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THE ARCHITECHT SHOW


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Aug 25, 2017

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT AI Show, Signe Brewster speakers with Alec Rivers, co-founder of Shaper—a company who makes a woodworking system that straddles the line between automation and personal achievement. Rivers describes the system, called Origin, as "Guitar Hero for woodworking. Because you feel you're shredding it up, but in reality the device is making it a lot easier on you." He also shares some good reasons—from pride to the flexibility of our bodies and minds—why robots should be used to augment rather than replace humans.

In news segment, co-hosts Brewster, Derrick Harris and Chris Albrecht discuss Apple opening up on how it built Siri's new voice, Microsoft's new Brainwave chip, the idea of a tax on industrial robots, and the emergence of "soft" robots that play on human emotions.