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AMT Tech Report: Issue #205

John Deere's focus on AI and automation. (Not a) New kind of 3D printing. Got Beef with 3D printing? Making friends – literally, with AI.
Apr 29, 2022

“By taking care of your vehicle, it will more likely take care of you. And it will do it for a lot less money.”

– Pat Goss


1. John Deere's Focus on AI and Automation

I had always hoped that John Deere would blossom into the next world-class sportscar/supercar manufacturer, not an AI and robotics company! My logic is sound: Two of the most desirable, influential, and innovative sports car/supercar companies, Lamborghini and Porsche, started life as tractor companies. Alas, John Deere has bigger and better plans.

Read more here.


2. Is This Really New Though?

Sorry, bro. "Printing with light" + "Hardens when exposed to blue light" = DLP/SLA ≠ "A new kind of 3D printing," Q.E.D. 

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3. Got Beef With 3D Printing?

It seems like a new conspiracy is gaining traction! Allegedly, food processing plants are being burned down or destroyed. I wonder if it's time for another fun-and-not-at-all-off-putting article on 3D-printed food? Guess what, buttercup? We have such an article!

Read more here.


4. Making Friends – Literally, With AI

MOVIE TIME! This time it’s sci-fi horror – light on the fiction and heavy with the horror! This guy built his childhood imaginary friend by fitting a microwave “with a mic and speaker to relay the information to OpenAI and enable him to give a vocal response.” It’s as crazy as it sounds, if not more so.

Read more here.


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