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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teach it to make proper pizza
Italian boffins are working on a new robot which will develop and learn like a new-born child.