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  • Scientists hope to inject robo-cat with AI to help seniors

    12/19/2017 2:05:38 PM PST · by DFG · 49 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 12/19/2017 | Michelle R Smith
    Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn't need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses. That's the vision of toymaker Hasbro and scientists at Brown University, who have received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to find ways to add artificial intelligence to Hasbro's "Joy for All" robotic cat . The cat, which has been on the market for two years, is aimed at seniors and meant to act as a "companion." It purrs and meows, and even appears to lick its...
  • (Operation Acoustic Kitty) The CIA's Secret Experiments to Turn Cats into Spies

    03/13/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 13, 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    The CIA's secret experiments to turn cats into spies Want to know what's going to happen to animals in the next century? Then you must read science journalist Emily Anthes' new book Frankenstein's Cat, about how the animals of tomorrow will be transformed by high tech implants and genetic engineering. We've got an amazing excerpt from the book -- about how the CIA tried to create cyborg cat spies. "Robo Revolution," an excerpt from Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, by Emily Anthes In the 1960s, the Central Intelligence Agency recruited an unusual field agent: a cat....