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"boston dynamics" Discussed on This Week in Startups
"Exclusionary pricing. I don't think it's very good for their brand. That would be proposed. Person like fifteen hundred dollars a staying at a hotel and eating meals for you know a middle class family going to disney would probably be. I don't know fifteen hundred dollars. You'd probably be twenty five percent of that. I think this is making a huge mistake. You're with us. If i was running disney i would look at this And say will make it a loss leader until we can't or just break even on it and maybe explain that to the public but that price-gouging is just actually kinda gross. I'll be honest. And i said it's going to be the choice dependent experience You get to make some light side dark side consequences etc. it's widely overpriced. I'm totally going to do it. I don't like the pricing. I'd rather they charged last. I don't know if there's any way for them to do. It's kind of interesting. Their brand is supposed to be accessible and this of goes against everybody in the world being able to afford to go to dc. So i don't i don't like it. I do like the robots though i think the robots are going to be awesome okay speech robots and artificial intelligence ilan unveiled. The tesla bought humanoid robot that utilize self driving a technology fairly clear to everybody that self driving technology. That's a car could also be used for a robot because the cars moving at a really high speed and processing a lot of information and the robot is moving at a slow speed which means it's processing a much smaller set of information. Think about car going sixty five miles an hour. A robot going five miles an hour. These things are going to have an easier time figuring out what's going on the world. The tesla will weigh one hundred twenty five pounds. It'll be five eight so i'll be slightly taller than it and it's going to move up to five miles per hour which i just and it's going to be able to carry forty five pounds planning on launching next year. Here's a one minute clip from ilan talking about it if you think about what we're doing right now with cars. I believe the world's biggest robotics company because cars are semi sentient robots on wheels and with the driving computer essentially the ferns engine on the car which will keep evolving. Obviously and dojo. I had the neural nets recognizing the world understanding how to navigate through the world. It kind of accents to put that onto humanoid fall. You're also quite good at the senses and batteries and actuators. We think we'll probably have prototype sometime next year. That base looks like this. And it's intended to be friendly of course and navigate through world both for humans and illinois too dangerous repetitive and boring tasks. We're setting it such that. It is out of mechanical level of physical level. You can run away from it and most likely overpower it. So hopefully that doesn't happen but you never know so obviously having a little bit with it but he. It is correct as i said you know. They have so many miles driven with their robotic cars and they're ai. Driven cars that this is actually easier and all the factories that yuan Running to build these cars have tons of robotics in it. So he's got a ton of robotic experts working for him and he's obviously been very thoughtful about ai and the dangerous so even though he's joking in this. That actually is a possible solution here. All of these things were five feet tall and they only have a certain amount of battery life. The chances of them during an uprising is very low or even if they get hacked well. What's the downside if they get hacked and somebody tries to do something with but you can just walk up to them and push them over and overpower them. Thus putting in those safeguards makes a lot of sense In a two thousand eighteen. Dr documentary do you trust this computer. Must said he doesn't have to be able to destroy humanity if he has a goal inhumanity just happens to be the way it will destroy humanity as a matter of course without even thinking about it. No hard feelings so an example of that would be And many people have made this kind of observation if the computer decides that we need to protect the environment because it's essential for humans to live in and humans are destroying the environment. Well then the computer might make the jump the okay. We'll just get rid of the humans or if they say we have to keep humans from dying of cancer. It could be misinterpreted and the robots could kill the humans because they don't want them to die of cancer better they die of something else. That's kind of a funny one. But that's what sam harris and some of the other. You know bankers on this topic. We'll talk about them clearly. You know being straight up about this. I saw some people dunking on him. And this one is kind of the most silly from the verge they cover. Tesla's ai day. Some people were at less charitable in an even this quote i sorta point out how little journalists actually know in some cases about the topic. They're covering because they're journalists have to cover one hundred different topics tesla. Ai batteries being but three of them. And so if you have to cover one hundred topics you're going to be in some cases gassing or relying on other people's research or opinions right so here you go this is the quote tesla's history is littered with fanciful ideas that never panned out like solar powered super charger network battery swapping or a robotic snake style charger. So it's anyone's guess as to whether working a working tesla will ever see the light of day pausing for second talking about this each of those. I actually kind of know a little bit about this. Just from being a user task owning four of them like four out of five models and half over ten years the solar power supercharging network there are solar power Superchargers bet supercharge network has grown so quickly. There's no way powered by solar standing next to them. The company's been too successful to do that and a lot of the superchargers which were supposed to be on high ways where there's plenty of land available now wound up in city centres because 'social so popular in a city centre like san francisco new york or tokyo. You cannot possibly put up the solar panels to charge it. So this is actually a would be not a fanciful idea. That didn't pan out. that would be inaccurate. Description of the solar power issue it would be. The supercharge network has become so prolific that it's not possible because a physics to do it that way it could be possible though with all the solar going on the roofs people's homes and with the battery packs in the homes for that solar power to then go back into the grid and that grid then goes to the superchargers. Obviously but this journalist didn't choose to do a little research on that battery swapping i know all about the original model could battery swap yulon and tesla had shown that many times what happened with that situation was they got so good at producing batteries and supercharging. In other words you went from one hundred fifty mile range. Tesla's to four hundred mile range tassels. The number of people who needed to swap batteries because they were driving more than six hours a day went down to almost none and then at the same time superchargers went from putting in one hundred miles an hour to two hundred to three hundred to four hundred and i think i got six hundred miles an hour recently. So with those two things happening you don't need to do battery swapping and barish robbings opinion. The neck because i dropped my battery off. You gotta hold it in bar sto or wherever in between cities and then it gets somebody else's battery and then i got that battery and then do i go back. And they give me my battery backward. We get somebody else's it was just way too complicated and unnecessary so in a business. You try different things. They actually built that technology and they built the technology. They just decided. There are better. Solutions that emerged. So those aren't fanciful ideas. That didn't pan out. Those were actually economic and reality based decisions because they found a better decision and then the robotic snake style chargers again that was to power the robo fleet. I believe so that the robotic cars and taxis which i think is still a possibility. I might think that's five years out. Other people might think it shorter and it depends on the city location. Obviously they might want to be plugged in. So that's kind of a lame one. That's just like a fun. Little project that they did. The more likely solution is going to be inductive charging so imagine your car drives in. And there's a plate on the ground in a third party company actually made this for tesla. It was just too janke and unnecessary to use it. But the idea would be you pull into a parking spot..
"boston dynamics" Discussed on This Week in Startups
"Com slash. Twist boston dynamics. Robots are now doing our core and it is absolutely terrifying. Boston dynamics was in the news earlier. This year When south korean automaker honda acquired an eighty percent stake in the company from softbank valuing the company at one point one billion. You remember boston dynamics had been bought by google and then flipped because google employees. I believe were not stoked about military customers especially not for robotics. I think that's un-american by the employees of google who benefit from being americans and protected by our military for google to not support our military. I think is i. i wouldn't say treasonous It's quite an american. I think if you're an american company and you benefit from this company and our military and the fine people who work military you should build on the technology they need to protect your ass because when things go down you can be sure google employees would want to be protected and google shareholders. I'm going to put that aside for second because it is their right in america to not service the military but on tuesday. Boston dynamics tweeted the following along with the video of their robots. Doing not kidding. Parker parker is the perfect sandbox for the atlas team to experiment with new behaviors through jumps balanced bhimsen vaults. We push atlas to its limits to discover the next generation of mobility perception and athletic intelligence. While when you watch this video. And i'm playing right now as we're talking. It is truly terrifying. You have this robot doing all kinds of jumps across boxes and tables and you know pieces of plywood that are angled very difficult maybe a fifteen degree angle and then doing backflips off of like really high roofs and balance beams and the second one comes and runs along the balance beam. I mean this is insane. The backflip of course is the the best part. The dexterity is mind boggling. One of them leaps over using its hand as a prop the balance beam. And then they both turn around and do a backflip from you know basically double backflips from two. Robots in perfect unison and the first ones off of a three and a half foot desk onto a maybe an eighteen inch box and off of that. I mean and then they flex pumping their fists if you look at this. I don't know if you've seen the terminator movies in a while. But i took my daughter to see terminator two when the pandemic ended they were playing. Because we're out of movies. They were playing some classic movies. I went to the data literally. I kid you not to of two people in the theater and we saw terminator two and they're walking across. Basically you know a war torn city. I think it's los angeles and the and they're walking across debris and rubble of buildings. It's less challenging than what those robots just did. The only difference is those robots aren't holding guns and you can be certain that robots can hold guns and you can be certain that certain military organizations have robots to day holding guns now. Google and boston dynamics not might not be willing to do that for our government. But i am certain that south korea's government bought boston dynamics so that they can have these robots holding guns because they have north korea ready to basically crossed the border and annihilate them with a crazy leader at any point time. And i don't blame the south koreans. They should have bought boston dynamics. They should put guns on these things. If i was living there. And i want and i had north korea as my neighbor i would want to a million of these robots on the on the border ready to go. So if you think this through you can go onto The youtube and you can find different folks Playing with their drones and putting people on on etc. I think this is the future of the military not just drones that are aeroplanes but like small quad. Copter drones. here is a. T. cadrone somme by duke. Robotics at it is a remotely operated firing enabled drone developed for the us military. Now this looks pretty janke but it's obviously going to work. They just strapped in. Looks like a military rifle onto the bottom of this drown. They didn't make a purpose made gut. It looks like this is just a gun floating in the air shooting at people. I mean this is going to and a skirmish pretty quick if we had these for with the taliban in afghanistan i think we would be able to put up a heck of a resistance. I think the they would run for the hills. We didn't have to send troops and we sent this in In an article by design boom They say the robot is adapting. Its behavior based on what it sees by repeating the park or exercises by this. No pre programming of all possible motions is required but instead the team to find a smaller set of behavior templates that can be related to the environment. This is a fancy way of saying that this robot hasn't exactly been programmed. Do that course. That would be one level of impressive that saying they taught this Robot hurace ticks basic rules and had a navigate them. So if you were to go into that course and move stuff around and say the robot run around the concept here is that would be able to adapt and do it which anybody who owns a commercial drone knows because when the drones land or when they are gonna fly into a tree they can avoid systems. Now they're not completely intelligent. You can't just talk to your commercial drone and say hey go fly find somebody shoot them and come back and if it can be but with today's technology fairly easily that means the military has already. Here's a quad copter. It's got a gun on it here. Are you know if you remember from the iraqi war. We had the deck of cards with.
"boston dynamics" Discussed on This Week in Startups
"All of this to me means there is a very easy solution here. Which has crypto. And i know this is gonna be like two episodes in the last ten days where i actually crypto was a good solution. Only fans working with banks could be one brand and then they can make another branch adults brand that only uses. Ofc only fan coins and that could be only fans after darker only fans adult whatever it is or even better come up with another brand then. Those people would only be available to people by coins. Oh my god. How do people get coins. It's so hard to get crypto payments which. Dan primrose actually sat in a tweet. By the way if you're watching us at youtube dot com slash this week in you would see the video in the video. Dan prim racks tweet. So love that you're listening on itunes or overcast spotify but do know that on the youtube channel. Youtube dot com slash. This week in. I'm having the team of producers at this being startups edit the videos to put in visual stuff so my picture we get small and you'd actually see this. Jam primer tweet. One thing the o. F. news reflexes that crypto payments are still not anywhere close to mainstream. He's half right. half wrong. Crypto is mainstream based on robin hood and coin base and how easy those services are to get onboard. Paying is the problem as he's pointing out but a lot of people are participating participating crypto and. That's fairly easy so the only thing that really has to get done here is how you get that crypto. And how do you buy. Fc only fan coins. Let's say and that would be the harder part here. But i think you were getting close to that point. Where crypto is becoming ubiquitous. Enough that you're going to be able to buy it on any financial service. It's going to be built into every cash paying app on the planet and then you need only figure out a way to transfer it over there and you can't stop the transfer of crypto from wallet to wallet and that actually might be really good for only fans and for the people on it In the space because they could then just direct the payment directly from one wall to another and in that case It takes out a lot of the friction. of course this doesn't solve the problem of verifying the user so i don't know the verification process of only fans. I would love to get some information on that if anybody has that. Send it to the twitter handle twa startups where you can reach the three full-time producers on the show Rachel nick and justin who do a great job Preparing notes from every day. You could send them that information. I'm wondering if they have to get. Kyc in the form of a passport driver's license etc and that if they have to actually do an on boarding where they make video and somebody verifies hey. The picture of the person in the passport is the person in the videos right. Because i remember when i was in new york the taxi drivers used to tell me all the time. Yeah that's my cousins license. When he's sleeping i-drive kinda use his license because they were like nobody looks. Nobody chats right and i'm our and he's a male he's my cousin. We close enough to each other. We share the license that can be a similar situation. Here could make a fake driver's license fake passport or you somebody else's passport so it's not enough to just even get that information if they're doing adult content. You're going to really need to think about how to do verification. No major way. Because you can't be on the set verifying that's the person maybe they have to get to the point where they're doing a biometric where they scan. Somebody's iris or fingerprint. In order to do this kind of stuff. And i wouldn't necessarily be opposed to that have to through in terms of what's people's right now. In december of two thousand twenty. The information reported that only fans was going to make three hundred million dollars. Profit twenty twenty. That means they only spent one hundred million running the business which actually seems directionally correct to me. These businesses can throw off massive amounts of money. Because they don't take a lot of people to run their only expenses Really is just a small base of employs around three hundred fifty people according to the information and you can obviously in further some web hosting fees but those go down every year as cloud computing becomes cheaper and cheaper the providers on only fans. The members were devastated from this And so were the people who are on the platform a lot of people on twitter accusing only fans of using the sex worker community to grow their business only to basically pull the latter up behind them as they try to legitimise. which was the bella. Thorne issue. I remember reading about that. You know because i start. This person made a million. That's when i first became. Aware of events percy two million dollars in a day and then the sex workers like okay. This person gets to make a million dollars and everybody else is actually having sex in the service and making a of that. What's going on here now. Ask for only fans operation. The company is run by a founder. Name tim stokely and owned by leonid. Radinsky and Radlinski is an internet pornography entrepreneur According to the notes here who purchased majority stake in only fans back in twenty eighteen interesting. The company being in the news brought some scrutiny to radviliskis past Which is a bit sketchy which might be part of this. The banks might be getting complaints and they're concerned about his background back in march and independent investigative journalist website while forensic news of never heard of them published an article with a bunch of suspicious activity reports. Those a called sars that were filed by major banks like wells fargo j. p. morgan and they were directed at red vinci We've added the source Forensic news was founded in two thousand nineteen by investigative journalists. Scott stedman again. I don't know who he is and you runoff..
"boston dynamics" Discussed on This Week in Startups
"Known for adult content has banned explicit conduct. So let's explain what that means. Not explicit content explicit conduct yesterday bloomberg reported that only fans is going to prohibit users from posting any material that contained sexually explicit conduct starting in october i e people having sex or pornography so it's very strange because only fan set statement to a few media sources like bloomberg and dan krim rack at axios. Who was an excellent journalist but they didn't share it with the creators reuser's and then. Dan tweeted a screen shot of the statement which was faked by multiple people in the replies and then because only fence obviously hadn't shared anything yet. And then dan purposely cropped out the only fans employees email address in a screen shot from the statement appears to content creators will still be allowed to post nude right And videos even if they remained consistent with only fence policy but sexually explicit conduct will be prohibited. I e people actually having sex adult entertainment or pornography so there are some semantics here that have people confuse content conduct etc. That's pretty obvious. And only fans had a cleverly worded statement basically saying sexually explicit content is. Okay we support you extra point and then Kinda makes them look like the good guys obviously but they're banning sexually explicit conduct pornography Which is how many of those craters make money. And obviously during the pandemic we all know that a lot of people who were Sex workers which i think is the positive framing of prostitution That a lot of people have come to let you make your own judgment on that Have my own feelings but who cares about my view that sex work moved online and then that was safer for people. Obviously if you're not going and meeting random people off of craigslist or whatever services think backpage had been. Shut down at this point. If you're not going to be with people you take out a lot of danger and maybe you make more money and you do it. Safer in the comfort of your own home without taking risk obviously and everything else that comes from sex work so only doesn't disclose how much of their content is adult related. You may have remembered that story about The millennial influence sir bella. Thorne made a million dollars but she wasn't actually doing sex work site in fact. I don't think she was naked. That was a big big controversy but this has become a very big site and a source of income for a lot of people especially during the pandemic. when people couldn't go out. This let everybody to ask the amish. Only fence doing this right. this is golden. Goose spin is printing money for them. Well it turns out that the payment systems the banking partners are giving them pressure and so the journalists here. And we've talked about this on this program a bunch and we're gonna keep talking about it since i'm now covering the news talk a little bit on a meta about journalism because i started as a journalist had to magazine cybersurfer then silicon reporter and then i started weblogs inc which created in gadget. Auto blogging joystick. With brian alfie. Peter said ryan block and struggled so it had a nice Nice history of doing as publisher and journalist. So i kind of understand how this works. Journalist are trying to triangulate on the truth. You can think of them as detectives. They're following clues and trying to figure this out. Well here's what's probably happening here. According to bloomberg and other people only fans having problems with their banking partners they have to rein people in on the service and it might be that legal action has been taken against them. Maybe there's underage people performing on only fence because what is the vetting process to get on only fans. How do they know that. The people who are on only fans performing whatever acts or being naked or not underage and then how do you deal with different ages of consent in different regions when this is an international service. It's a can of worms obviously and there have been other Situations like this recently. Of course you're thinking to yourself well. People go to stores to buy pornography. why can't they go online to buy pornography and isn't it better that The adult entertainment companies are not taking all this money paying a flat rate to adult entertainer sex workers and they get to keep all the march. And you're literally taking out the middleman in that case which we the adult entertainment company. Well the studio produced content versus ugc user generated. Content studio has a function. They're they are going to verify that people are the right age and they will go to jail if they don't and they have legal liability etc so while they are taking a huge fee and that could be unfair. There could be other issues so there could be some issues around vetting problems. This is super complicated. We live in a world where these services get very big and it might be that only fans is managing the service in the review mira in the same way youtube. Does you to let anybody post anything. And then if they got complaints they take it down. Okay so if. Snl has lazy sunday stolen and youtube benefit from that. Okay that's one level of problem or legal issue copyright in french if an underage person is involved in sex acts. okay now we're talking about child pornography. that's a different level of evil and people are going to go to jail rightfully so for the maximum long time we hope so the quote from only fans because of all this in order to ensure the long term sustainability of platform end the continue and continue to host the inclusive community of creators and fans. We must evolve our content guidelines now remember visa massacre suspended payment processing on poor hudood a pirate content and at risk amateur content thing i've been describing here right because it is kind of the.
"boston dynamics" Discussed on 60 Minutes
"Itself as it goes running over these blocks. Atlas cost tens of millions of dollars to develop. But it's not for sale. It's used purely for research and development but spot is on the market around five hundred or out in the world they sell for about seventy five thousand dollars a piece. Accessories cost extra some spots work utility companies using mounted cameras to check on equipment. Others monitor construction sites. Several police departments have tried them out to assist with investigations. Let's talk about the fear factor when you post a video of atlas or spot doing something. A ton of people are amazed by it and think it's great and there's a lot of people think this is terrifying. The rogue robots story is a powerful story. And it's been told for one hundred years but it's fiction. Robots don't have agency. They make up their own minds. About what their tasks are. They operate within a narrow bound of their programming. It is easy to project human qualities onto these machines. I think people do attribute To our robots much more than they should because they haven't seen machines move like this before and so they they wanna project intelligence and the emotion onto that in ways that are fiction in other words these robots still have a long way to go. I mean it's not c. Three po thinking. So let me tell you about that. There's a cognitive intelligence and the intelligence cognitive is making plans making decisions reasoning and things like that. It's not doing that. It's mostly doing athletic. Intelligence which is managing its body posture. It's energetic i if you told it to travel and circle in the room it can go through the sequence of steps but if you ask it to go find me a soda. It's not doing anything like that. Oh no just picking an item off. The floor can sometimes be a struggle for spy enabling it to open a door has taken years of programming and practice and a human has to tell it where the hinges are each time. We add some new capability. And we feel like we've got it to a decent point that's when you push it to failure to figure out you know how good of chop you've really done. Given blankets boars. One of the lead engineers here but at times he prefers a very low tech approach to testing robots. You're pretty tough on robots. We think of that as just another way to push them out of their comfort zone. Failure is a big part of the process trying something new robots like humans. Don't get it right every time. It might be dozens of crashes for everyone success. How often do you break a robot. We break them all the time. I mean it's part of our culture. We have a motto building. Break fix it to do that. Boston dynamics has recruited robot uscis with diverse backgrounds. There's plenty phd's but also bike builders and race car mechanics. Bill washburn is part of that pit crew. They all look pretty ding-dong so how often do these get to get repaired. The biggest kind of failures from the bottom part of the robot breaks off of the top part of the robot hydraulic hoses are the only thing holding together. Recently raybird and his team decided to push their robots in a way they never had before we spent at least six months. Maybe a just preparing for what we were going to do. And then we started to get technical teams working on the behavior. The behavior was dancing. Da older robots got in on the act. The movements were cutting edge but the music and the mashed potato. Were definitely old school. There are some people who see that and say that can't be real. Nothing's more gratifying than hearing that. What's the point in proving that the robot can do the mashed potato this process of doing new things with the robots. Lets you generate new tools. New approaches new understanding of the problem That takes you forward but man isn't just fun but it costs. A lot of money took eighteen months of your time. I think it was worth it whether it'll be worth it to boston. Dynamics new owners is less clear. A lot of detail. The south korean carmakers hyundai has purchased a majority stake for nearly a billion dollars. Boston dynamics third owner in eight years. There's pressure to turn. Their research into revenue and boston dynamics hopes this new robot will help. It's called stretch in its due to go on sale next year. This was the first time they've shown it publicly. Warehouses is really the next frontier for robotics. Stretch me not that exciting to look at. But it's built with the definite purpose in mind. It's got a seven foot arm and they say it can move eight hundred boxes in our in a warehouse. Were up to sixteen hours without a break. Unlike many industrial robots that sit in one place stretch is designed to move around. You can drive around with a joystick and at times. That's the easiest way to get it set up but once it's ready to go in a truck and unloaded you hit go and from there on. Its autonomous and it'll keep finding boxes and moving until it's all the way through this generation of robots is going to be. They're going to work amongst us. They're gonna work next to us in ways where we help them but they also take some of the burden the more robots are integrated into the workforce. The more jobs would be taken away at the same time. You're creating a new industry. We envision a job we we like to call the robot wrangler. He'll launch and manage five to ten robots at a time and sort of keep them. All working is a robot you've always dreamt of making you haven't been able to get a car with active suspension. Essentially legs like a roller skating. Robot and a robot like that could go anywhere on earth. That's one thing that they will do at some point but really the sky's the limit. There's there's all kinds of things we can will do as with so many things. Boston dynamics does it's hard to imagine how that would work. But then again have fought a bunch of metal machines. Would one day show us all how to do the mashed potato when lewis and clark. I encountered grizzly bears. There may have been one hundred thousand of them in the american west from. What is now canada. All the way down to mexico grizzlies are among the most fearsome predators on the planet. So for the next one hundred fifty years. They were systematically exterminated by settlers ranchers and farmers who saw them as a threat to their lives and livelihoods by the nineteen sixties. There were just a few hundred left in the lower forty eight states in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. Grizzly bears were among the first animals to be protected under the endangered species. Act and as we reported last year. What's happened since especially in. The state of montana is a story both of conservation and conflict. Ever been face to face with a grizzly. Neither had we in the swan mountains of northwestern montana we are carrying bear spring and following state. Bear specialist. eric wenham and his colleague. Milan vicks deep into the woods..
"boston dynamics" Discussed on 60 Minutes
"Boston dynamics is a cutting edge. Robotics company that spend decades behind closed doors making robots that move ways. We've only seen in science fiction films. They usually release videos on youtube of their lifelike. Machines spinning somersaulting or sprinting which are greeted with fascination and fear is we. I told you this past spring. We've been trying without any luck to get into boston dynamics workshop for years and in march they finally agreed to let us in. After working out strict cove protocols we went to massachusetts to see how they make robots do the unimaginable from the outside. Boston dynamics headquarters looks pretty normal inside. However it's anything. But if willie wonka made robots his workshop might look something like this. There are robots in corridors offices in kennels trot and dance in rural two hundred or so human robotic who build and often break them barely bat an eye that is atlas the most human looking robot they've ever made. It's nearly five feet tall one hundred and seventy five pounds and his program to run leap in spin like an automated acrobat mark labor. The founder and chairman of boston dynamics doesn't like to play favorites but definitely has a soft spot for atlas. So here's a little bit of john. That's incredible atlas isn't doing all this on. Its own technician. Brian hollingsworth is steering it with this remote control. The robots software allows it to make other key decisions. Autonomously so really. The robot is doing so in balance all its own control. Brian's steering at telling it what speed and direction it's computers are adjusting. How the legs are placed them what forces. It's applying to keep a balance atlas balances with the help of sensors as well as gyroscope and three onboard computers. It was definitely built to be pushed around it a little bit more. Just like you. I you can push it. In any direction. From the side making machines that can stay upright on their own and moved through the world with the ease of an animal or human has been an obsession. Mark roberts for forty years. The space of time you've been working is nothing. Compared to the time it's taken for animals and humans develop some people look at me and say oh roeber you've been stuck on this problem for forty years. Animals are amazingly good and people at at what they do. you know. we're so agile. We're so versatile we really haven't achieved what humans can do yet. But i think i think we can raybird. Isn't making it easy for himself. He's given most of his robots legs. Why focus on on legs. And i would think wheels would be easier. Yeah wheels and tracks are great if you have a prepared. Surface like a road or even a dirt road but people in animals can go anywhere on earth using their lights and so that you know that was the inspiration. Some of the first contraptions he built in the early nineteen eighties bounced around on what looked like pogo sticks. They appeared in this documentary. When roeber was a pioneering professor of robotics and computer science at carnegie mellon he founded. Boston dynamics nine hundred ninety two and was ceo. Robert player has been working for decades to perfect. How robots move they developed. This robot called big dog for the military as well as this larger pack mule that could carry four hundred pounds on. Its back experimenting with speed. They got this cheetah like robot to run nearly thirty miles an hour. None of these made it out of the prototype phase but they did lead to this. It's called spot. Boston dynamics made it not knowing exactly how would be used but the inspiration for it isn't hard to figure out. The spot is a omni directional robot. So i can go. Forwards and backwards. This is crazy since the real benefit of legs legs give you that capability. That's rubber peter. The ceo and hannah rossi technician who works on spy imagining anything special to let it walk over those rocks. The controls are easier to use. The new might. Expect does have to come in strikeout. Perfect about it. Drive it close to wherever you wanna go and the robot will do the rest in some ways. It's like driving a very sophisticated remote control car. What makes it. Different spot is really smart about its own. Locomotion it deals with all the details about how to place my feet. What gate to us. How to manage my body so that all you have to tell it is the direction ago and in some cases. You don't even have to do that. When signaled spot can take itself off. Its charging station and go for a walk on its own. As long as it's preprogramed with the route it uses five three d. cameras to map its surroundings and avoid obstacles like something. Atlas has a similar technology. We were talking in front of atlas. This is how it saw us. This is inside atlases brain and it shows its perceptions system so what looks like a flashlight is really the data. That's coming back from its cameras. And you see the white rectangles that means it's identifying a place that it could step and then once it identifies attach those footsteps to it and it says okay. I'm going to try and step there and then it adjusts its mechanics so that actually hits those places when it's running. All of that happens in a matter of milliseconds and so it's gonna use that vision.
Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?
"Some police departments are experimenting with Boston dynamics for legate robotic dog spot it's getting mixed reviews acting lieutenant Joseph o'neill with the Honolulu police department is using spot person last they'll ask for water the last for masks these are all things that we had to do face to face with someone and with the disability through the robot but privacy groups warn police are secretly rushing to buy robotic dogs without setting safeguards against invasive or dehumanizing uses Michael Perry with Boston dynamics understands it looks so futuristic most people are applying notions from science fiction to whether robots doing Perry says they're working on those concerns back in Honolulu lieutenant o'neill says the intentions with spot are good we have not had a single person out of said that scary the New York police department started using spot after painting it blue and renaming it did you dog there was a public outcry and it was returned I'm a Donahue
Alphabet's New Moonshot Company: Intrinsic
"Alphabet has a new moonshot. it's called intrinsic a new company to build. Apparently although we're not entirely sure software for industrial robots and so intrinsic will join alphabets portfolio of other bets that includes the likes of waymo wing and verily quoting the verge details on what exactly intrinsic is building or who its customers will be are unclear a blog post from the company's new ceo. Wendy ten white discusses intrinsic ambitions in broad terms saying it will quote unlocked the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics for millions more businesses entrepreneurs and developers and by creating software that will make industrial robots quote easier to use less costly and more flexible and quote. Robotics have been an obsession at google for years. But the company's efforts have been unfocused and have yet to produce any commercial hits in two thousand thirteen. Google went on a shopping spree for robots buying seven companies and roughly six months including shaft a japanese firm known for bipedal robots boughten dali makers of very cool viral videos and boston dynamics which needs no introduction. The effort was named replicant. And headed. By andy rubin and executive who co founded the android mobile operating system over the years though. No news emerged from replicant. And google either sold off or shut down most of its acquisitions. Why partly because robots are hard to make and not very profitable but also because of rubin's departure from the company in two fourteen after being accused of sexual misconduct which google kept secret at the time. Since replicates failure the company has focused more on the software side of things using machine learning to teach robots to manipulate objects without direct supervision. This place into google strengths and will apparently be intrinsic focus. Going
"boston dynamics" Discussed on Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast
"That's so hyundai's like yeah. We'll do a bts dance video with the robots has been natural thing we do to celebrate because we live in the future now so it's beautiful. Yeah yeah I just okay just like don't put guns on the dogs and then we'll be okay. Be my think. There's a department at boston dynamics in charge of making sure no one does anything too crazy. Yeah true yeah for now all right. Well now we have some. We have some patriots. Some creator economy news. Talk about now. I like to think. I'm i'm pretty plugged into the creator economy. I've talked to a lot of fellow creators. And obviously we we have internal dialog discussions about this stuff all the time But we have a note here that jack. Conte decio patriot. trader patriotic didn't interview with. Neil i on the decoder podcast. I haven't listened to it yet but you have but there are some notes about some things he brought up on the creator. The creator economy and stuff. He talks about with the thirty percent apple tax. Break down yes. So so if you've been following The news with specially with epic and apple Basically apple will take thirty percent of any transaction that is made Through an app that is on their platform basically and they got mad at epic because epic was trying to sell fortnight skins with like a workaround way so the apple didn't get a thirty percent cut apple says will were providing both the service the giant platform that basically created the the entire app market. And also we have all these like security and safety protocols involved to make sure that you're safe and you don't get malware and we have to protect our users and that just kind of get created this whole conversation on like would you platforms. Like what are they. Owed you know. Google takes like thirty percent as well. And so that kind of created this whole antitrust thing and now like we talked about earlier. Microsoft made a point. It was almost a dig at apple with windows. Eleven on the windows store saying we're not gonna take any money if you have your own platform you know payment system and now feel in facebook's doing the same thing like they just released their own like newsletter service and they're doing a similar thing where like until you make a certain amount of money it's gonna be you're gonna get all the revenue like it. Almost seems like people are competing for. We're giving creators as much possible Revenue from what. They're making us possible music to my ears. Yes yeah no. Petition is good. Competition is good. That's actually a main point. That jack was making In the dakota podcast was neil i was saying was talking about like this antitrust af- he's like what do you think about it in and jack was like well you can kind of see like as more platforms compete with each other to give creators more revenue because like critters are the content and content is king and when you are providing all of the content for a service like you think about twitter twitter users. It wouldn't be a product yet. I think about the solid time We use the word platform. Yeah and when. I think of physical platform a platform is raised up above the rest. And so something. Being on. That platform gives a visibility of wouldn't have if it wasn't on the platform and so if you think of something like twitter for example as a platform it's like okay. Yes if i just wanna share my thoughts about bagan. Whatever i could just write them an email them to bunch of people and then hope they share that and then you know it is what it is maybe only five people read it but if i tweet it. That platform could rise to people searching for tweets about bacon or who follow my account or people who share things with other enthusiasts dagan. The point is the platform is benefit is at a benefit to everyone on it. Yeah the other. Half of that is the platform is nothing without the stuff on it. Yeah so if your twitter if no one tweet is not much of a what is what is your service exactly so you can build an amazing platform in discovery but you need the content creators to actually complete the cycle. Make this thing work so yeah. Youtube is another huge example. Which is like totally. If you wanna make on the internet that people see there's only really one place that you can guarantee the maximum number of people see it. That's youtube and so you tubes in this phenomenal spot where it's like. Hey we are the reason people see your stuff. Yeah but on the other hand creators of that content are the only reason you got to wear. It is today. Yeah so. I think about that dynamic a lot and i'm curious if you know how patriotic sort of fits in as puppies i think the dynamic has shifted a lot First of all because this idea of like creator economy didn't really used to be a thing. This idea that like everyone is a crater. Everyone is unique. Everyone heard of a product. The words have been said a lot the last year or two crater blown up a lot because i think in the past these services saw themselves as like. Hey we're a product. You're going to use our products and like the creators or the people that have twitter accounts are just using the product. but there there wasn't this mindset shift of like oh the people on your platform are making the platform. Make you money right. And so now because more people are become are coming online. More people are becoming more creative and like trying to market themselves as creatives and drying more people to the platform more creatives are kind of like demanding not demanding necessarily but like needing more revenue from the things that they are helping the service. They are helping. Lift up right. Yeah like you said if you didn't have like these big channels than they wouldn't really be a platform but anyway the whole patriot thing really interesting because patriot has been around for a very long time. Yup Jack conte was very early to this and i've listened to like every interview that he's ever done i've listened. I've watched all his videos and he's been like beating this drum for ever that like eventually we're going to get get to this point where everyone can make a living doing what they love because of scale because when you have the internet and you have like a thousand people that like love what you do they will give you a dollar a week which is very little for them like we have this idea of like subscription service in like oversaturation slashing anxiety with the premium in like hbo. Max sure but we're kind of tailoring our lives now to everything.
"boston dynamics" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"To four k resolution at thirty frames per second or ten eighty or seven. Twenty p at up to sixty frames per second. You consider field of view at sixty five seventy eight ninety degrees depending on how wide you want your shot to be can correct for light. I was upstate lightning. But that's also that is affecting a type of lighting. yeah lighting in general lightning included. I can do five x zoom and also autofocus. The webcam connects over usb. C supports windows. Hello and includes an ai. Offering to track a subject in the frame. It works without drivers on windows and mac os but some features like the framing will require the dell peripheral manager. Software doesn't include a microphone. Although i mean webcam microphones are usually not the greatest. Some people like them. I like the idea of this. I two hundred dollars for a webcam is kind of steep The seed nine twenty. Which is the logitech webcam. That so many people use and i'm using right now. It works perfectly fine for me. But i know i can bump it up a little bit So i don't know. I guess that price point is is is right if it looks spectacular. Everybody's waiting for the air to the nine twenty. And i think this is dell shot at it. Right now microphones. It's going to rule out some people like you say for folks like us it's like oh yeah we already have different ways of handling audio. So i'm not too worried about that. And i don't know roger think we can't hear you roger. We still can't hear you. Roger but nate. What are you start. Oh go ahead roger. Sorry real quick. I was just saying their position there. I've logitech has a two hundred dollar. Webcam called the brio which has a lot of these similar specs so in might be like. Hey we really want to kind of do the beauty side of it. In order to kind of up sell instead of just doing the straight functionality. nate what's your take. I remember when these were were extremely hard to get in the early stages of the pandemic you could not buy a decent webcam Full months it seemed it was just everywhere was sold out on. It made me very aware of the only ones that remained available where the very expensive ones that it tends out. Logitech makes And ever since. Then i've been keeping my eye on. What's the one that i would buy if i was able to. Bought them back then. And it's always been not seen on twenty always comes to the the brio I don't use. i couldn't get one. I've got to raise a cayo. I think it's called Which does a good job In which i'm using. Now because the cable from my sony seven two that i normally used for all this sort of stuff decided not to work five minutes before this show. So that's no matter. How great the quality. Sometimes they just say. Oh i'll show live show you say sorry not working well celebrate. Its acquisition of boston dynamics. On june twenty first hyundai released a video of spot the robot challenging the band. Bt s perhaps you've heard of bt yes yes the robot challenged the members of bt s a dance battle. Spot chases in does pushups with v challenges. Hobie to a dance battle nobis like the really good dancer so boston dynamics has gone from frightening the internet with big dog. The robot people like they're gonna take over. It's horrible it's you know the future's not right being expelled from google now dancing with the group with the number one song in the world and we would mention that. The song is called butter but you already knew that because everybody knows mehta shaking his head. You're unfamiliar never heard no idea. No i've been. Apparently i i've i've i don't know it either but i know that benner number one on billboard for five straight weeks but it's only been out for five weeks until they They got some fans got some fans its army. Don't wanna mess with army you. You wanna dance with them. Though so i think you know you get spot like bgs spot or cool. Look we all can dance. It's you know it's a friendlier robot. It's a fun robot. I purple robot that just want to sing along. Yeah hip. I would've never never put my money on. The idea when boston dynamics was was making headlines on has five six years ago that they would be owned by hyundai and doing a dance battle with pt. Us that's kind of crazy all right. Let's check out the mail bag. We got an email from charles from sugarland. Who says if you mentioned it on the show. I missed it but who did your new. Gd local because it looks good and as anything new coming for us. well yet. Len peralta did the the new refreshed logo. So i'm glad you like charles We've been getting a good responses and thanks len For making that We are Standardizing on the new daily techno album. Art that we put out lab. Was it a year and a half ago two years ago. Something like that The one with all the colors in it So you may see that more places. But it's not actually new but yeah if you are. Gdi subscriber. Keep an eye out. It's refreshing all the different places and you'll see it soon. If you haven't seen it already well thank you for the question. Charles if you have a question ask it and you shall receive an answer. We have one of you have any feedback of any kind. Please do send it our way feedback at daily tech news. Show dot com shadow to patrons at our master.
Satanic Panic Hits the Shoe Market
"From one. I'm david brown. And this is business. Wars daily on this tuesday april thirteenth. Every so often we get to cover a business. Were on this. Show this just a bit of a head scratcher and today's story is just that it involves a very successful rapper. A very successful company and a satan themed shoe allegedly made with drops of human blood. See i told you it's a head scratcher. You may know of the aforementioned. Rapper lil gnaws x. His country rap song old town road sat atop billboard's top one hundred chart for a record nineteen weeks and catapulted. The rapper to notoriety now allows x has a new song out and the accompanying video has sent viewers into a tizzy in the video for monteiro. The rapper descends into hell and dances with satan himself. Social media erupted with reactions to the video which yes includes sexually explicit references to the bible and satan so horrified was south dakota's republican governor christie gnome that she tweeted about the controversy saying quote we are in the fight for the soul of our nation unquote quote but the video release was only part of the album's promotion lil- knows ex partnered with new york based art collective mischief to make a shoe naturally called the satan shoe. It's a black athletic shoe. Embellished with a pentagram allegedly contains a drop of human blood in the soul and it has one other unmistakable feature a nike swoosh now mischief is no stranger to messing with major brands. That's kind of its stick. The collective previously bought a robot dog from boston dynamics outfitted with a paintball gun and created an app that allowed people to control the robot. And it's gone. This move drew. Ire of course from boston dynamics the group
"boston dynamics" Discussed on Automated
"Boston dynamics has actually shifted hands quite a few times And in december of twenty twenty the hyundai motor group acquired. Boston dynamics with an eighty percent stake in the company. So boston dynamics has for the most part Been a robotics research lab. This is not to take away from the impressive work. That has been done which i think any of us have really seen by the viral videos that have been out but shifting to a commercial organization with robotics applications and specifically profitable ones will more than likely be linked to kind of mundane tasks rather than flashy viral videos. This really hard to remain committed to long-term scientific goals when own commercial. Enterprise that counts prophets by the quarter. So it might be that. The days of robotic videos going viral from boston dynamics are actually over but other way. Let's get back to the important point here. And that is what actually makes stretch important so Hyundai is one of the leading companies in mobile robot research and development and has already made extensive research in creating autonomous robots and vehicles that can navigate various environments as well as terrains so flexibility. I think is really one of the most essential aspects of manufacturing and logistics with today's fast paced an ever changing consumer demand and this is particularly true for smaller businesses which cannot get the advantages of economies of scale that large corporate producers can get when a large fully automated system is set up and i think it's important to mention that this is usually a fixed set up. It's not one that is flexible and can be changed Quickly a robot likes stretch however can allow a small business to set up a partially automated logistics system quickly and with limited capital expenditure due to its kind of plug and play nature. This could support businesses to grow faster and enable employees to shift their work tasks towards managing the robot rather than doing the mundane work of box moving compared to before however it is still unclear whether stretch will have collaborative functionalities like some of the newer robot releases from companies such abc for example or whether it will require a guard system to stop workers from being hit if they get near the robot which is what happens with these larger industrial robots that are used by many of the larger kind of car manufacturers or other producers out there but i think that either way stretch might have a real benefit for logistics companies and it will be interesting to see how does adopted in twenty twenty two when it is eventually ready. So finally i think It also showcases that. Even though the leaders of robotic development can showcase what robots can do is doesn't necessarily mean that this is what the robots will be used for in the real world so it might actually be longer than expected before we see robots are round us as depicted in sci films and other media and i think that this is especially the case if there is no profitable option for making these aw inspiring robots though i can fully appreciate the business and financial decision of developing a kind of practical and useful robot that i think stretched as a really good job of exemplifying. I do also think that something is lost. If boston dynamics no longer continues to showcase state of the art robotics for the world well. That's it for this week's episode. Thanks for listening if you like what you hear. And you.
"boston dynamics" Discussed on Automated
"Into one of the overall kind of interesting uses for robots and that is their ability to be used instead of humans in emergency situations such as a search and rescue for fire nuclear and other conditions. I talked about in a previous episode. There were a robotic fish like entities. That were used. For checking out the new reactors at fukushima after the meltdown that happened there so atlas perhaps the most well-known robot of the company is a six foot tall agile anthropomorphic robot so it has been shown to do Acrobatic feats like jumping. Henson's even jumping from one platform to another in core like movements. It has also been designed for a variety of search and rescue tasks including driving vehicles removing rubble opening door and even connecting a hose. But i think the reactions to this robot have been much more interesting than the robot itself so the new york times actually claimed that During its debut it was a striking example of how computers are beginning to grow legs and move around in the physical world describing the robot as a giant though shaky step toward the long anticipated age of human robots. So somebody called gary brodsky. A specialist in artificial intelligence also declared that a new species robo sapiens are emerging. Which i thought was quite interesting to hear so moving on spot which is the company smallest robot it only twenty five kilograms. It is a four legged autonomous robo dog and it is actually i commercial robot for sale with a seven five thousand dollar price tag so it's actually already been used in a police bomb squad and also in examining a launchpad test site after a base x rocket explosion so as mentioned at the start stretch however has a very different application and though not as flashy may actually be a more important technology overall so stretch is a actual combination of two main robotic technologies a mobile base or autonomous guided vehicle. Hiv for short. You can kind of think of one of those amazon. Kiva bought that zooms around their warehouses. Picking up and moving boxes and then there is the robot arm with the gripper at the end. There's also a kind of third technology built in place which is a perception masked as it's called and this is to the side of the arm that acts is the robots is which host the vision system enabling the autonomous movement. So as with other atv's the base has four. Wheels can move in any direction. And i think most importantly here can make time turns and the base itself. Just reference is about the size of a pallet Which kind of fits into the main goal. Also have pictures up on the show notes if you wanna more vivid representation of what. We're actually talking about here. So though only at a prototype phase the main application for stretch is really geared towards logistics this namely moving boxes in warehouses so this is a far cry from the flashy acrobatic feats of atlas or military possibilities of big dog and actually some have even begun questioning whether this move marks. A negative turn for boston dynamics becoming just a typical average robotics company. Like many others out there. So this critique is directly connected to the shift in ownership so as i mentioned the originally a spin off from mit..
"boston dynamics" Discussed on Automated
"I'm your host mark for bank of and in this weekly podcast. We'll be exploring the impact of emerging technology on jobs society as well as us with business and technology leaders researchers and independent professionals across the world. So one of if not the most well known robotics company. Today is boston dynamics and they have recently introduced. Another robot called stretch which seems to be a little bit different from their previous robots. So i've referenced. Boston dynamics a number of times on the podcast. Before but today i want to explore the company a little bit further and also explain why this new robot might actually be quite important so boston dynamics has built its fame on its advanced research and a number of viral videos showing robots doing things that were previously thought impossible so some of the first show a robot called big dog And this was a robot that was being tested in different environments where it was being able to self stabilize after being pushed or walking over a steep hill or even on icy surfaces so actually particularly like video. That shows the progress of the company. Chief over a ten-year him started with a pet man. Robot which seemed to be unsteadily walking on what seemed to be too shaky legs with a safety harness attached to it to prevent it from falling and at the end of the video it was showcasing the robot performing cartwheels jumps and even handstands some ten years later so for any tech enthusiasts Videos like these were shared to showcase some of the growing capabilities of both ai and robotics and for others there used as warnings of the coming robot apocalypse. So i think also these fears were augmented through the fact that though boston dynamics was originally spun out of mit some of the early research contracts or from the us navy and even darpa. But i think that the media buzz of boston dynamics was really more attributed to its impressive robotics more than anything else so from the big dog robot to handle to atlas to the now commercial robots spot and stretch. I really think the impressive capabilities and applications have made more people aware of what robots today can be used for. So i want to spend a few minutes to actually look at what some of these robots are so as i mentioned before big dog Was the first one and this was eventually cancelled by darpa. Do it actually being too hard when it was walking However it would have been able to carry about one hundred and fifty kilograms in environments. That were pretty much too rough for vehicles. More or less acting as an autonomous pack. You'll for us troops. It would be able to walk at about six point. Four plumbers per hour and go up hills of an incline at around thirty five degrees and as an experienced trekker myself. I think that this is actually something. That's quite impressive. Especially for robot. So pettman the bipedal unsteady robot that was mentioned before was developed for the us army to walk in function as close to human as possible in order to test and evaluate the next generation of has matt suits..
Boston Dynamics has a new robot
"It might remember that. Robots spot the one. That kind of looks like a dog. Yeah pretty freaky looking contraption and blew up the internet a little bit too. Yeah definitely so the company behind it. Boston dynamics just announced their latest robot. It's likely not as creepy in his weirdest spot. It's called stretch. And it was designed to work. In warehouses and fulfillment centers stretch features a small omni directional mobile base. A custom designed lightweight arm in a gripper with advanced sensing and controls to handle a variety of packages. There's a video of this in action which you can watch on tech dot usa today dot com and you can actually see how it works. It picks up. Different boxes of varying sizes moves them different places. It actually opens up a box. There's one part which is kind of weird where they the stretch actually grabs one of those spot- robots the dog looking one and picks it up out of a box and then the legs popout which kind of scary. But anyway. But anyway mike it gets to this though it points to a future where we're gonna see a lot more tasks in the workplace and beyond that are automated thanks to robots. Yeah i watched that video and it's really cool. It puts an another point that actually puts in place a conveyor belt. That isn't there and then moves it to the right spot and empties. What looks like a boxcar boxes on that conveyor belt shootout wherever. It's go next. And like you said. I could see where the development of robots stretch you know. Make sense Robots can work any shift. And they don't get injured with a sore back from listen to me box right but the possible downside is this means more jobs possibly dispirit for people so there's some give and take there you know i mean i can see there's almost always got to be a human element but it could be done remotely watching a bunch of cameras because you've got. I saw. It picks up a box if someone didn't pie. Pack that bucks properly and it comes undone you've got stuff flying everywhere so somebody's gotta be prepared to take care of that. But very futuristic. I can see couples like amazon and walmart. You know costco's and places like that definitely in the market for stretch.
Boston Dynamics Announces Stretch Robot for Warehouses
"Boston. Dynamics and outstretch a new robot. Does i to move boxes. In warehouses that had hoped to deploy commercially in two thousand twenty two stretches a square mobile base on wheels that uses a robotic arm with a suction pat array. That can move boxes up to fifty pounds and can be operated plugged in or up to eight hours on battery.
Boston Dynamics Condemns ‘Spot’s Rampage’ Event That Will Mount Paintball Gun On Robot
"A paintball gun that is the marketing company and prankster. Our group called Mischief, bought the four legged robot named spot for nearly $75,000. They attached a paintball gun to the top of its back and created an app that will allow anyone to control spot and shoot pieces of art for two minutes before going to another user. This is all in a controlled space and starts tomorrow at one o'clock in the afternoon. Now, Boston Dynamics is not happy with the Frankenstein creation going as far as condemning it, saying the event called Spots rampage promotes violence, harm or intimidation. James RoHaas WBZ Boston's news radio 38. We check on Wall Street brought to you
Boston City Council votes to use police budget to fund permanent housing for homeless
"Austin city council voted on wednesday to use money from its police budget to fund permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness under a new measure. The city will spend six point seven million dollars from its housing department to buy a hotel which will be converted into six units for supportive housing maintaining that property and providing services to residents will cost over a million dollars per year and that money will come from a recurring six point five million dollar fund the city created when they cut police budgets and twenty twenty one council member claimed the only reason this project could even be done was because of that recurring fund from the pd so when we talk about the funding the police. These are the kinds of things. Were prioritizing boston. Dynamic dogs and moderate out tesla cyber tracks law enforcement at the start of last year over a thousand people in austin were unsheltered while experiencing homelessness. The city is in talks to acquire a second hotel which could provide an additional eighty units of permanent housing and the leftover money can be used to potentially target and eliminate the dynamics
The Robots Are Here and They're Adorable
"Like the plot of a science fiction movie. Man invents robots robots are polite helpful and strong man loves robots robots take over the world. Only this time. They're dancing us in mission. Boston dynamics is making us fall in love with our future overlords all over again the robotics maker in which hyundai motor group acquired controlling interest last month recently released a product demo on youtube. But this wasn't your typical jargon laden laden tech talk. Instead for boston dynamics robots showed off their ability to cut a rug and fascinating and slightly unnerving style the video features spot. Boston dynamics yellow four legged robotic dog which is designed to navigate tough unstable and dangerous terrain to humanoid atlas robots in another robot named handle also had starring roles the robots deal to the nineteen. Sixty two hit single. You love me bopping and shimmying to the beat as the song lyrics direct. They can do the mashed potato and they can also do the twist. But they aren't the only robots angling for human heartstrings over japanese robotics maker groove x. The focus is on a cuddly pint-sized bought designed to make you cou love art is essentially a love robot. Tiny machine with quote big is a button nose and to flipper like arms. That wave around when it wants to dance be picked up or otherwise interact with its owners. According to in gadget sounds adorable. The many electronic companion was unveiled as a prototype at the massive consumer electronics trade show. Cas in two thousand nineteen but returned. Last year's a product available to consumers japan unlike boston robotics machine which are focused on the commercial market for now lovat is meant to live in your home almost like a pet. They can also respond to human touch in where tiny outfits unlike. A pet lot will never bark at the mailman. But what's the point of all this investment. No one really needs an industrial robot that can get down or inexpensive electronic pet with separation anxiety issues still a growing body of research and opinion finds that the key to overcoming human skepticism about robots is helping us find ways to bond with them as one wall street journal editorial put it quote as robots take on bigger roles. It's crucial that users. Both trust and like them. That can be tricky. Ken smooth dance. Moves and snugly droids. That effort depends on whom you ask when raises as an adjunct professor at stanford posted. The boston dynamics video on twitter. He tweeted that it was quote pretty awesome. How dancing makes robots less intimidating spacex. Founder elon. Musk tweeted back quote less after all. The one thing that boston dynamics video made crystal clear is that the same robots who can run faster lift more and processed information better than we can are now able to win a dance off with his two less intimidating
"boston dynamics" Discussed on Lew Later
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"boston dynamics" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
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"boston dynamics" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Chains among the worst performers after Amazon unveiled a new push into prescription drugs. Amazon shares their up right now by 9/10 of 1%. The Dow, the S and P lower, retreating from yesterday's records SMP down for now, little change down by about 1/10 of 1%. The Dow is down 86 lower by 3/10 of 1% as thank hard by 20 up by 2/10 of 1% Bottom line here, Investor focus has turned to the surgeon virus cases and new lockdown measures over shadowing optimism that Cove in 19 vaccines will eventually end the pandemic. 10 year Yield. Now 100.87% Gold is down 1/10 of 1% 18 86 counts and West Texas Intermediate Crude up 4/10 of 1% 41 52 a barrel again Recapping as some p lower down four down 1/10 of 1%. I'm Charlie pellet that Bloomberg Business Flash. All right, Charlie really appreciate this. What? You've watched this company's videos, and I've treated out several. I actually went down a rabbit hole today, watching them all over again because I've watched spot the dog running Cheeto Wildcats. There's also Atlas, the dynamic humanoid. I'm talking about the cutting edge of company that puts out those robotics. You know who they are. We're talking about Boston Dynamics. They've really become part of our pop culture, which is about it looks like to enter a next chapter. Sarah McBride writes about it. For Business Week Venture Capital reporter at Bloomberg News, and she joins us on the phone in San Francisco, along with Bloomberg Business. We get into Jill Weber Jill, How much time do you spend watching Boston Dynamics videos? They creep me out with that. Say yes. That's fair. It isn't a rabbit hole. Or like a robot. That's run s Oh, yeah. I mean, I think you know these videos of Boston Dynamics robots have been sort of Internet sensation for basically as long as they have been making those robots and Can do some interesting things like climb stairs and up indoors. Everything's and, you know, you know, in Asia. You see them during the pandemic, and they sort of, you know, bark instructions that people to stay away from each other and that kind of stuff. That, you know, The interesting thing that Syria brings out here is like you know, for all of those great Internet videos and everything like Yeah, There's a there's a kind of lack of a business model underlying it and That's actually led to some turmoil, not only a Boston dynamics and that sort of gets to the heart of the story because Boston Dynamics and this whole division I've actually been up for sale, and they might catch some big money. How much money and who's buying So Well, um, apparently hand a motor court has been talking to Softbank about buying bustin dynamics, and that would be a price tag. A of around a billion dollars and told which sounds like a lot for what for many years has just been a vanity project. But Boston Dynamics says it's getting to the point where it's robots, conduce some Pretty practical things and high. Hyundai actually has a walking car division that thief at the Boston Dynamics videos were terrifying way to leave. Some of the walking are Videos. And so you know, I think I saw that movie. It was called Transformers Exactly, but it's like, but it's amazing to like I had my producer are Yagami he like went online to because we were talking about the robot, the robot's the humanoids that were cheering at a baseball game. Yeah. This summer. No human fans were allowed that robot dance were allowed, and South Bank owns. Kind of robot companies, not just bustin dynamics, so they mixed up some spot dog robots from Boston dynamics with some of their others and had them Hearing on the sidelines, wearing baseball caps and singing fans, songs, so they're being hot dogs having a beer? No, not so much. It's really there for weeks. I mean, there are practical things with these robots can do. But the company says its next generation of robots, which will handle logistics and work in warehouses, they're the ones that are going to be super practical and those air called handle. And do a lot of things which don't found that cross like taking boxes off of trucks and loading them onto pallets, but apparently are very complicated for the types of machines in factories to do now, That's where they say they'll really shine. So Thing ingredient all the syrah because you know if if it seems like there's actually like a potential to make money just around the corner, why not stick with that? Why would Why would something look to move this now? Well, stop thinking head so many challenges, and we had that big cover story last year about some of the challenges they've been facing. We work has imploded. And then this year with Cove it they were just in a position where they were trying to raise cash. They hold up a lot of businesses, including arm. And so this was just one obvious place in their portfolio, where it had been sucking money out of South Bank. It was costing them over $150 million a year just to run Boston Dynamics. This was an obvious Ways to make a cut, where they could be worth mentioning there. That also, Yeah, Worth mentioning that something isn't the only owner that Boston Dynamics has had before, before something who was it against their will known company. The same thing. Google was perfectly prepared to have a vanity project and then a new CFO came in started kind of putting financial controls on different parts of the company. It was part of Google acts that part of Google that does super cool cutting edge projects, and she just said Nope. We need to impose some financial discipline. So they got full to Softbank. And that was complicated and had to go through a review by the government because Boston Dynamics has very cutting edge technology. In fact, the military used to pay for a lot of Boston dynamics projects that stopped under Google. And now, if it sells again to another non U s entity, it would again have to be a reviewed by the government. So it's a complicated deal, sir. One thing I want to ask you. I mean, this is a company that's been around for almost 30 years. I mean, and it does sell stuff. It does sell robots. But can it be a really successful company? Uh, you know and really become something and almost I think you end the story saying that you know it's It's an opportunity for them to kind of become the Google of the robotics industry, or somebody has talked about it. We really don't have Necessarily someone of this ilk out there. Yeah, Robotics is a fascinating field with hundreds of startups and so many people trying to achieve dominance in the field, and, um Eight had owners who were content to let them just Then hundreds of millions of dollars researching the best types of robots. So arguably, they are now in this very initial position because they had Owners, too. For a while, didn't really care about how much money they were spending, bankrolling bust and dynamics. That's the company Woz profitable in the past before Google bought it, and it was doing more defense military work, and it says it can be profitable again, and they certainly have the technological chops. It could be a really interesting new chapter in their life. And I mean till you've gotta get. I think you've got to get one of these dogs. I'm just saying, you know. Well, you know, I got the real dog already got the real Dr competitive. E think they wrote Extent 1 $75,000. No, no, you may not a robotic cat sounds even creepier than a real cat..
Prof. John Flood, Professor of Law and Society at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. - burst 01
"Welcome to the site of accents podcast. Where we explore emerging ideas from signs, policy economics, and technology. My name is Gill eappen. We talk with woods, leading academics and experts about the recent research or generally of topical interest. Scientific senses at unstructured conversation with no agenda or preparation. Be Color a wide variety of domains red new discoveries are made. and New Technologies are developed on a daily basis. The most interested in how new ideas affect society. And help educate the world how to pursue rewarding and enjoyable life rooted in signs logic at inflammation. V seek knowledge without boundaries or constraints and provide unaided content of conversations bit researchers and leaders who low what they do. A companion blog to this podcast can be found at scientific sense. Dot. com. And displayed guest is available on over a dozen platforms and directly at scientific sense dot net. If you have suggestions for topics, guests at other ideas. Please send up to info at scientific sense. Dot Com. And I can be reached at Gil at eappen. Dot Info. My guests today's facade John. WHO's professor of Law and society at Griffith University in Brisbane Australia. He's also adjunct professor of law at Queensland University of Technology and Research Associated University College Under Center for Blockchain Technologies, he who suggests on the Bloomberg professional globalization of law and the technology in law. But come John. Hello. Thank you. Sure. Yeah. So I want to start with one of your recent people, professions and expertise hog machine learning, and blockchain redesigning the landscape of professional knowledge and organization. In invite you say machine learning has entered the world of the professions. The different impacts automation will have huge impacts on the nature of work and society. Engineering architecture and medicine or early and enthusiastic adopters. Other professions especially law at late you say at in some cases with leptons adopters. could you talk about you know sort of the landscape all? Of Law, profession and. They today in terms of opting these technologies. Certainly Louis interesting because it's a very old profession is. Often considered one of the. Original traditional professions along with medicine and the church. And in a sense law has used different kinds of technology might say I mean does it? Based around writing. And then the printing press and So on yet that. It's always being based on a craft. A skill which the individual person is that enables them to do, whatever is quote if you like and. said, there's never been a lot of room for any kind of automation. Certainly, the has been space for using. A people who are not fully qualified as low as about as paralegals, people like that, who will do a lot of repetitive work document checking and things like that and so on. But what will get into now is the situation where automation through machine learning. There's other kinds of artificial intelligence. is able to start constructing documents example contracts. Check dollop a documents for particular clauses and things like that mature they're up to date and this incense is. Replacing now, the kind of work that noise will do. So I think in some ways more more of of the profession of law is gonNA be subject to automation, but distinction I would many because I think it's quite important here is that A lot of what lawyers do. Is actually quite. Active that that that that the drafting contracts overtime or or they're reviewing documents to some sort or another or they're getting through particular. Negotiation. And so you know a lot of it is the same, but they build up the expertise through doing these same kinds of were over and over again and What we're now finding is that instead of having young lawyers coming in and doing what you might call the grunt work of checking documents and going through discovery applications where he goes through the size boxes of evidence to decide. which are the appropriate documents you want the emails, the invoices order, this sort of stuff that is the kind of work which is lending itself to automation. And, and so that his taking away a lot of the work which is used for trading purposes with young lawyers and is just doing it much quicker. will quickly I mean More efficiently in many ways and probably expensive much much expensive a Lotta. This work is being outsourced to you know legal process outsourcing India or Philippines South Africa places like that. So yeah, that's that's right and so in some ways, the group of lawyers who do the work which requires the skill, the judgment. Is Reducing in some ways. That pool is getting smaller. Yeah Yeah it's it's interesting. The the distinction that you make between automation. And in my job and let's call it decision making right which is you know a lot of work in the business side of this. So for example. in the nineties in large pharmaceutical company So you think about you know rnd. People might think it has really complex selection of programs that design of them, portfolio management, risk management, all those decisions. Genuine companies be say well, senior managers with lots of experience and intuition make those decisions really well right and so that's statement would automatically implied that machines can really do much there. But what we find in the mid nineties says that is systematic analysis of data make those decisions. Don't better. Actually, I've Tom to humans humans. Always seem to make decisions. These are typically bonding the decision. So if you go back and look at it, alternative experiment has not been wrong. So we have no date to say it was a good decision at typically. So human scaffold, fifty percents of making good decisions So do you know just throwing a coin or letting monkey make those decisions so? Yup We found that even complex decision making that humans hold. you know close to their you know kind of domain I'm not necessarily. So we have machines That could do that much better than I. Don't know there's an analog of that in in law I I. Think The may be actually I mean Two three years ago the royal. Society in England decided to arrange a working party on machine learning. One of the things that they put together a a roundtable on machine learning professions resolved to talk about that night and I talked about the history of professions in technology and. and. I think one of the peculiar things that came out to in relation to law is that law. Has always been a sort of on its own. If you think about medicine, for example, medicines always had the teacher hospital institution that sort of straddles the academic quilt and the practice walls and brings those people together and as a result. INCORPORATES loss of, scientific, work. Engineering work as well computing work and things like that. And that's been the first teaching hospital king into existence in in the French revolution in Seventeen eighty-nine. A long history of that. If you look at law, there was nothing equivalent to that whatsoever and there is in fact, actually a big gap between what academy does on what the practitioners in your do so that As a result as before law has come to this a quite late but what we are. Finding I think is that Certainly the management consultancy finding is that because of the nature of a lot of what goes on in legal office a remarkable amount of it can be automated. So what we are getting now is companies setting themselves up to do this automated work. So. We have companies which do nothing but contract our instruction formation sort of company. The typical lawyer would would say to a client Do you WANNA contract classes. Yes I want this for this. And loyal galway draft contract back with it, and then in the con- comes back against as I need another contract, you go through the same process. which is good for the lawyer but not necessarily good kind. What we're finding now is the company's not can think of a few of them that will, in fact, go into the company's show order contracts. Let's see the entire. Corpus of contracts you've got there and they will analyze them. And basically say, all right. We can create a new contract in automated way fairly easily it may need some modification according to special circumstances but on the whole, it's fairly standard and and they can do that INNOVA systematic world meaning the contracts are reviewed that checked. If they're going to expire marketing, you want an unable just the system will cope with that if you're. Yeah. So yeah. No No. No so I was just going to say yes. So that the distinction you make, you know in terms education sort of systematic graduate level education that because as you say, it is low in one sense of soft proficient. You say in called professions like made it to text reengineering this team has a strong concern ensuring that expertise applied in the public interest when as low little bit different from from bad and economics in some sense sort of in the same same vein we have now made economics at really odd. of mathematics you know north of analytics there. Whether they are actually useful from policy making perspective is left to debate but at least it has been an attempt to make this make economic video hard. So so I don't know A. Fascination has been in in law I very much that will happen in law. Oh there things are beginning to happen I mean let me just boob. At. One example I learned in that workshop that I mentioned the Royal Society held. With somebody from the engineering profession talking about. The difference in skills between people who above forty I'm below forty he said. If he he was about Forty Years Austin design an aeroplane, takeout pen and paper Pencil, and paper and. I don't know anyone under forty could do that would know how to do that go onto a computer program undecided there. So you can see that the incorporation of technology into the academy through to the actual. Occupation. Than phones and things is is already a standard and they're in law. It isn't law. As you said, it's still very much a soft skill although I will argue that there is a difference between the way nor is viewed in different parts of the world. So in the United States A law is I think more tilted towards the sciences. So low in economics is one of the big things in the. US. So you got a lot of people working in the of lower economics who might go onto antitrust work no competition work and things like that which across a lot of economics, mathematics and Statistics and so on. In, say a Europe Australia and so on. Law is more allied towards the humanities. And the classics. So it doesn't have that kind of scientific underpinning in that way. So anything that's going to change in these parts if you like is going to be something that's going to be imported from outside. And is going to have a very dramatic impact when whether it does An and I think that's yet to happen. I don't think there's been sort of Cambrian explosion. If you like in in law, the will be one I'm sure but but law has an advantage over engineering economics or the other areas you might. That's With the nature of the rule of law and absent justice is since law as a a way of ordering society is absolutely crucial to everything else. Then, Law and lawyers will say will look you know we have a special status here is different amid leave engineer. We certainly want to make sure bridges stay up. We don't want down but we can design different kinds of bridges. We can design different kinds of legal bills, but they're also the fundamental rules If you want to you know if you're an engineering company and you want to build a bridge in a different country, you're going to have to do it on the basis of the legal rules, which will be just vise by the lawyers according to the country's there in so on. So in in that was what? I might put in a special category if you live. Yea. Yea. Let me let me push NBA John. So. The. The conference that you mentioned you know the Internet is under forty and engineers at. So so one could argue you know from an engineering perspective could argue e- It sexually dangerous. To not use machines to build aircraft the goes you know all the technology that cap today actually help us make the trap lot safer. granted. If you sit down with a blank sheet of paper and Pencil, you might get the principal right. But, but the technology has advanced so much that you really have to use. Technology to do so in some sense, engineering is pushed back. that. I argue this myself then they were naive engineering school. I had a V exposed at my daughter bent to school. She used the same physics book. Twenty, five. meter. I argue that that is sort of backward because data speed no need for an engineer to really learn Newtonian physics anymore because it is prescriptive, it's deterministic can make machines, learn it very quickly and so why spend all? Right. So so then you know if you think about the the law field. I wonder if there is a senior argument that is to say Dan and tape really good lawyer casts lot of intuitions dot expedients to crap something Contract or a discourse, but then maybe the machine scan actually do it even better We haven't really tested that hypothesis yet. Right be almost have this idea that humans are always dominant. Or machines but that the not be true as technology lancers. So what do you think about that in the in the? It's a very important point actually because the. American bosses. being modifying its ethical rules recently to say that lawyers have a duty and obligation to keep up to date with technology. So we already know the technology is now a an important part and I have to say when when I say the word technology, I mean this at all kinds of levels from what you can do with Microsoft word for example, it strays plug ins all the way up to artificial intelligence IBM, Watson, or something like that So that if if lawyers become. A. Uses of technology whether this small firms or big firms or what have you a under the Aba now they they actually have an obligation to make sure that they are up to date. They can't just say we didn't know what we were doing. So I think in that respect, there is a there was a move. The other move that is taking place is actually the push from from the clients. Now, this you have to look into ways one is with corporate clients. The corporation seen US lawyers have to use noise if you'd like want their work done. PHILOS- money on Chiba they wanted to more efficiently They don't want the best piece of work every time they want something that works and they want officiant. UTA A and so on. So it was interesting I think a few years ago. The General Counsel Cisco. Actually made a speech. Saying that he expected his. Lawyers Law firms who worked for the company to be reducing their fees year on year. Now, that's the opposite of what lawyers normally do, which is to raise them year on year. So say that that's one push which is. Very profound push now, coming from the client himselves who are using the beginning to use their procurement departments in in the companies and things like that to help purchase legal services the other aspects which is just as important in this is if you look at the role of lawyers and individuals. So if you is what access to to legal services, it's expensive lawyers are not cheap they charge our money We don't know how to judge the quality of their work and so on. because. There was a credence which we just know that So. On this is where technology can begin to step in and provide services which are. Efficient and often quite. what very well for the individual saying that this. Technology can be seen to be improving access to justice a Lotta people. Yeah. Yeah yes. I want to come back to this. John. I think this is a very important point. So bent on put has a lot of uncertainty. Uncertainty maybe not not the right term, but it's called deterministic. It shows beatty ability and so the determination of quality it's not as easy as hard media India nearing or. Right business economics legal all sorts of well foreign that category and the application of technology sort of a different different meaning there but I want to touch on one of the things that you say in the paper, and that is you mentioned this before and that's about training training the next generation. So you savior regulating bodies professions are involved in the collection and reproduction of knowledge intended to be used by the entire body professionals, and so there was an expectation here that you know seeing it professionals. Is Providing the wisdom that knowledge mission to train the next generation now in a technology driven. regime. discuss vacations right. Our expert is going to be a computer engineer in the future. And so so how does that work from from cleaning and knowledge Asian will I think this is This is a crucial issue in it's one which the profession hasn't. Really. Got To grips with yet I think because you think of technology in terms of Predictive analytics a document review and things like this most law schools are not preparing students for this they may be a a a a causal to on some aspect of technology, but it's not something which lawyers themselves are learning. So I think what is going to happen is we're going to find a blending of skills occurring. So law firms will be sense having to bring in a range of technologists who perhaps have. A scales a straddle, both sides of the lines, the lawyers like this too I think I think we're going to find an avangard Who will begin to develop skills that allow them to talk to both sides of the line, the tech people and? Below people if you likes and there will be people who will acquire develop these skills as well but that's that's still some way down the line I didn't think we're anywhere near there yet, and part of the reason for that I think is that you know law is still a very highly regulated profession and and the regulators themselves are in the same situation they are unsure about what is going to happen and they also feel they have an obligation to. Not only ensure that. Customers clients and consumers are protected but in some ways, the profession is protected to if you like so. You know it's it's a it's a fine balancing. There I. Think. It's a fight balancing act and you'd say if the changing changing things. So going back, you know you care as an individual eighteen status of expert. Some form of encapsulation of knowledge and analysis occurs enabling professional experts, derived diagnoses, decisions, and conclusion wrapped late. and you make some distinctions. Type of learning that. Human? Beings. That the distinction between doing drive and become a gift and laster Yes yes. Yes I think that's important. So the the the the principle behind this is that Individuals can acquire a lot of knowledge in in various areas. So as I say learning how to drive a car, you learn how to change gear you though with the speeds. Braking different rates, conditions, and things like that. So. If you WANNA take that further and become a formula one drive or something like that. Then you have to undergo a very different kind of training and that kind of thing becomes a lot more collective rather than individual because you start to you're you're going to be in a group that is gonna be doing a particular kind of our driving. If you like everybody in the group has to understand what each other is doing that group, you can't have people going right a racetrack at two hundred miles an hour or thinking individually feel like they have to have a collective consciousness. About. How to drive in that situation? That's nothing like how? You and I might drive. I'm not saying we bad drivers just saying spreading very different. So I think professional work is not. That different from this in a way. So once you you can go through school and you can do your law degree and you can learn your low. We can learn you engineering's this applies to or professions really. But in order to become a professional in order to become somebody who can operate function within that. Group if you like you then have yourself have to develop collective consciousness and and one way of thinking about it is that we we can kind of tacit knowledge. This assorted knowledge you learn on the job from people, which is not always articulated in a precise formulate kind way but it's something you pick up from the way. Somebody does something you just recognize aw that that's how they've done that might not be. Written down anywhere or anything like that. But you know that's different from now exiting differently from the way that wise doing I think X.'s doing it better I and you and you just, and you can absorb that. That's what I mean by this kind of tacit knowledge and that comes about from the professional context. As how the professional context develops becomes absolutely crucial to how you introduce new ways of doing things new my daddy's new skills new outlooks if you like and I. Think this is where we're on the cost of of this beginning to develop I mean we we know it's got to be done quite how it's going to be done. is yet to be. So. So let me make a statement John and I want I want your reaction to it so eat in hard sciences eight years against again medicine. Expertise has about a consistent happy of remorse. Whereas enor- economics and business in general, let's say expertise is not about the ability to apply rules but to deal with. and at and if that is true, it has lot of implications rate. It has implications as to how we might divide work. Between. And machine in the future. And the skills that universities need to impart on on on new graduates are also quite different. So I always argued in the business. engineering contexts that universities having changed the dog they get mentioned before they're using the same. Using the same. Out Thirty four years without asking the question are those skills relevant, anymore or more importantly watch. Really relevant for a human being in the future rate. do you agree with that that expertise assert more about dealing exceptions apply? Putting it actually. I. I can see the logic behind what you. Saying I think what distinguishes? A good professional whether it's a good engineer good architect or good lawyer or doctor is is somebody who has a certain? This may sound strange but it's the. Imagination. Creativity. about. Kind of flare that allows them to function on the nausea they they've got and developed over the years and the experience. Gathered from Nova pitching what they'd be doing over the years and so on, and it allows them to see around things in ways which they perhaps would. I can give you an example if you like a law. So I'm in in Germany and some other countries. For example, there's a particular way of bundling together mortgage securities I I won't go to detail about this, but this statute that enables you do it. And then you can sell these securities and get money. In certain countries, the UK, the US, and so on. This, NICI. So in a sense to put this kind of a a deal together it. Couldn't be done if you live. So a bank came to one of the large English law firms and said, look we wanted we want to replicate this in in the UK, want to set a market this we're not the statues off there. What can you do and what was interesting was that the law firm then went back to first principles lawyers who were looking at this went back I suppose they looked at some vape basic areas of law matter your trust. And contract from what have you? I'm from that they constructed elite supplement that looked very much like the one in Germany, but without stat sheet and they tested it and it worked. Out To be credibly successful. So much so that the German government started German legal profession started to complain because they said. You can only do this by statute and these we find a way of doing it three. I suppose using law and there it is an they were vowed shops by but that was a particular example if you like of of what you were talking about, they took the exceptions they went back to first principles and said you know or How would we get? This is where we gotta get to, and this is a way right at the beginning what are the steps we need to take and and? And that's what a good loyal will do if you. Right right? Yeah. So that's very important point. So you in your paper dawn as the DREYFUSS and rice note that the proficient performer immersed in the world of skillful activities sees what needs to be done. But decides how to do it. So as we move into a and other technologies, I think it's important point it is. Right from Dad benefactor culture we have been using humans as you mentioned before in lots of with meted activities big not designed for humans I would I would contend enjoy doing things over and over again, and if you had thought of doing that, yeah, because they have to do it for living right and so so we should be moving to word It would where anything that is with pita on delegated to the machine at automation in the bottom of that and Appealed autonation you can have intelligent automation you can have you know reinforcement learning those types of things you have some aspects of intelligence into the into the two. And deploy humans Don't Miss. They're really good at in some case. I'm. So you know we've been studying the green for ages be our no close. It feels to understand mother. Heck it does You know it's not neat learning it. Oh, BBC of. thirty years ago as see that person again, you could see you could you could have a feeling. Then you've seen that before and and what the brain has done actually not only as he that pattern but also age that matter intuitively for thirty years and say, yes, that face I, guess before. and. So there are some superpowers the brain has reaped have been applying the all all. So for a technology might allow. Look I. Think Technology will allow us to incredibly complex things without having to think about too much I. Mean if you look at the way a port functions, for example, any major port these days they've got millions of containers and ships going through them all the time. So there's a lot of paper going through the you those charter parties, bills of lading guarantees. So the lot of legal work that's being done it, it's all quite standard stuff. I mean everybody. KNOWS, what needs to be done and so on. Now, some people are beginning to think while the best way to handle a port if you like I for everybody should know is to put everything that's going on in the poor into a blockchain so that you can see the whole supply chain. You see when something comes in, you can determine when the goods are being offloaded. When they're being shipped, you can stop making the payments as a result of the. Operation of the smart contracts if you like, and the whole thing would be just one quite seamless. In some ways without that much human intervention really just need oversight Some bits of coordination so on. But at the moment is still a a lot of humans are vote in that shipping people, law people, all sorts of things which is. I think insane. That's a waste of resources. We know that there are people who have all kinds of problems that require that creative flair she like as so why waste money on the routine stuff when you could develop skills to the the real need if you like in that way? Yeah Yeah. So I, want that some that bit that John Blockchain, for example, as you mentioned. So so one reason especially in the professions like law and business humans have an advantage justice dimension of trust. and you know at least our generation we don't really. At eighty level, right. So so having that. Human human touch is still extremely important for us. Now, technologies like Blockchain, for example, actually allows that trust to be tensely decoupled, right? Yeah, and I think I think you're right. Look I. Think I mean one of the reasons we make contracts is because We, don't trust each other. So we we devised these documents with all the conditions in them. Something goes wrong. This is what will happen things like that and so on. What are the interesting things? You know people really rely on contracts are met you. You draw up a contract. And the to business people stick him in the drawer I never look at again less something really really fundamental goes wrong but they know sumit doesn't that never look at that again. So you say value of the contract, what did it actually do if you look at some of the Asian countries say like Taiwan or parts of China, you have a assistant coach Guanxi, which is where people developed effective relationships by knowing each other over a period of time around business that allows them to develop trust it. So You know there are different ways of of handling trust, but we we seem to spend a lot of time on trying to minimize something You know which we don't really do a lot of if you like. So I think one of the advantages of of blockchain is that it just it removes a lot of this from from the equation if there's certain things you know that can happen. as a result off if this thing that systems. Lead happened And you know. As, long as you've got oversight and you can see what's going on than. You don't need to be too concerned about it. It will just do what it needs to do in that way and So. Again. That's still very much in the early stages, but we are seeing situations where supply chains A shipping goods from one country to another can actually be done under smart contracts through a blockchain. Technology if you live. That that is now happening I associate goodful dealing with things like gum counterfeiting if you're. Producing. Particular high-quality could site move our phones or particular pharmaceutical products and so on you know it's one way of guaranteeing the quality of the product is you couldn't I say look you can examine the whole supply chain or the data is there. And you know his Eq- code look at it and you get the whole thing going all the way back The. Again, issues around that if you're dealing with the digital. Is Much easier once you start dealing with physical products then you have. A question of how do you get that first initial digitization of the physical if you'd like to goes on so though some people I know here in Australia who? Run A company called Beef Ledger, which is trying to export beef straight beef to China using the blockchain supply chain, which will. Guarantee the security, and the quality of the goods to the Chinese consumer APP because having problems with this before. But I will tell you now do doing something like that does require that the people you are dealing with. You're going to set this up with You have to have a trusting relationship with you before you can set up a technology that will do away with the So we're still in that. That's really early days. I think another a lot of time way to go right Yeah, but the technology works it. Clean potential one could argue contracts exist because they probably known performance if you have a technology that drives that probably the of non-performance zero, then you can actually get rid of for contract. Yeah limit. It is. Not. Goes back to that earlier point I made that. Most most contracts are fairly standard. You know a routine things they're there to. Record a series of transactions payments that have gone on between people without the to do much. If you like you know once you you're you're doing the business, the contract just kind of records that in perpetuity. So the small contract just takes that into a different area and an an actually does the whole implementation and execution without people to be involved in that too much and there's something goes wrong. But if it if it all goes right then back it is done you need to you don't you think about it Right. Yeah. Hasn't been jumping to another are forthcoming people globalization law at. A time of crisis in the? Global Lawyer and so in the say Nikolai Condom Nieve a Russian economists in the nineteen thirties believed the worst economy operates long sixty year cycles Then he called K. Braves. And you safeguarding coronavirus analysis, the fifth psycho young's from nineteen eighty to twenty thirty. It's you save twenty, nineteen forthcoming John You might have. I think so I think say because I, tell you off the what's happening this year I thought my good I couldn't My God. I was just. Owners because you know a contract device these waves up into into what he calls four seasons spring summer or winter at, and we're in the winter off this fifth cycle if you like this is. All the bad stuff happens and he's news war. Famine Disease I think wait a minute that sounds Yes yes. That's exactly right. A. But one of the interesting things about contractors was that you know he he a because he's A. Solid economists are installing a dip executed. By the way you know he he got fed up ninety that was the end of Nikolai unfortunately but he. He said instead of know if you like the ownership of the means of production are being the determinate for changeover from system system, he said it's it's technology and and that the technology will drive you out of the downswing of the last cycle into the upswing of the new cycle, and and the way that works is the win. You're in this kind of winter period because of the kind of economic. Gloom pervades if you like people tend to hold back in subsurface vestment in terms of technological innovation of what have you and so a lot of energy resources, resources, money capital if you like builds up to a second point when people say we're GONNA go for this is this is it? And that's when if you like technology comes to the fall on, really drives it forward. So from that perspective, what he's saying is that you know come right about twenty thirty. If. Things are going slowly now regarding technology they're going to speed up. In. This period and that's when it will. You know really also take take off and people have looked back over our preceding cycles and they've you know it works if you like not just their. Fantasy theory there are also the people who do Cleo dynamics in history these the quantitative historians and they've done a similar kind of analysis of historical periods and said, yeah, you know there are all these citrical. Processes that take place even revolutions occur and big upset occurs and what have you and and. One of their Perspectives which I find quite interesting is that they say one of the reasons for revolutions come about is caused a lease beginning to compete with each other and and an an I look at say trump in in America and I look at the Democrats and I I I would say Modine, India I look she in China and different groups of elites who are engaged really profound struggle for the future of their countries if you live. Out which again is leading to this kind of potential eruption of activity and a new ways of doing things. Yeah. It makes a lot of intuitive sense gone. So one way to think about this also. There are a lot of excesses. So innovating go good their excesses in the system people to believe that invincible they changed assumptions about. because they don't see any. and. Financial markets to right. So these cycles and real real mass that uniquely talking about you can see the. Happening in the financial markets more clearly. But what he's saying is that he happens mortgage and you ask in this paper in two thousand, nineteen for in many ways go. Crystallization off the settling ketone economic forces lost throat ear Kublai doomed as populous. Separates nationalism and lead clients and I think they have that we have probably the answer to that. But you see I think. One of the points I was trying to make an in in this paper walls that Global Law. If you like is is, is the a kind of synthesis off chaos? How do we bring some kind of order to chaos now once you start seeing the undermining? Of his global institutions, you see trump was withdrawn from the W. H. O.. He's he's are criticized NATO he he won't have the do with the International, Criminal Court and so we've got this kind of real life tension now between a an international legal order that's being built up since the Second World War both Ekit economic and legal order is Global And so we can't just a radical globalization I mean even even with covert, we can't eradicate mobilize ation we've got to. Handle covert the Kobe pandemic on a global basis. Otherwise, we'll. We're lost it retreats to a national. Approach is not gonNA. Work? We'll be defeated in that race is going to be global. Might. Be One of my questions in in paper was will who are the people who are going to be doing this? Kind of bringing the the order to chaos if you like and that made argument that it's got to be the global lawyer. And this is a person who not only understand their national legal system but also able to communicate with lawyers and officials. From around the world if you like. To be able to develop a kind of common. Language common discourse that enables them to stop putting these things together are, and it's not just a simple massa of saying mathematically, it works this way or not. It requires the kind of pulling together of people, but it requires that sort of common understanding which. Comes out of what I was saying about this idea of testing knowledge you know as you got this kind of professional consciousness you know how people ought to behave and how they will interact with you, and then that enables you to be out of bizarre to predict how you can do things and so on and so on. That basis I think we can operate kind of global order. It had a a below the institutional level if you're not kind of private. As opposed to the public according and that will put three. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah you know I the limit John I don't know if you think this way I limit one could as. Want to stay need for. Countries what does the need for legal system differentials? We set this up with the premise that it's easier to manage small chunks. one could also argue with Edmund Affect. -nology that you don't need to segment this debate that we have done. which might make these types of issues you know. See where you're coming from and I'm going to say yes or no? Yes, I think the home range of of questions that can be handled by the technology the ones we got pay I don't chain, etc. I don't I didn't see any issues there but there are a lot of decisions that needs to be made a book in terms of putting things together and resolve disputes that can only function at a human level because it's not. These are not decisions that are simple binary decisions. If you'd like, it's yes or no it's it's often a lot more nuance than complex about I mean, one of the resources in the World Kiva Zero System, the world amendment which is being fought over if you like is water, a water is probably one of the most valuable resources anywhere and it's you often find that rivers and things like that sort of flow between countries, they form borders. And and you are you know people if you look at the Nile, ESL start stopping in Sudan throwaway down to the Mediterranean. So he goes to countries all three countries, east European and then into Egypt's and so unwell well, who has the right to put it dime at a particular place and things like that all of that has to be cooled in act. You see a not going to be done at a human level that that's what caused the skills in negotiation judgment interpretation understanding if you like of the other people, no machine can do that I got. Yes before we conclude, I want to touch on one other thing So in the paper, you say as technology and culture intersect more and more. Ethical conundrums will intensify these raising questions about the rights and obligations of robots. And go beyond as moves. Three laws of robotics in two issues of rights of all moon. Algorithm, stem serves. So this is this is an area that be Kevin babies even even really form some notions allowed rights of all modes at rights of a are. Sai, gets more sophisticated. Yes. Yes. I do. I, mean I think this is one of the issues we already know some of the problems with algorithms and and you know can we can be are they transplanted from you see what's going on the ethical issues around the construction and implementation of algorithms and things like that. But I I I think looking into the future we all going to rely on things like robots. And various kinds of machines so much more so that if you look at a country like Japan, which is a a an aging population such that it doesn't have sufficient younger people to look after the people who need looking often. So machines, I'll be part of that, and that means people will stop forming real relationships with machines and and so that's when I would say. Okay. So let's think about how we View a potential rights of machine that we give. We give rise to humans. Yes. We know that we give rights to animals. Now we've also given rights to viz in forest in some countries as well as so machines I think our. Next logical step you know do we do we treat them with respect Let me give you one. Very classic example yet the production of. Robots for sex if you like is a major industry at the moment, some manufacturers say they want to program them say that people can act out rape fantasies will do we want that I? Mean you know should we be at first of all? You know? We should be having people behave in this particular kind of way, but even an uncertain if you do it against another human being, you'll be punished for it and you say we'll a machine is a piece of property you should be you should be doing that but I'm getting to think that maybe a machines should be treated with dignity say that we are treat ourselves with. Dixie. This a kind of reflexive situation here what we? Do to machines we do to each other, and they may again due to US depending on how they evolve and and move forward in that way is a very contentious issue. A lot of people would reject that right out of hand I agree I think we've got to stop thinking about stop dining forward because I. think we're going to at some point again. I. Don't know when. But at some point we will be having to deal with that. It's a it's a very important point. Joan. So if I understand you correctly, you know that the rights to animals the rights to inanimate. INANIMATE things like Lubers The recent those exist is because of its effects on humans and can see video a clear link in the future we would see a very clear link between a algorithms and robots ended affects on human. So this is not me You know each not fantasy in the sense that yeah, robots should have rights, but rather it's a more conceptual question. Any fraud did not have rights each going to cabin negative I I think that's absolutely true. I mean just to highlight that if you like this firm called Boston Dynamics that produces. Robots and they produced these videos of these. Now, these robots are resistant being pushed over and things like that, and it was quite interesting because a lot of people say all you can't treat them in this way. This is awful and so what I mean that that's the answer for more fighting to to the extreme extent. But it I think you know on the basis what you're saying, you know how we Oakland. Hold human beings accountable to each other in an increasingly complex world machines have become part of that. We can't just have them all sitting on the edge as though they're not part of who we are, what we are and how we do things. Right. So. Incursion Johnny fuel sort of look forward five years. At. The intersection of law and technology. But you think people see sort of the biggest. I. Think you'll see it two wins. On the you know for the individual The individual, you're going to see a lot of them just interacting. With artificial Tennessee, say lost questions about what my rights for this how do I deal with a tendency agreement? How do I complain against a producer company or something like that or that's going to be automated? is fairly straightforward to do and and it will only need A. Minimal. Amount of human inside of. An intervention if you like. At the other end at the. In I think we're GONNA see more and more technology coming in because as those basic functions that are. Being, carried out by junior people or or paralegals or things like that are the ones which are going to be increasing, automating creasing. I'm. We will replace the humans and just let machines do that because there's no point in wasting human resources on that whether that means we need fuel or more lawyers That's an open question I think it will that we need different kinds of lawyers We will need Roy Moore to logically aware much more sophisticated. They don't it's be programmers or odors or anything like that, but they need to have a quite a a a a strong understanding and gross what's going on in technology in that way if you like so. Yeah. We can definitely see an. Yeah, so I, think you mentioned the so from a structure perspective in all forum DC law firm sprucing to word. It a group of equity partners. Around it by machine so to speak well, I. Think. I was in that paper or another one I. I'm S-. Forecast. Law. Firms. Being. Distributed decentralized we'll tournaments organizations running on a blockchain with with the various people. into setting when they will no I. Think the law firm is still a very strong and powerful is Shutian, that's not gonNA disappear straight away. But certainly the numbers of partners who control things will shrink. They'll that will get smarter as proportion and yes, they will be surrounded by machines and they surrounded by people who are servicing those machines. Your excellent. Yeah. Thanks for doing this weekend. John really enjoyed the conversation. Thank you very much. It's been great fun and very
John & Chris' Wild West Robot Ranch
"Good Morning Welcome to marketing over coffee. I'm John Wall Christopher Ben and I. Don't even know where to start. Where do we start? It's just I. had this whole insane story that I just refuse to go into about my old neighbors who were being allegedly? An ebay security team for a year. Just like this insane strikes. I'll just throw to that because. That's totally crazy. Things are crazy. Crazy Times ten. But you know the thing. I will say about this from a marketing perspective. Where was the Social Media Monitoring Team Right? Where was the the Alex? Team where the the folks at Ebay who you should have seen because it was not. Something that was kept coat totally quiet this. There's there's been content about this. What happened in its complete failure in your marketing analytics governance where nobody's watching, the someone should have gone through the mentions of the brand and stuff. That doesn't look. We normally don't send bloody pig masks to people. And that's the thing that amazes me. There is just like this line where your company becomes so big that you have these. Black OPS teams. It's like a security blacks OPS team within your own company. You know because you're so big. So. Yeah, just totally nuts and yeah I'm crazy, but it speaks to the need that you absolutely should have human review, and you should be having somebody in your Pr. Your comms team somebody looking at the social media mentions looking at more than just like the line graph of you know. How many mentions you got that day? Actually sampling the data looking in there because you should be able to see. That article looks like it could be a problem. One of the Challenges Crisis Comms is that like for regular social media monitoring pr you can rely line chart of number of mentions went up because you're looking at data and the aggregate when you're doing crisis communications, you have to be looking at every single article because you don't know when the next spark is going to become the next bonfire, so somebody's gotta be reviewing stuff that the software would say hey, this for flagging this even just for questionable with what to do with it, and clearly that was not happening. Yeah, yeah, and so probably best practice would be. You got to get all hands. Anybody that can generate content and understands the company is going to have to transition to watching the feeds during that crisis positions that make sense exactly, and and you need a specialist software for that. Because a lot of social media monitoring tools just kind of like big batch stuff. There's no anomaly tracking in real time in most software packages. So it's important that if a crisis is going to be a problem for your brand, or you see it being a problem, you need to have that real time feed. It should look kind of like you know. The Matrix low at all the walls, going by and things, but without it you will get burned. Yeah, there's just so much that you have to dig into like you said. You have no idea what's coming next and when it will flare up. You had Boston dynamics to selling their robot for seventy five grand. You can go ahead and buy yourself one of these things I don't know. What do you think is? Has the time come for robots I mean there's they actually show in one of the marketing bids it doing patient screening, it can do temperature scan hit people's foreheads, and you don't have staff moving through the office, so it seems like a great application but I don't know what's your overall? Take on the robot revolution. It's an incredible piece of machinery now in the terms of service. If you read it on, the ordering page does say you may not. Use Robots to intimidate or harm people or other animals, and your warranty will be void, and we will revoke permission to use the robot. If you do these things so they they do have the remote kill switch if you start doing stuff that. Should be doing with it that said I want to figure out how much it actually can carry. Because that's totally the kind of thing that you would put a saddle ought and just ride around. Well. This is another thing I've said this before on. The show is that I think they consciously went with creating dog size robot. Because there's no reason they couldn't do one. That's five times the size, except for the fact that would scare the daylights out of everybody on Earth to see this larger than a cow thing barreling down at them. As a side Gig you have a horseriding farm. Wouldn't the ROBOT BE? Great is like the trainer to learn how to ride horse because you know it. You're no danger of getting bucked off because the robot literally will not do that. That is a heck of a question. We could just make a horse suit for one of those, and yes, it would totally behavior. We wouldn't. Even you know. The ring could be fixed. The thing would stay within a foot in every direction wouldn't go to the other big win. I was saying that for here's throwing. Hey, this is the time of year where they're getting six or seven hay wagons a month that need to be the he needs to be loaded and thrown up into the upper barnes and yeah, having a robot do that with just make all that go away instantly. Nobody likes to do that work. At the AG. It's not like we have a line of employees wanting to do it either it's it's quite a struggle,
You can now buy one of Boston Dynamics’s dog-like robots
"Need a dog how about a mechanical one Boston dynamics has started selling its for like good spot robots online very agile robots can walk climb stairs and open doors but people who buy them must agree not to arm them or intentionally use them as weapons the company has begun mass production of spot the robots have been used to monitor construction sites inspect energy facilities and have performed in theme parks the cost just under seventy five grand
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"Just ad purchases to that and make it heavier so the wind is Leslie is also proud about that yeah I had a little balance there and this is just saying it's about just wine and some chips yeah whining in the wind right we had a case of beer that give it a little more anchor so it's a steadier in the inner ear we're talking about a much much larger truck about a helicopter that they consider thinking up right and out speaking board of deploying robots during the pandemic joggers and cyclists in Singapore are likely to come across an unsettling sights a robot dog I'm listed by authorities to help keep people apart the remote control for like a machine built by Boston dynamics was first deployed on Friday as part of a two week trial that could see join other robots policing Singapore's green spaces during initiation wide lockdown let's keep Singapore healthy the yellow and and Black robots robo dog being spot says in English in a soft spoken female voices that roams around it also says for your own sake fifty and for those around you please stand at least one meter apart thank you another robot in the shape of a small car has been deployed at a nearby reservoir to warn visitors not to loiter and I gatherings are not allowed to file so you remember these robot dogs they kind of made a big splash when first Boston dynamics first put them out we saw them kind of circulating around the internet they you know they really look like kind of a greyhounds oh yes with a long skinny legs and one of them kind of like comes up to you is your jogging I think you would probably be either direction would probably increase my pace eight minute mile yes and this robo dog were chasing you finally wrap that up to seven right and my guess is we chase you down in about five seconds flat rally you know this could be a case where you could just give the dog a treat it goes away yeah let's let's hope stay here boy right now all Bobby on my wife then you can violate all the social distance rules he wants the dog won't pay attention yep thanks Mike thirteen minutes now in front of the hour on this morning America's first news coming up next new change for Microsoft to deal with the reply all email problem.
Boston Dynamics gives its robot dog a developer SDK
"Dynamics announced it posted it software development kit for its spot robot on get hub the SDK had previously been available to developers in. Its early adopter program but developers will still need to be part of that program to Lisa spot robot to test code on according to Boston Dynamics the SDK will let let developers create custom methods of controlling the robot integrate censor information into debt analysis tools and design custom
In William Gibsons new novel, AI is actually the good guy
"In a new novel out this week by legendary side. Author William Gibson. The tech is good enough to decide for itself. The book is called Agency it's a sequel to Gibson's 2014 novel the peripheral in that Book Super Technologically Advanced Future Society has figured out how to create new alternate histories called stubs. Either for fun or to influence the timeline leading to their own present. Both books are are ultimately about control over your own destiny and in agency that applies even. If you're not humid. The character UNIS is an advanced. Ai That exists in our are present created by a San Francisco Tech Firm. I asked William Gibson how much of that tech might actually exist. I don't know how close we we are to that sort of artificial intelligence. I just try to pause it a naturalistic version of what what that might be like. If we had it and how we might how we might react to it but and I've been doing that one way or another saids Ed's nine thousand nine hundred ninety one I think one other kind of hopeful element of this is that although there are a lot of like nightmare scenarios far official continuance and bots and virtual assistance the one that you've event it invented assumes her own and essentially is at least in my reading so far in agent for good maybe despite her designers original intent what made you decide that an intelligence like this should it become self aware would would choose to act for humanity. Well for me it was more a matter of why not the opposite scenario. The narrow is clear shade. We used to becoming sky net. We're not used to it. It becoming the good guy. Actually there is some thought that the hot stuff will be hibbard human a I. You know that'll be the really smart one because it will be able to understand us. I mean I guess when you look at it that way. There's a great deal of empathy in this book that if you can understand the challenges of humanity in human way you'll want the best for it. Yes I think. That's let's there just because taking the temperature of the Zeitgeist. It seems to me that that was a ingredient that we could do a lot. More of there are a lot of threads in this book in some way some of it's pretty straightforward. But there's also a lot going on really cool who'll drown tech in Boston dynamics artificial intelligence and alternate timelines and I wonder what do you want people to take away from this this point I have have a yet discovered what it is. There may be something there. You mentioned amphitheater before there may be something about the importance Komo of empathy. I mean I seemed to be trying to tell myself something with a title and that the characters keep using agency in that that sense that we so seldom years it may. We're all perhaps feeling a relative lack of personal personal agency at this point. I was very influenced by that part of the EM forster's aspects of the novel in which he argued that a novelist who is in control of her characters is really doing the work mark. I know you're you're about to tour with this book and possibly in the process. Discover what it's about to you but what is next for you anything else. We should know about well now. One thing that's coming for me as that there's an Amazon series based on the peripheral has been green lit. That's going to be strange for me because one of those things are open ended so I don't know if the series as we'll ever get to agency but now I'm thinking I don't want to find myself in the physician my friend. George R R Martin Martin about himself in of not being able to a lot to be able to write the closing book because there was too much watch going on on streaming television I feel it'll be a fun experience that I really like the people. Yeah in theory you have created a universe in which there are potentially infinite numbers of seasons if every snub is is the season I know man that's true or not. That was one of the reasons that caused me initially to be very very reluctant to go to a multi universe structure. I've done everything I tried in the text books to limit that and you know not not go full forty ready volume multi-diverse which is thing right. It's on Republicans are actually all too much of one. And I think it'll be one more and that will be and then I'll try to figure out what science fiction would look like in the twenties twenties. Our new twenty s coming up
"boston dynamics" Discussed on This Week In Google
"That was a little bit. Oh, well, how did you get there? Did you drive your car across her? No, we knew she was going to drive that change a plan my dog. This dog is crazy. That's Jeff Jarvis professor Leonard town professors. It might be for journalistic innovation of the Greg Nomar graduate school of journalism at the City University of New York. Hello, Mr. Jarvis. Hello. Well, you know, my sport is trying to get you to buy things you want me to buy something. I've got I've got it for you for she kept by quite yet. But Boston dynamics has its first commercial robots fought. This is the dog. And how much is about finding a price? Yeah. That means if you have to ask kids, is it more or less than a new MAC pro monitor stand? We see the problem. With Boston dynamics is there a bunch of engineers? They don't get making things cute and fuzzy on my guide. The fact that that's running around the conference floor remorse. Like if that came up to me, I probably would scream because. Terrifying plays Collins. There's a video. Yeah. This is spot mini. It's the one that opens doors. Yeah. It's tap tip. You. Oh my God. I can't even watch it. I'll make you deal. Jeff if I can get it for less than fifteen hundred bucks. Buy it. Oh, look at the dogs terrified. Yes. Smarttalk. Wait. A minute says things take the take the toy that's oh my God. Is that creepy? It's technology notes. I showed it to my daughter, and she reservedly was like, oh, Bob. That's awful. Awesome. Something missing in you Jeff. Last thing you see before you as it eats. You this is so awesome so cool. And it's the one that opens doors. So it'll come for you. It's a lot quieter than the old ones the steam powered Windsor really noisy. But I think these are electric, which means probably they don't go as long. So I was born of a foundation, that's in a building to Morristown New Jersey in the same place, as the place where they hand over puppies Racine, I get trained. Yeah. And, you know, I was thinking about what, what, what have you had that as Don. You know, one of the things companion animals do those, they sense mood. They understand. There's there there's heart attack dogs. I mean I don't know through. I don't know if he's talks capability of that, to no, eight taking me to Starbucks, I guess, because, you know what you could really have a much smaller guide dog that, you just would, you know, us as a to accompany, you. Here's a another video of the Boston dynamics. Robot, tom. Here's the robot dog. Army army. Oh, but see if they'd had this at Chernobyl thousands of people would have survived have no heads..
Mini Cheetah robot can do backflips now
"I absolutely love robotic news at MIT is back with the latest version of its cheetah quadrupedal robot, the mini cheetah. And it's got a new trick up at sleeve it can now do back flips back flipping robots is nothing. New Boston dynamics, much bigger. Atlas robot pulled off the trick in November twenty seventeen but the mini cheetah is the first four legged robot to do it, which is almost more impressive after all plenty of humans can backflip, but how many dogs do you know, that can do the same thing. The answer apparently a bunch of them. But still the mini cheetah is also as the name implies much smaller version of the larger cheetah three from last year it weighs in at around twenty pounds and can trot along it up to two point four meters per second. That's about five point five miles per hour, which seems useful to know just in case things, go all. Black MIR on us in the future. Still there's something about the size and design that seems to make the mini cheetah more friendly looking it can jump rollover trot along you. I defy anyone to watch the mini cheetah run through a pile of leaves. And not think who's a good boy, unlike the slightly more, polished, Boston dynamics spot many, which is intended to be an actual real product. The mini cheetah is just a research project. So you likely won't be able to buy one ever. But you never know. In the meantime, though, will always have the dream of an endurable back flipping robot dog future.
Google, Vincent Van And Andy Rubin discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"The New York Times reports Google started an operation called robotics at Google. It's led by scientists Vincent van hope. The department will use machine learning to teach robots things like how to graph objects and navigate their environment. You teach me if you think Google's last robotics effort was called replicant it died. The rain just getting started in two thousand thirteen. Andy Rubin at the head Ruben left Google in two thousand fourteen although he did make the nexus the knee. Complete the blade runner jokes. Yeah. So this is Google getting back into robotics. But more in a machine learning kind of way, they're showing off a couple of of initial prototypes. And it does seem like before under replicant. They were they were buying up robotics companies. That's when Boston dynamics was was part of this. And they were making impressive demos, but not ruling out anything in the world. And I think this is Google playing a little bit of catch-up saying, you know, what actually we think we could we could make some innovative new robotics products also separate from alphabets robotics. Projects that would be part of x or any of their other alphabet companies. This is a Google comp. This is a Google effort within Google under alphabet
Could a humanoid robot take on Ninja Warrior?
"Torso to balance through the movements and power up each forty centimeter high step while using computer vision to locate the next one sure the advertisement is that such a robot could navigate through disasters to rescue squishy human stuck in precarious situations. But we can certainly imagine alternative applications, and of course, entertainment like sending it on the ninja, warrior course. Japan's Softbank bought Boston dynamics. And it's real. Botts from alphabet a little over a year ago and likely has aspirations for the technology that reach beyond hit YouTube videos. We'll keep you updated right here on your weekly tech
"boston dynamics" Discussed on Science Friday
"Well, what about personal robots? We keep seeing that that scary looking robotic dog or animal at Boston dynamics creature is that gonna come to fruition. Well, you know, the I tell you the closest thing we had to the scary boss dynamics dog was a car this year actually the Hyundai elevate which can sort of roll around on wheels. When you wanna drive it when you want to get to sort of somewhere else, it'll for to stand up on all fours, and you can basically walk it where you wanna go. That's another sort of far flung sort of transformers, this vision of the future. But in terms of box. I think what we saw is your most of all was a focus on sort of elder care and companion robots a lot of which are also, you know, actually available not comes as real things. I think one that's got to me was the love ought. And there's a chance I'm mispronouncing that. But I think all right. It's this sort of it's almost sort of Furby three point. Oh, if you remember the the Furby doll. It's sort of fuzzy it's got these deeply expressive is digitalized. But that you know, they really find a way to convey some depth there. It's got a sort of censor packet on its head that looks like a hat, but they can sort of it. It knows who's talking to it. It knows if you're tickle at than it knows to laugh, if you you know, cradle it in nose to fall asleep, which is some people might see creepy. But I do see how if you are sort of lonely in this world that that is something that might be feeling maybe not. But that that is sort of a lot of what we're seeing which I think is both a reflection of I think there's probably demand for it. I think it's also reflection of where robots technology is right now. In terms of what you know, what can be affordably done with it. You know, I think we're not at robot butlers yet where my robot pets, and it certainly for people who can't get out and walk a dog right back there, and there are some and they're developing into sort of, you know, something of all different stripes. So you've got there is a key. Which is sort of a looks like a little FOX, but you actually have to feed it sort pretend to feed it. But that gives you sort of a sense of responsibility, and since a purpose, and then you have the more practical sort of Samsung has something called bought care which helps you run through..
Could We Build A Real Gundam?
"Hello earth. Actually. Hello universe. Yeah. We are here to tell you that. In addition to Tuesdays and Thursdays when you can get your regular stuff. You should know episodes. Just as you always have the last ten thousand years await tenure seniors. We're now adding a whole new episode of a spin off show. That's really the same show. It's just a shorter episode. It's called short stuff. Yeah. We said, hey, sometimes we have topics that maybe aren't robust enough to fill out a full forty five minutes stuff. You shouldn't episode though. We don't want to shortchange these topics these people, and so let's just make them short. Get over here. Short stuff and Trump in our feet, right? Exactly. It's kind of like the Roper to our three's company. Yeah. Or it's kinda like after mash to mash exactly, although it's like neither one of those. We're regular links. This is shorter everybody. Yep. So you can go to apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Or just look for it in your feet every Wednesday from your friends. Josh chuck. Jerry at stuff, you should know shorter is sometimes better. Welcome to bring stuff from how stuff works. Hey, rain stuff on Lauren vocal bomb. And if science fiction has taught us anything it's that giant piloted robotic humanoids will eventually be essential to the protection of everything we hold dear invading Taiji from another dimension, sending the acres rubies from planet, doomed better assemble voltron, and as James Cameron's aliens, toughtested nine hundred eighty six even a non-combat next suit can make all the difference against an extraterrestrial threat. Another influential example is our x seventy eight dash to Gundem the titular piloted giant robot entered the world in nineteen seventy nine as part of Yoshiyuki Tomino mobile suit Gundem franchise, which remains popular today. But could we build our own Gundem's? The simple answer is. Yes. In fact, scientists have been tackling various aspects of the technology since at least the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries during that time both Russian and American inventors explored the possibility of mechanically enhanced excess skeletons to eight humans in various. Physical movements since that time we've continued to see X skeleton advancements aimed at injury rehabilitation space travel industrial labor, and yes, even military combat and okay power armor is nice and all, but it's hardly a giant robot that stomps around and punches monsters in the face. What about true towering meccas? Well, the answer here is also a yes. Within the field of robotics. We've seen tremendous achievements in the creation of remote control autonomous and semi autonomous machines today. Military drones haunt the skies over various global combat zones and space exploration probes have delivered wheeled Rovers to other worlds, we've even given our wheeled robots arms for tasks from bomb dispersal to Martian soil, sampling and deep sea exploration. But none of these mechanical minions boasts legs, even the humanoid robot developed by Nasr's Lyndon, B Johnson space center didn't acquire climbing legs until its second iteration for proper Gundem's. One day walked the planet will need proper robot legs and this to his featured into the work of various robotics programs. The most famous of these is Boston dynamics military funded Walker programs such as big dog and cheetah and not just because they inspired the killer robots in the black mirror episode metalhead because while aerial and nautical robots can get by just fine without a leg to stand on terrestrial, robots are a different matter. A wheels are great on the road and unobstructed landscapes but legs provide the most versatility for diverse. Environments true. We like structures only rarely occur in biology such as the bacterial Jehlum a structure found in such species as the bacterium e coli legs on the other hand are natural selections primary solution to terrestrial transportation. So it makes sense to copy evolution in this regard. And biomedical engineers have looked to all manner of leg arrangements for inspiration from humans to millipedes. But here's the catch led to me. Movement requires a great deal of programming complexity and power it made feel easy for most of us. But our minds and bodies are highly evolved for the task even fully piloted Gunda say one where it's movements are mapped on those of the pilot would require a tremendous amount of biometric engineering and semi autonomous units would require the dexterity and spatial awareness to avoid the pitfalls of for example, the ED two oh nine in RoboCop which stomped around on two feet, but was incapable of navigating stairs. But the mecca dream is strong while various robotics companies continue to develop the necessary technology. Fi fans also go at it alone. Functional mecca suits have strolled the Playa at burning man and paraded at various conventions and Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo built a working life size model of a gun Gundem in two thousand eighteen the mecca dubbed L W Mona no FU stands twenty eight feet tall. That's about eight point five meters and weighs seven point seven tons or about. Seven metric tons. It's too. Big to leave the factory space that it calls home. But Ngubane rinse it and other meccas out for a little under a thousand bucks an hour. It's not protecting the world from alien attacks. But it's quite a hit for kids birthday parties. Though, one note here if alliens or giant monsters do attack well meccas might not be the best option. Anyway, as was pointed out in the magazine, popular mechanics, the acres from the Pacific rim films are entirely outclassed by existing aerial bombers and attack helicopters. Today's episode was written by Robert lamb and produced by Tyler clang. It was also suggested to us by Lucas twelve years of age from on -tario Canada. Lucas we hope that answer was satisfactory exemplary listeners if you have a question you'd like us to answer send it to us. You can Email us at brain stuff at how stuff works dot com or find us on social media by searching, brain stuff on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and of course, for more on this and lots of other mechanically advanced, topics. 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