Oct 272015
 

HICKS.QUOTE.PLATE.STAMPED

Here’s Tom with the Weather.

…so, what with quantum mechanics, pixelation of the universe, and some supremely annoying probability, seems reality might be a computer simulation, and God might be an intensely needy supermind playing the latest release of Semi-Conscious Hairless Primates.

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Sep 192015
 

JTFF.2015.REDUX.YO.plate

JTFF.ANTHROBOTIC TEXT FEATURE BAR.2

Another 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!

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Sep 092015
 

DRONE.WEB.SERIES.WARBOT

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.

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Aug 282015
 

ROBONAUT.2.ACTIVATION

NASA is finally letting Robonaut 2 do some stuff, and they’re sharing it with the public – there’s actually a steady feed of news, only mildly cheesy 1st-person commentary, and some decent R2 photos & video beaming down from the ISS.

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Jun 182015
 

CYBERNETIC.ZOO.SECRET.OUT

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

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