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“Top 25 Inventions of 2017 – Jibo – A Robot You Can Relate To”

November 17th, 2017 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, they’re still stationary speakers whose defining expression is a light that turns on when you speak.

Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ a warning about the future of killer bots

November 17th, 2017 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.

Human legacies when robots rule the world

November 6th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Machines have been displacing humans on job tasks for several centuries, and for seventy years many of these machines have been controlled by computers.

Edible robot surgeons will cure you from the inside out

August 14th, 2017 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the Puma 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa’s robo-butler. Just barely. The Puma was nevertheless revolutionary. It was the very first mechanical operator, progenitor to steady-handed robo-surgeons like the DaVinci system. But in the near future, robots will no longer […]

Humans and robots are on the cusp of a sexual intimacy we may never reverse

August 13th, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you?

Robots and AI are going to make social inequality even worse, says new report

July 21st, 2017 at 8:41 am » Comments Off

Rich people are going to find it easier to adapt to automation.

Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

July 3rd, 2017 at 9:24 pm » Comments Off

As Futurist Thomas Frey says, “As long as we have problems, we’ll always have jobs.” Automation has long been considered the harbinger of future unemployment, and experts have predicted that the widespread adoption of artificially intelligent (AI) software and smart machines could lead to thousands or even millions of people losing their jobs. However, that may not […]

Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs — but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work.

A.I. killed 800,000 jobs in the U.K., but created 3.5 million new ones

June 15th, 2017 at 5:50 am » Comments Off

First Amazon announced plans to fully automate its new brick and mortar store with robots. Then we learned that Foxconn plans to automate 30 percent of its factory workforce by 2018. And recently, Wendy’s announced plans to add automated kiosks at more than 1,000 stores. One thing is clear — robots are changing the way […]

Germany developing a self-learning robot hand

June 13th, 2017 at 4:52 am » Comments Off

Researchers at Bielefeld University have developed a grasp system with robot hands that autonomously familiarizes itself with novel objects. The new system works without previously knowing the characteristics of objects, such as pieces of fruit or tools. It was developed as part of the large-scale research project Famula at Bielefeld University’s Cluster of Excellence Cognitive […]

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