Softbank finds two droids they are looking for on Google
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Two companies added to AI plans


After getting its paws on ARM, Softbank is still growing and has written a cheque for two firms that build walking robots from Google's parent company, Alphabet.

Never mind the Mexicans - Trump should fear the Robots
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Economics experts warn


While the US government is making hay blaming foreigners for coming to the US and stealing jobs, it should be more worried about robots.

Chinese robot revolution has a few problems
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Too much cash invested in the lower end


China is widely expected to take the lead in robotic industry, but Digitimes Research thinks that it might have a few problems to overcome first.

Robot lawyer helps refugees
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DoNotPay has become the Internet’s Robin Hood


A chat bot that overturned 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.

Humans likely to revolt over robot job loses
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Revolution cries Virgin


A senior director for Virgin Australia has warned business leaders that humans might revolt over moves to replace their jobs with robots.

Italian robot engineers forget the Italian facts of life
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Cool idea, which was not thought through properly


Italian engineers at Piaggio came up with a really cool robotic idea which not quite but completely flawed and utterly missed one thing which is a fact of life.

Amazon robot use increases by 50 percent
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Metropolis becomes current affairs

In the last five years, the robot workforce at Amazon has increased from zero to 45,000 and most of that was during 2016.

AI replacing Japanese white collar workers
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Beginning of the end


While most people have focused on factory robots and self-driving cars may kill off millions of jobs, the fact that AI will kill off white collar work has been quietly ignored.

Italian boffins create learning computer
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Teach it to make proper pizza

Italian boffins are working on a new robot which will develop and learn like a new-born child.

Xiaomi creates "lego" robot
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Build it and hunt for Sarah Connor


Xiaomi is producing a plastic toy robot that you can assemble into different forms, and control with an app.