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Samsung M-1 Dog Robot
Photo credit: Gaetano De Cicco
It’s only a matter of time before humans welcome autonomous robotic pets into their homes, and the Samsung M-1 just might be the first. Rather than a normal head, it comes equipped with an interactive LED screen of sorts that can display various expressions and / or notifications. Since the central computing unit runs off an artificial intelligence system, it automatically learns new tasks and adapts to your lifestyle.

MIT Camera Shadows Corner
MIT researchers have developed camera technology to recover a video of the motion taking place in a hidden scene by observing changes in indirect illumination in a nearby un-calibrated visible region. This problem is solved by factoring the observed video into a matrix product between the unknown hidden scene video and an unknown light transport matrix, or in other words, shadows.

Keanu Reeves Will Smith Neo The Matrix
Released in 1999, “The Matrix” is a science fiction film directed and written by the Wachowskis. It starred Keanu Reeves as Neo and takes place in a dystopian future with most of the population locked away in a virtual reality created by artificial being to distract humans while using their bodies as an energy source. One thing you may not have known is that Will Smith was originally the first choice to play Neo, but had to turn down the role to make “Wild Wild West”. Thanks to deepfake technology, we can now see what he would have looked like in the film.