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“What are robot dogs actually being used for?”

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Many people have seen the videos of Boston Dynamics with their robots. While watching the videos, I always wondered what the possible use cases for such robots (dogs) are? Just millitary? But now Tom Scott clarifies it with a new video: Hydroelectric power plant inspection for example! With the robots it is cheaper and easier to monitor the power plants centrally.

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“I’m worried about humanity’s future.”

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Via Nicholas Danes I came across the video of Arun Maini (Mrwhosetheboss): “I’m worried about humanity’s future”. In this he addresses some good aspects. It’s about the impact of technology on our lives, society and behaviour. For example, he talks about the fact that algorithms are increasingly trying to keep us in front of the screen for as long as possible, that echo chambers are creating more and more negativity, and that we may soon no longer be able to distinguish between fiction and reality because of AI.

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