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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
DeepMind and Google: The Battle to Control Artificial IntelligenceHal Hodson | 1843“Hassabis thought DeepMind would be a hybrid: it would have the drive of a startup, the brains of the greatest universities, and the deep pockets of one of the world’s most valuable companies. Every element was in place to hasten the arrival of AGI and solve the causes of human misery.”
ROBOTICS
Robot Valets Are Now Parking Cars in One of France’s Busiest AirportsJames Vincent | The Verge“Stanley Robotics […] Continue Reading…

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#434753 Top Takeaways From The Economist ...

Over the past few years, the word ‘innovation’ has degenerated into something of a buzzword. In fact, according to Vijay Vaitheeswaran, US business editor at The Economist, it’s one of the most abused words in the English language.
The word is over-used precisely because we’re living in a great age of invention. But the pace at which those inventions are changing our lives is fast, new, and scary.
So what strategies do companies need to adopt to make sure technology leads […] Continue Reading…

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#434749 IHMC Developing New Gymnast-Inspired ...

Hydraulic actuators will give Nadia a unique combination of flexibility and power[Read more…]

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#434705 How MIT’s Mini Cheetah Can Help ...

Sangbae Kim talks to us about the new Mini Cheetah quadruped and his future plans for the robot[Read more…]

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#434701 3 Practical Solutions to Offset ...

In recent years, the media has sounded the alarm about mass job loss to automation and robotics—some studies predict that up to 50 percent of current jobs or tasks could be automated in coming decades. While this topic has received significant attention, much of the press focuses on potential problems without proposing realistic solutions or considering new opportunities.
The economic impacts of AI, robotics, and automation are complex topics that require a more comprehensive perspective to understand. Is universal basic […] Continue Reading…

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