Wednesday, August 06, 2014

IoT: Battery-free power from WiFi signals

Battery-free Internet of Things devices draw power from WiFi signals | Chips |
"team from the University of Washington has ... created WiFi tags that operate without the need for a battery.
...tag can transmit data over short distances at respectable rates.
At a range of about 7 feet, the tags can achieve around 1kbps"

Elon Musk: AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’

Elon Musk: AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ | KurzweilAI:

"Elon Musk warned in a tweet Saturday that “we need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes,” and recommended Nick Bostrom’s book, Superintelligence."

"...the three are joining in a $40 million investment in Vicarious FPC, a secretive artificial-intelligence company...

Vicarious has an ambitious goal: Replicating the neocortex, the part of the brain that sees, controls the body, understands language and does math. Translate the neocortex into computer code and “you have a computer that thinks like a person,” says Vicarious co-founder Scott Phoenix. “Except it doesn’t have to eat or sleep.”

Last month, Google acquired another AI company called Deep Mind for $400 million."