DARPA Selects SSL as Commercial Partner for Revolutionary Goal of Servicing Satellites in GEO

(SPACE DAILY) – In an important step toward a new era of advanced, cost-effective robotic capabilities in space, DARPA has announced that it has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL), based

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Elon Musk Reiterates the Need for Brain-Computer Interfaces in the Age of AI

(TECH CRUNCH) – How do you avoid getting made obsolete by artificial intelligence in a time when resources and research are largely being funneled toward improving that area of tech?

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Impact of Job-Stealing Robots a Growing Concern at Davos

(RTÉ News) – Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines.  Business leaders

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Found, With a Robot: A Loch Ness Monster

(ATLAS OBSCURA) – Almost 600 feet deep, in the bottom of Loch Ness, a robot named Munin has found the remains of a large object with a very long neck.

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Brainwaves Could Act as Your Password – But Not if You’re Drunk

(NEW SCIENTIST) – Getting drunk could make it harder to enter your password – even if your brainwaves are your login. By Nicole Kobie Brainwave authentication is one of many

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Graphene’s Sleeping Superconductivity Awakens

(UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate

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Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game

(WIRED) – MICROSOFT IS BUYING a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research. But two years ago, this startup wasn’t based in Montreal, and

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Robots Need ‘Kill Switches’, Warn Euro MPs

(SPACE DAILY) – The unstoppable rise of robots in our everyday lives requires urgent EU rules such as “kill switches”, European Parliament members warned Thursday as they passed a resolution

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As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

(WIRED) – WHEN FORD EXECUTIVES started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart car company was

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Airbus Plans to Test Self-Driven Airborne Taxi by the End of 2017

(TECH CRUNCH) – Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for

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