There’s a new e-book “Race Against the Machine” out by Erik Brynjoffson and Andrew McAffee, both of MIT. Looks very interesting and one of the first times that I’ve seen academic economists talking the job automation issue seriously. The NY Times has a review.
A good article on Siri, the new AI-powered voice system in the iPhone 4S. I think technologies like this will start appearing all over the place in the near future.
Too good to be true? Interesting (but unlikely) news about a cold fusion-like technology from an inventor in Italy:
Will consumer-level cold fusion be proven this weekend? | DVICE
Success for Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat cold fusion system, but mysteries remain – they claim it worked, but it was connected to a power supply the whole time…