Groundbreaking (for its time) computer ENIAC being operated by two women

Would You Like a Robot on Your Board of Directors?

I’m geeking out over this article. While the title of that piece is a little misleading (the artificial intelligence tool in question, called VITAL (from Aging Analytics Agency), will be used to create comprehensive reports but humans will still be making the decisions), this is the kind of piece a sci-fi junkie salivates over. One more…

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Cool Tweets About Robots, Writing & More

As you may know by now, my next collection is made up of short stories about artificial intelligence and robots. So here are some tweets I’ve seen about cool robot stuff over the last few weeks: Chinese restaurant owner has amassed a robot noodle maker army goo.gl/jfs3i twitter.com/pourmecoffee/s… — pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 23, 2013  …

Homework Takeaway #5: We’re Pretty Sure There Was A Big Bang

After several months – was it really back in January that I posted my most recent update in this series? – I picked up “The Elegant Universe” again and kept reading. On page 349 (in my edition), Green talks about how there was a moment where the universe from being opaque to being transparent. He then…

I say “re,” you say “search”

Have set up a paper.li for Climate Change, so if you want to see what Twitter is saying about that in  advance of Hot Mess‘s March release, click here. Read a fascinating paper last night called “Can language restructure cognition? The case for space,” which is about how different frames of reference carry through both…