The case for legally constraining what police departments can do with robots.
Martin Ford and Antony Sammeroff debate the future of robotics and its potential economic impacts at the Soho Forum.
Martin Ford and Antony Sammeroff debate the impact of robotics on the economy
Don’t be afraid of the robopups, but make sure we leash law enforcement to keep officers from misusing them.
Forcing future Americans to do manual labor that could be automated isn't "saving" them from job losses. It's trapping them in jobs that could be made more efficient, more productive, and more rewarding.
As governments and law enforcement agencies rush to incorporate facial recognition tech, California lawmakers have a chance to slam on the brakes.
An anthology series about sad salesmen, space marines, super-intelligent yogurt, and the national debt
Plus: Kamala Harris officially enters the 2020 race and Google News may leave the E.U.
We also have monks.
If Skynet looms on the horizon, you won't find the evidence here.
'Mobile Brothels' Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn't Mean They Will: Reason Roundup
Plus: Amazon goes to Washington (for good) and Chicago cops shoot man who stopped bar shooting.
DoNotPay is launching a "denial of service attack on the legal system to make it better."
Even the most revered politicians are just human-and no human can resist The Robot.
Reading Zora Neale Hurston's study of the life of the last "black cargo" and watching Westworld
The bill is called the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots, or CREEPER, Act. Of course.
Katherine Mangu-Ward talks about politics, culture, and Reason's next 50 years.
There's just no evidence about sex robots period, because at present they don't really exist. But that hasn't stopped folks from freaking out...
The Culinary Workers Union is demanding financial compensation and replacement jobs for workers displaced by technology.
The HBO series turns Facebook and Twitter into a theme park filled with sex, violence, and robots.
If so, he's doing great work.
No robots need apply.
No, but they're awesome anyway.
A preemptive ban risks being a tragic moral failure rather than an ethical triumph.
Genetically-engineered hens, embryo surgeries, and robot farmers.
Whether automation produces net job losses depends on the relative sizes of its job-creation and job-destruction effects.
But the event's sponsor says its visa approval rate was remarkably high and that no other country could offer such access.
The future of human-robot relations is silly and sensible, not sinister.
The novelist, activist, and BoingBoing founder on cyber warfare, Uber-style reputation economics, and what he's likely to get arrested for someday.
Good thing he didn't mess with a pistol-packing Russian FEDOR robot
A conversation about The Complacent Class.
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Don't fear automation. It's what makes us human - and richer, too.
Better jobs come along as technologies change societies.
The real monsters of the HBO series weren't the people who treated robots as objects but those who tried to make them more human.
A review of Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives