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 »

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 »

Data Mining: How Companies Now Know Everything About You

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Description: There is now an enormous multibillion-dollar industry based on the collection and sale of this personal and behavioral data. Source: Time.com Date: March 10, 2011 Google’s Ads Preferences believes I’m a guy interested in politics, Asian food, perfume, celebrity gossip, animated movies and crime but who doesn’t care about “books & literature” or “people &… 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 »