Do Androids Dream of Informed Consent?

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Can a relationship between a robot and a human ever be one of equals? What if the robot looks and seems human, like the Synths from AMC’s new series, “Humans”premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c?

Synthetic Love: Can a Human Fall in Love With a Robot?

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AMC’s new series, “Humans”, premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c, inspires us to ponder the very essence of love.

Could a Race of Highly Intelligent Robots Teach Us About Our Own Prejudices?

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Anne Thériault wonders if human-like robots would help people move past stereotypes, or whether they’d only reinforce them. AMC’s new series, “Humans” premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c, offers an opportunity to explore that question.

Could a Robot Make Your Relationship Better?

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What would happen if there were a machine that looked human, but could remember every word you ever said? AMC’s new show “Humans” premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c offers us a chance to find out.

Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Role in Eliminating Prejudice?

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Patrick Sallee reviews this week’s ‘Art of Humanity’ podcast on futurology.

Movie Review: Chappie

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After sitting through the glitchy mess that was Chappie, Alex Yarde is convinced Robocop and Johnny Five should never reproduce.

The Hitchbot’s Guide to Travelling Across a Continent

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How a robot traveled 6,000km across Canada relying on the kindness of strangers.

Slaves and Robots

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If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?

Kids Can Now Pilot Their Own Mech

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This clearly puts Power Wheels to shame.

The Robot That Ate Her Dreams: A Love Story

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In the second installment of Oliver Bateman’s “You, Robot” trilogy, an inventor builds a robot to steal the dreams of a girl who spurned him. But that’s not really what this is about.

Japan Wants To Shoot Lasers At The Moon To Solve The Energy Crisis

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The Luna Ring plan, which was introduced in Tokyo, is only the most recent in a long line of envelope pushing, seemingly kooky ideas to come from Shimizu Corp.

Robots: Now They’re Learning? Oh Crap!

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In “oh god oh god, we’re all gonna die” news, Japanese researchers are teaching robots how to learn and think. Wait, what?

Online Dating Science Fiction: The Robot That Stole Her Heart

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In honor of the late Ray Bradbury, Oliver Lee Bateman attempts to launch an entirely new sub-genre: online dating science fiction.

Games: Battlefield 3 Puts You In The Driver’s (or Pilot’s) Seat

The first person shooter steps it up a notch in a new trailer with controllable combat vehicles

Science: Machines Learn To Beat Video Games By RTFM

At MIT, science is hastening the extinction of man kind to teach machines to play video games … and not that pet grooming crap either …

News: Technophilia for May 15th, 2011

Check out a summary of the technology news from the beleaguered May 15th broadcast of It’s Komplicated.