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How to Survive a Robot Apocalypse: Just Close the Door

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In the meantime, if one of them goes berserk, here's a useful tactic: Shut the door behind you. One after another, robots in a government-sponsored contest were stumped by an unlocked door that blocked their path at an outdoor obstacle course. One bipedal machine managed to wrap a claw around the door handle and open it but was flummoxed by a breeze that kept blowing the door shut before it could pass through. Robots excel at many tasks, as long as they don't involve too much hand-eye coordination or common sense. Like some gifted children, they can perform impressive feats of mental arithmetic but are profoundly klutzy on the playground.


Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm - Watson

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Read the full ABC article and watch the video interview to learn more about Tanmay and his work in the field of AI. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) recently profiled 13-year-old Canadian tech prodigy Tanmay Bakshi who started using computers at age five, launched his first app at age nine, and has been working with IBM's AI and cognitive APIs for a couple of years now. Tanmay is in a different league from the average pre-teen. In 2013, at age nine, he built "tTables," an app to help kids learn multiplication which Apple's App Store accepted after rejecting it three times. An incredible achievement for a child who loves to code but is largely self-taught.


Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm - Watson

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Read the full ABC article and watch the video interview to learn more about Tanmay and his work in the field of AI. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) recently profiled 13-year-old Canadian tech prodigy Tanmay Bakshi who started using computers at age five, launched his first app at age nine, and has been working with IBM's AI and cognitive APIs for a couple of years now. ABC notes: "the Canadian teen has become a global force in programming and commands more than 20,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel that teaches computer coding." You can also watch Tanmay's video, "IBM Watson, Machine Learning: How to use the "Retrieve and Rank" service in IBM Bluemix", one of 80 tutorials he has created and made available on the "Tanmay Teaches" YouTube channel.


DANIEL BOBROW Obituary: DANIEL BOBROW's Obituary by the New York Times.

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Daniel (Danny) Bobrow passed away peacefully at home with his wife Toni and daughters Kimberly and Deborah in Palo Alto, California, on March 20, 2017, having bravely fought a five-month battle with cancer. Danny was born to Ruth Gureasko Bobrow and Jacob Bobrow on November 29, 1935, in the Bronx, New York City. A gifted student, he attended Bronx High School of Science and went on to earn a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS from Harvard, and a PhD in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Marvin Minsky. His was one of the first MIT doctoral theses in Artificial Intelligence. A pioneer with a long and distinguished research career in Artificial Intelligence as a Research Fellow in the System Sciences Laboratory of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), he is remembered as a mentor, friend, and role model for many.