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The History of the Future of Intelligent Machines

A Hack Education Project

Because I’m shifting into high gear with my book-writing, I won’t be able to maintain the weekly posts here. “The Week in Robots” will resume some time in 2019. I’m guessing not much will have changed by then – just a lot more bullshit stories about how they’re coming for...

Robot Warfare In Army of None, a field guide to the coming world of autonomous warfare Driving Robots Uber Self-Driving Car Operator Was Watching Hulu When the Car Struck and Killed a Pedestrian Crash-Happy RC Cars Make Self-Driving Tech Smarter Self-driving cars could make urban traffic jams worse Phoenix will...

Robot Rhetoricians IBM’s Debater AI Is Impressive, But It Won’t Conquer Humanity IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans This AI program could beat you in an argument – but it doesn’t know what it’s saying Robot Teachers Is AI disrupting higher education? Other Robots Raising Your Children ‘This is...

Robot Teachers The ethical dilemma of the robot teacher To Siri With Love – how chatbots are becoming social companions and teachers… Robot Surveillance A New AI Algorithm Can Track Your Movements Through A Wall Flying Robots Someone Flew a Drone Too Close to a Wildfire, Again Robot Phlebotomists This...

Robot Police Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles Killer Robots MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it only thinks about murder Toil and trouble: How ‘Macbeth’ could teach computers to think – I am just assuming here, I confess, that if you’re training a robot on...

Military Robots Google promises ethical principles to guide development of military AI Google reportedly leaving Project Maven military AI program after 2019 Google won’t renew its military AI contract Flying Robots UK puts legal limits on drone flight heights and airport no-fly zones This Aerial Robot Can Change Its Shape...

Driving Robots Bonnie and Clyde’s getaway car has hidden lessons for cops in the self-driving vehicle era Emergency Braking Was Disabled When Self-Driving Uber Killed Woman, Report Says Uber self-driving car saw pedestrian but didn’t brake before fatal crash, feds say Uber ends self-driving operation in Arizona Tesla settles class...

Talking Robots Chatbots are saints AI will save us from yanny/laurel, right? Wrong Flying Robots This Cute Little Robot Fly Is The First Without A Wire Insect-size robots are breaking their tethers Robo-Bees Can Infiltrate and Influence Insect Societies To Stop Them From Going Extinct Driving Robots The Dirty Truth...

Military Robots Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Will Be Available Next Year You’ll Be Able to Buy a Boston Dynamics SpotMini Soon, Please Don’t Teach It To Kill The Boston Dynamics bipedal robot can run now Boston Dynamics’ robots are learning how to run outside and navigate autonomously Subliminal Robots Researchers...

Facebook’s Robots Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities How Artificial Intelligence Can – and Can’t – Fix Facebook Facebook helped create an AI scavenger hunt that could lead to the first useful home robots Tesla’s Robots British Tesla driver banned after caught in the passenger...