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Robot Heart, Robot Overlord and Robot Restaurant

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:28:39 Z)

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  • The Verge has a really creepy animation of a human heart being kept alive and beating awaiting transplantation.

  • This article on Glitch.news has been trending for days: supposedly an AI robot based on Philip K. Dick told its creators it would keep humans in a "people zoo".

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  • NPR reports on a new restaurant in San Francisco with almost no human workers where automation is driven to the extreme. At least we will be well fed in the "people zoo" then...

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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