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More than a quarter of millennials say they would replace a human lover with a DROID

From Daily Mail: A new report suggests that over a quarter of 18-34 year-olds will feel it’s normal to form friendships and even romantic relationships with robots in the future. 357 more words

Culture War

Physicist Geordie Rose recruits techies to create a 'tsunami' of AI demons who see humans as ants

Geordie Rose is a physicist, with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia in 2000, and a B. Eng. in engineering physics from McMasters University in 1994. 1,145 more words


A thought on Artificial Intelligence

No wonder that humans have come so far in time. Those were days when we have to wait for few weeks to get that one post note sent by our loved ones. 364 more words


Rise of the Robots

While articles continue to be written about the good, bad and ugly of automation, according to the accounting and consulting firm PwC, robots could take over about 38% of jobs in the next 15 years.  69 more words


Researchers train robots to see into the future

(Source: techcrunch.com)

Robots usually react in real time: something happens, they respond. Now researchers University of California, Berkeley are working on a system that lets robots “imagine the future of their actions” so that they can interact with things they’ve never seen before. 440 more words


Library Happenings

The month of November has quickly come and gone. Many things have happened in the library and much too quickly to keep up with blogging. Tiffany (pictured below) is our resident book folding artist. 850 more words

The Midas Plague

I never read this Frederick Pohl short story, but here is the synopsis from Wikipedia:

“The Midas Plague” (originally published in Galaxy in 1954). In a world of cheap energy, robots are overproducing the commodities enjoyed by mankind.

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