Alexa and Sophia take over

Brooke Carcamo, Staff Writer

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Recently, there have been many new developments in technology, especially in artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence such as Sophia, Amazon Alexa and many others, have been breaking boundaries in technology. Sophia the Robot is described as a very capable piece of artificial intelligence.

Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot, [ Sophia] to date and a cultural icon. She has become a media darling, appearing on major media outlets around the world, igniting the interest of people regardless of age, gender, and culture, even gracing the cover of one of the top fashion magazines.” said Hanson Robotics Company.

Sophia is capable of delivering speeches, interacting with humans, and has recently started acting.  Another robot that surfaced in the past year was Cozmo the Robot, made by Anki. Selling at 180 dollars, this little robot has many amenities to offer. He is able to recognize you using state of the art facial recognition technology and can be coded.  

“ An [ artificial intelligence] work in progress and a demonstration of personality.” Hanson Robotics said.

. A new drone has arisen in Australia this year as well. With the name, “ The Little Ripper LifeSaver drone” this piece of technology saves lives and assists lifeguards by locating victims in the water using a camera. Recently, the drone saved two lives. The rescue operation was very fast, only taking only a few minutes.

I was able to launch it, fly it to the location, and drop the pod all in about one to two minutes,”said lifeguard supervisor Jai Sheridan, who operated the drone.

Finally, one of the most talked about devices this year was Amazon’s Google Home appliances. With Amazon Alexa, you can play your favorite radio station, check the weather, have your favorite books read to you and even order pizza or Starbucks at your request. Some pieces of technology that you should look forward to this year include the Apple Homepod and  a new edition to the iPhone family.  Multiple sources have also stated, with credible evidence, that Apple is going to stop producing the iPhone 10 later this year.

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Alexa and Sophia take over