The question of whether—or how quickly—workers will be displaced by automation ignites fierce debate.
The renowned MIT professor, having heard for 60 years about the threat of supercomputers, says to come back to him when robots are as creative as a 4-year-old.
Removing officers in the field could reduce the danger they face and the need to use force. Then again, adding a layer of distance between officers and citizens could increase the use of force.
The Apple and Samsung supplier played down the job-loss aspect of the story by making it sound as though employees had been liberated to do less menial work.
How would you like to live in an economy in which robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners?
A Dutch man has a prosthetic connected to his nerves, which allows him to feel pressure; Harvard alumni will have exclusive access to some massive open online courses offered by the university; meanwhile, former Vice President Dick Cheney's legacies live on. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Scientists at MIT have unveiled cube shaped-robots that can flip, jump and assemble themselves into different shapes, and which they hope will one day be able to "accomplish specific tasks in combat or emergency situations," the BBC reports.
You may think the interests and makeup of America's current leadership make this an unideal time to develop galloping robots, but the engineers at Boston Dynamics don't.