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FAA Drags Feet on Drone Rulings

December 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Many new drones are now making their debut – Image by media.salon.com In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened […]



What changes should we expect when robots replace workers?

December 13th, 2014 at 9:10 pm » Comments Off

How long will it be before we see the first worker fired by a robot manager? It is rather significant that economists are shifting their belief. Up until now, economists have believed that new jobs will replace lost jobs. Now the numbers suggest that is changing for the first time in history, and the trend […]



The Rise of Smart Skin

December 13th, 2014 at 1:04 am » Comments Off

Stretchable smart skin South Korean and U.S. researchers have developed a stretchable material that senses touch, pressure, and moisture, and could be used to give artificial limbs feeling. By David Talbot on December 9, 2014



10 million jobs in Britain at risk from advancing technology

November 26th, 2014 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

Over the next 20 years, Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots, wiping out more than one in three roles.    



Artificial intelligence is not a threat, it’s a tool

November 25th, 2014 at 5:47 pm » Comments Off

It’s a mistake to worry about us developing malevolent AI anytime soon. Rodney Brooks - There has been several articles in the press recently, and several high profile people who are in tech but not AI, speculating about the dangers of malevolent AI being developed, and how we should be worried about that possibility. Should we be […]



Will robot brains catch up to human-level intelligence in 25 years?

November 25th, 2014 at 5:38 pm » Comments Off

Computers are improving at an exponential rate. Futurists started predicting that in just a few decades machines would be as smart as humans soon after computers evolved in the 1940′s. Every year, the prediction seems to get pushed back another year. The consensus now is that it’s going to happen in … you guessed it, […]



Micro-scallop robots can swim through your blood, eyeballs

November 21st, 2014 at 3:34 pm » Comments Off

A micro-scallop robot is only a fraction of a millimeter in size. Simplicity is important when designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body). There just isn’t room for complex motors or actuation systems. There’s barely room for any electronics whatsoever, not to mention batteries, which is […]



Lowe’s introduces robotic sales assistants to help customers

November 18th, 2014 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

The robots have been dubbed OSHbots. Robots are coming to Lowe’s. The company is testing whether new robots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail. (Video)    



101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

November 7th, 2014 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.  



Futurework – how technology will redefine the culture of work

October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

“We’re increasingly going to be working with technology, and clearly some technologies are going to replace us.” Former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert Reich and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, Susan Hassler , are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie […]



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