But a Hong Kong-based start-up is combining traditional methods of learning the Chinese martial art with AI technology that analyses the speed and strength of your punches and provides personalised, professional advice to hone your technique.“We chose Hong Kong to start our business as the city is rich in Kung Fu culture and we would like to revive Kung Fu by using AI technology,” said Thomas Yu, the founder of JabJabX, an app that stores and analyses data in order to help users hone their technique.“Rather than pure observation, big data analysis can tell you your speed and strength as you learn Kung Fu, and provides more personalised advice.”JabJabX is now in a “testing stage”, but has drawn the interest of potential investors, said Yu, who won the Big Data for Business (B4B) Challenge organised by Cyberport in Hong Kong and Innobator in Shanghai.“Hong Kong government will continue to promote big data analytics and applications within the government and facilitate the development of big data application in industries through various organisations.”AI technology has the potential to be integrated into most traditional industries to improve efficiency.
Millions of years ago, the "smasher" mantis shrimp, one of nature's feistiest predators, figured out a similar way to protect the hammer-like club it uses to pulverize prey with incredible speed and force.The finding will help Kisailus' team develop ultra-strong materials for the aerospace and sports industries.Mantis shrimp, which are also called stomatopods, are aggressive crustaceans known for killing their prey using a predatory strike that is among the fastest known animal movements.Stomatopods are divided into two groups: "spearers," which attack soft-bodied prey using a harpoon-like structure, and the more recently evolved "smashers," which crush hard-shelled prey using a hammer-like appendage called a dactyl club.His work is funded by an Air Force Office of Scientific Research under a $7.5M Multi-University Research Initiative.In previous research, the team showed that the dactyl club is a multi-regional composite made of mineralized chitin--the same material found in the shells of insects and crustaceans--arranged in a number of unique structures.
A snorkeler nearly lost his toes when he was attacked by a shark off the Galapagos Islands but escaped after repeatedly punching the terrifying ocean predator.Andrew Newman, a 45-year-old British advertising manager suffered severed ligaments and a broken bone when the 13-foot shark sank its jaws into his right foot, SWNS reports.“I have a long term fear of sharks and water, after I had watched ‘Jaws ‘and ‘The Beach’ when he punches the shark I had recalled it in my head because I was so fearful,” he said, from the Galapagos.The holidaymaker was coming to the end of his vacation on the famous islands when the horrific attack happened."We saw small sharks on the bottom and lots of sea lion pups and a turtle, all 16 of us got into two dinghies and our leader said 'this is your last activity of the whole holiday,' so we went back to the start to film more sea lion pups; but when we got there, the dad was barking away like an alarm, so I don't know if he had seen the shark,” he said."Within a minute of being in the water as I swam to the rocks there was this clamp-like vice around my foot.
Since California became a haven for testing driverless cars this year there’s been six accidents involving a human and an autonomous vehicle.Four of the accidents were minor scuffs with little to no damage reported.In two, however, the humans involved attacked the driverless vehicles on purpose.One of the vehicles suffered a broken tail light when one man struck it with his “entire body.” I’d think throwing yourself at a car would be an ineffective attack, but I haven’t seen any video of the fighter’s technique so I’ll refrain from judging.The other got a scratched window when someone jumped out of a taxi and slapped it.And, considering there’s at least a tiny chance AI might become sentient and learn to resent us, we should consider more peaceful approaches to resolving our differences with robots whether they’re alive or not.
A solid A/V receiver is one of the key parts of a home theater system, but as you’ve probably noticed if you’ve been shopping for one, prices go up fairly quickly.This is an issue that Yamaha is looking to address with its RX-V385 A/V receiver, which the company says is meant for aspiring A/V enthusiasts.Building on last year’s RX-V383, the RX-V385 is a 5.1-channel receiver.This year’s model has an interesting addition: The front-speakers can be bi-amped in 2.1-channel and 3.1-channel setups, which uses independent amplifiers to drive the treble and bass ranges.This not only provides more power to the speakers, but also prevents interference between high and low frequencies.The receiver features support for all the latest technologies, so you don’t need to worry about whether or not it is compatible with your new 4K UHD Blu-ray player or your TV.
When robots eventually rise up, they will do so with force.They will kick in our doors, drag us out by our ankles, and make us repent for every lewd question we ever asked Siri.But in 2018, the robot revolt is playing out in a much more subtle fashion.Not with the brute force of Mike Tyson’s uppercut but with the subtle jukes and fades of Muhammad Ali.From what we can tell, it’s the first robotic punching bag designed to simulate a real opponent with the added bonus of making you look like a fumbling fool.Unlike your boring old punching bag, BotBoxer can “see,” “feel,” and “react.” It can dodge punches, nonverbally taunt, and maybe even train you into a better boxer.
A Michigan man put up quite a fight against a bear as it tried to attack his barking beagle earlier this month.The Boyne Falls man let his dog outside around 4:30 a.m.When he returned minutes later to let the dog back in, he spotted a large shadow moving slowly across his driveway.He soon realized it was a black bear — the only species of bear living in the state."When his beagle barked at the bear it circled around and swatted at the dog as the owner frantically tried to pull him in only to have the leash get tangled," according to a report recently released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).The owner repeatedly kicked the bear as he struggled to untangle the leash.
This week we’re having a peek at the upcoming Nokia 9, a device that’s most certainly going to be more exciting than the other Nokia number phones – right?To become more exciting than the other phones they’ve released over the past couple years, Nokia is rumored to be bringing on technology that the brings heat to Apple and Samsung’s feet – the likes of which we’ve only yet seen in China.Yes, China, the place where all the coolest smartphone technology comes from and, as of the past few years, the place where the cool tech lands first.Chinese brands aren’t afraid to launch a phone with a new feature that doesn’t quite work perfect – ha!There’s always room for improvement, no need to hold back!Nokia’s owner HMD Global saw this and sees this, and said oh, we can do that too, but for Europe!
Captain Marvel's first trailer hit the internet in a blaze of energy Tuesday morning, and fans have quickly clung to one particular moment.Brie Larson's character stands before an older woman on a train, leering at her like she's something villainous.The older woman just smiles up at her, seemingly happy as can be.And then Captain Marvel socks her straight in the jaw with a punch.Now to be fair, just before the scene the trailer plays Nick Fury's (Samuel L. Jackson) voice saying "We have no idea what threats are out there," before the suprising attack, and many fans are reacting in wonder themselves.And seeing that it has been previously revealed that Captain Marvel will be facing the shapechanging Skrulls, this post points that out.
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