Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Robotic Brains!

Another story on robots (you know what I've been working on lately!), this one from the BBC about using the internet to help robots learn.

Robotic brain 'learns' skills from the internet

It's pretty amazing all the things they are doing to advance the field of robotics.  I'm sure it isn't too far away before we have...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Robots lack common sense

The New York Times published a counter argument about the YouTube video Humans Need Not Apply that I linked to last Saturday in my post The Rise of the Robots!

After reading the article I still think the video is correct and more old jobs will be lost than new types of jobs will be created.

One of the fields the video mentioned that would take a big hit is transportation.  We're hearing a lot in the news lately about self-driving cars, and many people will say "yea but it'll take a while before it's ready."  Well it seems they've been working on it for quite a while.  Here are couple of articles about successful test they've done in Europe back in 2011 and 2012.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fractured Innocence

Have you read the second book in the IFISC series?  

I can't wait to release the third book in the series next month!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ray the Robot

Another example of automation making our life easier.  Also a perfect example of a future where certain jobs are made obsolete by robots.

Meet Ray, the self-driving forklift that is parking cars at a German airport

Lets just hope we never see this guy parking our car!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Remembering details

Seems this study says that people retain more of the story reading it on paper verses e-readers.

E-readers worse at remembering plot

It took a long time before I embraced e-books. Now most of my reading is on the iPad mini. What is your preferred reading medium?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Ancillary Justice wins Hugo

It's nice to see female writers winning the big awards.  I haven't read this yet but it's on my list!  Anyone read this, and if so what did you think?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just saw "Guardians of the Galaxy."  Pretty good.  What did you think?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Rise of the Robots!

Do you think a robot will replace your job in the future?  This video makes a pretty compelling argument that it will.

Humans Need Not Apply

How many of you think your current job will fall victim to this?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Giveaway: Alexia Purdy's 5,000 Like Giveaway!!

What a way to say thank you to her fans!
Alexia Purdy has reached 5000 likes on Facebook and is having a MASSIVE Giveaway to celebrate!!

About Alexia 
Hey! It's Alexia Purdy, and it feels weird talking about myself in the first person, but  here goes...
I currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! I love to spend every free moment writing, or playing with my four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been my dream, and I've been writing ever since I can remember. I love creating paranormal fantasy, poetry and love to read and devour books daily. I also enjoy watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food. 

So there you have it in a nutshell. Thank you.

Here are the authors, bloggers and #1 fans that are participating:
So head over and get your giveaway on!!