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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Suspected shooter failed to see or hear robot as it rolled in behind him.

Source: After standoff, LA cops’ bomb disposal robot snatches man’s shotgun | Ars Technica

A developer’s perspective on immersive 3D computer graphics


There are two unmistakable sides to the debate concerning the future of artificial intelligence. In the “boom” corner are companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft aggressively investing in technology to make AI systems smarter and smarter. And in the “doom” corner are prominent thinkers like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking who’ve said that AI is like “summoning the demon.”

Source: Google Doesn’t Want to Accidentally Make Skynet, So It’s Creating an AI Off Switch

Four people involved in the creation of an industry partnership say its intent will be clear: to ensure that A.I. research is focused on things that will benefit people, not hurt them.

Source: How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has been busy highlighting key pieces of the Pentagon’s upcoming budget that will be published on February 9th. One of the primary items identified in it is the development of an aerial arsenal ship.

Source: The Air Force Is Finally Getting The Flying Arsenal Ship It Badly Needs

The Roomba has become a part of families almost as much as pets, even to the point of people naming their vacuum bots.

Source: Our bots, ourselves – The Boston Globe