The robot Bina48 is funny, and melancholy, and at times, uncannily profound. Like a human, she is complicated and contradictory,… Read More
I have often wondered what it would be like to rid myself of a keyboard for data entry, and a… Read More
A set of technologies, loosely referred to as “artificial agents,” is becoming more pervasive and more powerful in the current… Read More
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. By Martin Ford. Basic Books, 2015, 224 pp…. Read More
By Jai Galliott. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, 2015, 266 pp. Reviewed by Tim McFarland Perhaps the most well-known, and controversial, development… Read More
Should children have toys that can combine speech recognition with a Wi-Fi connection to capture and respond to them, and that potentially are able to record their conversations as well as feed them “messages”? Welcome to the world of Hello Barbie.