Should we let Robots kill - do we really get a say?

Ultron Prime may not be such a far fetched idea.
Recently Mashable published an article titled Should we let robots kill on their own? Highlighting the second multilateral meeting on lethal autonomous weapons, the article discussed some of the issues and ethics of allowing robots to decide on their own on whether to kill a human.

Presently, we are at a point where it is possible to create weapons that could identify, target and kill a human, all without human intervention on that final decision to pull the trigger. If you think we're not then look at this technology for a photonic fence that allows an autonomous system to identify and kill mosquitoes with laser fire. We're talking about targets you can barely see being identified and killed with precision accuracy. This tech can even distinguish between male and female mosquitoes, how hard could it be to identify a human?

Big Hero 6, Baymax and Real Inflatable Robotics

Baymax - a fictional example of
a 'Soft' robot.
Baymax, the inflatable robot from the animated Disney movie, Big Hero 6 is probably the most famous 'soft' robot in the world of fictional robots today. I didn't really give it much thought when I saw the film but it's not too surprising that Baymax is inspired by real research into the potential of soft robots.

I realize I'm a bit late to the party as Mashable wrote about this very subject in their post  'Big Hero 6' star Baymax was inspired by a real robot back in November of 2014 (which is where I first discovered real world soft robotics). However, since I'm somewhat obsessed with the almost certain robot uprising of the not too distant future, I thought it best to bring soft robotics to your attention.

Art Course Review: The Fast Start Art Marketing Primer

If you're just starting to think about selling your art or maybe you've already tried but not getting the results you hoped for then The Fast Start Art Marketing Primer Course by Owen Garrett of Marketing Tools For Artists could be the foundation course you need.

I came across this ten part video tutorial course through a Facebook advertisement and, at just shy of US$12.00, I figured it was worth a look. Particularly because it had a unique selling hook that I hadn't come across before... claiming that 90% of everything I'd heard about selling art was either outdated or just plain wrong. It also asked the question "What's the Number One Most Important Thing about Selling Art and Being an Artist?!"

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