Can We Stop Runaway AI?

September 29, 2016 – For those who have concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to destroy humanity, the following may turn out to be good news. An organization ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 2

September 7, 2016 – Envisioning the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on North American urban life in 2030, the Stanford University study described in a previous post, also ... Continue Reading →
Kawasaki AI motorcycle

Gizmos & Gadgets: Kawasaki Adding AI to Motorcycle to Emotionally Bond with Rider

August 30, 2016 – Riders of motorcycles already have a signficant bond with their machines. But if Kawasaki succeeds with upcoming models, riders will be able to talk to their ... Continue Reading →
AI and human values

The Key to Artificial Intelligence is Finding a Way to Program it for Human Values

June 14, 2016 – Artificial intelligence (AI) can be found everywhere these days in the computing world. If you use Google search you are accessing an AI tool. Watson, IBM’s ... Continue Reading →
Neural Nanotechnology

Peter Diamandis Talks About Nanotechnology

May 18, 2016 – I regularly share with readers of 21st Century Tech blog, email content I receive from Peter Diamandis, of Ansari XPrize fame, one of the truly innovative thinkers ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Wearable Robot Ironman From Korean Car Maker

May 14, 2016 – Hyundai Motor Group isn’t just about building quality, reasonably priced automobiles. Inspired by Marvel Comic’s Tony Stark, and by an interest in robotics, ... Continue Reading →
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May Day is a Good Time to Talk About Robots and Labour

May 1, 2016 – Traditionally in much of the Western World there are two days every year that celebrate labour. May 1st and the first Monday in September. So I thought it appropriate ... Continue Reading →
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Robot Proofing – A New Challenge for Educators and Youth

April 8, 2016 – Futurists are constantly asked whether robots will eventually take over almost all jobs. The usual response is that robots will change the nature of work humans ... Continue Reading →

Eight 21st Century Emerging Technologies: Part 6

March 14, 2016 – Continuing our series on significant emerging technologies in which Peter Diamandis explores the disruptive drivers changing the 21st century, we hear the thoughts ... Continue Reading →
The singularity

Artificial Intelligence: Is It In Our Own Image?

March 9, 2016 – In Our Own Image: Will Artificial Intelligence Save or Destroy Us? is the title of George Zarkadakis‘s book on artificial intelligence (AI). It’s ... Continue Reading →