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Moravec‘s Paradox

Moravec‘s Paradox

Shape-shifting materials with infinite possibilities

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a shape-shifting material that can take and hold any possible shape, paving the way for a new type of multifunctional material that could be used in a range of applications, from robotics and biotechnology…
bubmag
October 21, 2021
Moravec‘s Paradox

How to skip the first EMMI in Metroid Dread

Image via Nintendo Ever since Super Metroid, Samus Aran’s games have been a prevalent part of the speedrunning community, and Dread is no exception. The newest game has a few baked-in tricks you can use to skip large portions of the game, and the first one comes right at the…
bubmag
October 21, 2021
Moravec‘s Paradox

The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge

Quantized ColumnsBy Robbert DijkgraafOctober 20, 2021 Today’s powerful but little-understood artificial intelligence breakthroughs echo past examples of unexpected scientific progress. Maggie Chiang for Quanta Magazine Is artificial intelligence the new alchemy? That is, are the powerful algorithms that control so much of our lives — from internet searches to social…
bubmag
October 20, 2021
Moravec‘s Paradox

AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline ‒ Episodes 1-3

This is a season absolutely spoiled for mecha series, which makes this entire cour a unicorn in the modern landscape. While the discourse around the “death” of the subgenre itself is tiresome and myopic, it's undeniable that the options for cool robot fighting have been pretty limited in the last…
bubmag
October 19, 2021