Our bodies may react to servings of fast food the same way it treats an invading bacterial infection, martialling certain immune cells and potentially contributing to serious inflammatory diseases, a new study suggests.
The study may offer important contributions to understanding rapid increases in coronary disease, strokes, autoimmune diseases and potentially Alzheimer’s, researchers said.
An international team of scientists studied the short-term and long-term impact of feeding mice food that mimics a “Western diet” — high in fat, sugar, salt and carbohydrates and low in fruits and vegetables.
Scientists found that when exposed to the Western diet, inflammation was detected within the mice as an immediate response — the same response expected for invading pathogens, such as a bacterial infection.“The bone marrow […]
FILE – Hanson Robotics’ flagship robot, Sophia, is pictured in Hong Kong, Sept. 28, 2017. Founder David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines.” HONG KONG —
David Hanson envisions a future in which robots powered by artificial intelligence evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems.
If only it were as simple as that.
The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining AI with southern China’s expertise in toy design, electronics and manufacturing to craft humanoid "social robots" with faces designed to be lifelike and appealing enough to win trust from humans who interact with them.Hanson, 49, […]
Picture if you will, dear reader, the marketing apocalypse, a place where human-powered engines are less and less relevant and we are facing a new dawn: robot writing, triggered email campaigns, automated social scheduling and responses, ways to track users wherever they go.
Oh, hang on. Isn’t that . . . ? the future is here Yeah, it is. We would say welcome to the future, but that scares an awful lot of people. Case in point: all these stories about the robots coming to take our marketing jobs. There is legitimate worry in our industry today, and with good reason. AI and marketing are a perfect mix; so much of what we do involves crunching data and analytics. Surely […]
In a rapidly changing world, it’s important to hold on to the things that define us Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis At the top of Mount Olympus, Hephaestus – the Greek god of fire and a blacksmith – built a palace for his fellow deities. Inside, he crafted robotic golden statues to serve them.
Greek mythology tells us that a fascination with the robotic is as old as western civilization.
In the intervening centuries, so advanced have AI, robotics and digital technologies become that sometimes it’s easy to think we’re being overtaken by innovation. 67% of CEOs even believe that technology – not humanity – holds the key to the future of their companies.
Yet to hide in fear […]
Feature image of Valentine and Calico in Crash Pad episode 232 . All of the photographs in this NSFW Sunday are from the Crash Pad Series. The inclusion of a visual here should not be interpreted as an assertion of the model’s gender identity or sexual orientation. If you’re a photographer or model and think your work would be a good fit for NSFW Sunday, please email carolyn at autostraddle dot com.
Welcome to NSFW Sunday! Goddess Ixchel and Ray in Crash Pad Series episode 252 There’s no “right way” to use a vibrator — just pay attention to your body and what feels good — which can make buying one feel complicated. If you’ve never used a vibrator before, […]
We already have sex robots — and you can meet the hyper-realistic cyborg girls Roxxxy, Samantha and Harmony here .
With a rapidly expanding market — it is thought the industry will be worth a whopping £37 billion by 2020 — it was only a matter of time before the male version would make its way to the shelves.
The wait is finally over, and the maker of Harmony , sex robot pioneer Matt McMullen of Realbotix has revealed his plans to introduce a male version of the doll .
Harmony avatars and robotic heads can be downloaded and pre-ordered for around £11,000 ($15,000).The CEO of Realbotix pleased “robosexuals” worldwide by introducing Harmony to a robotic head system and an artificial intelligence […]