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Your Engineering Inspiration for Monday 16 December 2019

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Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

AI experts gathered at MIT last week, with the aim of predicting the role artificial intelligence will play in the future of work. Will it be the enemy of the human worker? Will it prove to be a savior? Or...
About a month after Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, Larry Page, the Google co-founder, was summoned along with other prominent tech executives to a meeting at Trump Tower. It was a rare public appearance for Mr. Page....
When mobile manipulators eventually make it into our homes, self-repair is going to be a very important function. Hopefully, these robots will be durable enough that they won’t need to be repaired very often, but from time to time they’ll...
Contemporary and emerging digital technologies are leading us to question the ways in which humans interact with machines and with complex socio-technical systems. The new dynamics of technology and human interaction will inevitably exert pressure on existing ethical frameworks and...
The Age of the Digital Twin
9th December 2019 - Listed in:
Ali Nicholl from Iotic outlines why we need digital twins, what they are and how we can all benefit from a new digital twin age. There is a school of thought that there have to date been two technology platforms...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

16th December 2019
Frontiers in Green Materials
Institution of Civil Engineers, London (Click link for full details)
18th December 2019, 17:30-21:00
IMechE Evening of Christmas Lecture 2019 “Wonders of the Jet Engine”
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London (FREE but booking required)
19th December 2019, 12:30-14:00
Digital higher education markets: from commodities to assets
Room 604, UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London (FREE but booking required)
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New books in your areas of interest

The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor
by Jennifer Rhee
Electronics & Computing
The Human Advantage: How Our Brains Became Remarkable
by Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Bio & Medical SciTech
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
by Rachel Maddow
Engineering, Environment & Energy
Saving America’s Cities
by Lizabeth Cohen
Engineering, Environment & Energy
Mass Vortex Theory: Development of a Solar System From Atoms To Star
by S. Seaver
Physical Sciences
Breaking and Entering: the extraordinary story of a hacker called ‘Alien’
by Jeremy N. Smith
Electronics & Computing