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It’s time to think about how to deal with aggression between robots and humans.
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It’s time to think about how to deal with aggression between robots and humans.

Back in February 2015, Boston Dynamics, owned by Google, released a video showcasing their four-legged robot dog ‘Spot’. Considerable anger arose on social media when this video showed a man kicking Spot with the apparent intention of demonstrating its resilience. The steady advances in the capabilities of AI robots bring us to the futuristic question…

It’s Easy to Rely on Gender Politics to Beat Trump, but Clinton Should Be Careful.
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It’s Easy to Rely on Gender Politics to Beat Trump, but Clinton Should Be Careful.

The race for the White House has taken a somewhat predictable turn – campaigning now has a clear focus on the gender of the candidates. A battle that was once characterised as conservative versus progressive, then protectionist versus liberal, then outsider versus elite, has now become something closer to man versus woman. So far, this…

Who Needs Facts When You Can Convince People With Emotion
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Who Needs Facts When You Can Convince People With Emotion

We are living in a time of Post-Truth Politics. Ours has become a political culture where facts are of secondary importance to so-called ‘gut feeling’. Impassioned speeches appeal to emotion regardless of policy, talking points are consistently repeated despite being proven untrue and/or misleading, and any fact checking is evidence of snobbery or bias. In…

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