Automation Articles

Replacing Humans: Uber Begins Its Endgame (via Motherboard)

“Taxi drivers have spent the last few years begging local governments around the world to put an end to the threat of unregulated ridesharing.” Jason Koebler wrote an alarming article about robot taxis a few weeks ago on Motherboard. “We all know that sooner or later, human

Glen Hiemstra: Driverless Vehicles – Options and Possibilities

Recent post on futurist.com by Glen Hiemstra, where he writes: “Let’s look at one of the hot topics of the day, driverless vehicles. … I’ve been paying attention to this for some time, including work with the federal and state transportation agencies, and more recently the

Driverless cars: open letter to Tesla and Google (via TechCrunch)

“Rough roads ahead”, John Thuma wrote last week on TechCrunch in his open letter to Google and Tesla on driverless vehicles: “We’re about to enter a hybrid world where there will be human-controlled vehicles and algorithm-controlled vehicles on the road at the same time.” Read

MIT Technology Review asks the Question about Ownership of Robots

From 2015 though, but the post published by MIT Technology Review couldn’t be more timely. Who Will Own the Robots? Two quotes: “A few years ago, Lipson demonstrated an algorithm that explained experimental data by formulating new scientific laws, which were consistent with ones known

Computing in the Future (via The Economist)

The Economist published an interesting article recently in its Leaders, headed: “The era of predictable improvement in computer hardware is ending. What comes next?” Quotes: “A modern Intel Skylake processor contains around 1.75 billion transistors—half a million of them would fit on a single transistor