恋人のキスを身近に感じるアプリ「キッセンジャー」が面白そう!

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By TechableJp – January, 2017

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遠く離れていても、愛する人といつもに触れ合っていたい。そんな思いを体現するユニークなアプリが開発中だ。

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スマホを通して恋人にキスを送ろう!

その名も「キッセンジャー(Kissenger)」。仕組みは至ってシンプルだ。スマホを専用のデバイスに差し込むのみ。一見スマホ立てに見えるこのデバイス、前面にセンサー付きのシリコンパッドが備え付けられている。

このパッドにキスをしたら、アプリを通して相手側のデバイスにその強さや反応など、感触がリアルタイムで伝わるという仕組みだ。スマホでお喋りしながら、まるで相手が間近にいるかのような感覚を味わうことができるという。

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プロトタイプはiOSのみで利用可能

シリコンを通してのキスのため、その感触がどれだけリアルかは実際に試してもらうしかないが、シティ大学ロンドン教授Adrian David Cheokをディレクターとする制作チームが、現在開発に取り組んでいる。

今のところまだ試作段階。また、Androidには対応しておらず、iOSのみでの利用となる。埼玉工業大学や大阪大学に在籍する日本人もメンバーとしてチームに名を連ねている。

恋人や家族はもちろんのこと、ファンサービスの一環として、アプリ経由で遠く離れたアイドルとも実際に触れ合うことができる ―そんなことも近い将来実現してしまうのかもしれない。今後の動きに要注目だ!

 

To Technology and Beyond: Join Conversation of the World’s Innovators

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By JakartaGolobe – January 31,2017

 

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The world has witnessed the fourth Industrial Revolution brought by the advancement of digital technology, which impacts all disciplines. Ever since the first Industrial Revolution, technology has always had something up its sleeve. There is always something to talk about, something to figure out, whether it is about new ways to aid everyday lives, ethical dilemmas, or the social and environmental impact of technology usage.

The talks never end, so it is time to join the conversation with the world’s most powerful minds across borders. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s editorial content platform, MIT Review, and trade fair company Koelnmesse bring the fourth edition of EmTech Asia to Singapore, curating more than 40 visionary tech executives, scientists and investors to lead the discussion.

When it comes to innovation, Singapore punches above its weight with its ability to attract the world’s foremost thought leaders in the field. Singapore has hosted many research, innovation and technology events, bringing together industry leaders to discuss globally relevant ideas, help inspire change and promote the exploration of new concepts.

With a motto that says “Inspire, Innovate, Collaborate,” participants can expect amazing insights at the conference. The brightest minds in artificial intelligence, materials science, biomedicine and space among others, come together to share breakthrough research and discoveries. See how academia and industry make the best of both worlds, where scientists’ cutting-edge innovations can be commercialized for massive distribution.

A variety of hottest topics in emerging technologies will take turns in the limelight under the theme of “Where Technology, Business, and Innovation Collide.” Learn what is next in line for robotics and artificial intelligence, such as the application of robotics to support supply chains with Samay Kohli, chief executive and cofounder of tech firm GreyOrange Robotics.

The space race has accelerated, with new companies continuously democratizing space exploration with the latest innovations in satellites and spacecraft. David Oh and Dava Newman from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be among the speakers to talk about the venture to go beyond where man has gone before.

Virtual and augmented realities have penetrated the mainstream. Emerging technologies promise to challenge VR’s primacy by dissolving the virtual and the real. Adrian David Cheok from the Imagineering Institute research lab and Anders Ynnerman from the Norrköping Visualization Center research and science center will explain how VR can enhance our day-to-day lives.

Another key theme tackles the brave new world of genetic modification. MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard postdoctoral fellow Le Cong and Nanyang Technological University’s School of Biological Sciences professor Daniela Rhodes are going to present the latest on genome engineering technology and the cryo-electron microscopy revolution.

Other themes include cybersecurity technology’s endeavors to combat cyber-attacks, breakthroughs in nanoarchitecture to produce lighter and more energy-efficient materials, as well as smart living projects to sustain population growth.

The lineup of inspiring figures does not stop there. MIT Review has revealed the 16th list of “Innovators Under 35.” Ten honorees from Singapore, Malaysia and Australia will each present a three-minute pitch at EmTech Asia to convince investors why their innovations are the next big thing.

Scheduled for Feb. 14-15, this year’s EmTech Asia takes place in Asia’s very own tech hub, Singapore. More specifically, EmTech Asia will be hosted at the Sands Expo and Exhibition Centre, Singapore’s newest, largest and most flexible conference and meeting venue.

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Located in the heart of the central business district, the award-winning and ISO-certified Sands Expo and Exhibition Centre has up to 250 meeting rooms and it can accommodate 2,000 exhibition booths and 45,000 delegates. It is the first green venue and first facility in Singapore to adopt the Singapore Tourism Board’s new sustainability guidelines for the MICE industry in 2013.

With never-ending insights and a sophisticated venue, EmTech Asia 2017 is expected to draw more than 700 participants from more than 20 countries. Last year, 610 attendees from 23 countries with backgrounds in technology, government, health care, science, finance, manufacturing, education, and engineering flocked to the prestigious conference. Further information about the festivity of last year’s conference can be seen here.

Filling Up for the Conference

MIT Review has prepared a series of preliminary events leading up to EmTech Asia.

On Feb. 10-12, there will be the MIT Hacking Medicine hackathon, aimed at improving health care with robotic technology, where teams will compete to create the best social robotic platforms accessible to a wide range of patients, including those with disabilities. The winning teams will have an opportunity to present their innovation at EmTech Asia.

The MIT Strategy Workshop gathers Southeast Asia’s leading innovators and thought leaders in the technology and education sectors to brainstorm solutions to pressing education issues.

Where Business Meets Leisure

As the talks reach a halt, it is networking and relaxing that follow. Marina Bay Sands is a mini promised land where business meets leisure. It has more than 60 restaurants offering the finest local and international cuisine, not to mention culinary creations by 10 of the world’s celebrity chefs. Adrift by David Myers, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay and Pizzeria Mozza by Mario Batali are among the selection.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a handcrafted cocktail while dancing the night away at 24 bars and nightclubs to choose from. Explore how art, science, technology and culture cross paths at the ArtScience Museum along the Marina Bay waterfront. Shop for luxury watch and jewelry brands at The Shoppes. Your stay in Singapore will never go out of style.

CeBIT Global Conferences 2017: Výhled do digitální budoucnosti

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By ItBiz – 24. leden 2017

http://www.itbiz.cz/tiskove-zpravy/cebit-global-conferences-2017-vyhled-do-digitalni-budoucnosti

 

Spoluzakladatel společnosti Apple Steve Wozniak, Whistleblower Edward Snowden, oblíbený novinář Jeff Jarvis, zakladatel Wikipedie Jimmy Wales a guru bioetiky Nick Bostrom mají jedno společné: Všichni byli mluvčími na CeBIT Global Conferences v Hannoveru. V březnu 2017 se mezinárodní kongres opět vydá na cestu za digitálním dobrodružstvím…

Virtuální realita, humanoidní roboty, umělá inteligence, internet věcí, ano, dokonce osídlení Marsu – CeBIT Global Conferences 2017 vezmou od 20. do 24. března své hosty na objevnou dobrodružnou cestu do země digitálního světa – „Adventureland – Digital World“. Jejím cílem jsou trendy a témata digitálního světa.

Výchozím bodem cesty je hala č. 8 na hannoverském výstavišti. Zde se setkají „digital people“, firmy nabízející IT a jejich uživatelé, internetové firmy a investoři, kreativci a vizionáři se všemi, kteří by se chtěli více dozvědět o aktuálním vývoji a „next big things“ v oblasti digitalizace.

Mezinárodní Top-Speaker vstoupí do budoucnosti digitálního světa

Objevovány budou především ideje a vize budoucnosti digitálního světa, které představí řada top speakerů, jako například zakladatel společnosti Atari Nolan Bushnell, u kterého kdysi pracovali Steve Jobs a Steve Wozniak. Bushnell je otcem digitálního herního průmyslu, který se v této oblasti už dříve zasazoval o podporu startupů. Ve své současné firmě Brainrush vyvíjí výukový software s prvky Virtual-Reality a videoher.

Profesor Hiroši Išiguro, ředitel Intelligent Robotics Laboratory na univerzitě v Osace, je mezinárodní popstar japonského výzkumu v oblasti robotiky. V březnu 2017 přijede na kongres CeBIT Global Conferences se se svým robotickým dvojníkem, který díky řečovému softwaru mluví, samozřejmě hlasem Hiroši Išigura.

Jedním z předních světových expertů v oblasti umělé inteligence je rodilý Brit žijící v Austrálii Toby Walsh z University New South Wales v Sydney. Walsh byl iniciátorem otevřeného dopisu, který požaduje zákaz autonomních zbraní, resp. smrtících robotů (Killerrobot). Je zastáncem regulačních opatření, která mají zajistit, aby umělá inteligence náš život zlepšovala a neškodila mu.

Lze stimulovat chuťové nervy tak, aby nám zelenina chutnala jako nám chutná čokoláda? Adrian David Cheok, profesor pervazivního computingu na City University London a ředitel laboratoře Mixed Reality Labs v Singapuru, objevil, že každý chuťový smysl může být stimulován určitou elektrickou frekvencí. Cheok nyní provádí výzkum, jak virtuálnímu jídlu dát chuť a texturu.

Daleko do budoucnosti vidí i Holanďan Bas Lansdorp, který založil nadaci Mars One – pro jeden z nejsenzačnějších a nejkontroverznějších záměrů v oblasti letů do vesmíru. Cílem nadace Mars One je od roku 2027 osidlování Marsu lidmi. Měli by zde bydlet ve speciálním sídlišti bez možnosti vrátit se na Zemi.

„Adventure-Look“ na čtyřech scénách

Adventure-Look – „Outfit“ kongresu CeBIT Global Conferences 2017 budou mít také přednáškové a diskusní scény. Sakura Stage se přizpůsobila partnerské zemi příštího veletrhu CeBIT a zvolila si svůj název podle japonského třešňového květu. Třešňový květ je symbolem krásy, rozkvětu a pomíjivosti. Ginkgo Stage vděčí za své jméno jinanu, stromu, který je symbolem ochrany životního prostředí a míru. Bamboo Stage nese jméno podle bambusu, symbolu síly, růstu a pozitivní životní energie. Palmová ratolest, která je symbolem vítězství a radosti, je patronem Palm Stage.

O CeBIT Global Conferences

Během kongresu CeBIT Global Conferences v hale č. 8 budou mezinárodní zástupci ekonomiky, vědy a politiky během pěti veletržních dnů hovořit a diskutovat o trendech a inovacích digitálního světa. V pátek bude blogosféra probíhat především pod heslem „Rock the Blog“. Účast na kongresu je placená. Loft a Palm Stage jsou pro všechny návštěvníky veletrhu CeBIT zdarma. Konferenčními jazyky jsou angličtina a němčina. Další informace jsou k dispozici na internetu na adrese www.cebit.de/de/cgc.

Informace ke vstupenkám

Do konce února 2017 budou vstupenky stát 660 eur a potom, také během akce, 1 000 eur. Vstupenky na kongres CeBIT Global Conferences opravňují k návštěvě veletrhu CeBIT.

Humans marrying sex robots to be legal by 2050: Experts

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By The Asian Age – December 25, 2016

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They say chances of marriages working out are higher with robots (Photo: YouTube)
They say chances of marriages working out are higher with robots (Photo: YouTube)

 

Sex robots seem to have captured the imagination of people looking for a better time in bed across the world as celebrity look-alikes of robots may hit the markets and robots with functioning human genitalia and the ability to crack jokes are already making news.

While critics have already warned that robots will take over as partners in bed from human beings in the near future and enthusiasts say that robots may lead to clean prostitution, experts are now predicting that sex with robots will also be legalised in the next three decades.

Although the idea may seem unthinkable, the argument cited is that the concept of homosexual marriage was outrageous around the world 35 years back and now they have been legalised, and even black people weren’t allowed to marry each other in some American states till the 70s.

The expert Adrian Cheok says that though the marriages will be legal in around 2050, people will start living with robots much before that. He added that while many marriages between human beings can be unhappy, marriages with robots will have higher chances of success.

The only challenge according to Cheok is to develop a software that allows robots to understand human conversations and emotions effectively enough to be a good partner.

Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050

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By Olivia Goldhill – December 24, 2016 -QUARTZ

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A press officer poses with 'Pepper' the Humanoid Robot at the 'World of Me: Store of the near future installation' in London, Britain, April 13, 2016.
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In the face of AI exerts repeatedly predicting the rise of sex robots, it’s increasingly difficult to insist that such machines strictly belong to a far-off, dystopian future. But some robotics experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. Instead, we’ll be making love to them—with all the accompanying romantic feelings.

At this week’s “Love and Sex with Robots” conference at Goldsmith University in London, David Levy, author of a book on human-robot love, predicted that human-robot marriages would be legal by 2050. Adrian Cheok, computing professor at City University London and director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, says the prediction is not so farfetched.

“That might seem outrageous because it’s only 35 years away. But 35 years ago people thought homosexual marriage was outrageous,” says Cheok, who also spoke at the conference. “Until the 1970s, some states didn’t allow white and black people to marry each other. Society does progress and change very rapidly.”

And though human-robot marriage might not be legal until 2050, Cheok believes humans will be living with robot partners long before then.

Though Cheok acknowledges that sex robots could fulfill sexist male sexual fantasies, he believes robot-human marriages will have an overwhelmingly positive effect on society. “People assume that everyone can get married, have sex, fall in love. But actually many don’t,” he says. And even those who do might be in search of a different option. “A lot of human marriages are very unhappy,” Cheok says. “Compared to a bad marriage, a robot will be better than a human.”

Though various sex robots are on the market, there are none that come close to resembling a human sexual partner—and there’s certainly nothing like the type of humanoid robot capable of replicating a loving relationship. However, Cheok believes the greatest technological difficulty in creating love robots is not a mechanical challenge, but a matter of developing the software necessary to build a robot that understands human conversation skillfully enough for the job.

Once that problem has been addressed, Cheok sees no problem with romances between man and machine. “If a robot looks like it loves you, and you feel it loves you, then you’re essentially going to feel like it’s almost human love,” he says. Cheok points out that in Japan and South Korea, there are already cases of humans falling in love with computer characters. Cheok also compares robot love to human emotions for other species, such as pet cats. “We already have very high empathy for non-human creatures. That’s why I think once we have robots that act human, act emotional, or look human, it’s going to be a small jump for us to feel empathy towards robots,” he says.

Others are less convinced. Oliver Bendel, professor at University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland, with a focus on machine ethics, says he does not believe sex or love robots will have moral standing. “Marriage is a form of contract between human beings to regulate mutual rights and obligations including the care and the welfare of children. Perhaps one day robots can have real duties and rights, though I don’t really believe it,” he says. However, he acknowledges that human-robot marriage could become legal by 2050 simply in response to public pressure.

Then again, Bendel says, legislation could move in the other direction: As sex and love robots become more realistic, governments could choose to ban sexual relationships between humans and machines. Either way, though the technology is not ready yet, experts believe it’s best to start figuring out the moral conundrums now, so that we’ll be prepared once romantic sex robots do arrive.

Humans will be marrying robots by 2050, scientists say

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By Carol Pinchefsky – January 04, 2017 – Syfywire

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Roboticists claim that it will be legal to have sex with robots by the year 2050.

But people will be having sex with robot partners before that.

No, you’re not reading this wrong.

In an article at Quartz, Adrian Cheok, computing professor at City University London and director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, reminded readers that homosexual marriage, as well as interracial marriage, was considered “outrageous” 35 years ago.

Cheok says that humans have the capacity to love non-humans—such as their pets. Or their anime characters. “If a robot looks like it loves you, and you feel it loves you, then you’re essentially going to feel like it’s almost human love,” Cheok says.

According to Quartz, the real challenge isn’t mechanical. (If you want to google the strides companies have made with sexbots, that’s between you and your browser history.) No, the real challenge is “a matter of developing the software necessary to build a robot that understands human conversation.” Because after all, marriage is about communication.

Not everyone is convinced you’ll have a groovy kind of metallic/latex love. In 2015, ethicists asked people to not have sex with robots because of the possibility of dehumanizing the sexual experience and decreasing empathy with a partner.

But perhaps robo-love can fill in a gap for those who have tried and failed at love with a human with his/her own opinions and demands that you get a real job.

“A lot of human marriages are very unhappy,” Cheok says. “Compared to a bad marriage, a robot will be better than a human.”

What do you think? Will you be welcoming your new robot overlord … into your bed?

Kweli busu la kidijitali linaweza kuwa sawa na la kweli?

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By DW (Kiswahili) – January 6, 2017

Hiki ni kifaa kipya cha simu kinachokupa fursa ya kumrushia busu mwenzio aliye mbali na wewe kwa njia ya kidijitali, na akaweza kuhisi kama vile mnapokuwa karibu. Ili busu liweze kumfika unayemlenga, lazima naye awe na kifaa kama hiki. Kifaa cha ‘Kissenger‘ bado hakipatikani madukani lakini wewe unakionaje? Kweli busu la kidijitali linaweza kuwa sawa na la kweli?
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她愛上自己3D列印的機器人 打算結婚

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她愛上自己3D列印的機器人 打算結婚
Lilly在推特上分享她與InMoovator的合照。(圖片來源:《每日郵報》/lillyinmoovator推特)
她愛上自己3D列印的機器人 打算結婚
Lilly在推特上說,他們在一起沒有傷害任何人,他們在一起很快樂。(圖片來源:《每日郵報》/lillyinmoovator推特)

「人機戀」成真!法國一位名為Lilly的女性,利用3D列印印製了一個名為「InMoovator」的機器人,並打算跟它結婚!

Lilly表示,她從小就很喜歡機器人,並在19歲時確認自己只喜歡機器人,不喜歡與人類的身體接觸。她認為,這不是荒謬或不好的事情,只是另一種生活方式。

目前Lilly正在學習機器學,並利用3D列印,為自己製作了一個機器人「InMoovator」。如今,他們已經同居,也訂婚了,當法國「人機婚姻」合法後將正式結婚。不過Lily拒絕透露兩人是否有進一步的親密關係。

上周舉辦的「第二屆國際人類──機器人性愛研討會」中,《和機器人戀愛,和機器人做愛》的作者David Levy,其實就已預測「人機婚姻」大約會在2050年合法化。

倫敦城市大學電腦系教授Adrian Cheok還認為,「人機婚姻」對社會有益。他認為,很多人類的婚姻並不幸福美滿,比起糟糕的婚姻,機器人或許是個不錯的選擇。

英国人工智能专家:人类与机器人的婚姻或在2050年前合法

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来源: 澎湃新闻网(上海) – 2016年12月28日 – St Daily

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美剧《西部世界》里人与AI恋爱的剧情就要成真了?

美国网络媒体Quartz报道称,最近在英国举行的“和机器人的爱与性”大会上,英国国际象棋大师和人工智能(AI)专家David Levy预测,人类与机器人间的婚姻或将在2050年前合法。伦敦城市大学教授和新加坡混合实境实验室(Mixed Reality Lab)创办人Adrian Cheok表示支持Levy的想法。

“这听起来似乎很不可思议,因为这只是35年以后。但35年前,人们还觉得同性婚姻不可思议呢。”Cheok表示,“在20世纪70年代前,一些州还不允许白人与黑人通婚。社会的进步和变化是非常快的。”

Cheok还认为,尽管人类与机器人在2050年前或许还不能合法结婚,但人类在那之前早就会和机器人成为生活伴侣。

他激进地相信,机器人和人类的婚姻对于社会将有极其积极的影响。“人们总是假定每个人都能够结婚、有性行为和坠入爱河。但事实上,很多人不这样做。即使那些真这样做的人,也有可能想要有不同的选择。”他表示:“许多人类婚姻非常不快乐,与一段糟糕的婚姻相比,一个机器人反而会比一个人类好得多。”

迄今为止,全世界还没有一个机器人能够完全模拟人的行为和感受,与人类建立类似于爱情的情感关系。但针对这个问题,Cheok认为,要创造“爱情机器人”的最大技术难题并不在于机械方面的挑战,而在于要开发足以胜任理解人类对话这一使命的软件。只要这个问题被解决,人与机器人产生爱情就不再是问题。

他的逻辑是,“如果一个机器人看起来很爱你,你也感觉它爱着你,那你基本上就会觉得这和人类的爱差不多。”他还把机器人之爱与人类对其他物种(如宠物猫等)的情绪相提并论:“我们对于非人类的物种已经有了很高的同理心。因此我认为,一旦我们有了和人类行为、情感反应或外表相似的机器人,我们对机器人产生同理心也不需要迈出一大步。”

也有学者对Cheok的观点持怀疑态度。

瑞士应用科学大学的教授Oliver Bendel专注于机器伦理领域的研究。他表示,人类与机器人的性和爱关系将不会获得道德的支撑。“婚姻是人与人之间的一种合同形式,它被用以管理人与人之间共同的权利和义务,包括对孩子的照顾和福利。也许有一天机器人能够拥有真正的责任和权利,虽然我不相信这会发生。”Bendel表述道。但他同时也承认,在2050年前,人类与机器人的婚姻或许因为社会压力而合法。

但Bendel也表示,立法也可能站在完全不同的立场,政府或许会选择全面禁止人类和机器间的性关系。但无论未来如何,专家学者们普遍认为,他们应该在科技完善之前,先提前开始考虑道德的难题,以提前做好准备。

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