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AI: The mirror we don’t recognize ourselves in

Interviewing Cambridge University Junior Research Fellow in AI, Dr. Beth Singler, about the future of work.

Should we be polite to AI assistants? Why don't we understand AI is strange because humans are strange? Are people getting their perceptions of robots from The Terminator franchise? I interview Dr. Beth Singler, anthropologist and Junior Research Fellow in artificial intelligence (AI) at University of Cambridge, on the weird and wonderful ways we imagine AI, robotics and the future of work.

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The real reason behind our AI skepticism

Our video picks: Sci-fi's role in the future of AI, courtesy of Big Think

Did Will Smith in I, Robot do such a convincing job that we can't bear the thought of AI friends? Sci-fi author Ken MacLeod on the real reason for our AI skepticism, and how it could do us a favor.

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Is the Olympics hacker heaven? Tech highs and lows

Our video picks: Olympic Games – tech success or failure?

As the Olympic torch begins its journey to Tokyo 2021's opening ceremony, we ask, is the Olympic Games a chance for technology to shine or a data breach waiting to happen?

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Games could help develop better assistive tech

For disabled people, high-tech assistance systems are breaking barriers. Competitors in multi-sport championship Cybathlon are showing how these technologies are changing the game.

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These robots can do it all

Watch what makes the Boston Dynamics robots technological marvels

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Will robots one day satisfy our need for love?

Look into the future of pleasure, lust and connection

Until now, scientists and developers have pushed to discover whether artificial intelligence can love humans, and vice versa. Welcome to the age of robot relationships.

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Making robots understand their surroundings

Young Bright Minds improve everyday life

If you are one of the lucky people who own a robotic vacuum cleaner, you may have wondered, about how easy they float around your living room without falling off the stairs or getting stuck somewhere inconvenient. For the second episode of our latest web series Young Bright Minds we spoke to the experts from Swiss company Sevensense Robotics about the challenges of making robots not just see their surroundings, but also understand them, and how humanity may benefit from intelligent robotic helpers in the future.

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Apart but connected

How does social distancing affect our mental health and which technologies may keep us sane in this situation?

Social Distancing is one of the big topics these days. You have to stay at least 1.5 meters away from others, don't gather in groups, and stay out of crowded places as much as possible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention practicing social distancing is one of the best ways to slow down the spread of a virus. Although this protects us and others from infections it can get hard sometimes. Spouses have to see each other most of the time and people who live alone do not have the opportunity to get physical contact with friends or family, which may lead to loneliness and depression.


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The joy of getting your leg back


Imagine Beyond, Episode 2: The Body

Meet Mike Jones who lost his leg in a motor accident but with the help of an artificial limb, he felt as if he had his leg back again. Scientists across the world are working hard on robotic limbs that can be integrated into our human bodies in a way that they become better than our biological limbs. Leaving us with the question... will we be able to become super humans at some point?

Imagine Beyond is a new web series about human augmentation. We are at an exciting stage of evolution. What was science-fiction is now becoming fact and it is happening faster than most of us expected. Missed the first episode? Check it out here.


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Social Robots: Friends or Foes?

The potential of robotics for persuasion and manipulation was put to test by the University of Ghent

When we imagine our future with robots, we think of "house robots" that cook us a meal after we get back from work, and do the dishes afterwards – or nursing robots that take care of patients 24/7. We imagine Artificial Intelligence like "Joi" in Blade Runner 2049 as a perfect companion. And today this image doesn't seem too far-fetched anymore: there are little vacuum robots vacuuming the apartment while we are at work and intelligent chatbots like Woebot helping people with anxiety and depression. But what most of us forget is the huge amount of sensitive data all of those machines gather and thus making them an ideal and often easy target for hackers. And as stated in the video above: Humans are problems for computers.

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