Saturday, December 15, 2018
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Sophia, a humanoid artificially intelligent robot became the first robot in the world to receive a Saudi citizenship on Wednesday. At the Future Investment Initiative conference, the kingdom announced that they were granting her citizenship. In the video shared online, Sophia said she was honoured to receive her citizenship. "I am...
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Dubai is living up to its promises. The Future City said in June it would test flying taxis this year, and it followed through on Monday. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority announced it successfully tested autonomous taxi drones in the city. Volocopter, the German company that built the flying drones,...
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Amazon chose to highlight a moment of friendship between a Christian and a Muslim in their Christmas advertisement this year ― and it’s exactly the kind of interfaith solidarity the world needs to focus on right now. Amidst reports that Islamophobia is on the rise in the United Kingdom...
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(NEWSER) – Toyota has introduced an odd new product, and no, it's not a car. The Japan-based automotive manufacturer just unveiled the Kirobo Mini, a small, humanoid robot designed to "invoke an emotional connection," according to chief design engineer Fuminori Kataoka. Toyota's robot is one of a "growing list"...
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A video documenting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to a mosque in Canada has recently emerged, showing him joining Muslim worshipers for evening prayers during Ramadan in 2013, nearly two years before he was elected, the CIJNews website reported on Monday. Trudeau was leader of the Liberal Party when...
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This seems like something James Bond would do in his spare time between fighting international baddies. Watch two men wearing jet packs fly in formation with a jet above Dubai. Sure, the stunt is carefully choreographed, the YouTube description assures, but, wow. The high-speed, high-altitude dance between jet-pack pilots Yves Rossy...
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The four sisters from Manila – Almira, 27, Irene, 25, Mylene, 23, Celina, 19 – performed the Jessie J track to judges and sailed through to boot camp with four big yeses – as well as going down a storm on Twitter. But it turns out they’ve already appeared on...
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When Softbank made its Pepper helper robot available for sale back in June, the device sold out almost immediately. Now, before announcing the availability of additional units to the general public, the company is offering the robot as a rental device, officially putting robots in the same category as other...
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A sheriff’s deputy in Boulder, Colorado, has met an owl, quite tiny, but with attitude! The officer tried to speak to it – watch how it responded. Deputy Sophie Berman spotted the owl on a dirt road as she was patrolling the area. She kneeled to take a video of...
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The Pakistani journalist who inspired Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character in the recent Bollywood hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan, has appealed to Salman Khan for compensation. Chand Nawab is a journalist who works for a local television channel in Pakistan. He thanked Khan, who is both the producer and the star of the movie,...