Sunday, September 7, 2014

THE ECONOMIST: The future of jobs, today. The onrushing wave

LIBRARY OF ECONOMICS LIBERTY:  McAfee, McArdle, and Ohanian on the Future of Work

BUSINESS INSIDER: Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Why Canada needs a flood of immigrants

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Couillard downplays desire to have Quebec sign Constitution

Robotic Wonders!

NATURE: Termite-inspired robots build castles

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Bring on the Soft Robots

NEW SCIENTIST:  Time for robots to get real

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Autonomous Robotics and Human-Machine Systems

THE ROYAL SOCIETY: Should we pay for the ‘rise of the robots’?

POPULAR SCIENCE: Watch This Childlike Humanoid Robot Begin To Comprehend Language

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Watch An Army Robot Fire A Machine Gun

FUTURE TENSE: Finally, a Robot That Knows When You Want It to Pour You a Beer

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Meet the new middle class: robots

BGR: Bill Gates: Yes, robots really are about to take your jobs

FORTUNE: The hotel of the future? Despite the robots, it's mostly the same

THE GUARDIAN: Google's founders on the future of health, transport – and robots

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

EXTREMETECH: Google wins DARPA’s robotics challenge, wonders if it was a good idea to turn down future military contracts

MONEY CNN: Robots get ready for DARPA challenge

CNN: At Harvard, swarming robots that mimic termites

CNN MONEY: Robots will replace fast-food workers

BBC: Robots inspired by origami fold themselves into motion

BBC: Could robots help children with autism?

BBC: Second machine age: Will robots put us all out of work?

THE GUARDIAN: Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

THE GUARDIAN: 2029: the year when robots will have the power to outsmart their makers

DAILY MAIL: Computer robots will outsmart humans within 15 years, Google director claims

MIRROR: Robots 'smarter than humans within 15 years', predicts Google's artificial intelligence chief

YOUTUBE: Michio Kaku: How to Stop Robots From Killing Us

BIGTHINK: Could We Transport Our Consciousness Into Robots?

OXFORD UNIVERSITY:  Designing robots that can keep secrets

AIT: “Living with Robots”, a lecture by Prof. Oussama Khatib from Stanford University, who is a world-leading robotics expert

CALTECH:  Advancing Humanoid Robots

MASHABLE: Japan's New Robot Museum Guides Are All Too Human

WALL STREET JOURNAL: University of Tokyo Biped Robot Can Hit Speeds of 2.6 mph

CNN: Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto: Japan's robot revolution

EXTREMETECH:  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


By Mr. Andres Agostini