Tiny hologram breathes new life into this virtual assistant (Tomorrow Daily 300)
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Japanese start-up [UNKNOWN] Inc released a video this week showing off their hologram assistant.
It's called GateBox and it's designed to be similar in function to other virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri and Cortona.
The name of GateBox's digital assistant is Azuma Hikari, and she will wake you up in the morning Wish you farewell when you leave and greet you when you arrive home at the end of the day.
It also works with the internet of things.
So Zuma can connect to compatible devices in your house and give you information like the weather on demand.
In on this?
I know you like a Elexa.
Yeah, sure put a hologram in my Elexa I'm ready for it.
A tiny Jeff Bezos.
Hey Ashley, what do you with your atlas robot when you win second place in the Darper Robotics Challenge?
Well if you are this group of people you make it clean up after you.
That's right this is a multimillion dollar version Of Rosy the Robot from The Jetsons.
The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, or IHMC for short, has a team working on Atlas, and that work often includes repetitive tasks when the code is updated.
So The team decided to come up with new tasks for Atlas to do, including chores.
Atlas isn't very good at sweeping, but hopefully the work will help them in future robotics efforts.
I know you want a Rosy the Robot.
You wanted this for years.
I, there is nothing I want more.
[LAUGH] But this, it's so sad to watch this thing try to sweep.
It doesn't know how to sweep.
It is very sad.
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Beautiful shot was taken by Michael on his iPhone 6 Plus.
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Just went on holiday to the Gold Coast and woke up early to catch the sunrise and couldn't miss this awesome moment.
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My goodness, isn't that gorgeous?
Michael, that makes me want to actually get up at sunrise.
And then I think about how early it is and I give up.
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