Bots that make your life better. Also: Car ethics and (not) doing everything yourself. — FTN DAILY EDITION #139, Innovation & Technology
To help keep human cooks out of harm’s way while fulfilling our collective appetite for burgers, a Pasadena-based Miso Robotics is rolling out a new, “robotic kitchen assistant” called Flippy.
The tricky case of teaching robot cars ethics
Technology itself is not the issue.
But if a self-driving car is in a lose-lose situation where it must make a choice, we’re asking a robot in our everyday environment to make the call.
Now you see me, now you don’t.
Theses glass sheets change color and opacity based on electric currents flowing through them.
Glass that changes color with an applied voltage is known as “electrochromic,” and there’s a growing demand for the light- and heat-blocking properties of such glass.
You can’t make your own eyeglasses
At least not without wasting most of your time.
I collected sand, limestone, and hardwood ashes to melt down into the glass.
A legal chatbot has added asylum application to its repertoire.
Built with the help of various lawyers and non-profits, the chatbot will ask everything from the applicant’s age and nationality to whether they are “afraid of being subject to torture” in their home country.
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