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NASA's New Robot Will Take the Plunge ... Into a Volcano

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are gearing up to drop VolcanoBot 2 inside Hawaii’s active Kilauea volcano in March to create a 3D map of its fissures and crevices. 38 more words

Robot Technology

Bitter Modes

Some people probably think that I am a robot programmed for the one dimensional purpose of being bitter.  Part of that is true.  I am a robot.   899 more words


Bill Gates is another smart guy who is terrified of artificial intelligence

“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence,” Gates wrote. “First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. 90 more words


Elon Musk: 'Summoning A Demon' With Artificial Intelligence

This past week, Tesla CEO/Living, Breathing Tony Stark/Space X Founder Elon Musk was interviewed at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.

While the whole interview is worth watching (and is embedded above), one answer to a question from the audience takes a particularly intense turn. 215 more words

Future Technology

AI Doomsday: Bill Gates ' I Don't Understand Why We Aren't Concerned'

Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, Bill Gates warns, and he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with this notion. But Microsoft’s head of research, Eric Horvitz, says the fears are exaggerated. 360 more words

Total Control

Artificial intelligence future wows Davos elite


From the robot that washes your clothes to the robot that marks homework: the future world of artificial intelligence wowed the Davos elite Thursday, but the rosy picture came with a warning. 83 more words