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Robots And Virtual Reality

Robot Control through Virtual Reality: A Look at the Present, Potential and Future Applications Immersive media and entertainment aren't the only applications demonstrated by Virtual Reality (VR) tec...
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Why Bill Gates Thinks We Should Tax Robots

As the founder of Microsoft, there are few people on the planet who have helped to guide technological progression (at least in the realm of computing) as much as Gates over the course of his 42-year career. The thrust of his argument is this: if robots replace human workers whose pay would otherwise be taxed, why then should the labour of the robots not also be subject to taxation?
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Will Banks Be Run By Robots In The Future?

ider and consumer. We can work towards providing objective investment advice, free of vice and bias. Think of the pain and loss that could be avoided if human error and greed were removed from finance. Imagine if we could remove the weight of unmanageable debt with smarter risk assessment. What if we could help people make better decisions about their money and offer access to knowledge currently limited to high-earners and high-rollers? We can.
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Want Your Kids to Get Great Jobs? Point Them Towards This

Ten years ago did you think a car could park itself, or a dentist could 3-D print a ceramic crown while you're in the chair, or that you could see and talk to the person on the other end of the call? We also didn't think that the hottest jobs advertised today would include big data analyst, online community manager and SEO specialist.
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How Automated Wars Rob Us Of Humanity

Militaries, and the U.S. military in particular, envisions a future where weapons do the thinking -- that is, planning, target selection and engagement. If we are not careful about the increasing push towards autonomous weapons, we may lose our very humanity in the process.
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Why Robots Should Run Our Finances in 2013

The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich announced that the world's first "humanoid" robot will be "born" in March. It's an incredible achievement, but overshadowed by the fact that "Roboys" are not yet running our governments, programmed for fiscal responsibility in order to fix our finances.
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Workers Need Reflection More Than Relaxation This Summer

Our parents' and grandparents' generations needed R & R because they did heavy, physical work in factories and mines. With hundreds of emails a day we need time to reflect about whether we're creating real value for our customers, our bosses, ourselves and our careers. We sometimes can't see the Facebook for the tweets, the forest for the trees.
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Ottawa Lab Building Advanced Robot

Canadian scientists are developing a robot that mimics the human face's expressions and human hand’s tactile processes, which they say will be useful in areas like nursing, nuclear plant maintenance,...

The Morality of Drone Attacks

Human beings are attempting to codify the set of ideal characteristics, virtues, moral commands, moral dispositions and even the capacity of judgment into a set of algorithms to then impart to a machine. However, for thousands of years, humanity has attempted to create good people, without much success.