Why robot brains could be the killer app of cloud computing

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Description: Thanks to fast, always-on Internet connections and vast server farms run by the likes of Amazon and Google, we’re able to offload more and more of our digital lives onto remote servers. Source: GlobeandMail .com Date: March 22, 2012 A cloud robot requires far less computing power because it can offload most of that… Read more »

More Jobs Predicted for Machines, Not People

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Description: A faltering economy explains much of the job shortage in America, but advancing technology has sharply magnified the effect, more so than is generally understood, according to two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 23, 2011 Technology has always displaced some work and jobs. Over the years, many experts… Read more »

When Machines Get Ahead Of Us

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Description: Two recent articles in the New York Times highlight two different aspects of a single phenomenon: we build powerful machines, their capabilities lead to unintended consequences, and they ensnare us in some unforeseen way. Source: Forbes.com. Date: Sept 20, 2011 The first discusses a new technology, an improvement, really, of a technology that’s been… Read more »

Writing Machines — Their Uses and Meaning

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Description: A Sunday business column in The New York Times looked at the work of a start-up, Narrative Science, that combines computer science and journalism. Its software takes data and converts it into stories — short summary-style articles so far, but ones that don’t really read as if they were written by a machine. Source:… Read more »

Computer ties human as they square off on ‘Jeopardy!’

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Description: Watching these “Jeopardy!” episodes, I thought of one of cinema’s most devilish control freaks, HAL the computer from the sci-fi masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” I wondered what Watson, seemingly so genial as he played the game, would have said had someone ordered him to “open the pod bay doors.” Source: CNN.com Date: Feb 17,… Read more »