Science and Technology links (October 13th, 2017)

Rodney Brooks, who commercialized robots that can vacuum your apartment, has written a great essay on artificial intelligence. It is worth reading.

There is some concern that the computers necessary to control a self-driving car will use so much power that they will significantly increase the energy usage of our cars.

Facebook will commercialize the Oculus Go, a $200 autonomous virtual-reality headset.

One thought on “Science and Technology links (October 13th, 2017)”

  1. Hi,

    regarding “people with high intelligence are more at risk for psychological problems.”: the research is based on roughly 4K
    members of american mensa (50K members), which represent only a small fraction of all people in the US with a similarly high IQ (roughly 6500K people).

    Best,
    Frank

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