Robotics Past, Present and Future; Dealing with the Challenges of AI—A Journalist's Perspective

 

 

For those interested in a capsule review of the history of robotics and its implications for the future, check out this half hour discussion by NREF executive director Thomas Atwood. Atwood brielly reviews the Antikythera Mechanism invented by the ancient Greeks, the Babbage Difference engine and the milestone Eniac computer of the 1940s. The talk concludes with an overview of the Chomsky/Kurzweil debate on The Singularity and the question whether humankind may or may not eventually face the threat of a robocalypse. View the presentation on Vimeo here.

 

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