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Annual Report 2019

This year, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 144 influencers like WIRED and Evan Ackerman, discussing hashtags such as #robotics , #robots and #automation.
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On Oct 7, 2019
@WIRED shared
Elon Musk recently proposed stitching a computer chip into people's brains. Crazy, right? Well, five years ago, this neuroscientist had electrodes implanted in his brain in an attempt to crack the neural code of human speech. He almost lost his mind https://t.co/vhbGu9E2UT
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The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind

Neurologist Phil Kennedy set out to build the ultimate brain-computer interface. In the process he almost lost his mind.

On May 26, 2019
@RobotShop shared
Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in less than half a second https://t.co/AeM2j50rzL @BoingBoing #RubikCube #MIT https://t.co/ji1izspIQx
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Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in less than half a second

Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in less than half a second

Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in less than half a second

On Jun 9, 2019
@singularityu shared
Brain-imaging just crossed a new threshold—18 institutions teamed up and imaged entire brains 1,000 faster than has ever been done before. The future is looking bright for unlocking many of the brain’s mysteries. https://t.co/Lg3FgL9p4Y
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Neuroscientists Just Found a Way to Image the Brain 1,000 Times Faster Than Ever Before

Neuroscientists Just Found a Way to Image the Brain 1,000 Times Faster Than Ever Before

Breaking down the brains into 50,000 “cubes” of 3D blocks, the team devised new algorithms that stitched the blocks back together like a puzzle.

On Oct 20, 2019
@TEDTalks shared
The movie "I, Robot" may be more accurate than we think... https://t.co/8JJvmD0rOJ
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The rise of the useless class

The rise of the useless class

Historian Yuval Noah Harari offers a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class.

On Jun 19, 2019
@Padmasree shared
RT @techreview: Isaac Asimov mulled the best ways to unleash creativity in this 1959 essay. https://t.co/DHBhZpSf6A
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On Jun 7, 2019
@BotJunkie shared
Video Friday: Humanoid Robot Digit Takes a Stroll Downtown https://t.co/wrcORIwpx6 https://t.co/Iga2SIcubx
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On Jul 16, 2019
@newsbeagle shared
RT @antonioregalado: A Neuralink founder is now questioning whether the Elon Musk brain-interface company is rushing too fast to get a high-bandwidth connection to human brains. https://t.co/UTDwwEtBd4
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Elon Musk’s brain-interface company is promising big news. Here’s what it could be.

Elon Musk’s brain-interface company is promising big news. Here’s what it could be.

We think Neuralink, which develops brain-machine interfaces, is recording from the neurons of monkeys as a stepping stone toward humans.

On Oct 29, 2019
@sciam shared
Electrical activity from the brains of a pair of human subjects was transmitted to the brain of a third individual in the form of magnetic signals in this study. https://t.co/Pjx7wNZjIO
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Scientists Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans

Scientists Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans

Work on an “Internet of brains” takes another step

On Jul 16, 2019
@j2bryson shared
@jennifercobbe I'm sorry, I think you're probably only part right about that. A lot of people still say in all seriousness that AI wrote a movie https://t.co/GY08m64bTO, or that a robot was made a citizen of Saudi Arabia https://t.co/fPAkLky7tX (it wasn't, just an "honorary" citizen)
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On Jul 2, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
Robots Made Out of Branches Use Deep Learning to Walk https://t.co/CIRRhgHaqc
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Robots Made Out of Branches Use Deep Learning to Walk

Robots Made Out of Branches Use Deep Learning to Walk

Researchers used deep reinforcement learning to teach these strange robots how to move

On Jul 12, 2019
@RobotShop shared
Meet #Moxi, a robotic nurse assistant with heart eyes https://t.co/U6PZ8is6a2 @FastCompany #NurseRobot https://t.co/HaXintUDoA
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A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular

A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular

Moxi is a robot designed to make nurses’ lives easier. But the friendly bot is turning out to be a welcome presence for some patients, too.

On Jan 2, 2019
@WIRED shared
This man's free energy principle might be the most all-encompassing idea since Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. https://t.co/ukWXLnCiPp
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The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI

The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI

Karl Friston’s free energy principle might be the most all-encompassing idea since Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. But to understand it, you need to peer inside the mind of ...

On Jul 17, 2019
@j2bryson shared
RT @niftyc: A major consequence of automation is not eliminating work, but "making people better cogs." Labor is redesigned around a machine's limitations. [email protected]_ec_levy in @nytimes today https://t.co/6HdM304SvJ
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As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

Amazon is on the forefront of automation, finding new ways of getting robots to do the work once handled by human employees.

On Nov 17, 2019
@singularityu shared
Can you imagine using Rocket Travel to get from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes? https://t.co/HIyEjtEqtz
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Within 10 Years, We’ll Travel by Hyperloop, Rockets, and Avatars

Within 10 Years, We’ll Travel by Hyperloop, Rockets, and Avatars

There are now ten major Hyperloop One projects—in various stages of development—spread across the globe. Hyperloop is targeting certification in 2023.

On Jul 18, 2019
@sciam shared
RT @tanyalewis314: Here's my story on Elon Musk's @neuralink brain implant, which consists of flexible electrodes that can supposedly record from 3,000 channels in the cortices of mice. (Still a long way to go before human testing though.) https://t.co/8azRRSYlIO @sciam
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Elon Musk’s Secretive Brain Tech Company Debuts a Sophisticated Neural Implant

Elon Musk’s Secretive Brain Tech Company Debuts a Sophisticated Neural Implant

Neuralink says it can robotically implant more than 3,000 flexible-polymer electrodes in a rat or monkey brain. The device is still a long way from routine human use, however

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Contributing editor at @IEEESpectrum. I hug robots. [email protected]

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Senior editor at @IEEESpectrum covering robots, drones, AI. @MIT_Sciwrite alum. Engineer turned writer. Husband. Dad. Made in Brazil. [email protected]

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Together, towards a world full of robots.

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@IEEESpectrum's award-winning blog on robots, drones, AI, and more. Editor: @ericoguizzo [email protected] | Senior Writer: @botjunkie [email protected]

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Singularity University’s global community empowers leaders to leverage exponential technologies to solve global grand challenges. For tech news: @SingularityHub

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Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.

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Artificial & Natural Intelligence; Cognition, Culture, & Society; AI Ethics, Safety, & Policy. Vaguely professional tweets—for more: @j2blather; fewer: @j2breve

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Official Twitter account of KUKA Robotics Corporation, the North American headquarters for one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots.

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The latest technology news and analysis from world's leading engineering magazine.

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Awesome discoveries. Expert insights. Science that shapes the world.

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Robotiq frees human hands from repetitive tasks. Our tools and know-how simplify collaborative robot applications, so factories can start production faster.

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Based in Boulder, CO, Misty Robotics, Inc. is building the robot for everyone. Misty Robotics’ vision is to put a personal robot in every home and office.

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AI Policy Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford. PhD candidate, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, ASU. Views my own.

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CEO @Nio_US Also love art, photography, Haiku and food :) Passionate about helping women in tech

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Editor at the tech magazine @IEEESpectrum. My current obsession: biomed engineering, especially brain hacking. I'm a newshound, only more Snoopy-like.

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Official Twitter feed for the Fast Company business media brand; inspiring readers to think beyond traditional boundaries & create the future of business.

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Love modular & educational robots. I run @Aptomica that will rent out robotics, stay tuned! Host of video show @Robotsindepth. Also @RobotsUpClose @AMA_Robotics

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We created the category of smart, collaborative robots with Sawyer and Baxter, the fastest to deploy #robots used worldwide in #manufacturing, research and edu.

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