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The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

4 months agoHumor / odd :

Writing for the MIT Technology Review, robotics and AI pioneer Rodney Brooks, warns us against The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions. I particularly enjoyed his riff on Clarke’s third law — “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” — using Isaac Newton’s imagined reaction to an iPhone. Now show Newton an Apple. Show More Summary

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood discussed touring, Las Vegas and new anthology before Atlanta concert

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene (I’m taking some time off for vacation – my colleague Rodney Ho ( is kind enough to fill in with any important music news in my absence.) Before their show last week...

Distinguished scientist on the mistakes pundits make when they predict the future of AI

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Rodney Brooks -- eminent computer scientist and roboticist who has served as head of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and CTO of Irobot -- has written a scorching, provocative list of the seven most common errors made (or cards palmed) by pundits and other fortune-tellers when they predict the future of AI. (more…)

Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away

Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks, and others weigh in on the future of artificial intelligence

Megatrend: The Demographic Inversion – Rodney Brooks

Megatrend: The Demographic Inversion – Rodney Brooks: underpaidgenius: Rodney Brooks on robots in the food chain: The average age of a Japanese farmer is now 67, and in all developed nations the average age is 60. Agriculture ministers from the G7 last year were worried about how this high age could lead to issues over food security. Show More Summary

The Nets Lost Again, But Brook Lopez Blocked The Shit Out Of Rodney McGruder

last yearSports : Deadspin

Ever since he somehow survived Larry Nance, Jr. dropping a piano on his head, Brook Lopez has been biding his time, waiting patiently for an opportunity to earn his soul back from the basketball gods. That time came in the third quarter of Friday night’s game against the Miami Heat; in related news, Rodney McGruder is… Read more...

Brook Lopez Blows Up Rodney McGruder’s Dunk Attempt

The Brookie Monster protects the rim with authority. The post Brook Lopez Blows Up Rodney McGruder’s Dunk Attempt appeared first on SLAMonline.

Rethink’s Robots Get Massive Software Upgrade, Rodney Brooks “So Excited”

Rodney Brooks’s startup Rethink Robotics is releasing software to make its robot Sawyer more versatile and easier to program

Beyond the Trolley Problem: Three realistic, near-future ethical dilemmas about self-driving cars

last yearHumor / odd : Boing Boing

MIT Professor Emeritus of Robotic Rodney Brooks has published a thought-provoking essay on the most concrete, most likely ethical questions that will be raised by self-driving cars; Brooks is uninterested in contrived questions likeShow More Summary

Pacers sign Aaron Brooks

The Pacers have signed veteran free agent point guard Aaron Brooks to a contract. With Jeff Teague and Monta Ellis as the likely starters in the Pacers’ backcourt, and Rodney Stuckey usually getting big minutes off the bench, Brooks’ role will likely be minimal. The [...]

Robots Podcast #200: 200th Episode Special, with Rodney Brooks

In this episode, we celebrate our 200th episode! That's over 6000 minutes of robot goodness and nearly 8 years releasing interviews with your favorite roboticists. The podcast is all volunteer run, a special thanks to everyone on the...Show More Summary

It’s not that hard to have fun, once you retire

Because we are living longer, we can now spend as long in retirement as we can in our careers, writes Rodney Brooks. ||| Washington - It turns out that concerns about having all that time on your hands after you retire may be a bit overstated. Show More Summary

Can We Shape the Robot Revolution?

A robotics pioneer warns that technologists must consider how advances in machine intelligence will eradicate jobs. Robotics and AI are poised to have a profound impact on employment and society, robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks warned on Monday at Solve, a conference being held this week at MIT.

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Sep 26)

ROBOTICS: Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Goes on Sale, Rodney Brooks Says 'There May Be More Robots' Erico Guizzo | IEEE Spectrum "Sawyer can perform tasks that require 0.1 millimeters of tolerance, much better... read more The post This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Sep 26) appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Goes on Sale, Rodney Brooks Says 'There May Be More Robots'

The company's collaborative robot is now available for purchase and being deployed in factories around the world

New Singularity Essays

3 years agoHumor / odd : GDay World

IEEE Spectrum has a series of new essays on the singularity from the likes of Vernor Vinge and Rodney Brooks (who have both been on this show in the last year). My favourite quote so far comes from Vinge’s new essay “Signs of the Singularity“: “The best answer to the question, “Will computers ever be […] The post New Singularity Essays appeared first on

Robots: History and Outlook

In today's episode we speak with two of the founding fathers of robotics, George Bekey and Rodney Brooks about the last 50 years of robotics, the ongoing robot revolution and future prospects....

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