Craig Gehrig

Craig Gehrig

Craig Gehrig is a systems administrator with Rainbow Resource Center, an online retailer of educational materials in Peoria, IL. He is also the founder of Vanova IT Consulting, a provider of IT solutions to small businesses in the agriculture, manufacturing, and retail industries. When he is not staring at a screen or crawling around on the floor, he can be found spending time with his wife Vanessa and their two children- Sasha and Craig.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Offers A Glimpse Of The Future

Recently, you may have read that Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company Neuralink is very close to testing brain implants on humans. For many years researchers have been working on similar technologies that will improve the lives of humans through AI. The immediate target market for Neuralink is paralyzed people. Neuralink is developing a robot to perform the implant operation of a interface in the brain with a high level of precision.  The robot inserts fine threads less than the size of a hair into the brain. Another piece of hardware is a Bluetooth receiver that fits behind the user’s ear and communicates with a phone. Sensors read the electrical activity in the brain. Then the activity is processed into code that allows a paralyzed person to effortlessly control a robotic limb by thinking of the controls. “This is going to sound pretty weird, but ultimately we will achieve symbiosis with artificial intelligence,” Musk said in a press conference.

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Facebook Debuts Open-Source Robotics Framework PyRobot

PyRobot is an open-source robotics framework that Facebook developed with Carnegie Mellon University. It is designed for easy configuration, so AI researchers can get a fully functioning robot up and working within a few hours.

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AlphaStar Training: Starcraft Edition

In a recent demonstration of AI capabilities, Google DeepMind AI system AlphaStar rose to the challenge of defeating several top pro video gamers in the Real-Time Strategy game Starcraft II. Starcraft II is a game that involves gathering resources and building military units that battle against another player or players.

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