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U.S. Military Adopts New Ethics Guidelines For Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. military has adopted new ethics guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in its futuristic robot tanks and smart weapons systems, according to a new press release by the U.S. Department of Defense. And at least one outside expert is actually impressed with the result, provided the Pentagon adheres to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Cruise Origin Is An Expected Step In Autonomous Vehicles But There Are Many Unanswered Questions

Cruise Automation, the autonomous vehicle startup owned by a big bank and GM, along with help from Honda, seems to have a gift for hyperbole. In a tweet, the company suggested that they were aiming for their new autonomous shared ride van to have the same sort of impact as the “compass, train, car, light […]

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MIT Develops Autonomous Vehicles That Can Figure Out How Big Of An Asshole You Are

We keep hearing that autonomous vehicles are coming soon, so very soon, but those of us who actually live and drive in the real world often smirk to ourselves knowingly, thinking about all the assholes that drive cars on a regular basis and what they’re like to share a road with. Good luck, robot, dealing […]

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I Asked An AI To Write An Article Like I Would And Here’s What I Got

I’m sure you’ve all read articles about how very soon robots will be coming to take our jobs: self-driving cars taking our driving jobs, self-assembling machines taking our manufacturing jobs, self-eating food taking our restaurant jobs, self-internet surfing AIs taking our office jobs, and so on. I’ve always thought…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Most Futuristic Developments We Can Expect in the Next 10 Years

With the decade winding down it’s time for us to set our sights on the next one. The 2020s promises to be anything but dull. From the automation revolution and increasingly dangerous AI to geohacking the planet and radical advances in biotechnology, here are the most futuristic developments to expect in the next 10…Read more… […]

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Go Ahead And Do Every ‘Optional’ Tutorial In The Complex New Gundam Battle Game

Bandai Namco’s free-to-play PlayStation 4 mech combat game Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 came out in North America yesterday. It features fast-paced multiplayer battles on land and in space that players will surely fail at unless they complete every optional tutorial and put in some time in the game’s practice…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The U.S. Marines Are Eyeing An Exoskeleton Straight Out of Aliens

In the 1986 science fiction movie Aliens, heroine Ellen Ripley dons a powered exoskeleton suit to engage in hand to hand combat with the Xenomorph Queen alien. Now, thanks to modern technology, the U.S. Marines may soon do the same. Sort of. And minus the Xenomorph. (Hopefully.)Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders on the Intersection Between Writing About Science and Writing Science Fiction

io9 was founded as a website dedicated to both science journalism and science-fiction and cultural criticism. And although that mission has evolved over the years, that intersection between science and science fiction is something that still drives co-founders Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz’ work as authors.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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We Have a Few Spaces Left for Our Robot, Take the Wheel Book Launch Party in NYC Tonight!

Though I keep him chained to his basement at all times so he can turn out sweet, sweet car content on his Coleco Adam, our own Jason Torchinsky somehow managed to write a book. It’s called Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving, and it’s about our […]

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We Have a Few Spaces Left for Our Robot, Take the Wheel Book Launch Party in NYC Tonight!

Though I keep him chained to his basement at all times so he can turn out sweet, sweet car content on his Coleco Adam, our own Jason Torchinsky somehow managed to write a book. It’s called Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving, and it’s about our […]

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Warframe Players Love Their New Space Roombas

Warframe is an online game all about cool cyborg-ninjas, acrobatics, and weird aliens. However, something new was added in a recent update: Space Roombas. These small little cleaning-bots have quickly become beloved by the community, with players spending in-game currency on them and figuring out ways to create more…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ford Is Working on Package-Delivering Robots That Fold Up Inside Self-Driving Cars

These days, we keep hearing automakers talk about all the partnerships they’re forming for autonomous cars, car sharing, large-scale electrification, and just general “mobility solutions.” A lot of it is bullshit meant to make the companies appear on the cutting edge, and some is legit research. I won’t speculate…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford Is Working on Package-Delivering Robots That Fold Up Inside Self-Driving Cars

These days, we keep hearing automakers talk about all the partnerships they’re forming for autonomous cars, car sharing, large-scale electrification, and just general “mobility solutions.” A lot of it is bullshit meant to make the companies appear on the cutting edge, and some is legit research. I won’t speculate…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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