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THE ROBO-REPORTER (5/20/15): The New Bookkeeper Is A Robot – – “So, Watch Out For Your Home Loans And Credit Cards!”

May 20, 2015

In early May (5/5/15), the Wall Street Journal published an intriguing, finance-related article by Vipal Monga.  It was titled, “The New Bookkeeper Is a Robot:  In corporate finance departments, software takes over jobs that once required lots more time, armies of people.”   When you take a first glance at this title, your eyes may […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (5/8/15): America’s Two Types of “Soldiers” – – Which One Do We Call In?

May 9, 2015

Back on 4/28/15, we posted an article on Autonomous “Killer Robots.”  If you recall, Dear Witness, we discussed various degrees of actual humans being “In the Loop” or “Out of the Loop” with regards to robotic weapons.  Of all the possible types of robotic weapons that are widely deployed and used (at the present time), certainly […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (4/30/15): Ex Machina – – “Eva, What If We Don’t Pass Your Test?”

April 30, 2015

Just a few days ago, I watched a new, mind-boggling science fiction movie, Ex Machina.  (NOTE:  Please watch it, first, before you read this, if you want to be surprised!) SEEING THINGS FROM THE ROBOTS’ SIDE!   The two main protagonists in this film are a “Female” Humanoid Robot – – named Eva – – and a […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (4/28/15): Autonomous “Killer Robots” – – Out Of Our Control, So Must Be Banned!

Being a Partner for Justice with HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, I have just received one of their newest publications.  It is entitled, “MIND THE GAP:  The Lack of Accountability for Killer Robots” (April 9, 2015).  Both the detailed REPORT and an accompanying Press Release are being jointly published by Human Rights Watch and by The International Human Rights Clinic […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (4/20/15): Self-Driving Cars – – “Robots On Our Roads”

April 21, 2015

Brian Truitt recently wrote an article titled, “Robots Storm The Cinema” (USA Today, 3/4/15).  “As artificial intelligence continues to emerge in society – – think drones and self-driving cars – – robots are playing a bigger role in the cinematic world,” he explained.     ”’Robots are real now, and anything that’s a real part of […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/22/15): Some Students Love Robots, Others Fear Them

March 22, 2015

When you look through recent news, two exactly opposite positions about ROBOTS appear within the United States’ YOUNG PEOPLE:  LOVE robots . . . or HATE and FEAR robots. THE YOUNG ROBOT LOVERS “Students battle it out in robotics tourney,” was the title of a Feb. 22, 2015, article by Marwa Eltagouri in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.  Notice […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/19/15): Humanoid Robots Now Invading Our Homes, Jobs

“Sprint stores to sell humanoid robots,” a Sept. 7, 2014, article in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE (R. Ichino and T. Amano), declared.  A related article – – “Building a Robot for the Home” (E. Pfanner) – – appeared in the WALL STREET JOURNAL more recently (Feb. 20, 2015). PEPPER, THE ROBOT – – Ready or not, […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/15/15): CHAPPIE – – A Police Robot In The Movies Who Has “Feelings”

March 15, 2015

I have just watched the recent movie, “CHAPPIE.”  The movie depicts Capetown, South Africa, of the near future, as a dangerous haven of violent crime.  A new force of human-size “Police Robots” – – who walk and stand upright and jump and run with ease – – is shown taking on the hordes of disgusting […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/10/15): Cyber Crime And The Digital Dystopia

March 11, 2015

On Monday (3/9/15), I attended a special presentation hosted by The Chicago Council On Global Affairs.  It was titled, Cyber Crime And The Digital Dystopia.  The speaker was Marc Goodman, Founder of the Future Crimes Institute. Marc Goodman defined the rather exotic term in the talk’s title – – dystopia (pronounced as, dis-TOHP-ee-ah).  He said it means […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/1/15): Take The Turing Test – – Get LinkedIn With Layman!

March 2, 2015

Dear Robo-Witness, it is time!  It is time for you to ACCEPT The CHALLENGE of The “Turing Test”! Come CONNECT with us!  Please come CONNECT with DR. DALE LAYMAN and ROBOWATCH on LINKEDIN! Just go to, “Dr. Dale Layman, LinkedIn.”   Here, along with my Profile, you will view my latest PHOTO.  It is usually best to see that […]

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