This robot ‘ageing companion’ is like an Alexa for the elderly

This AI robot companion wants to keep old people company

  • Béhar says that while the robot can’t replace human interaction, it can offer a companion to elderly people living alone.
  • Tech startup Intuition Robotics unveiled an artificial intelligence-based robot companion that aims to improve the quality of life of elderly people on Wednesday.
  • AI Robot Companion Wants to Keep Old People Company
  • ElliQ is an “active aging companion” aimed at making elderly people feel less lonely.
  • “The idea of having a robot companion is quite dystopian, especially for older generations,” said Yves Béhar, CEO of Fuseproject-a design studio that collaborated with Intuition Robotics on the ElliQ.

The ElliQ is a voice-activated, AI-based companion for the elderly.
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BMW and IBM join forces to develop AI car tech

#BMW and #IBM join forces to develop artificial intelligence car tech. Full story:

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  • BMW is providing IBM with four i8s to be used at prototypes to develop its Watson artificial intelligence system.
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  • BMW has partnered with American technology giant IBM to co-develop artificial intelligence technology that will one day be featured on road cars.
  • The systems will run on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform, which the company has said will enable Watson technology to heighten a driver’s connection with their car.

BMW is providing IBM with four i8s to be used at prototypes to develop its Watson artificial intelligence system.

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