Introducing the Kitty Hawk Flyer

Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk Flyer falls into the category of ultralight aircraft not requiring a pilot´s license in the US and will be positioned for recreational use. You cannot order the Flyer yet, but with a USD 100,- one-time fee you can become a “Flyer Discovery Member” including a USD 2000,- discount off the selling price.

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

One of DeepMind´s investors obviously joked that they should have killed AI guru Demis Hassabis while they had the chance – and Hassabi´s partner in DeepMind, Shane Legg, stated “I think human extinction will probably occur, and technology will likely play a part in this.”

Also, Stephen Hawking told the BBC, “I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

A lot of warning signs – and an excellent long read in Vanity Fair – absolutely worth your time.

Full article: Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse | Vanity Fair

Gatebox – Virtual Home Robot [PV]_english

And here comes the latest hype from Japan – Gatebox: This Amazon Echo-esque device as a home assistant includes an artificially intelligent character living in this glass tube at home. Her name is Azuma Hikari.

Especially watch the …. kind of….. suggestive and direct messages Azuma sends out during your day at work – and she even turns the lights on ahead of your arrival!