In our continuing weekly trends and signals article – ‘Security Robots and Knitted Concrete’ – we see that we still have a way to go when creating the perfect security robot, knitted concrete technology that will revolutionize construction, and the only choice we have to address climate change – independence from fossil fuels.
Security Robot Works At Intersection Of AI And Crime
Knightscope is a private Silicon Valley company, founded in 2013. Company managers figure crime has a $1 trillion negative impact on the U.S. economy. Ultimately, they hope to cut that hefty figure in half by predicting and preventing crime.
The K5 robot was built to fill in the gaps using sensors and artificial intelligence software.
For investors, the play at this stage is still picks and axes. There is gold in the hills of autonomous security robots. Unfortunately, the businesses invested directly are too young, too immature.
Read more at Forbes
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There are three options in tackling climate change. Only one will work
The world faces a near-impossible decision – one that is already determining the character and quality of the lives of the generations succeeding us.
It is clear from the latest IPCC climate report that the first and only effective course, albeit a deeply unpopular one, would be to stop using any fossil fuels. The second would be to voluntarily minimise their use as much as climate scientists have calculated would deliver some prospect of success. Finally, we can carry on as we are by aiming to meet the growth in demand for activities dependent on fossil fuels, allowing market forces to mitigate the problems that such a course of action generates – and leave it to the next generation to set in train realistic solutions (if that is possible), that the present one has been unable to find.
These are the choices. There are no others. Future generations will judge us on what we choose to do in full knowledge – accessories before the fact – of the devastating consequences of continuing with our energy-profligate lifestyles.
Read more at The Guardian
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