Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Endnotes: Robots in Your Future

Below are the endnotes from “Robots in Your Future” by James Bosworth (Spring 2015 AQ.)

  1.  “United States to Expand Trade Opportunities with Mexico through Safe Cross-Border Trucking.” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, January 9, 2015, <www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/united-states-expand-trade-opportunities-mexico-through-safe-cross-border-trucking> (accessed April 13, 2015).
  2. For example, the Iris+ from 3dRobotics, a company based out of San Diego that manufactures in Tijuana, can be purchased for $750 from their website: <store.3drobotics.com/products/iris> (accessed April 13, 2015).
  3. Vijay Kumar, “Robots that fly … and cooperate,” Ted, February 2012, <www.ted.com/talks/vijay_kumar_robots_that_fly_and_cooperate> (accessed April 13, 2015).
  4. See W. Alejandro Sanchez, “Lift Off: Drone Usage in Latin America Takes Flight,” Council on Hemispheric Affairs, January 12, 2015, <www.coha.org/lift-off-drone-usage-in-latin-america-takes-flight > (accessed April 13, 2015); and Rachel Glickhouse, “Explainer: Drones in Latin America,” Americas Society/Council of the Americas, August 28, 2013, <www.as-coa.org/articles/explainer-drones-latin-america> (accessed April 13, 2015).
  5. One computer arguably came close by fooling a third of judges in 2014, but whether this is a true passing of the Turing Test remains disputed. See “Computer simulating 13-year-old boy becomes first to pass Turing test,” The Guardian, June 9, 2014, <www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/super-computer-simulates-13-year-old-boy-passes-turing-test>.
  6. “The Onrushing Wave,” The Economist, January 18, 2014, <www.economist.com/news/briefing/21594264-previous-technological-innovation-has-always-delivered-more-long-run-employment-not-less> (accessed April 13, 2015).
  7. John Markoff, “Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software,” New York Times, March 4, 2011, <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/science/05legal.html> (accessed April 13, 2015).
  8. Martin Williams, “Tech is removing language barriers – but will jobs be lost in translation?” The Guardian, September 9, 2014, <www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/19/tech-removing-language-barriers-jobs-lost-translation> (accessed April 13, 2015).
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