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Ian Watson
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Author, computer scientist & blogger
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There are some interesting tools here...

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Free Software from NASA
NASA has just published its software catalogue and you can download the software tools its engineers, designers and project managers use for free! If you happen to be designing your own space launch system in your garage this will be very helpful as underst...

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Interesting short video...

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Why robots won't rule the world
Once again robots and AI are in the news. This time it's the famous philosopher Daniel Dennett , who frequently comments on AI. Below is a short video from the BBC Viewsnight series titled: "Why robots won't rule the world."

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Yes I think robots should pay tax...

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Should robots pay tax?
Should robots pay tax? It sounds like a daft idea, but increasingly many people are putting this idea forward. The basic idea is that if a robot replaces a person doing a job, for example a taxi driver, then just as the taxi driver would pay tax so should t...

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Free public Artificial Intelligence lectures in Auckland in May...

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Free public lectures
Here are some dates for your diary later this year. The University of Auckland's Department of Computer Science annual public Gibbons Lectures will take place every Thursday evening in May. This year's theme is: " Steps Towards the Singularity,  Artificial ...

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Could this be good advice...

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Disable Your Antivirus Software
It seems that the antivirus software you installed to keep your computer safe could actually be making your security worse. Robert O'Callahan has recently written a fascinating blog post explaining why . There's also a follow-up blog post that provides more...
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