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!

Inside China’s Plans for World Robot Domination - Bloomberg

Scenes from China’s quest to dominate the robotic future: At startup E-Deodar, a human-looking droid serves coffee to employees who are building …

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UK’s first sex robot brothel could open soon

<b>A sex robot brothel could soon be setting up business in the UK.</b><p>It has only been a few months since Lumidolls set up its first doll brothel in …

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Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”?

When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society’s biggest upcoming challenges: embracing automation in a way that “lifts all boats” instead of leaving large swaths of …

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Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

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3 Skills You Need to Save Your Job From a Robot

The bad news: Simply getting better or knowing more won't cut it. The good news: Being more human will.<p>You've heard the rumblings of the robots, right? When I make a customer service call and get an eerily nuanced answer from a chatbot, I hear the rumbling of the robots. When I call out to my …

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5 Things Humans Do Every Day That Robots Will Soon Take Over

Ever since her fall several years ago, the old woman has felt a building sense of guilt about the litany of young social workers forced to come …

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Robots are racist and sexist. Just like the people who created them

Machines learn their prejudices in language. It’s not their fault, but we still need to fix the problem<p>Can machines think – and, if so, can they think critically about race and gender? Recent reports have shown that machine-learning systems are picking up racist and sexist ideas embedded in the …

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Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

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Robots help stroke victims rehab

<b>Blame it on the movies and television, but people tend to think of robots as tireless factory workers or as soulless automatons bent on destruction. For UC Irvine’s Sumner Norman, they’re all about healing and rehabilitation. The fifth-year doctoral candidate in mechanical & aerospace engineering</b> …

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How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

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Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR

Study calls for billions to fund retraining after pinpointing hospitality, retail, transport and manufacturing sectors and poorest parts of UK as most at risk<p>A leading thinktank has urged the government to spend billions of pounds helping poorly skilled workers in the less prosperous parts of the …

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Your 'Westworld' sexbot is almost here, thanks to RealDoll

Abyss Creations, maker of the life-size RealDoll, releases an AI named Harmony on the unsuspecting world as its first step toward personal sex robots.<p>The maker of the RealDoll, a life-size faux-human you can have sex with, is stepping up its game.<p>After months of teasing, Abyss Creations on Saturday …

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No one is prepared to stop the robot onslaught. So what will we do when it arrives?

You’ve heard about the robots—how they are on their way to vaporize the jobs of tens of thousands of bankers and brokers on Wall Street, in the City of London, and in trading hubs around the world. How they are bent on inflicting similar mayhem in law and accounting firms, and in …

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How artificial intelligence has evolved over time

In the video above, we examine how artificial intelligence has evolved over time and will continue to grow as technology improves - from computer scientist John McCarthy first making reference to AI in 1956, to virtual assistants on our smartphones emerging in 2011 and more.<p>From gaming to virtual …

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Domino’s has already outperformed every tech stock, now robots will deliver its pizzas

Over the last decade, the stock price of Domino’s Pizza has crushed that of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook mainly because it stopped making pizza that tasted like cardboard. Now it’s innovating on the labor front with plans to test robots as substitutes for your friendly pizza delivery guy. …

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning and How they Differ from One Another

These are three terms that are heard all the time now, but often people still get confused about what each one really entails. Below is a quick …

Six Job Types That Automation Will Reduce or Eliminate

Automation isn’t an abstraction. Headlines may suggest that robots and artificial intelligence are coming to take jobs, but, in fact, they arrived …

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless

It’s often just a fancy name for a computer program.<p>In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons or servants like the “Star Trek” computer or the <i>Star Wars</i> droids, machines warrant the …

How Robots And AI Could Save American Water Utilities Half A Trillion Dollars

HiBot USA’s technology combining robots, big data, and AI could upend the way municipalities replace aging water pipes.<p>The future of your drinking water may depend on databotics.<p>That term, which should be retired by now, is nevertheless at the heart of new technology from HiBot USA, a combination …

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This Robot Does Windows

Window washing is awful. Window washing is so bad that it’s not included in most home cleaning services. Window washing is so bad that Deadspin …

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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 …

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 …

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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