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Worried about AI taking over the world? You may be making some rather unscientific assumptions
2 years ago

Worried about AI taking over the world? You may be making some rather unscientific assumptions

Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence? For me, this is a simple question with an even simpler, two letter answer: no. But not everyone agrees – many people, including …
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Five reasons why robots won’t take over the world
2 years ago

Five reasons why robots won’t take over the world

Scientists are known for making dramatic predictions about the future – and sinister robotsare once again in the spotlight now that artificial intelligence has become a marketing tool for all sorts of different …
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Killer robots, free will and the illusion of control
2 years ago

Killer robots, free will and the illusion of control

Control. We all like to think we have it, but is it all just an illusion? It might seem like a very existential question but it plays an important part …
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Origami-inspired robot
2 years ago

Origami-inspired robot

New research from a team of University of Illinois Mechanical Science and engineering professors and students, published as an invited paper in Smart Materials and Structures, details how origami structures …
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Future robots won’t resemble humans – we’re too inefficient
2 years ago

Future robots won’t resemble humans – we’re too inefficient

Humanoid robots are a vanity project: an attempt to create artificial life in our own image – essentially trying to play God. The problem is, we’re not very good at …
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We all need to forget, even robots
2 years ago

We all need to forget, even robots

We all know what it’s like to forget something. A loved one’s birthday. A childhood memory. Even people capable of extraordinary memory feats– say, memorising the order of a deck of …
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Why we don’t trust robots
2 years ago

Why we don’t trust robots

Robots raise all kinds of concerns. They could steal our jobs, as some experts think. And if artificial intelligence grows, they might even be tempted to enslave us, or to …
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