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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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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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The Rise of the Robots?

(BBC) – The rise of the robots could be next year’s big story. Ever since the Luddites smashed their first loom, mechanisation has been putting people out of work. But

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Can Westworld Do for Science Fiction What Game of Thrones Did for Fantasy?

(WIRED) – FIVE YEARS AGO, Game of Thrones turned our expectations upside down. Here was a fantasy show that focused not on the portentous prophecies and heavy spellbooks, but on

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DARPA Just Launched a Podcast

(GIZMODO) – DARPA, the agency that helped invent things like email in the early 1970s and the internet itself in the late 1960s, just launched a podcast. Podcasts have been around

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Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination

(PBS Space Time) – We’ll soon be capable of building self-replicating robots. This will not only change humanity’s future but reshape the galaxy as we know it. Self-assembling robots are

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Do You Want to Start a Robot Uprising?

BECAUSE THIS IS HOW YOU START A ROBOT UPRISING!!!  I, for one, would like to welcome our new Robot Overlords and remind them that I was always behind them and

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Lonnie Johnson: The Father of the Super Soaker

(BBC) – Lonnie Johnson was brought up in Mobile, Alabama in the 1960s, when black children were not expected to go far, but such was his talent for engineering that

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New Robot Overcomes Obstacles

(ROBO DAILY) – Students at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences have developed “Ourobot”. / Their project was supervised by a professor at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and a

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Softbank, Honda: Sit Back, Relax, Let the Car do the Talking

TOKYO (Reuters) – On the heels of its $32 billion takeover of chip designer ARM Holdings, SoftBank Corp founder Masayoshi Son is embarking on another “crazy idea”: talking cars that

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