THE ROBOTS ARE COMING

By Malcolm Out Loud | This future business is both fascinating and scary as hell. The talking animals are cool maybe but the robot sex - I don't know folks!

Bill Gates says robots who take your job should pay taxes

Commentary: Tech's elder statesman says that we can't just give up the taxes that humans pay.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Engineers are busy making machines that are better than humans.<p>They haven't, though, thought through all the …

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Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

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4 Robots From CES That You Might Want as Your Own Powered Pet

LAS VEGAS—Will pint-sized, gender-neutral robots soon become our next pets?<p>While the world is still a long way from seeing the adult humanoids of …

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Why You Should Care That Facebook’s Getting Really Good at Facial Recognition

If you're a CEO or manager in the U.S. right now, you know that technology is the big, secular factor holding the most danger and opportunity for …

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Researchers are programming robots to learn as human babies do

Why it matters to you<p>Robots are becoming more and more useful. Thanks to Carnegie Mellon's approach, robots could become even smarter by learning as …

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These six-wheeled robots are about to start delivering food in the US

Postmates and DoorDash are the first commercial partners Stateside<p>A small number of Americans will soon be able to have food and other goods delivered to them by an adorable semi-autonomous robot. Starship Technologies announced the first two commercial partnerships for its ground-based delivery …

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MEPs vote on robots' legal status - and if a kill switch is required

<b>MEPs have called for the adoption of comprehensive rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots.</b><p>The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp of a "new industrial" robot revolution.<p>It looks at whether to give robots legal status as "electronic …

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This Robot Egg Could Be Your New Best Friend

Panasonic showed off a robot egg at CES 2017 that could serve as a desktop companion in the future.<p>The proof of concept robot is described by …

Artificial intelligence isn't the scary future. It's the amazing present.

The year 2017 arrives and we humans are still in charge. Whew! The machines haven't taken over yet, but they are gaining on us.<p>Google's DeepMind AlphaGo computer program recently beat the world champ at Go, a complex board game, while Japanese researchers plan to build the world's fastest …

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Humans Will Be Marrying Robots By 2050 Says AI Expert

Had a child recently? Well, here’s something you might want to prepare yourself for. By the time wedding bells are ringing your new son- or …

Study Says, Stop Worrying About Robots Taking Your Job. Do This Instead...

One simple focus can help ensure a pile of metal doesn't leave you jobless.<p>Thanks to recent wide-spread coverage of the significant advancements in artificial intelligence (like this one where Elon Musk says robots will take your job), I've been getting an increasing number of emails and messages …

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Could robots be marking your homework?

<b>What do you call a sick bird? An illegal.</b><p>OK, it's not exactly hilarious.<p>But it's not a joke from a five-year-old with a Christmas cracker.<p>This is computer-generated wordplay and an example of how the boundaries of artificial intelligence are shifting.<p>If a computer can crack jokes, what other human …

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Artificial Intelligence ‘Will’ Disrupt The Creative Industry

It’s mainstream and its coming faster than anyone thought possible.<p>Global developments in robotics and artificial intelligence will disrupt most …

Amazon is opening a grocery store with no cashiers and no checkout lines

We’re getting closer to a future where we don’t ever have to talk to another human we don’t want to.<p>Amazon announced on Dec. 5 that it will open a grocery store in Seattle, Washington, in early 2017, where customers will be able to walk in, pick up the items they want to buy, and walk out. To …

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Microsoft Researchers Predict What’s Coming in AI for the Next Decade

Seventeen Microsoft researchers—all of whom happen to be women this year—have made their calls for what will be hot in the burgeoning realm of …

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When Robots Reign: Getting Along with Robo Sapiens

<b>What’s Consciousness?</b><p>Source: Google Images labeled for reuse<p><b>Bob:</b> If consciousness isn’t the difference between us, what is? Because it’s obvious that …

Robots, jobs and the human fear of change

When it comes to technology’s impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment. But what does history really tell us about the impact of new technologies on jobs and the economy? And more importantly, what happens to America’s ability to …

Artificial Intelligence Invades the Home … In Toys

The first thing I learned about Cozmo is that it doesn’t like to stay put very long. Roused from slumber, the little robot’s face illuminates, and it …

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Where do you put the money? Robot stripper performs at Australian 'Sexpo'

The X-rated "Sexpo" trade event which took place in Melbourne, Australia, last week featured everything from an imposing 66-foot "Love Rocket" ride and a "Gerbil Sex Train" to live appearances from a variety of adult industry names (who, upstanding citizens that we are, we've naturally never heard …

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Google's DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream

Following in the wake of recent neuroscientific discoveries revealing the importance of dreams for memory consolidation, Google’s AI company DeepMind …

Autonomous robots and game-playing A.I. — incredible demos at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. Grab tickets here. As well as speakers and panels, we’ll be featuring some demos by some amazing tech companies.<p>The first will be by Boston Dynamics. Yes, folks, delegates to Disrupt London will get to see one of those amazing BD robots up close and …

Fatty the robot smashes glass, injures visitor

Technically Incorrect: In China, a robot runs amok. But don't worry, it was all a human's fault for pushing the wrong button. Allegedly.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>This is a time when we must all come together and eschew a divisive …

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L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year

The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos and analysis of the latest high-tech offerings.<p>The disappearing stick shift: Less than 3% of cars sold …

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Domino's starts delivering pizza by drone, but only in New Zealand

Finally, a way to buy pizza without talking to another human.<p>If you measure the future in terms how pizza is delivered, the future is now: Domino's now delivers via autonomous drone. Today, the pizza chain officially launched its drone delivery service in New Zealand. The pizzaria chain has been …

Robots Will Take Two-Thirds of All Jobs In the Developing World, UN Says - Motherboard

It's a common belief that low-wage workers will be hit the hardest by advanced robots in the workplace. When we take a global perspective on this, the people that will be most affected by widespread automation won't be workers in North America, according to a new United Nations report—it'll be …

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Robots built this trippy brick facade

Whoa<p>Brick, a material as old as time, may just be the edgiest thing in architecture right now. Earlier this year, we saw Dutch firm MVRDV cover an Amsterdam Chanel boutique with super strong, super rad bricks of glass. And now, Chinese firm Archi-Union Architects has created a brick facade that …

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