Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More Crazy Machines

Some crazy machines which caught my attention. First, a four legged robot which is an attempt at making a robot which can follow a person around and take verbal commands:

Second a computer which is really good at fantasy soccer.

There really is a risk of knowledge workers getting displaced in the next decade or two. I am mostly paid because of my knowledge of the standards, work practices, and physics of some obscure aspects of the power industry. Pretty soon a good computer will be able to read the relevant textbooks and international standards then give a better recommendation than I am likely to be able to. At that point I sure hope I am the only one who understands how to use this computer.

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