Colder nights draw in for the new tech
While AI has been big news for the last decade, researchers in the field warn that the industry is about to enter a new and much quieter phase.
Does speed kill?
At Huawei's “Innovation Day” in Paris, earlier this week, Francois Barrault, chairman of IDATE Digiworld, made some interesting comparisons between robots and human beings, focusing on the five senses.
People talking to robots not people
Sales of devices that talk to you, switch off your lights, lock your door and regulate how hot and cold you get will show increased growth between now and 2023.
Poor humans will be exterminated
Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while increasing total economic production, a new study shows.
Mike Magee's Rave: Blatant disregard of Isaac Asimov's law of robotics
Earlier this week I had a missive from a large energy company which I won't name. Oh, I may as well.
It would help if it could get out more
Amazon’s head boffin Rohit Prasad said that the bookseller’s personal software assistant Alexa would be far smarter if it had a robot body and cameras to move around in the real world., Addressing the assorted throngs at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital AI conference in San Francisco Prasad said: “The only way to make smart assistants really smart is to give it [sic] eyes and let it explore the world”.
SameDay Robot will be on the streets this summer
FedEx will test a six-wheeled, autonomous robot called the SameDay Bot in Memphis, Tenn. this summer.
What a way to go
Sex robots could be hijacked by hackers and used to cause harm or even kill people.
Robots will not dare take on women
A new study from the Brookings Institution has found that automation will impact men at a higher rate than women.