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Look out construction workers; Japan’s new robot might steal your job one day

[embedded content] Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is capable of some impressive feats, but researchers from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) institute have created what looks like an eminently more practical and down-to-earth humanoid robot. Case in point: While Atlas is busy showing off its skills by performing picture-perfect backflips, AIST’s […]

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Amazon workers wrote to Jeff Bezos protesting its facial recognition contracts with police

Getty/Chip SomodevillaAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon employees have protested about the company’s facial recognition contracts with US government and police. They wrote to CEO Jeff Bezos pointing to Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has separated thousands of children from their parents at the US border. They said Amazon was enabling the departments that […]