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.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the Université du Québec (TELUQ).

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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