are the phone’s official specifications and features.
Blass said that the S8 will be released in two different models with a 5.8- and 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED screens with Samsung’s “edge” display. Some of the models are said to come equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, while the rest will run on Samsung Exynos. The speed from the Snapdragon 835 technology will allow the S8 to run 11 percent faster than the S7 with 23 percent faster graphic processing and 20 percent more energy efficiency, said Blass.
As reported by Dekh News, the S8’s list of Blass-confirmed features is as follows:
The Galaxy S8 models are confirmed to run on Android’s Nougat version.
Both models fuelled by 3000mAh and 3500mAh for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch design, respectively.
The Samsung galaxy S8 will sport 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage option, which will be expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card.
Smartphone will also have USB-C and a new version of Samsung’s Gear VR headset and Gear 360 camera.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a 12MP rear sensor and an 8MP front sensor with improved image quality, low-light performance and speed, compared to S7.
The camera will feature built-in object recognition found in Google Glasses.
The iris-scanner biometric technology will be available on the Galaxy S8 smartphone.
Samsung has moved the fingerprint sensor at the rear next to the camera lens.
As per the report, the Galaxy S8 will feature Samsung’s new AI personal assistant, called Bixby, developed based on the technology gained from the Viv-lab, which Samsung acquired in October last year.
The new smartphone will also consist of a new service called DeX that will allow Galaxy S8 to switch into an Android desktop computer, connecting to a monitor, keyboard and other peripherals.