We have great news this week and are delighted to be announced as the 1st Runner-Up Winner of the Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge (QVIC), hosted by Qualcomm with the BeetleBot - Gen Z product. AIOZ has effectively applied artificial intelligence to develop BeetleBot - an automatic indoor delivery robot with many outstanding features. After a long and challenging journey, BeetleBot has successfully passed many competition teams and convinces the organizers.
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“Will AI take my job?” is one of the most Googled questions. We are now changing and adapting to the new era. Yes, AI will kill jobs, but it will also bring new jobs to the world.
Industry 4.0 has created many breakthroughs in new technologies in artificial intelligence production, robot manufacturing, internet development, nanotechnology, biotechnology, etc. Accordingly, the newly born technologies will form new professions, especially those related to the interaction between humans and machines.
If you have been through the previous part, you can see that things are getting a little bit scary. If there are so many things going wrong, how can we get it right? How to stop misusing AI? Can we be able to stop that?
The problem cannot be solved simply by telling all countries to stop researching AI. We might have several choices, but we don’t get to choose not to have the technology. Once it’s invented, it’ll stay invented.
A lot of people believe that AI is a thousand times smarter than we are. When it comes to AI being aggressive, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Killer robots? Do robots dominate humans? The terminator?
AI, to be simple, is software that writes itself. We usually tend to think of software as stuff that we created. We wrote it, and then the machines did what we told them to do, and it would always follow our commands. This is not any longer true. The AI now is writing itself at speeds that we can hardly comprehend. AI writes its own independently, autonomously, and develops its way of thinking. Scientists know that you can’t take it apart again and figure out what it has done.
Could AI enhance us to be a better human?
Today, robots can easily perform a variety of automated tasks, both inside and outside of the factory. Machine learning, deep learning, and other AI technologies are already being used to reduce humans in assembly, packaging, customer service, and HR, among other areas.
The concept of automation aimed at improving labor capacity seems to be macro. Nowadays, AI is getting closer to individuals. It surrounds you, enhancing your capabilities and workflow.
The story of AlphaGo might sound appealing but then having a super AI to play chess with you is not the case in this century. We, as ordinary people, do not mind how intelligent an AI can be but what it can help us with. Can AI make any impact on our life?
The answer is yes. In this part, we will look through the application of AI in one of the most focused areas: the healthcare field.
AI is changing our world. But what can it really do?
What will become true and what will remain science-fiction?
It was 2016 in South Korea, a breakthrough moment when the Asian board game Go champion, Lee Sedol, took on an AI program developed by Google, AlphaGo. To people in Asia, especially Korea, this is not just a game but a fight with national pride. They were sure that Lee Sedol would beat AlphaGo hands down. The game was watched by millions of people. Can machines overtake human intelligence?
The Beetlebot project has gone through three significant stages of development so far.
In the beginning, we were planning on designing a versatile robot that could cross forms with ease. Based on the Beetle spirit, we have designed the robot shape to resemble the Beetle, Both cute and close to the Beetle, while also reflecting the Beetle's image that we were inspired by.
From our strong belief that robots will become close friends with everyone in the near future, we have decided to develop the BeetleBot, an indoor delivery robot.
What is our inspiration?
Do you know Wall-E? A cute robot that works tirelessly to clean out the Earth. It’s one of my favorite movies when I was young. That is the nature of robots. They are born to be obedient, handful, and laborious. Wall-E reflects exactly what we want our Beetlebot to be.
Moreover, our inspiration also came from the Onthophagus Taurus - the strongest animal on Earth. It was found to be able to pull a whopping 1,141 times its body weight. Small but can carry heavy objects is one of the outstanding specialties of the beetles. Our target is to create a robot that is like the beetles: small but being a solid carry.
Do you believe that robots will become ubiquitous in daily life and attached to you like a silhouette just like the way smartphones are? If you believe that then great! If you are in doubt, let this post convince you.