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Why robots need to be able to say 'No'

Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands? At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that’s what they are designed to do. But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions – and put robots into those situations.

Low cost satellite imagery meets big data

At around 250 miles above our planet, a multitude of low-cost tiny satellites are bringing us a much better understanding of the human economy. From the night lights in Myanmar to the homes with metal roofs in Kenya or the trucks in China, all of these give a better understanding of how our society works, and it is just an amazing feat to see them in action thanks to the wonderful satellite technology.