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Secret terrifying 13 FOOT ‘Avatar war’ robot learns to walk and mimic human movements

The giant robot, built in South Korea, works by repeating the actions of its pilot sitting inside by moving its enormous arms and legs up and down…

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/secret-terrifying-13-foot-avatar-9484188

OUR AUTOMATED FUTURE

How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot?

Tere are many accounts of the genesis of Watson. The most popular, which is not necessarily the most accurate—and this is the sort of problem that Watson himself often stumbled on—begins in 2004, at a steakhouse near Poughkeepsie. One evening, an I.B.M. executive named Charles Lickel was having dinner there when he noticed that the tables around him had suddenly emptied out. Instead of finishing their sirloins, his fellow-diners had rushed to the bar to watch “Jeopardy!” This was deep into Ken Jennings’s seventy-four-game winning streak, and the crowd around the TV was rapt. Not long afterward, Lickel attended a brainstorming session in which participants were asked to come up with I.B.M.’s next “grand challenge.” The firm, he suggested, should take on Jennings…

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/our-automated-future

Robot takeover begins? Corporate giant Capita replaces staff with automatons

Outsourcing giant Capita is to sack 2,000 staff and replace them with robots in a move some fear will be repeated across the economy, leading to more than 1 million job losses.

The FTSE 100-listed firm, which collects the BBC license fee and provides services for the NHS, said it needed to ax 2,000 jobs to save money due to poor trading with corporate clients.

It said it would use the money it saved to fund investment into robotic workers across the whole company, according to the Guardian.

https://www.rt.com/uk/369763-capita-jobs-robots-automation/

The Public Policy Implications of Artificial Intelligence

https://medium.com/initialized-capital/the-public-policy-implications-of-artificial-intelligence-1df075c49755#.xtgwufuwy

LaptopHits.com – Find out what laptops people recommend.

http://www.laptophits.com/

Learn X in Y Minutes: Scenic Programming Language Tours

https://learnxinyminutes.com/

How to Hide $400 Million – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/magazine/how-to-hide-400-million.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

Rise of the robot music industry

https://www.ft.com/content/5ac0ff84-b7d9-11e6-961e-a1acd97f622d

Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure – Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/maps-of-american-infrastrucure/

US auto industry installed 135,000 robots and added 230,000 jobs | Robohub

http://robohub.org/us-auto-industry-installed-135000-robots-and-added-230000-jobs/

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