Humanoid Robots not simple

Robots – job tailored ones – can be simple devices unless they are to work on humans who are all notoriously unpredictable. As a result the study and building of humanoid robots is a subject that deserves to stand alone.

Even though (as often stated) a mere layperson this is a subject the writer can’t help but be intrigued in and will,  from time to time, report his findings here in this category.

Here is a link to get going: IEEE Spectrum on humanoids and it includes a particular article that I found very interesting (they all are of interest).

Theoretical Physics at Perimeter

Said better than me so take a look at the Perimeter Institute statement……

Albert Einstein once said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” A vital part of the mission of the Perimeter Institute is to respond to and feed this natural human curiosity about the nature of our universe. Perimeter’s Outreach department is committed to sharing the power, joy, and mystery of science with everyone. We aim to make theoretical physics and science research accessible and understandable to a general audience. Our public lecture series continues to be extraordinarily popular. We also offer inspiring interactive scientific, musical, and cultural events as well as online resources.

It is at Waterloo Ontario a little West of here and was financed with funds from Lazarus & Ballsillie of Blackberry fame. The Outreach there is fine for laymen. No need to be adept with math.

Humans Beware-AI!

As move from 2017 to 2018 was made everyone saw a change rapidly evolving in the content of advertising and it has been much more than the typical year end commercial effort.

It as if the advertisers were reading our minds in what was offered to us. So we are starting, beginning to see the effects of artificial intelligence at work doing things that could be done by humans but weren’t because of the time involved and that now can be done by machine. AI is to be looked at now.