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Your Car Can’t Self-Drive Yet

Courtesy Nam-ho Park (Flickr)Last year I suggested that someone will be killed by robot car technology relatively soon, indirectly: a driver would attribute autonomous capabilities to a car before they were truly in place. Some Tesla drivers seem ...

Rock-Paper-Battlefield Dominance

This Japanese robot can win the game rock-paper-scissors 100% of the time. Humans might protest that the robot cheats: it reads the signals that indicate what its opponent is going to do, then plays a winning countermove in the intervening ...

Emergent Machine Morality

Gary Marcus has a fascinating piece in the New Yorker about AI and morality. This passage in particular caught my eye: What we really want are machines that can go a step further, endowed not only with the soundest codes of ethics that our best ...

Underwater Drone Swarms

Image: FutureAtlas.com (usable with credit)As the future part owner of $347 billion in nuclear missile submarines, I had to wonder about the implications of this little autonomous underwater drone a science expo last week. The scientist who used it ...

Toward UAV Journalism

Another step toward journalistic use of unmanned aerial vehicles: Polish media have been using mini-helicopters to cover protests. As I’ve said before, it is highly likely that UAV journalism will expand to include sustained, sometimes-live ...