MIT and Harvard researchers developed a laser-cut robot that when powered up folds itself into a 3D shape and walks away.
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“The exciting thing here is that you create this device that has computation embedded in the flat, printed version,” says MIT professor Daniela Rus. “And when these devices lift up from the ground into the third dimension, they do it in a thoughtful way.”
Our friend and frequent Boing Boing contributor Clive Thompson has a piece in the January/February issue of Smithsonian magazine entitled “Rage Against the Machines.” He explores the 19th century Luddite Revolution, the first rebellion against automation, comparing it to the upcoming robot workforce revolution. I didn’t know that pre-industrial textile workers were well-paid and had […]
Social scientist/cybersecurity expert Susan Landau (previously) and Cathy “Weapons of Math Destruction” O’Neil take to Lawfare to explain why it would be a dangerous mistake for the FBI to use machine learning-based chatbots to flush out potential terrorists online.
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