Thursday, August 30, 2012

threat traq

Jim Clausing and Matt Keyser reveal the details of the theft of Wired author Mat Honan's email, amazon, apple, accounts and how EASY it was to do, without using any special technology.   Initially reported as "cautionary tale" here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

do robots need ethics ?   from the imdb summary: "Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team."     Great way to reintroduce the idea of ethics of robots which are increasingly capable (dare we say intelligent?),  at least to bring the topic back into the conversation.   See the trailer -