China’s marvelous high-speed rail just rolls out a pilot program for delivering foods from nearby local areas to the passengers’ train seats. Basically, let’s say a passenger on China’s high-speed train doesn’t like the choices of foods that are being prepared by the rail network, he or she can just whip out a smart phone that got the official rail network app to order foods from a nearby city or town.
Once she ordered her foods from the app on her smart phone and when the train made the stop, the train attendances will make their way out of the train to retrieve the foods and deliver the foods to the correct passenger seats. Of course, this has to be done in 2 hour advance or so, because once the train made the stop the food deliver guy has to be there with the foods or else the train will leave. Usually, the train attendances have only 3 minute time frame to grab the foods for the passengers before the train would leave.
Now, the passengers could have a hot bowl of noodle, a hamburger, and whatnot that are available in the app’s menu. So, besides having the ability to order foods from the train itself, the passengers got another choice of ordering foods that are not being prepared by the train attendances. Since this is only a pilot program, and so the food menu is still limited with choices.
On-demand food delivery to a passenger on China’s high-speed rail is just a pilot program. The pilot program had just been rolled out for couple days so far. Since the program is only a pilot, and so many problems may need to be ironed out. For an example, what if a bowl of soup noodle got spilled, how the train attendances help the passenger clean up her seat? I bet since it’s only a pilot program, and so they could shut down the program if abuses could not be controlled. I think it’s an amazing idea. I wonder can they do the same for the airline passengers.
Although Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are too different animals at the moment, I think they should be combined in the future. As of now, VR is already ahead of AR, because many VR devices are being sold in the market. AR is still a concept pretty much, but luckily this concept actually got working devices in the work. So, AR isn’t a concept on paper, but it could be released to the market when it’s done being just a concept but a true working technology.
Both VR and AR require people to flap their hands as if they’re doing exercise or Tai Chi. Some people think this is tiring. Maybe using VR and AR won’t get you into shape, but it does require you to make your blood flows more than just typing quietly.
AR got the capability of visualizing real objects with enhanced fictional objects to create better understanding of a situation, event, and whatnot. I think surgeons could use AR to operate on patients better, because AR can employ AI to navigate the surgeon through a patient’s body and organs with smart information and visualization without having the surgeon to be cutoff from reality.
I would like to see a possibility of one small, slim device that could combine VR and AR together, and by doing so I think VR could serve as a platform for entertainment and AR for work. After all, VR could take you to a whole new place and block you off from the whole reality altogether. Anyhow, check out the video right after the break to see how people from a company known as Meta talk about their AR project. Enjoy!
I don’t think I can claim that I’d seen a real UFO as in an alien craft from outer space, but I think what I’d seen once was something that I could not describe since it flew too fast and appeared to be an orange or red ball that flew way too fast for any modern craft to do so. It hovered like for a few seconds to the left of the tree line and then it flew in a strangest way and disappeared real fast behind the tree line, and that was around 9:00 or 10:00 PM or so, because I don’t remember the exact time. I know it was night time for sure. This is why I remember it was so bright, but I could not remember the exact color of the unidentified object. Anyhow, so nowadays when an incredible person with incredible background in science or reputable field claimed that he or she had seen a UFO, I wouldn’t disregard his or her claim immediately. After all, my experience was rather strange too.
Dr. Norman Bergrun, author of Ringmakers of Saturn, claimed that he believed the rings around Saturn are stuffs that were created by the aliens. I could be wrong on what I just stated, because I couldn’t find much information about Dr. Norman Bergrun. I tried to find a wikipedia page of the man, but I couldn’t find any. Nonetheless, on Amazon, a book under the title Ringmakers of Saturn is available for purchase, and the author of the book is indeed Norman Bergrun. Anyhow, I’ve found that it’s interesting how Dr. Norman Bergrun thought that the rings weren’t naturally formed by Saturn and the spatial environment around Saturn.
Furthermore, the article Cassini Finds ‘Nothing’ in Saturn’s Ring Gap on astroengine.com digs into how scientists studied the data that Cassini found in regarding to the space between the rings and Saturn was a big empty. This confound the scientists as they thought there should be more space dust between the rings and the Saturn itself. This mystery of Saturn’s rings makes me wonder could Dr. Norman Bergrun has been onto something all along. Anyhow, check out a YouTube video right after the break where Dr. Norman Bergrun talks on why he thinks Saturn’s rings aren’t natural.
Machine learning and current deep learning technology have allowed robots to be wiser than ever before, because the artificial intelligence within them is more advance. Obviously, these robots were fed with huge amount of data so they could form logic according to their programmed algorithms. So, in a way these robots with the help of current artificial intelligence could not become self-aware or self-conscious. Meaning that when these robots are in unsupervised state, they could not form out of the box ideas and logics. For an example, if an algorithm that directs the robot’s behavior reaches a limit, the robot could not form logic outside the limitation of such an algorithm.
You could argue humans are that way too, but at least humans could think out of the box or form new free-will or create a solution from a point where data isn’t readily available. Even though humans could make big mistakes in such a situation, but with the right instinct and past experiences, even though without enough data for a current, never happened before event humans still could come up with a correct solution for the challenge. I don’t think robots with current artificial intelligence could do something like this just yet.
Never say never though, because once robots with an even more advance artificial intelligence may eventually require no data to function in any situation, reaching humanity level and perhaps may even surpass humanity altogether. If there is God, I wonder God would think one day humans, although a fish in a fish tank, yet could see God with their own naked eyes whenever wherever they choose. Perhaps, current AI empowered robots are the fish in the fish tank, but one day they would see eye to eye with humans. Check out the video right after the break to see two different AI empowered robots debate each other on various topics. Enjoy!
Here are few sentences that I want to express in short thought on the matter of automation/AI. I think labor cost and other costs that impose on innovation, manufacturing, and whatnot would speed up automation and artificial intelligence a great deal, because countries such as the United States would like to outdo countries such as China in term of trade and other economic factors. For your information, I think as now China still has labor cost advantage over the United States. I see though that the United States could try really hard to push for automation and artificial intelligence, because in this way the United States can gain a competitive edge in trade such as in labor cost and whatnot. Nonetheless, if I’m China, I would do the same, and this vicious cycle would only speed up automation and artificial intelligence. I don’t have a crystal ball, but I think we may live in the future sooner than we would have like or prepare for. Furthermore, automation and artificial intelligence will only increase job losses, but it will take a much longer time for people to find new jobs. After all, getting a new job in a totally different field requires retraining and relearn. Before you know it, the whole world will try to push for automation and artificial intelligence. It’s coming sooner than you think!
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