From NYT > Technology: A.I. Will Transform the Economy. But How Much, and How Soon?

Three new reports suggest that artificial intelligence can probably do less right now than you think. But by one estimation, up to a third of American workers will have to switch jobs by 2030 largely because of it.

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From TechCrunch: MIT and Harvard create cheap artificial muscles with super strength

 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has teamed up with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to create a super strong, affordable artificial muscle that could be used to create soft robots with “superpowers,” …

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From Geek.com: Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscles Are Here to Pump You Up

In order to defeat the human race and take over the world, robots require dexterity as well as strength. Increased flexibility, however, often means reduced durability; softer materials just aren’t as resilient as […]
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From Geek.com: Beat Boredom By Building $100 DIY Muon Detector

Go full citizen scientist with MIT’s pocket-sized cosmic ray muon detector. The DIY device—aimed at high school and college students—costs about $100 to build. Earth’s atmosphere is routinely showered with high-energy cosmic rays, [&#82…

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From Geek.com: Lamborghini, MIT Building ‘Super Sports Car of the Future’

Meet the super sports car of the future: Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio. The “third millennium” electric vehicle, unveiled today, fuses cutting-edge technology with classic Lamborghini visuals, performance, and “the visceral emoti…

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From Geek.com: MIT App Turns Anyone Into the Car Whisperer

Unlike a whiny human or moaning pet, motor vehicles don’t usually communicate their feelings. Drivers typically find out something is wrong with a car only after it’s too late, and they’re stranded on […]
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From Geek.com: AI Shelley Pens Truly Creepy Horror Stories—And You Can Help

From the neural network that brought you the terror-inducing Nightmare Machine comes Shelley—a macabre AI who drafts scary crowdsourced stories. Raised on eerie fables from the Internet, the deep learning-powered computer takes inspiration […]

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From Geek.com: New Gene-Editing Tools Aim to Fight Disease

Scientists have developed genetic tools that help solve two of the problems hampering genome-editing superweapon CRISPR. These discoveries provide new hope for treating, or even curing, certain genetic diseases. The first is led […]
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From Geek.com: MIT Camera Could Let Self-Driving Cars See Around Corners

Self-driving cars, like people, are limited by their line of sight. But while humans have developed fixes—my favorite: the shapely periscope—smart vehicles still struggle to see around corners. So, researchers at MIT’s Computer […]
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From Geek.com: MIT Remotely Operates Robots with Oculus Rift VR

Not everyone is as lucky as me: Some jobs require workers to wear a uniform and leave their house every day. But what if manufacturing tasks, like maneuvering machinery, could be completed remotely? […]

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