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On Strong AI & Robotics

Miscellaneous Links #31

AI, Robotics, Space & More

AI & Robotics

Reclaiming AI as a theoretical tool for cognitive science

The Imminent Enshittification of the Internet

Why Using Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Trials is Becoming the New Normal

AI-Powered Surveillance Scans 150 Million License Plates Monthly: Privacy Concerns Surge

Few-shot Adaptation for Manipulating Granular Materials Under Domain Shift

Meet the hamster ball robot that can fly and crawl

A Gecko-Inspired Robot with a Flexible Spine Driven by Shape Memory Alloy Springs

Robot Caterpillar Demonstrates New Locomotion Approach

New ferroelectric material could give robots muscles

The GPU Shortage Has Forced AI Companies to Take a Break That Could Last Until 2024

Space

Sun blasts out highest-energy radiation ever recorded, raising questions for solar physics: “We thought we had this star figured out, but that’s not the case.”

Mars is spinning faster

Rho Ophiuchi. Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Klaus Pontoppidan (STScI)

More

Oldest Decoratively Carved Wood in Britain Found During Building Project

Extracellular communication between brain cells through functional transfer of Cre mRNA

Spheres within spheres: A journey through many dimensions

On the Architecture of the Folk Game: The Case of ‘The Floor is Lava’

Yelling is not journalism

Tracing the roots of the 8086 instruction set to the Datapoint 2200 minicomputer

The History of Windows 1.0

Life in 1080p

Wanggongchang Explosion: A 17th Century Disaster That Nearly Destroyed Beijing

Previously on this blog: Meta-Problems and 8D: On Processes for Solving Problems Big and Small