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Thinking About HAL

We learn to anthropomorphize very early in our lives. We give human attributes to our teddy bears and other plush toys when we’re children. Saturday morning cartoon programs are cast with dozens of talking animals. Many of us treat our … Continue reading

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Troublesome Robots

I am amused by headlines that warn robots are out to get our jobs.  Those stories are too little, far too late.  Many years ago, I imagined the insidious nature of robotics, based on how automation affected me, personally.  While … Continue reading

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