“But before these little guys start roaming the streets, there are stipulations they have to abide by. The robots have to remain small; it can’t be taller than one meter, longer than 1.2 meters, or weigh more than 50 kilograms. In addition, the robots have to be white, equipped with red rear reflectors and lights to make them easy to spot at night. For Starship Technologies, this shouldn’t be an issue seeing as their robots seem to perfectly fit this criteria.”
“China has successfully tested the Jinan Project, and is set to begin using the system by the end of August. This marks a world milestone in the development of quantum technology, and identifies China as one of the world leaders in the field.”
“There is risk, and it’s good we’re beginning to do something about it. But future AI will grow from and be an integral part of society. Which means the kind of AI we develop will be very much up to us.”
6. The Smartphone Is Eventually Going to Die, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook Are Racing to Kill It via futurism.com
“Apple and Google may dominate the smartphone market today, technologies like augmented reality present whole-new platforms where there’s no clear winner.”
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