In Brief: iPhone Air, Google robots, 3D printed drones

According to a Chinese media report citing "inside sources", the rumoured 5.5" iPhone will be called the "iPhone Air". The 16 gigabyte iPhone Air model will sell for USD$965 in China.

According to a Chinese media report citing "inside sources", the rumoured 5.5" iPhone will be called the "iPhone Air". The 16 gigabyte iPhone Air model will sell for USD$965 in China. The report suggests the 4.7" model will be called the iPhone 6, and the pair of devices will be announced September 15.

In an interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khoosla, Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin shared his thoughts on the future of artificial intelligence.

"Obviously, computer scientists have been promising that for decades and not at all delivered. So I think it would be foolish of us to make prognoses about that. But we do have lots of proof points that one can create intelligent things in the world because– all of us around. Therefore, you should presume that someday, we will be able to make machines that can reason, think and do things better than we can."

According to BAE Systems scientists, we could see unmanned, 3D printed drones by 2040. These drones could be created by a 3D printer on-board a larger vehicle, an additive layer and robotic assembly. Other technologies under investigation include self-healing aircrafts, as well as aircrafts that can subdivide into a number of smaller vehicles.

Sources: Mac Rumours, Business Insider, The Guardian

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