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The problem isn’t the robots…it’s the bosses

Let us begin with two stories: Sam is nervous. Having applied for a job, Sam is now waiting to be interviewed for the position. Fidgeting slightly in the waiting room … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Robots are Coming! – A Review of Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford

Armies of metallic soldiers attacking fleeing humans, monotone machines refusing to open air lock doors, malfunctioning androids on murderous rampages – popular culture has done much to disseminate anxiety inducing … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

What is the Problem to Which the Delivery Drone is the Solution?

Who amongst us has not gazed up at the sky and thought, “yes, those clouds and birds are a nice sight but what I really wish I was seeing is … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 8 Comments

Talking Through Machines about Talking To Machines

We spend a fair amount of time conversing with computers. It is an activity that has become so common-place as to have become rather mundane. These discussions are generally one-sided: … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s the Singularity, My Dear – Technology in the film “Her”

If your computer told you that it loved you, would you believe it? Or, put a different way, if you told your computer that you love it, would you believe … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 19 Comments

In Google’s Tentacles – Robots!

At what point do we need to revisit the way that we have come to use the term “Google” in everyday conversations? Since entering the popular vernacular the term has … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

Do Robots Play Solitaire When the Boss Isn’t Looking?

Robots! What is your reaction to that word? Does it conjure up images of bumbling sci-fi sidekicks or heartless dystopian killing machines? Logical humanoid companions, servile slaves, or the thing … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

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