These New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts Share Tales of Robots, Sinister Pizza, and a Strange Place Called Earth 

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Last time we did one of these short film round-ups, we gathered 10 shorts all under 10 minutes. This time, we’ve got seven creator-submitted shorts, most of which run a little longer, but all of which tell some wonderfully twisted tales. So be careful who you go home with, beware that wormhole, and seriously…don’t

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/these-new-sci-fi-and-fantasy-shorts-share-tales-of-robo-1833206959

This Remarkably Agile Robot Hand Teaches Itself How to Handle Objects

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In a split second before you reach to pick up an object, your brain pre-calculates all the movements needed to safely reach and grasp it securely. It’s a subconscious approach that’s the result of years of childhood development and learning, and one that robotics researchers are now using for their own creations.

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https://gizmodo.com/this-remarkably-agile-robot-hand-teaches-itself-how-to-1832960417

Your February Horoscope Is Here—We Built an AI Astrologer to Predict Your Future

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Welcome to AIstrology. With the help of research scientist Janelle Shane, we built a bot to generate monthly horoscopes, trained on about 3,500 extant readings as well as current monthly horoscopes. Each horoscope below is therefore a prediction based on a wealth of predictions for each sign; a distillation of what…

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https://gizmodo.com/your-february-horoscope-is-here-we-built-an-ai-astrolog-1832369049

How We Can Prepare for Catastrophically Dangerous AI—and Why We Can’t Wait

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Artificial intelligence in its current form is mostly harmless, but that’s not going to last. Machines are getting smarter and more capable by the minute, leading to concerns that AI will eventually match, and then exceed, human levels of intelligence—a prospect known as artificial superintelligence (ASI).

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https://gizmodo.com/how-we-can-prepare-now-for-catastrophically-dangerous-a-1830388719