Sep 192015

China edition…kinda! This week China wants to get its hands on Japanese test-taking A.I. and is asking very politely; meanwhile, the U.S. is going to get an LA-to-Vegas bullet train from China – which technically means the Americans will finally get to ride some Japanese trains. We are not shitting you!

Sep 092015
The Recurring Parable of the AWOL Android (ITSELF NOW RECURS)

When we see the clean, cold, precise cognition of a difference machine suddenly go all batshit rogue PMS, an executive-level narcissism kicks into gear, i.e., we suddenly see We. So, let’s then consider the duality of a machine valuing sentient life, yet being totally willing to murder its ass for the “right” reasons…which should sound familiar.

Jun 182015
Robot Treasure Discovered Online:  an Interview with the Creator of

Went looking for one robot, found research on hundreds. Anthrobotic interviews the creator of, the best online robotics & cybernetics archive you’ve never heard of until just now you did. Read it!

Feb 092015
Machine Morality: a Survey of Thought and a Hint of Harbinger [FLASHBACKERY]

Talking about machine morality is basically picking apart whether or not we’ll someday have to be nice to self-aware machines or demand that they be nice to us. Impossible? No, stupid. Guaranteed? No, stupid. Good idea to be prepared just in case? Damn right.