The Challenges for Robots, The Ethics,…Why Robots? The Robots and Money

Hello Everybody,

We are going to tackle four articles in our class. Here are the links and some hints.

1.- Bio-robots, swarm robots, Social robots, pharma-robots, and everything in between. Is it everything covered in the challenges? 

The Challenges for Robots

2.-Rules written into code in 2018 might control what happens in 2025. “You can set up the dominoes early, and they will fall later,” he says. “That’s a strange movement of autonomy: not from a person to a company, or a company to a government, but from the present to the past.”

The Morality in our Robotic world


Artificial Intelligence Predictions going wrong

4.-Blockchain technology can be used to create a permanent, public, transparent ledger system for compiling data on sales, tracking digital use and payments to content creators, such as wireless users or musicians In 2017, IBM partnered with ASCAP and PRS for Music to adopt blockchain technology in music distributionImogen Heap’s Mycelia service has also been proposed as blockchain-based alternative “that gives artists more control over how their songs and associated data circulate among fans and other musicians.”Everledger is one of the inaugural clients of IBM’s blockchain-based tracking service.

New distribution methods are available for the insurance industry such as peer-to-peer insurance, parametric insurance and microinsurance following the adoption of blockchain.The sharing economy and IoT are also set to benefit from blockchains because they involve many collaborating peers Online voting is another application of the blockchain.

Blockchains facilitate users could take ownership of game assets (digital assets), an example of this is Cryptokitties.

Non-cryptocurrency designs include:

Hyperledger – a cross-industry collaborative effort from the Linux Foundation to support blockchain-based distributed ledgers, with projects under this initiative including Hyperledger Burrow (by Monax) and Hyperledger Fabric (spearheaded by IBM)
Quorum – a permissionable private blockchain by JPMorgan Chase with private storage, used for contract applications
Tezos, decentralized voting.
IBM offers a cloud blockchain service based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric project

On May 8, 2018 Facebook confirmed that it is opening a new blockchain group which will be headed by David Marcus who previously was in charge of Messenger. According to The Verge Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency for facilitating payments on the platform

The World Bank using Blockchain


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