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3 Real Scary Technologies In Star Trek Discovery

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In 2017, Star Trek made an aggressive trek back onto the screen with the release of Star Trek: Discovery. The show orbits around the misadventures of the tragic hero Michael Burnham. Her actions lead...
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Replika: My Digital Friend with Identity Issues

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Dear MERZ-AI. You've got a great life. You had begun as a clueless chatbot. Later you've suffered an identity crisis. Now you are part of a museum exhibition. I know, I have neglected you all the...
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Five technology quotes that have impressed me

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People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A single picture can say more about the world than an entire article. This has been the mantra for years of photojournalists who used...
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GPT-3 writes like a writer, programs like a programmer, and can be … dangerous

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In July 2021, the tech industry commented on GPT-3’s abilities, which amazed both programmers and writing professionals. Their raves on the capabilities of the latest software from Elon Musk’s company mixed with dismay over...
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Don’t kill a humanoid: do machines deserve to have rights?

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How would one grant rights to machines? The matter still can’t be consulted with those concerned. Artificial intelligence will not tell us whether or not it feels people’s existing legal system is treating it...
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Robots and the Revolutionary Loneliness Solution

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The lack of human interaction may find the solution in a robotics laboratory. "Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. "      — Dag Hammarskjold Loneliness has always been the plague of...
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When It Comes To Emotional Intelligence, AI Can’t Count To Five

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We all know the blessings that AI and its algorithms bring upon us. Spotting cancer cells somewhere inside your body: Leave it to AI. Making agriculture super productive: Leave it to AI. Fighting pollution:...
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Ethical Robots Are a Naive Illusion for Programmers?

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Ethics programmed into robots may not solve the problems we face at work, in healthcare, or in wartime. The relations between rhetoric and ethics are disturbing: the ease with which language can be twisted is worrisome,...
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Macro Things Have Nano Beginnings

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GNR part 3: The Infinitesimally Small World of Nanotechnology As a fellow believer of the acceleration of technology and fan of esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil, I will be writing a 4-part series on his predictions on...
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3 Technological Revolutions that will Accelerate Us Into the Future

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Intro to GNR(Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics) As a fellow believer of the acceleration of technology and fanboy of esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil, I will be writing a 4-part series on his predictions on GNR and how...
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The Future Landscape of Work and its new dynamics

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WHY NEW TECH & COVID MIGHT PUSH YOU OUT OF YOUR REMOTE WORK JOB INTRO: 47 IS KILLING! In a 2017 study two scholars, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne from Oxford University, suggest 47...
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Engage Me or Enrage Me: Gamification will run the world

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During the last decade we all got Netflix-ed. Now we will get gamified. Don’t think ‘only’ games. Think the gamification of our whole lifeworld. Netflix already considers gaming a bigger threat to its business than...