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You built this for me?

Times are changing faster than ever. Some days I look around at the technology we take for granted and can barely believe I get to see this happen. Computers used to be a joke. We had a computer with 128kb of RAM when I was a kid. 128 kilobytes! I’m not even sure you can find an […]

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What the hell is a dog psychiatrist?

In case you were ever worried about the robots coming you should know that AI won’t take our jobs. AI will offer us new, better, more interesting work that we’ll enjoy more. If you told someone back in 1920 we’d have cat psychiatrists, dog masseurs, and a ten-year-old who made millions from unwrapping presents, they’d […]

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Even robots make mistakes

It’s impossible to ignore the rise of robots. They’ve gone from ‘awkward factory joke’ to ‘overlords-in-training’ in a handful of years. And it turns out the breakthrough was teaching them how to make mistakes. Our brains learn through trial and error. For many years, when a robot produced an error it would simply stop, shake, […]