Cute Little Humans.

Humans 2.0: How the robot revolution is going to change how we see, feel, and talk

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Nick Heath
Tech Republic
December 22, 2015

Robots aren’t going to replace us, but by working hand in hand with us they will redefine what it means to be human.

The year is 2025. You’re sitting in a surgery watching your doctor carefully insert the tips of her fingertips into black thimble-like actuators.

A screen in front of the doctor flashes with the image of a glistening tunnel of flesh and, as she huddles over the controls, you feel a stirring in your bowels.

That gelatinous mass you feel coming to life inside you found its way into your body 24 hours earlier, when you swallowed a pill that looked unremarkable, save for its bulk.

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You're Next!

Robots are after your boss’ job

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Catey Hill
New York Post
December 16, 2015

Managers spend much of their day working on tasks that robots will do better in the future, according to a survey released Wednesday by Accenture Strategy, the strategy arm of the global professional services company.

More than 8 in 10 managers say they spend a significant part of their day planning and coordinating work, 65% solving problems and related tasks, 52% monitoring and reporting performance and 45% analyzing and sharing information, according to the survey, which questioned 1,700 managers across 17 industries.

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Fuck You Robots!

Open AI: Tech giants pledge $1 billion to stop evil robots

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Andrew Griffin
Independent.co.uk
December 14, 2015

Elon Musk and a set of other tech giants have launched a $1 billion fund to try and make robots that won’t kill humanity.

Mr Musk has repeatedly warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence, calling them the biggest threat to humanity. A range of other famous scientists and technologists have warned about the same, including Stephen Hawking.

The newly-launched company is called OpenAI and will make use of huge sets of data to build artificially intelligent robots that don’t end up killing humans.

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Fuck Your Jobs!

China wants robots to replace millions of low-paid workers

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Will Knight
Mashable
December 07, 2015

China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers.

The government’s plan will be crucial to a broader effort to reform China’s economy while also meeting the ambitious production goals laid out in its latest economic blueprint, which aims to double per capita income by 2020 from 2016 levels with at least 6.5% annual growth. The success of this effort could, in turn, affect the vitality of the global economy.

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Fuck Humans!

The Year We Decided to Live Forever

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Charlotte Lytton
The Daily Beast
December 4, 2015

In 2015, tech billionaires pursued anti-aging and cheating death like never before.

Silicon Valley came up with a lot of things this year, like creating an on demand pot-to-front-door service, and devising a sparkly way of destroying enemies by shipping them glitter—but one thing it’s still working on is figuring out how humans can live forever. Research into surpassing life expectancy norms has become the pet project of tech billionaires, with entrepreneurs from Mark Zuckerberg to Sergey Brin writing out million-dollar checks to fund their quest.

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transhuman

Tech company reveals way to bring you back after death

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Kirstie McCrum
Mirror.co.uk
November 26, 2015

A technology company says it’s working on a project which would allow a human’s consciousness to be transferred to an artificial body after their death.

In what sounds like a plot from a science fiction blockbuster, tech company Humai are working on human resurrection through artificial intelligence.

They’re hopeful that the technology – bionics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence – will be ready in just three decades.

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Fuck Your Jets!

Russian Defense Ministry: Su-24 Never Entered Turkish Airspace

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Sputniknews.com
November 24, 2015

While authorities in Ankara have insisted that it shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber after the aircraft entered Turkish airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry has released video proving that the plane never left Syrian airspace.

According to a leaked letter written to the UN Security Council by the Turkish Ambassador, Turkey’s military justified the shooting down of a Russian bomber by claiming that the aircraft had entered Turkish airspace for 17 seconds.

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Fuck Your Jobs!

Billionaire: AI could put workers ‘out to pasture’

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Matthew J. Belvedere
CNBC
November 13, 2015

In the not-too-distant future, humans in the workplace could go the way of the horse-and-buggy because of the “exponential growth of artificial intelligence,” billionaire Jeff Greene said Thursday.

“When we first had the internal combustion engine — the horseless carriages, the car was called — look at all the horses they just put out to pasture,” he said, making an ominous comparison to the present-day advances in automation. “We are going to be destroying jobs at a record clip.”

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