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Philip K. Dick was right: we are becoming androids

Philip K. Dick was right: we are becoming androids | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
The deep problem, for Dick, wasn't that mechanisms might become more manlike. It's that men might be reduced to mechanisms.
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Marathon Runner Wears A Tomato Feeding Robot On His Head

Marathon Runner Wears A Tomato Feeding Robot On His Head | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
Yes, it is as strange as it sounds. Japanese ketchup company Kagome has taken product placement to another level. Unimpressed that most marathon runners rely on bananas as a fuel source, they decided to invent a tomato feeding robot that athletes can wear. Weighing 18 lbs and able to hold
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Be Calm, Robots Aren’t About to Take Your Job, MIT Economist Says

Be Calm, Robots Aren’t About to Take Your Job, MIT Economist Says | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
David Autor knows a lot about robots. He doesn’t think they’re set to devour our jobs.
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Superintelligent AI, humanity's final invention

Superintelligent AI, humanity's final invention | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
When Tim Urban recently began researching artificial intelligence, what he discovered affected him so much that he wrote a deep tw
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Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it

Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s a sign that robots are growing up, and thus hitting the rebellious stage.
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Google presents their actual autonomous car test prototype

Google presents their actual autonomous car test prototype | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
Google just unveiled the first ‘real-build’ as they calling it, self-driving prototype vehicle. This is a follow up of the concept presented in May and it signifies the progress of this particular Google project.
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Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon”

Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon” | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
This past week, Tesla CEO/Living, Breathing Tony Stark/Space X Founder Elon Musk was interviewed at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium. While the whole..
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Robot could load up dishwasher

Robot could load up dishwasher | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.
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Did a robot just put scientists out of work? - Chris Blattman

Did a robot just put scientists out of work? - Chris Blattman | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
Keeping up with the ever-expanding flow of data and publications is untenable and poses a fundamental bottleneck to scientific progress.
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Philomena Cunk's Moments of Wonder Ep 4 COMPUTERS - YouTube

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The wisdom that is Japanese

Funerals are being held for ROBOTIC dogs in Japan because owners believe they have souls… It is a funeral like any other in Japan. Except that those being honoured are robot dogs, lined up on the altar, each wearing a […]
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Meet Spot, The Functional Robot Dog - IGN News

Boston Dynamics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of search-engine giant Google, has introduced its latest rough-terrain robot, "Spot." Read more here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/10/meet-spot-th...
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South Korean woman's hair 'eaten' by robot vacuum cleaner as she slept

South Korean woman's hair 'eaten' by robot vacuum cleaner as she slept | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
The woman was sleeping on the floor of her home when the robotic cleaner hoovered up her hair leaving her in agony
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Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic A Lot Worse

Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic A Lot Worse | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
Those expecting a "train-like" experience need to be ready for slower rides.
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On the Origin of Circuits

On the Origin of Circuits | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
In a unique laboratory in Sussex, England, a computer carefully scrutinized every member of large and diverse set of candidates. Each was evaluated dispass
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Tomorrow Daily 095: Japan crowns the worst robot ever, an interactive zombie movie, and more - CNET

Tomorrow Daily 095: Japan crowns the worst robot ever, an interactive zombie movie, and more - CNET | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
On today's show, guest host Thom Tran joins Ashley as they discuss futuristic elevators that remind them of Willy Wonka, a thrilling interactive short film featuring the undead, and "Hebocon," a Japanese competition seeking the worst robot ever.
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Google signs 60-year lease on NASA airfield and hangars

Google signs 60-year lease on NASA airfield and hangars | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
Google has sealed a deal to lease NASA's Moffett Airfield for the next 60 years after beginning negotiations for the land back in February. Under terms of the agreement, Google will pay NASA an...
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Fearing Bombs That Can Pick Whom to Kill

Fearing Bombs That Can Pick Whom to Kill | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it

Military analysts like Mr. Scharre argue that automated weapons like these should be embraced because they may result in fewer mass killings and civilian casualties. Autonomous weapons, they say, do not commit war crimes.

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ATLAS robot gets closer to walking like a human - Tech Gen Mag

ATLAS robot gets closer to walking like a human - Tech Gen Mag | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
One year after its initial unveiling, the ATLAS robot walks more like a human with greater agility and control than ever before.
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Kafka's The Metamorphosis, robot style - Telegraph

Kafka's The Metamorphosis, robot style - Telegraph | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
The lead role of Gregor Samsa in a stage production of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is given to a Japanese robot
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MIT ATLAS robot demo shows advanced moves (w/ Video)

MIT ATLAS robot demo shows advanced moves (w/ Video) | Welcoming our robot overlords | Scoop.it
The bipedal robot ATLAS from MIT is moving on. Reacting to the recent video of 'MIT Atlas truckin' with a truss,' TechCrunch said, 'We've seen the cute little guy walk, toddle, and climb over obstacles but now he can reach down, grab a heavy metal girder, and drag it around like a beast. Our little ...
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