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Maybe The Human-Like Robots Aren’t So Bad?

I remain fascinated by those Boston Dynamics robots. I can’t get enough of them. They had already cornered the market on creeping us out with their robots’ shenanigans via the dog-like creation they call “Spot.” https://youtu.be/wXxrmussq4E Now,…

Ready Synthetic Go.

The world’s house arrest surfaced new habits and accelerated synthetic products - big empires today. Think the star-studded MasterClass, or the elite expertise of Farnham Street. This is a far cry from when I made $380 dollars selling…

I Like my Machines the way Mae West Liked her Men: Dumb.

https://youtu.be/wXxrmussq4E The referenced video holds the benign title “Robots Opening Doors.” Sounds simple. However, the reaction to it, including mine, can be best described as bemused horror. In the video, an arm-less, 4-legged…
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The Robots Have Terrible Taste

Last year, McCann Japan built an artificial intelligence creative director (AI-CD).  The machine uses troves of past advertisements to draw upon to create a new ad.  The client, Clorets, got to pit man and machine. Two ads were created, you…
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Pattern Turking

I’m forever enamored with the idea of “scale.” You hear it a lot. Sure, some companies are doing it well. But if you dig under the surface of the companies that say they are scaling, they really aren’t. Take Zenefits. One of my favorite…