Episode 46 - All News Show #2

This week, an all news show to catch up on some quick stories ahead of the March For Science.

Comfy robot suits, Elon Musk (again), Negative Mass, Exoplanets, Water worlds, Accretion Discs, (lions tigers and bears oh my)



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(Watery planet concept art by David A. Aguilar)

Robot Suits

Elon Musk's new venture

Odd superfluid

New exoplanet

Water worlds

Accretion disc imaging

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(NASA/JPL)
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Episode 25 - The Future Of Work pt3 - When There Are No Jobs

This week we run down a few possibilities of what life might be like if we didn't need jobs at all (and didn't need money).

Also, paralyzed monkeys walk, and the James Webb space telescope. And a few thoughts about Trump.



New Paralysis Treatment

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James Webb Space Telescope

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http://jwst.nasa.gov/about.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/webb/main/index.html
http://www.space.com/34593-james-webb-space-telescope-complete-2018-launch.html

No Jobs Needed


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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/will-guaranteed-income-ever-come-america/
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Womens-empowerment-Education-as-a-tool-for-achieving-equality-329260
http://www.space.com/6656-star-trek-utopia.html
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Episode 23 - The Future of Work pt 1 - Technology, Scarcity, and Music

This week we look at how technology can impact economic scarcity, and how my industry, music, was turned upside down by tech almost two decades ago.
Also, a quote from the Outer Limits, Carbon sequestration, and Tabby's Star back in the news.

And, listen to the show on Youtube



"The planet Earth is a speck of dust, remote and alone in the void. There are powers in the universe inscrutable and profound. Fear cannot save us. Rage cannot help us. We must see the stranger in a new light - the light of understanding. And to achieve this, we must begin to understand ourselves, and each other." - The Outer Limits, The Galaxy Being

Biochar

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Charles Hyland/Provided

Tabby's Star

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NRAO/AUI/NSF

The Future Of Work



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http://singularityhub.com/2016/10/24/how-the-disruptive-power-of-technology-is-redefining-work/
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/productivity
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Episode 22 - Robots in Japan

In this episode we explore robots in use today in Japan, a country that probably has the most widespread use of robots in daily life. Also, a few more bots from China and South Korea

In the news - MIT's Mars Robot and ESA's ExoMars lander.

Plus, the Uncanny Valley



The Uncanny Valley

ESA and ExoMars

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(ESA/ATG medialab)

MIT and Mars Robots

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(NASA/B. Stafford/J. Blair/R. Geeseman)

Robots in everyday Japanese life


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(Henn na Hotel, AP)

Some of the many article I read for the show
https://www.engadget.com/2015/02/08/high-tech-robot-hotel-japan/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/inside-japan-robot-hotel-hennna-where-staff-are-robots/
http://www.h-n-h.jp/en/
http://singularityhub.com/2009/08/03/the-robots-are-the-chefs-in-this-japanese-restaurant/
http://japandailypress.com/japan-pushing-for-low-cost-nursing-home-robots-to-care-for-elderly-2927943/
https://www.good.is/articles/robots-elder-care-pepper-exoskeletons-japan
http://www.popsci.com/china-debuts-anbot-police-robot
https://www.engadget.com/2012/04/15/robo-guard-south-korean-robotic-guard/
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/07/03/business/what-s-new-in-japanese-robotics-tireless-sushi-chef-fearless-lumberjack.html
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Episode 21 - Robots pt1 - In The Real World

In the first of my robots series I give you a rundown of some of the many robots you might encounter today, right now. Also, trillions of galaxies and a bionic marathoner



Trillions of galaxies

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(Image: 2MASS/Caltech)

Paralyzed marathoner Adam Gorlitsky

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Portland Marathon story

Robots in the Real World


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(Knightscope)

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(iRobot)

Here's a slew of articles and pages I read while researching the story. I'm too lazy to make clever titles for each one.

http://www.irobot.com

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/13/technology/robot-yardwork-kobi/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/09/opinions/dallas-robot-questions-singer/index.html

http://www.cstoredecisions.com/2016/09/26/autonomous-robot-food-grocery-delivery/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/11/technology/think-amazons-drone-delivery-idea-is-a-gimmick-think-again.html?_r=0
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/26/technology/dominos-drone-new-zealand/index.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/09/23/ups-cyphy-works-drone-delivery-drone-childrens-island/90874032/

http://knightscope.com

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/g795/3-robots-that-braved-fukushima-7223185/?slide=1

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/5-Robots-That-May-Rescue-You-From-Natural-Disasters.html
http://crasar.org/disasters/

http://newatlas.com/oshbot-lowes-robot-sales-assistant/34560/
http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/lowes-robot-future-service-work
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Episode 13 - Artificial Intelligence pt 1

In the first of several shows we get an intro to artificial intelligence, a brief history of the field, and some examples of how AI affects our lives right now.

Also, a poem written by an AI, and a mysteriously dimming star.




Show notes:

Poetry written by computers

Tabby's Star continues to be a mystery

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Some links to get you started on AI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_intelligence
http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/whatisai/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_artificial_intelligence

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Episode 3 - Race Against The Machine

What will the humans to when robots do all the work?



show notes
News of the Moment:
Flat Lens

The Book, automation, and robotics links of interest

http://raceagainstthemachine.com

http://www.livescience.com/49711-japanese-robot-hotel.html

http://fortune.com/2016/03/17/automate-fast-food/

https://www.nextrembrandt.com

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/28/technology/innovation/robot-lawyers/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_unemployment
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