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Jan 18, 2016

Will Sex Robots Make Real Women Obsolete?

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sex

A robot ethicist is going after sex robots, saying that banning them is important if you care about real relationships. Dr. Kathleen Richardson claims that men will prefer the robots and that real women will become obsolete. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

Would you buy a sex robot? Can it replace a real person? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jan 18, 2016

‘Trident is old technology’: the brave new world of cyber warfare

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Military Robots are full speed ahead.


Forget debates about Britain’s nuclear deterrent. New technology means a country can be brought to its knees with the click of a mouse.

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Jan 17, 2016

Robots Coming To Retail Stores Thanks to IBM’s Watson

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

IBM’s Watson is coming to the consumer and partnering Under Armour to build an AI personal trainer and Softbank to build an intelligent robot named Pepper.

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Jan 17, 2016

IDA and MDA to be restructured in second half of 2016

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI

WOW! Singapore is heavily investing in their own Government to stay ahead of the cutting edge technologies especially around AI, Robotics, IoT, and other NextGen on the Horizon. I foresee the rest following suit. Currently we have the US, Australia, Canada, UK (last week on Quantum & AI), Japan, China, Russia, and now Singapore investing heavily in NextGen.


The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) announced on Monday (Jan 18) that the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will be restructured to form two new organisations. They will become the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organisation (GTO).

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Jan 17, 2016

NASA Teaching Robonaut to Perform Surgery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, humor, robotics/AI, space

The real question is: “what is the healing time in space v. earth? What is the risk of infection on earth v. space when surgery is performed in space?” If stats show patient survival, healing, and low to no infection rates in space v. earth; we could see a time when hospital colonies in space exist to handle initially complicated and high risks surgeries by robots v. earth.


NASA is grooming its robonauts to eventually perform surgery on people living in remote areas, like space. Lisa D’Souza has more on the future droid docs.

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Jan 17, 2016

Machine learning’s hand in touch-less, straight-through processing and beyond

Posted by in categories: employment, ethics, robotics/AI

AI can easily replace much of the back office operations and some front office over time. As a result, there will be a need to have a massive social system and displacement program in place as a joint effort with governments and companies to re-school and re-tool workers and financially support the workers and their families until they can be retooled/ retrained to get one of the existing jobs or one of the new careers resulting from AI. There will be a need and social obligation placed back on companies at a scale like we have never seen before. With power and wealth; there truly comes a level of moral responsibility imposed by society.


Tradeshift CloudScan uses machine learning to create automatic mappings from image files and PDFs into a structured format such as UBL.

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Jan 17, 2016

Smart robots could soon steal your job

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Guessing my earlier posting about imagining you’re in a scenario that you must decide to either to have a chip implant v. waiting on a nanobot is not that far fetched. Nonetheless, there are truly careers that will not be replaced by robot such as artist’s works, designers, etc. And, new careers and companies will be created throughout the AI and Quantum evolution. https://lnkd.in/b5i5C-X


Think you are too smart to be replaced by a robot in your job? Think again.

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Jan 17, 2016

AI Goes Mainstream

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience, robotics/AI, transportation

It’s leading to a different way of thinking about computing.

This year’s Detroit auto show is proving that autonomous driving is no longer a techie’s pipe dream. Even holdout Akio Toyoda has finally joined the parade. The self-driving car is coming.

But behind that development is an even more profound change: artificial intelligence (also known as “deep learning”) has gone mainstream. The autonomous driving craze is just the most visible manifestation of the fact that computers now have the capacity to look, learn and react to complex situations as well or better than humans. It’s leading to a profoundly different way of thinking about computing. Instead of writing millions of lines of code to anticipate every situation, these new applications ingest vast amounts of data, recognize patterns, and “learn” from them, much as the human brain does.

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Jan 16, 2016

Why Digital Overload Is Now Central to the Human Condition

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, mobile phones, nanotechnology, neuroscience, robotics/AI, singularity

Imagine: What happens when you’re in 2027 on the job competing with other AI; and there is so much information exposed to you that you’re unable to scan & capture all of it onto your various devices and personal robot. And, the non-intrusive nanobot for brain enhancement is still years away. Do you finally take a few hundred dollars & get the latest chip implant requiring a tricky surgery for your brain or wait for the nanobot? These are questions that folks will have to assess for themselves; and this could actually streamline/ condition society into a singularity culture. https://lnkd.in/bTVAjhb


A mom pushes a stroller down the sidewalk while Skyping. A family of four sits at the dinner table plugged into their cell phones with the TV blaring in the background. You get through two pages in a book before picking up your laptop and scrolling through a bottomless stream of new content.

Information technology has created a hyper-connected, over-stimulated, distracted and alienated world. We’ve been living long enough with internet-connected computers and other mobile devices to have begun to take it for granted.

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Jan 16, 2016

European Space Agency unveils ‘lunar village’ plans as stepping stone to Mars

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, materials, robotics/AI, space travel

Moon “village”, a successor to International Space Station, would be series of structures made by robots and 3D printers that use moon dust as building material.

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