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Scaling the Mt. Everest of Behavioral Analytics

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Multiple companies are vying to be the entry point for your behavioral interaction at home: Nest, Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung and many others. All of them want to know what you do, what you buy, and how you behave at home.

This Robot Creates Art, Basically, The Same Way We Do

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts

Imagine this: It's a not so distant future and robots roam the earth. Only, instead of crunching numbers, building structures or following orders, thi...

A TEDx Talk on Beauty and Life Extension Science

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.

For America's Future, Engineering Needs to Diversify

Linda Katehi | Posted 11.07.2014 | College
Linda Katehi

With the bright science students we see at UC Davis, we know that bias is unfounded, and we have programs designed to help get young girls excited about science.

11 Reasons To Fear Robots (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

All that talk about robots rising up to become our high-tech overlords is pretty far-fetched--or is it? Sure, that Roomba keeping your floors clean...

This Is What An Android Orchestra Might Look Like

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

If there's one thing classical music needs, it's more robots. Critics have been bemoaning the death of orchestra for some time, and -- judging by ...

The Dismal Future of Interstellar Travel

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

I have been an avid science fiction reader all my life, but as an astronomer for over half my life, the essential paradox of my fantasy world can no longer be maintained. Basically, science tells us that traveling fast enough to make interstellar travel possible requires more money than society will ever be able to invest in the attempt.

Robert Crenshaw's Friends, Family and Neighbors: Detroit Rocker on Roots and Working With Talented Loved Ones

Steve Karras | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Steve Karras

The best work any artist can muster is the kind that comes from a place where career is never the driving force, age is just a number and one's relevance means little, except to himself. And though Crenshaw is apt to file away the chapter of his earlier life of a rock and roller, it's possible that many exciting chapters lay ahead.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

WATCH: Nothing Seems To Stop This Rubbery Robot

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science

A snowstorm can't stop it. A blazing fire can't stop it. And even getting run over by a car is no problem for this squishy little bot. Researchers ...

This Robotic Couch Takes Laziness To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

It goes without saying that couch potatoes can be pretty lazy. But a bizarre new invention takes laziness to a whole new level: Say hello to the "r...

Ethical Robot Companies: 1 ; Ethical Robots: 0

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

The fact that technology is slippery and ever-changing need not convince us to take our eyes off the prize: let's avoid autonomous killer robots in any form. Killing is a devastating act, and there is no good reason for us to cede control to machines on this front.

Fast-Food Workers Could Face Robot 'Armageddon'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

For three decades now, the idea that robots will replace fast-food workers has been more of a pipe dream of tightwad business owners than a reality. B...

WATCH: Freaky 'Origami Robot' Folds Self, Walks Away

natureheader | Posted 08.08.2014 | Science

Using techniques inspired by the art of origami, a US-based team has built a robot that can fold itself into shape starting from a flat sheet. The res...

Geared Up For Robotics

Haley Hanson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Haley Hanson

There was no reason any child should feel that way, and no reason any child could not participate in robotics. This team inspired me to make robotics accessible to students with differing abilities.

Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

Killer Robot Remix

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Erik Schechter's recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, In Defense of Killer Robots, presents a reprise of some frequently debated positions on the place of robotic, lethal decision-making.

Robots Are Everywhere! Learning About Technology From Robotics

Julie Dobrow | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Julie Dobrow

If it seems like robots are everywhere today, that's because they are. Less well-known but well-worth knowing is some of the fascinating new research that uses robots and robotics to teach children about technology and a variety of educational concepts.

PODCAST: Tinder And Facebook Make Us Emotional

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 07.07.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. Season 2:...

The American Way: STEM Education

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 08.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

Now Is The Time For Robotics

Nathan Harding | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
Nathan Harding

This is going to change society dramatically, and in fact, it already has.

Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Peter Diamandis

The point here is that something as subtle and powerful as human emotion is coming "digitally online." It's being digitized and understood and monitored and commercialized. And you should know about it.

Maximum Heart Strings, Robotics, and the Minimum Wage Debate

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

In our hashtag world, the debate rages on about increasing the federal minimum wage. Proponents of raising the minimum wage in incremental increases f...