Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Role in Eliminating Prejudice?


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

Movie Review: Chappie


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


This clearly puts Power Wheels to shame.

The Robot That Ate Her Dreams: A Love Story


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


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.

Science: Robots Helping Robots?

The Swiss are teaching robots how to help each other. How could that possibly go wrong?

The 10 at 10

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Tiny flying frenemies punch you in the face. And Robert De Niro cracks a smile.

10 at 10: December 7

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Julian Assange, bomb squads, and Martian sand. Gird your loins for the 10 at 10.

The Love Within

People at work always asked Kayla how on earth she stayed so skinny. “Kayla, just how on earth do you stay so skinny?” And Kayla would shyly tuck a strand of mouse-brown hair behind one ear, and look down and mutter something about portion control and 30 minutes of cardio every day and having a […]