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Target_is_New - Issue #167

Target_is_New - Issue #167
By Iskander Smit • Issue #167 • View online
Welcome to the new week! Thanks for subscribing and reading. A short look back to last week and look ahead to what to expect and do this week.
To start with the latter. We are on the verge of a new covid-lockdown in the Netherlands, so online conferences and events are becoming the default again. We also had to decide this for ThingsCon (10 December) last week; the in-person workshops and audience is hard to organize now and might be even harder beginning of December. We cannot take that risk, so we decided to focus on a short online program and hope for a full conference in spring. Be sure to join us for the online program, I expect it will be great though! Don’t forget to register!
This week you can join also Iterations, a conference on creative coding if you are into that. Also another AiTech Agora on Wednesday on aligning human norms and AI. In Pakhuis De Zwijger you can join Tegenlicht Live (in Dutch) on sun-powered cars. Tuesday London IOT can be followed live too.
So far for the coming week. Last week I had to miss most of the workshop DEI4EAI I mentioned last week. It was good to talk one on one with a lot of potential German partners for the Munich Amsterdam field lab initiative.
I also published a monthly update of the Cities of Things Newsletter on embodied reality with (or thru) citythings.
What else was interesting to read last week? The right to repair reached Apple with all the second agendas a principle good thing. And some interesting thoughts and reads on the relation with tech and the consequences for interactions and the making.

Living in a world of -new- relations
The Future of Digital Assistants Is Queer
Don't Kick the Robot: a conversation with Kate Darling on our future with robots
Xavier Robot Snitches On 'Undesirable' Public Behavior In Singapore
Intelligent Vehicles
HUENIT - AI camera & modular robot arm by Huenit
With new interactions...
Unique robotic hand can rotate objects without releasing its grasp
Making it happen
Honda's New Autonomous Vehicle Went to Work at a Solar Construction Site
poland introduces 'happy to chat' discussion benches to combat loneliness
And new business architectures
iRobot continues to diversify with $72M foray into air purification
Hyundai releases electric version of 1980s Grandeur saloon car
And finally...
More links than expected. Enjoy the exploring. I wish you a great week, hopefully without too many new covid measurements… Stay healthy!
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Iskander Smit

I am working @Infonl as a research director, and chair Cities of Things, blogger Target_is_New, co-organizing @ThingsCon.
Visiting researcher at TU Delft Industrial Design Engineering.

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