Sunday, September 7, 2014


THE ECONOMIST: The future of jobs, today. The onrushing wave  http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21594264-previous-technological-innovation-has-always-delivered-more-long-run-employment-not-less

LIBRARY OF ECONOMICS LIBERTY:  McAfee, McArdle, and Ohanian on the Future of Work http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/06/mcafee_mcardle.html

BUSINESS INSIDER: Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots  http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-bots-are-taking-away-jobs-2014-3#ixzz3Cfdo3vyX

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Why Canada needs a flood of immigrants  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/why-canada-needs-a-flood-of-immigrants/article4105032/?page=all

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Couillard downplays desire to have Quebec sign Constitution   www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/couillard-downplays-desire-to-have-quebec-sign-constitution/article20462624/

Robotic Wonders! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140908012338-34427457-robotic-wonders

NATURE: Termite-inspired robots build castles  http://www.nature.com/news/termite-inspired-robots-build-castles-1.14713

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Bring on the Soft Robots  http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/bring-on-the-soft-robots

NEW SCIENTIST:  Time for robots to get real http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328485.800-time-for-robots-to-get-real.html#.VAz8yhYb8mw

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Autonomous Robotics and Human-Machine Systems http://www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/?id=206

THE ROYAL SOCIETY: Should we pay for the ‘rise of the robots’?  http://blogs.royalsociety.org/in-verba/2014/06/10/should-we-pay-for-the-rise-of-the-robots/

POPULAR SCIENCE: Watch This Childlike Humanoid Robot Begin To Comprehend Language   http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-02/watch-childlike-humanoid-robot-begin-comprehend-language?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=3&con=watch-this-childlike-humanoid-robot-begin-to-comprehend-language-

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Watch An Army Robot Fire A Machine Gun  http://www.popsci.com/category/tags/military-robots

FUTURE TENSE: Finally, a Robot That Knows When You Want It to Pour You a Beer  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/05/28/beer_bot_cornell_prl_robot_anticipations_human_actions_pours_beer_video.html

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Meet the new middle class: robots   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/meet-the-new-middle-class-robots/article18074074/

BGR: Bill Gates: Yes, robots really are about to take your jobs  http://bgr.com/2014/03/14/bill-gates-interview-robots/

FORTUNE: The hotel of the future? Despite the robots, it's mostly the same  http://fortune.com/2014/08/13/the-hotel-of-the-future-despite-the-robots-its-mostly-the-same/

THE GUARDIAN: Google's founders on the future of health, transport – and robots  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/07/google-founders-larry-page-sergey-brin-interview

DAILY MAIL: Why is Google secretly assembling an army of robots? They can run faster than Usain Bolt, jump 30ft in the air and are almost indestructible  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539610/Why-Google-secretly-assembling-army-robots-They-run-faster-Usain-Bolt-jump-30ft-air-indestructible.html

EXTREMETECH: Google wins DARPA’s robotics challenge, wonders if it was a good idea to turn down future military contracts  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/173318-google-wins-darpas-robotics-challenge-wonders-if-it-was-a-good-idea-to-turn-down-future-military-contracts

MONEY CNN: Robots get ready for DARPA challenge  http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/innovation/2013/12/22/robots-darpa-challenge-florida.cnnmoney/

CNN: At Harvard, swarming robots that mimic termites  http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/tech/innovation/big-idea-swarm-robots/

CNN MONEY: Robots will replace fast-food workers  http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/22/technology/innovation/fast-food-robot/

BBC: Robots inspired by origami fold themselves into motion  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28660904

BBC: Could robots help children with autism?  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26511354

BBC: Second machine age: Will robots put us all out of work?  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27125728

THE GUARDIAN: Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/22/robots-google-ray-kurzweil-terminator-singularity-artificial-intelligence

THE GUARDIAN: 2029: the year when robots will have the power to outsmart their makers  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/22/computers-cleverer-than-humans-15-years

DAILY MAIL: Computer robots will outsmart humans within 15 years, Google director claims   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2565948/Computer-robots-outsmart-humans-15-years-Google-director-claims-giant-laboratory-artificial-intelligence-planned.html

MIRROR: Robots 'smarter than humans within 15 years', predicts Google's artificial intelligence chief http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/ray-kurzweil-robots-smarter-humans-3178027#ixzz3CgNbDLXc

YOUTUBE: Michio Kaku: How to Stop Robots From Killing Us   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPVOPzYiCeg

BIGTHINK: Could We Transport Our Consciousness Into Robots?  http://bigthink.com/videos/could-we-transport-our-consciousness-into-robots-2

OXFORD UNIVERSITY:  Designing robots that can keep secrets  http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2014/140305.html

AIT: “Living with Robots”, a lecture by Prof. Oussama Khatib from Stanford University, who is a world-leading robotics expert  http://www.serd.ait.ac.th/wpserd/event/living-with-robots-a-lecture-by-prof-oussama-khatib-from-stanford-university-who-is-a-world-leading-robotics-expert/

CALTECH:  Advancing Humanoid Robots   http://www.caltech.edu/content/tedxcaltech-advancing-humanoid-robots

MASHABLE: Japan's New Robot Museum Guides Are All Too Human  http://mashable.com/2014/06/24/japans-new-robots-are-scary/

WALL STREET JOURNAL: University of Tokyo Biped Robot Can Hit Speeds of 2.6 mph   http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/09/02/university-of-tokyo-biped-robot-can-hit-speeds-of-4-2-kmh/

CNN: Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto: Japan's robot revolution  http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/world/asia/japans-robot-revolution/

EXTREMETECH:  Japan will face the robotic jobocalypse head-on, by mastering robots before they master us  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186802-japan-will-face-the-robotic-jobocalypse-head-on-by-mastering-robots-before-they-master-us

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:  Human or Machine? Life-Like Android Robots from Japan Show Glimpses of the Future  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/human-machine-life-like-android-robots-japan-show-glimpses-future-1453992

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