Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines
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Articles about the social, cultural and ethical implications of service robotics.
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Don't panic: we can cope with the rise of the robots

Don't panic: we can cope with the rise of the robots | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Adapting to a world full of robots will require an educational revolution and an ownership society that blurs the distinction between workers and capitalists
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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? | Oliver Burkeman

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? | Oliver Burkeman | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
The long read: Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots
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Paralyzed Man Successfully Given Prosthetic Hand That Can 'Feel'

Paralyzed Man Successfully Given Prosthetic Hand That Can 'Feel' | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
A 28 year old man who has been paralysed has been given a new sense of touch following a new breakthrough that saw electrodes places directly into the man’s brain.
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Badass Dad Gets A Cochlear Implant Tattoo To Match His Daughter

Badass Dad Gets A Cochlear Implant Tattoo To Match His Daughter | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Not for the faint of heart.
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The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why

The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
The topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
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Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons

Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 experts and leading robotics researchers sign open letter warning of military artificial intelligence arms race
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Bionic eye implant world first - BBC News

Bionic eye implant world first - BBC News | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Surgeons in Manchester have performed the world's first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.
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Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Contractor was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate at the plant in Baunatal
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Those classic Atari games were harder than you think

Those classic Atari games were harder than you think | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Google’s artificial intelligence studio Deep Mind has created a computer program that can play Pong. Here is why that feat is more impressive than it sounds
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The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than
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Building "self-aware" robots

Building "self-aware" robots | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.
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A mini robot -- powered by your phone

A mini robot -- powered by your phone | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Your smartphone may feel like a friend -- but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. At TED2013, Keller Rinaudo demos Romo, the smartphone-powered mini robot who can motor along with you on a walk, slide you a cup of coffee across the table, and react to you with programmable expressions.
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Building "self-aware" robots

Building "self-aware" robots | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.
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Thinking machines: the skilled jobs that could be taken over by robots

Thinking machines: the skilled jobs that could be taken over by robots | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Analysts warn that automation is now affecting mental labour as well as physical. So what tasks are vulnerable?
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Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts
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Will machines eventually take on every job?

Will machines eventually take on every job? | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.
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A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really. | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Can we use our brains to directly control machines? Miguel Nicolelis suggests yes, showing how a clever monkey in the US learned to control a robot arm in Japan purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people -- and in fact, it powered the exoskeleton that kicked off the 2014 World Cup.
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A robot has just passed a classic self-awareness test for the first time

A robot has just passed a classic self-awareness test for the first time | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
A researcher at Ransselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US has given three Nao robots an updated version of the classic ' wise men puzzle ' self-awareness test... and one of them has managed to pass. In the classic test, a hypothetical King calls...
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Killer robots: Tech experts warn against AI arms race - BBC News

Killer robots: Tech experts warn against AI arms race - BBC News | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.
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Japan's humanoids scoop 1-0 win at RoboCup - BBC News

Japan's humanoids scoop 1-0 win at RoboCup - BBC News | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
A team from Japan wins the child-sized humanoid football final at the RoboCup World Championships in China.
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Amazon autorisé à tester ses drones de livraison aux Etats-Unis

Amazon autorisé à tester ses drones de livraison aux Etats-Unis | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Le géant de la vente en ligne a obtenu une licence «expérimentale» pour avancer sur «la recherche et le développement» et la «formation de ses équipes»...
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The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.
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My seven species of robot

My seven species of robot | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success.
(Filmed at TEDxNASA.)
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED | Cyborg Anthropology: the rise of the machines | Scoop.it
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here.
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