Headline July 27, 2016/ ''' *PROFESSOR ROBOT : PhD INFINITUM* '''



EVERYTHING WILL SHUDDER!  FOR SURE!   -NOT IN MY LIFE TIME, even if I live to be well past 100. But I am so very sure, in the life time, that befalls most of you-

You will have Professor Robot teach your class. Great work that for A.I., best remembered and known as artificial intelligence. On this inference and assertion, mark my sweet words.

Imagine the scene, when this Learned Professor, goes around, wheeling, whizzing, and un-whining,  teaching every single subject and class with the bird-song click of just two taps.

Every question answered. Every single equation and  problem solved with the direct screen display of though process in steps.    

For more than a decade,  Silicon Valley's technology investors and entrepreneurs obsessed over social media and mobile apps-

That helped people do things like find new fiends, fetch a ride home or crowdsource a review of a product or a movie.Now Silicon Valley has found its next shiny new thing. And it does not have a *like*  button

The new era in Silicon Valley centers an  artificial intelligence  and  robots, a transformation that many believe will have a payoff on the scale of the personal computing industry or the commercial Internet, two previous generations that spread computing globally.

Computers have begun to speak, listen and see, as well as sprout legs, wings and wheels to move unfettered  in the world.

The shift was evident in a Lowe's home improvements store here this month, when a prototype inventory checker developed by  Bossa Nova Robotics  silently glided through the aisles using computer vision to automatically perform a task that humans have done manually for centuries.

The robot, which was skilled enough to autonomously move out of the way of shoppers and avoid unexpected obstacles in the aisles, alerted people to its presence with soft birdsong chirps.

Gliding down the middle of an aisle at a leisurely pace, it can recognize bar codes on shelves, and uses a laser to to detect which items are out of stock.

Silicon Valley's financiers and entrepreneurs are digging into  artificial intelligence  with exuberance. The region now has at least 19 companies designing self-driving cars and trucks, up from a handful five years ago.

There are also more than a half-dozen types of mobile robots, including robotic bellhops and aerial drones, being commercialized.

''We saw a slow trickle of in investments in robotics, and suddenly, boom  there seem to be a dozen companies securing a large investments rounds focusing on specific robotic niches,'' said Martin Hitch,  Chief Executive of Bossa Nova, which has a base in San Francisco.

Funding an  A.I. start-ups has increased to $681 million in 2015, from $145 million in 2011, according to the market research firm CB Insights. the firm estimates that new investments will reach  $1.2 billion this year, up 76% from last year. 

''Whenever there is a new idea, the  valley swarms it,'' said Jen-Hsum Huang, chief executive of Nvidia, a chip maker that was founded to make graphic processors for the video game business but that has turned decisively towards  artificial intelligence applications in the last year.

''But you have to wait for a good idea and good ideas don't happen every day.''

By contrast, funding for social media start-ups peaked in 2011, before plunging. That year, venture capital firms made 66 social media deals and pumped  $2.4 billion. So far this year, there have been just  10 social media investments totaling  $6.9  million, according to CB Insights. 

Even Silicon Valley's biggest social media companies are now getting into artificial intelligence, as are other tech behemoths.

Facebook is using  A.I. to improve its products. 

Google will soon compete with Amazon's Echo  and  Apple's Siri, which are based on artificial intelligence,  with a device that listens in the home,  answers questions and places  e-commerce  orders, says Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive-

Recently appeared at the  Aspen Ideas Conference and called for a partnership between humans and artificial intelligence systems in which machines are designed to augment humans.     

The  auto industry  has also set up camp  in the valley to learn how to make cars that can do the driving for you.

Both technology and car companies are making claims that increasingly powerful sensors, and  A.I.  software will enable cars to drive themselves with the push of a button as soon as the end of this decade-

Despite recent Tesla crashes that have raised the question of how quickly human drivers will be completely replaced by the technology.

The Honour and Serving of the Latest Operational Research on Robotics continues. Thank Ya all for reading and sharing forward. And see you on the following one.

With respectful dedication to all the Scientists, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all on !WOW!   -the World Students Society and !E-WOW! the Ecosystem 2011:

''' Shudder Time '''

Good Night and God Bless

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