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Drones to help you find a parking spot

January 17th, 2015 at 5:21 pm » Comments Off

Need help finding a parking spot?  Just ask the drone flying overhead.  



Elon Musk donates $10 million toward research of AI safety

January 17th, 2015 at 4:16 pm » Comments Off

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has donated $10 million for research of artificial intelligence safety.  Musk has said that AI is “potentially more dangerous than nukes” and that something similar to what happens in the movie The Terminator is plausible.  



Stanford to Research the effects of Artificial Intelligence

January 11th, 2015 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

What will intelligent machines mean for society and the economy in 30, 50 or even 100 years from now? That’s the question that Stanford University scientists are hoping to take on with a new project, the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).



Technological Automation of Jobs Debate

January 3rd, 2015 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

The topic of job displacement has, throughout US history, ignited frustration over technological advances and their tendency to make traditional jobs obsolete; artisans protested textile mills in the early 19th century, for example. In recent years, start-ups and the high-tech industry have become the focus of this discussion. A recent Pew Research Center study found […]



10 Ways the Next 10 Years will be Awesome!

December 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard to wait for the future to get here and give us all the amazing things we’ve dreamed up in our countless sci-fi books and movies (I’m still waiting for the hover-boards Back to the Future promised me). Though much of what we’ve seen on the big screen is still decades or millennia away… […]



The Rise of Technological Unemployment

December 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 am » Comments Off

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published. Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least […]



FAA Drags Feet on Drone Rulings

December 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Many new drones are now making their debut – Image by media.salon.com In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened […]



What changes should we expect when robots replace workers?

December 13th, 2014 at 9:10 pm » Comments Off

How long will it be before we see the first worker fired by a robot manager? It is rather significant that economists are shifting their belief. Up until now, economists have believed that new jobs will replace lost jobs. Now the numbers suggest that is changing for the first time in history, and the trend […]



The Rise of Smart Skin

December 13th, 2014 at 1:04 am » Comments Off

Stretchable smart skin South Korean and U.S. researchers have developed a stretchable material that senses touch, pressure, and moisture, and could be used to give artificial limbs feeling. By David Talbot on December 9, 2014



10 million jobs in Britain at risk from advancing technology

November 26th, 2014 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

Over the next 20 years, Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots, wiping out more than one in three roles.    



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