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Everyone likes to talk about the impending rise of Skynet, as portrayed in the Terminator series. Our increasing reliance on computers and the rapid advanced in artificial intelligence and deep machine learning have people like Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak worried about AI being used for autonomous war machines. However, it looks as though Skynet has already arrived; albeit it’s probably not exactly what you envisioned. Government agencies around the world are looking for ways to combat a staggering increase in the number of drones that are taking to the skies. In the United States alone, drones have interfered with firefighting operations, commercial aircraft, and some inventive... Read more...
We've always been more of  Robotech fans ourselves, but to many, the Gundam is the iconic anime giant mecha. As April 7th, 2009 is the 30th anniversary of the first anime series about Mobile Suits, Mobile Suit Gundam, an 18-meter (59-foot) Gundam statue will be built in Tokyo's Odaiba's Shiokaze Park this July. By the way, according to this site, it should actually be 18.5-meters tall to be life-size. The statue will be part of the "Mobile Suit Gundam 30th Anniversary Project." It will stay up for only two months and be built from fiberglass-reinforced plastic over a steel frame. Viewing will be free. Look we're in a global recession here. I say keep it up until it rusts and charge lots... Read more...