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I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Artificial Intelligence Limits, Robot Failures

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A Summary of the Durable Roadblocks to Super-Intelligent AI… Artificial intelligence limits are most visible when coupled with failures of robotics. Consider: Instances of serious or fatal vehicle crashes in which a driver relied too much on his self-driving car. … Continue reading

Future Diseases, Incredible Yet Possible

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New Illnesses & Disorders Worry Medical Researchers – a Guest Post by Jessica Kane: Future diseases will likely create the media headlines of tomorrow. Dystopian novels, films, and television shows often feature a viral mutation that wiped out much of … Continue reading

Bitcoin, Music to My Ears…

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Cryptocurrency / Blockchain as the Future of the Music Industry – Guest Post by Tony Coombes Bitcoin music transactions are already with us. They may change the $17 billion music industry in ways that affect consumers as well as artists, … Continue reading

Self-Driving Infographic – All About Self-Driving Cars

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Today’s Status of Autonomous Vehicles… Today’s blog presents a self-driving infographic that compresses a lot of information in a small space. Our previous blogs have touched on many issues involving autonomous vehicles. Four are gloomy, and one is predictive: Risks … Continue reading