The “black technology” that should have become a reality in 2020


Editor’s note: This article is from WeChat public account “AI Frontline” (ID: ai-front), author & editor | Chen Si, 36 氪 Published with permission.The hovering car is flying all over the sky, the robot steward is running all over the street, the clone crisis is emerging, and human beings are facing challenges from outer space … I do n’t know if you have seen these scenes in science fiction or movies.It seems far away, but if someone tells you: “These technologies will be realized in 2020”, will you stare at him for a few seconds with the eyes of a “fool”, silently say “ill” in your heart and then leave silently?2020, this year that seems to be far away, but with only one month left, has been set by many authors as the “year of future occurrence”. In the author’s imagination, this magical age has highly developed black technology, and people have alreadyLive a “future life” full of science and technology.In today’s article, the AI ​​frontline will take stock of some technologies that “thought to be realized in 2020” and see how far away our lives are from the so-called future? Fully intelligent robots are involved in almost all science fiction works.element.In the movie “Terminator”, many people were impressed by the robot’s control of humans. Surveillance systems such as “Skynet” are even more shuddering, which also makes people more negative about artificial intelligence technology.Stereotypes.The terminator’s story is set in 2015, and four years have passed, but the current robot still can only perform simple, process-oriented operations, such as a robotic arm on a factory assembly line.In the past two years, a company called Boston Dynamics has made good progress in robot design. The biped robots they have made can run, jump, and even perform difficult movements such as backflip: On the campus of MIT, there are alsoA group of four-footed robots that resemble puppies are lined up for backflip. This robot named Mini Cheetah robot can operate without any external sensors: However, the implementation of these functions is far from realThere is still a long way to go for “fully intelligent robots”. At present, these robots can only act through set procedures. They do not have “autonomous consciousness”, and it is impossible to set off the so-called “mechanical revolution”, or …impossible.Countless technology companies “love and hate” this technology for fully autonomous self-driving cars. For many autonomous driving practitioners, 2020 is also a year that they love and hate.As for the reason, I believe many readers have heard the phrase: “In 2020, fully realize autonomous driving!” Now, it seems that the promise of 2020 is still a little too early.But then again, after nearly a decade of development, autonomous driving is the technology closest to the sci-fi imagination.In 2009, the first prototype of a self-driving car was exposed. This car with various sensors and radar became the object of countless self-driving cars in the future.After the efforts of countless developers, the lidars, cameras, and other parts of unmanned vehicles have become more and more hidden, and the sensitivity has been greatly improved. Self-driving cars have also been able to do so without human intervention.It can be driven by operation, but there are still obvious shortcomings when dealing with sudden road conditions-this is also one of the core problems that hinder the autonomous driving technology from going one step further.Space Odyssey 2001 Space Odyssey is probably one of the most familiar works of science fiction enthusiasts.The story is set in 2001, and the author imagines that at that time, humans had established a base on the moon and started marching toward Jupiter.But in fact, even in 2019, humans will not be able to establish bases on any planet other than Earth.However, the pace of human space exploration has never stopped, and in the past two years alone, there have been several major advances in space exploration.At 2:23 am 34 seconds and 366 milliseconds on December 8, 2018, Chang’e 4 was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center by the Long March 3B improved type Ⅲ carrier rocket and successfully landed at 10:26 on January 3, 2019.On the back of the moon, the Antarctic-Aitken Basin von Carmen impact crater; at 22:22 on January 3, the Yutu 2 lunar rover completed its separation from the Chang’e 4 lander, successfully landing on the moon and becoming the first to set footLunar rover on the back of the moon.In addition, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and CEO of SpaceX, a space exploration technology company, also proposed the “Mars Immigrant Plan” to build a permanent and sustainable city on Mars.NASA has set the time to achieve this milestone as 2024, while SpaceX stated that it hopes to realize the exploration of the moon as early as 2022 and land the “Starship” on the moon.Astronaut preparing for landing.China is also quietly implementing a Mars landing plan, which is expected to be implemented in 2020. The plan hopes to detect the orbit around Mars and land the probe on Mars.It seems that by 2020, mankind can start new expectations for 2022 and 2024.When it comes to time and space, we have to mention the movie “Back to the Future”.The story is set in 2015. The car that can shuttle time and space does not know how many viewers’ childhood dreams, but unfortunately in 2019, we still cannot shuttle time and space.However, some of the other imaginative products in this film have already come into reality one by one.For example, a suspension skateboard: A company named Hendo has launched the Hoverboard 2.0 suspension tablet, which can make it easier for users to control and control the balance. It also adds functions such as a USB interface and a safety stop switch.Unfortunately, Hoverboard 2.0 can only slide on a specific copper plate and cannot be used on ordinary ground. Besides the coolness, there is currently no practicality.In addition, this pair of Nike sneakers that can automatically lace up also shines in the movie: It is interesting that the Nike company really released a shoe that can be laced automatically in 2019: Nike Adapt BB, thisThe pair of shoes can also monitor the user’s athletic behavior in real time to adjust the optimal tightness.Concluding Remarks Although there are too many technologies that we thought could be achieved, the world is still slowly moving forward driven by technology.In 1886, the first modern car appeared, and more than 130 years later, test driverless cars appeared on the streets of the city; in 1903, the Wright brothers let fixed-wing aircraft fly into the blue sky, and people were able to explore more distantly a century later.Outer space; in 1956, the concept of artificial intelligence was first proposed, and just over 60 years later, people’s lives have been unknowingly changed by artificial intelligence technology; in 1966, the first manual mobile phone system appeared in NorwayIn just 50 years, human beings have quietly entered the 5G era … maybe our era is still not as brilliant as science fiction works, but who can not marvel at the scientific and technological achievements made by human beings today?.