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  • Warning: Killer Robots

    It may be old news here in Hollywood -- but the world’s scientists are now warning us about killer robots. Hundreds of scientists, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk wrote an open letter released this week, in which they warned of a global A.I. arms race.Peter Asaro


    Peter Asaro, Assistant professor at the New School and Vice Chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control. (@PeterAsaro)

  • Robots run new Chinese factory

    Robots have been used in factories around the world for decades, often carrying out dangerous or highly repetitive operations. However the city of Dongguan, China, has become home to the first fully automated factory - where the workforce is made of up entirely of robots. Changying Precision Technology will only employ a small number of human staff who will monitor operations of the machinery, but all processes are completed by robotic equipment.

    Is this a sign of things to come? Newsday spoke to Ryan Calo, a professor with the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab.

  • Richard Forno

    Anti-Flash sentiment sweeps the globe

    On this week's show we'll be checking in with Richard Forno on the fallout from the OPM breach. Richard has been kicking around in DC infosec circles for a long time now and he let's us know what the mood is like inside the beltway.


  • What the Future of Self-Driving Cars Might Look Like

    Self-driving cars – long the dream of science fiction, are closer to reality than you might think. In fact they’ve already traveled more than one million miles along public highways and bi-ways. Still, there are challenges down the road for the self-driving car, including technical, legal, and psychological, as people take their hands off wheel.


  • New Snowden Documents Reveal Government Collection Of Online Data

    "WELNA: It could indeed. Hackers, by definition, are trying to break into other people's computer accounts and steal their information, so monitoring their activity means watching them poach on other people's Internet usage and private data. I talked with Jonathan Mayer, a computer security fellow at Stanford who's reviewed these latest Snowden documents. He says because of the way the surveillance law is written, the NSA can actually hang on to that hacked information.