The history of technology is full of predictions that now sound laughable. One of the most famous examples is credited … Continue reading What is the Moravec Paradox?
How many movies, cartoons and sci-fi series have you seen featuring some kind of superintelligent robotic race? Probably quite a … Continue reading What is Superintelligence? – Part 1
Doing chores are never fun and laundry tops the list of things we all hate to do; it’s a never-ending … Continue reading Do you need help with the laundry?
No, it’s not a coffee maker though it looks like one. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Japan’s birthrate … Continue reading What is Gatebox?
Hiroshi Ishiguro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using them to understand the mechanics of … Continue reading Would you be close to a robot?
The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data … Continue reading Does the Roomba want to make a map of your place?