Sunday, March 29, 2009

Uh Oh

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords and wish them the best of luck on their hostile takeover of our planet...
Kevin Warwick’s new robot behaves like a child. “Sometimes it does what you want it to, and sometimes it doesn’t,” he says. And while it may seem strange for a professor of cybernetics to be concerning himself with such an unreliable machine, Warwick’s creation has something that even today’s most sophisticated robots lack: a living brain.

Life for Warwick’s robot began when his team at the University of Reading spread rat neurons onto an array of electrodes.....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

San Francisco is a strange place...

I'm sitting in a cafe on a cloudy day, listening to a guy badly
repeating an explination from "This American Life" for the cause of the
economic crisis. This is more than a little surreal.
Here's a link to their podcast.