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The Evolution of AI and Robotics

The Best, 1/24/2018

Top Stories

What I Learned by Owning a Helicopter — “There’s a limit to how much stress you can take. I was stuffing my life full of stressful stuff, and getting zero joy from it… My life transformation began when I finally understood that gratitude was more fulfilling than greed. Greed cost money, created stress, and produced disappointment. Gratitude, however, was free, and it made me happier than any helicopter ever could!”

How to Avoid Feature Creep for Your Startup MVP — Don’t let ‘feature creep’ ruin your awesome product or startup idea. Here’s how you can recognize feature creep and quickly stop it in its tracks.

Does Our Product Suck? — Check out the third chapter from Cliff Lerner’s recent book, Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned Growing To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million.

“You can market your ass off, but if your product sucks, you’re dead.” Hall-Of-Fame Entrepreneur and Author Gary Vaynerchuk

Reading

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, a computer scientist at CMU

Robo Reports: The Washington Post’s robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark

Robot Futures by Illah Reza Nourbakhsh

Watching

The Matrix Series

iRobot

Some TED Talks about AI:

Listening

Robo made music:

Learn more about this musical robot: Robot Uses Deep Learning and Big Data to Write and Play Its Own Music

For a cool technical podcast, check out the Robohub Podcast.

DIY

Build your own LEGO Robot. Our favorite? The LEGO Food Launcher.

And yes… we do still play with LEGOs…

Playing With

One of our favorite in-office robots is the Sphero BB-8. It’s got an awesome design AND it’s Star Wars related, so really what’s not to love?

Questions, thoughts, suggestions? Holla at us in the comments below, or hit us up on Twitter at @TheMissionHQ, with the #TheBest and we’ll try to help!

That’s it for today’s edition of The Best. We’ll be back tomorrow with more great content like this!

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