Zeynep Tufekci – Machine intelligence makes human morals more important

Machine intelligence is here, and we’re already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand and even harder to control. In this cautionary talk, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how intelligent machines can fail in ways that don’t fit human error patterns.

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Robots are now making pizzas that are baked on the way

California’s Zume Pizza has robots working with humans to make pizzas faster, better and healthier. The company has also patented technology to allow pizzas to be baked on the way to customers’ doors, delivering fresher, crispier pizza.

Sarah Bergbreiter: Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in micro-robotics, and hear about three ways we might use these little helpers in the future. Sarah Bergbreiter Microroboticist…