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Robots can now see into the near future

A leap forwards in robotic learning has taken place. New technology enables robots imagine the future of their actions. This allows them to determine how to manipulate objects they have never previously encountered.

Making ‘smart homes’ in and around Seattle

Seattle - The company Kirio is continuing to promote the idea of the ‘smart home’ and making the technology better for the home owner. The company has recently unveiled ‘the smartest new home available on the market today.’

Can robots be prevented from harming us?

Hatfield - Can robots be taught ethical behaviors and, most importantly, prevented from harming us? As artificial intelligence advances what is needed to prevent a machine from turning on a person? The answer is a concept called Empowerment.

Technologists calculate how many jobs will be lost to robots

It’s an open ended question, but how many jobs, currently carried out by humans, will be lost to robots and other innovations with technology? According to Carnegie Mellon University policymakers will only know if big data analytics are improved.

Looking to the future of the planet in new documentary

What does the future hold for the planet? There are myriad possibilities and some of this in our hands. A new docudrama from National Geographic shines a light on the year one million for a round of speculation and debate.

Top futurist predicts driverless cars will kill 128 job types

The world has no crystal ball to see into the future, but we do have Thomas Frey. Frey is the founding executive director of the DaVinci Institute think tank and its senior futurist.

Hyperloop One just hinted at its first passenger system

Hyperloop One may reveal plans for a Dubai-based Hyperloop system on Tuesday. The company tweeted about the event Sunday evening saying that the news will mark a "BIG moment in transportation history."

Futurists leave humanity behind, focus on transhuman future

Sydney - In case you were wondering what happened to the future, it’s been moved elsewhere. Futurists now believe in a departure from the human form to a cyber version of humanity. There are a few bugs in this vision.

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YEAR MILLION weaves a thrilling – sometimes frightening – depiction of how we’ve used innovati...
YEAR MILLION weaves a thrilling – sometimes frightening – depiction of how we’ve used innovative science to create technology that will soon surpass our intelligence - and perhaps exist beyond our control.
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