Traffic was light this morning, tumbleweeds are rolling through the hallways of WGBH, and there was no line to get a Santa Fe chicken wrap in the station café. Yes, it appears the winter holiday has already begun, but we are still hard at work here. Today, we’re focused on our upcoming NOVA entitled “Inside […]
The challenge of robots and artificial intelligence, a retrospective – with AI pioneer Marvin Minsky
Help us improve this podcast: take our short survey. Marvin Minsky is often regarded as the father of modern AI, but when Miles visited him in 2010, Minsky wasn’t a proud father. In fact, Minsky was disappointed with the lack of progress in the field and had reservations about its future. Unfortunately, Minsky is no […]
Successful Mars landing, OSIRIS-Rex arrives at asteroid, gene editing scandal: science roundup
Here’s a look at the most interesting happenings in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Landing on the Red Planet to study marsquakes Mars is hard. The odds of a safe landing on the surface are less than 50-50. But last Monday, the team at NASA/CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory once again made it […]
The robots are coming. Will they work with us?
In the latest installment of our Future of Work series, PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien visits MIT’s Interactive Robotics Laboratory to understand the “new species” of robots scientists are designing to work alongside humans safely. Though the devices often excel at repetitive tasks, will they be able to function just as well in dynamic […]