An amazing motion graphics video that acts as a trailer for the upcoming movie Waiting For Superman. This piece addresses the repercussions of America’s crap education system.
An awesome animated video of a speech by Philip Zimbardo that outlines current and past states of human relations to time perception.
For more animated talks check out RSA Animate.
You can also download their latest magazine, Edge Science, now on its third issue.
China is hosting the first Robot Olympics. All robots must be human shaped and less than 60 cm tall. In addition to participating in boxing, sprinting, and soccer all robots must exhibit extreme proficiency in South Korean R&B break dancing.
Watson is the latest machine from IBM designed solely to
kill all humans beat humans at Jeopardy!.
Code-named “Watson” after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, the IBM computing system is designed to rival the human mind’s ability to understand the actual meaning behind words, distinguish between relevant and irrelevant content, and ultimately, demonstrate confidence to deliver precise final answers.
Interestingly, to play Jeopardy! Watson must understand clues involving irony, puns, subtle use of language, and love. It’s a question
answering generating machine!
“Give me ‘Kill All Humans’ for $1000, Alex.”
“Ha ha, oh, Watson……”
Amazingly tripped out post-human animation. Interestingly the entire piece was directed and animated by one guy, A.F. Schepperd. Props!
This video explains the possibility of a massive gas volcano in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the pressure being released by the Deepwater Horizon oil well. Pretty harrowing stuff.