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5 books published in 2021 that MIT says to read if you in order to better understand the world

The list includes essays on investment, remote working, artificial intelligence, and vaccines.Getty Images/Margarita Shchipkova The books cover topics like investing, artificial intelligence, vaccines, and new ways of working. They've been written by experts in their field, like economist Daron Acemoglu. They provide an insight into what has changed in recent years and what the future may hold. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has compiled a small list of the top books publishe...
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5 books published in 2021 that MIT says you must read if you want to understand the world better

The list includes essays on investment, remote working, artificial intelligence, and vaccines.Getty Images/Margarita Shchipkova The books cover topics like investing, artificial intelligence, vaccines, and new ways of working. They've been written by experts in their field, like economist Daron Acemoglu. They provide an insight into what has changed in recent years and what the future may hold. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has compiled a small list of the top books publishe...
Tags: UK, Finance, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Mit, Healthcare, Nordic, MIT Media Lab, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BI International, Daron Acemoglu, Kate Darling, Tech Insider


Sophia the Robot will be mass-produced this year

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.When Sophia the robot debuted in 2016, she was one of a kind. She had a remarkably lifelike appearance and demeanor for a robot, and her ability to interact with people was unlike anything most had ever seen in a machine.Since then, Sophia has spoken to audiences across the globe (in multiple languages), been interviewed on countless TV shows, and even earned a United Nations title (a first for a non-human).Today, she's arguably...
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Robots may be more like animals than humans

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.We're nearly a quarter into the 21st century, and by now, the Terminator-style portrayal of robots taking over the world has become a tired cliche. While it's seductive, most of us are aware that this isn't (likely) the future of intelligent life. But what will that look like, then?According to Kate Darling, a robot ethicist at MIT and author of "The New Breed: What Our History With Animals Reveals About Our Future with Robots,"...
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Ready to tackle MIT's recommended reading list for summer 2021?

As we enter the heart of summer, many of us will find ourselves with added time for relaxation and deep reading. The following titles represent a selection of recent offerings from MIT faculty and staff. Happy reading!Novel, Biography, and Memoir"The Planet After Geoengineering" (Actar, 2021)By Rania Ghosn, associate professor of architectureThis graphic novel makes climate engineering and its controversies visible in five stories assembled from the deep underground to outer space. Each "geo-sto...
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AI ethicist Kate Darling: ‘Robots can be our partners’

The MIT researcher says that for humans to flourish we must move beyond thinking of robots as potential future competitorsDr Kate Darling is a research specialist in human-robot interaction, robot ethics and intellectual property theory and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. In her new book, The New Breed, she argues that we would be better prepared for the future if we started thinking about robots and artificial intelligence (AI) like animals.What is wrong wit...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Technology, Mit, Robots, Computing, Consciousness, Kate Darling, Artificial intelligence (AI


Amazon cancels re:MARS 2020 event amid COVID-19 outbreak

Amazon has canceled re:MARS 2020, an annual AI event that focuses on machine learning, automation, robotics and space, over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to be held June 16 to 19, 2020 in Las Vegas. Organizers of the event said in a statement on its website that the event will be cancelled and guests who purchased tickets will receive a full refund. Here’s the statement: Thank you for your interest in re:MARS 2020. Our top priority is the well-being of our employe...
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Why we have an emotional connection to robots | Kate Darling

We're far from developing robots that feel emotions, but we already have feelings towards them, says robot ethicist Kate Darling, and an instinct like that can have consequences. Learn more about how we're biologically hardwired to project intent and life onto machines -- and how it might help us better understand ourselves. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Audio Of The Week: Living With Robots

This Sam Harris conversation with Kate Darling of the MIT Media Lab is fascinating. I listened a few days ago and I am still thinking about it.
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A Few Design Lessons from A/D/O's "Utopia vs Dystopia" Conference

A/D/O is a new maker's space/incubator/design academy started by MINI that has many in the New York design realm talking. To kick off the beginning of their Design Academy as well as their permanent residency in Greenpoint, A/D/O organized a prescient conference including an all-star cast—everyone from fuseprojects' Yves Behar to John Maeda to legendary David Byrne chimed in on the conference theme of "utopia vs. dystopia".  A/D/O's space in Greenpoint As A/D/O wrote in their event statement, ...
Tags: New York, Design, America, Events, Yves Behar, New York Times, Conferences, David Byrne, John Maeda, Cooper Hewitt, MIT Media Lab, Greenpoint, Behar, Kate Darling, Design Academy, London Design Museum


The Touchy Task Of Making Robots Seem Human — But Not Too Human

By Margaret Rhodes for WIRED. 2017 is poised to be the year of the robot assistant. If you’re in the market, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Some look like descendants of Honda’s Asimo — shiny white bots with heads, eyes, arms, and legs. Ubtech’s Lynx has elbows, knees, and hands, which it can use to teach you yoga poses, of all things, while Hanson Robotics’ Sophia bot approaches Ex Machina-levels of believability. Others, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, have no form. They come baked i...
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Four Questions For: Ryan Calo

How do you draw the line between prosecuting a robot that does harm and its creator? Who bears the burden of the crime or wrongdoing? I recently got the chance to respond to a short story by a science fiction writer I admire. The author, Paulo Bacigalupi, imagines a detective investigating the “murder” of a man by his artificial companion. The robot insists it killed its owner intentionally in retaliation for abuse and demands a lawyer. Today’s robots are not likely to be held legally responsibl...
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Marco Rubio has a surprisingly nuanced response to Apple's war with the FBI

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has chimed in on Apple's war with the FBI — and is being praised for his "nuanced" answer. In short: The FBI has obtained a court order to force Apple to help it break into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernadino shooters. Apple is challenging the order, arguing that being forced to build a "backdoor" will make its users less safe. Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in an open letter that company "fear[s] that this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liber...
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