Boston Dynamics a robotics company that had previously designed a quadruped robot for the U.S. military released the next generation of Atlas, its humanoid robot. The following video demonstrates its abilities.
For me, it’s a realisation that the future is already here. I don’t know if it will be good or bad, only time will tell.
After a little research, I found out that Boston Dynamics is owned by Alphabet’s X R&D facility (previously Google X).
After watching the video a couple of times, I felt obliged to cite Asimov’s three laws of robotics:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
The following video describes 80% of my daily work. It’s from a British sitcom called “The IT Crowd”.
10% is something like that
and the rest 10% is getting real work…
I’m clearly joking 🙂 This is a sitcom every IT professional should watch.
DMC is going to start producing the legendary DeLorean DMC-12. In the meantime, we can all watch the newly released ad.
I just want one of those…
Mozilla the last gatekeeper of the open web is failing. An interesting Wired article that showcases the dangers the open web faces today.