UC Berkeley professor’s ‘slaughterbots’ video on killer drones goes viral

A UC Berkeley computer science professor helped to create a video that imagined a world where nuclear weapons were replaced by swarms of autonomous tiny drones that could kill half a city and are virtually unstoppable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/uc-berkeley-professor-s-slaughterbots-video-on-killer-drones-goes-viral.html

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He wrote a gibberish paper using iOS autocomplete, found success

When New Zealand professor Christoph Bartneck received an invitation to submit a paper to the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics in the US, he was skeptical given he has “practically no knowledge” of nuclear physics.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/25/wrote-gibberish-paper-using-ios-autocomplete-found-success.html

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What Your Web Browser Says About You

In his best-selling new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Wharton professor Adam Grant—a recent TED speaker—explores why some people are more successful than others in champion…

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This humanoid robot diver is a submersible avatar

A professor at Stanford University has designed a robotic humanoid diver with articulated hands that is designed to be an underwater avatar, exploring the way a human would— while its driver remains safely up at the surface.

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'Freakonomics' author devises algorithm to catch cheaters, and it works

When a professor at an anonymous “top American university” recently suspected cheating in a class, no student would admit to it, so he called in a big gun: Freakonomics author and University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/14/freakonomics-author-devises-algorithm-to-catch-cheaters-and-it-works.html

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Polish town to have monument honoring Wikipedia

A university professor says that an eastern Polish town is taking up his suggestion and will put up a monument to honor the authors of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia which allows anyone to contribute.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/09/polish-town-to-have-monument-honoring-wikipedia/

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Meet Jibo, the world’s first family robot – built by MIT’s social robotics master

Jibo robot
Cynthia Breazeal, an MIT professor and one of the pioneers of social robotics, has unveiled “the world’s first family robot.” Called Jibo, the all-white desktop-sitting robot has more than a passing resemblance to a certain robot from a recent animated Pixar movie. The robot, which will cost around $500 when it’s released, will have a range of abilities that will hopefully make it the perfect companion to have around the house — such as telling stories to kids, automatically taking photos when you pose, easy messaging and video calling, providing reminders for calendar entries, and companionship through emotional interaction.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186401-meet-jibo-the-worlds-first-family-robot-made-by-mits-social-robotics-master

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