If a robot is conscious, is it OK to turn it off? The moral implications of building true AI’s

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Robogamis are the real heirs of terminators and transformers

Ask anyone what image comes to mind when you say the word ‘robot’, and there’s no doubt you’ll receive responses inspired by popular culture. For example, the liquid metal, shape-shifting T-1000 from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991); or Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots and the main character in the Transformers (2014-) films. …

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AIs should have the same ethical protections as animals

Cover: Freedom to roam? Photo courtesy DARPA Universities across the world are conducting major research on artificial intelligence (AI), as are organisations such as the Allen Institute, and tech companies including Google and Facebook. A likely result is that we will soon have AI approximately as cognitively sophisticated as mice or dogs. Now is the …

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Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman

Cover: Ociacia/Shutterstock.com Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman Ociacia/Shutterstock.com Irena Hayter, University of Leeds Three photographs have been shortlisted for 2017’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, hosted by the National Portrait Gallery in London. But there is something out of the ordinary about one of this year’s contenders for the …

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CES 2017 Robotics

cover credit CES – These humanoid robots can teach you yoga. The annual premier tech conference held in Las Vegas is attracting close to 200,000 technologists from all around the world.     CES 2017 Robotics by : Karina Mendoza Calayag     Credit CES Robotics at CES 2017 Intelligent, autonomous machines are changing our lives …

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