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SpiNNaker is a massively parallel, low power, neuromorphic supercomputer currently being built at Manchester University in the UK. Since then it spawned a hologram known as Edward Snowden who confused all the politicians with his knowledge.

from The Next Web

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

#Terminator style AI study at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out entirely.

from the Guardian

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

A research team from Australia has pushed quantum computers closer to fruition, but a former NSA director warns that the technology could break encryption. By Alex Hern

Researchers have developed a self-assembled neuromorphic #brain like device with more than a billion interconnected “atomic-switch” inorganic synapses embedded in a complex network of silver nanowires.

On Dec. 9, 2012 the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air Systems (UCAS) practiced obeying hand gestures on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. It's the first aircraft carrier to host test operations for an unmanned aircraft. Yes the guy on deck is waving instructions to the killer drone! Although he does have an override switch at hand.

from Engadget

Video: Meet Hasbro's Ampbot, the mother of all Rollys

Ball Robot - A robot which moves in a different form of movement compared to the other ones, this one rolls around instead of walking around, it has a better change of direction and even more so if it was a full ball on the bottom - -

IBM has announced an #AI 1 million neuron cognitive chip. SyNAPSE has a brain-inspired computer architecture powered by an unprecedented 1 million neurons and 256 million synapses.

Is this a mosquito? No. It’s an insect spy drone. It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone. It can land on you, and it may have the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin. It can fly through an open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you take it in your home.