ASIMO Embarrasses Himself, Might Not Be Ready to Lead the Robot Rebellion Just Yet
If anyone was worried that Honda's humanoid ASIMO robot would lead the machines in their inevitable uprising against humankind, it's probably going to be a while. In a demonstration in Tokyo this week ASIMO kept mistaking reporters phones for their hands. It just kept asking "Who wants to ask ASIMO a question?" No one does, ASIMO. They were just trying to take your picture with their phones.Read on...
Cambridge Professors and Skype Co-Founder Team Up to Save Humanity From Robotic Uprising
When people begin warning everyone about the dangers of a robot uprising, they tend to get labeled as crackpots. But what if the people warning you are University of Cambridge professors and the co-founder of Skype? That's happening, and they're banking on their clout to be taken seriously. Two Cambridge professors and Jaan Tallinn are teaming up to start the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and analyze the threat posed by a possible robotic uprising.Read on...