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Understanding the ground robots and other intelligent systems that come to humanity’s aid during...

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Currently, with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, most patients in hospitals across the world are at high risk of getting seriously ill with the virus. Patients with weak immune systems, pre-existing conditions, and old-age are advised to...
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On Robot Rights: Can Robots Be Enslaved?

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Are people allowed to treat their robots anyhow they like? Can a person be “violent” to their robot? Should a robot be able to join a labour union? Can robots be subject of enslavement?...
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Will Robots Take Over Our Restaurants? A Startup View

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Tau Ventures is an applied AI fund in Silicon Valley and food automation is one of our core focuses including an investment in Blendid. Our view in Nov 2019 was that capital is plentiful,...
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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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Machine’s Self-Reflection

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AI may develop new, unknown modes of self-reflection. The history of studies on the human consciousness goes back dozens of years, hundreds in fact if purely philosophical explorations are included. The consensus among today’s psychologists,...
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Neuralink: Future or the End?

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Meet Neuralink, Elon Musk’s new baby. A tiny, brain implant that communicates brain waves in real-time to your phone. This is it for now. The intention is that this data will be sent to the...
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Personhood for Robots Will Destroy the Economy and Jobs or Will It?

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Robots won’t be tax-paying, and they will eliminate jobs and create a great need for re-training out-of-work humans. Who will train the humans? Automation is no longer just a problem for those working in manufacturing....
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Deep Tech Dive #7 | Alishba Imran Co-Founder of Voltx & ML Developer at...

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Deep Imaginations Require Deeper learning For this Deep Tech Dive, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Alishba Imran, Co-Founder of Voltx and Machine Learning (ML) Developer at Hanson Robotics. Voltx is an ML company developing software to...
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Artificial Intelligence and the new frontiers of “brainsourcing”

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Towards the technological singularity? Alan Turing, father of Artificial Intelligence, already in 1937 asked himself: «but can machines think?». The phenomenon of AI, which is nothing more than the simulation of human intelligence through computer systems,...
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Silver Lining: The World that the Disruption Created

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In the famous book by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson “Why Nations Fail” about creation of inclusive or extractive institutions in different countries, there is a section dedicated to the Black Death, or...
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Deep Tech Dive #4 | Drew Bellcock CTO of Pipedream Labs

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Building with Extensibility, Enter Holistic Innovation A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Drew Bellcock, CTO of Pipedream Labs. Pipedream is a network of underground tubes that offers near-instantaneous delivery of objects...
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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...