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Even your academic advisor might one day be a robot
Even your academic advisor might one day be a robot
What if there were a virtual assistant to help you make real-life decisions, like whether you should start a brewery or go to business school? Project Sapphire, a collaboration between IBM and the University of Michigan, is aimed at building an artific...
Anchorage Museum's newest staff member is a robotic tour guide
Anchorage Museum's newest staff member is a robotic tour guide
Visitors to the Anchorage Museum [last] Friday morning did double-takes as a robotic tour guide greeted them, rolled through the galleries like R2-D2, looked over the exhibits, made conversation and sometimes asked for help. "Second floor, please," it ...
'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years
'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years
Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one slowly-failing...
11 Artists Capture What It Is Like to Live in a Megacity
11 Artists Capture What It Is Like to Live in a Megacity
Megacities Asia, which runs through July 17 [at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts] features 19 installations by 11 of these artists, including Choi Jeong Hwa, also from South Korea, and the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. They live and work in Seoul,...