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Prepare for the time of the robots
Prepare for the time of the robots
I was recently offered the presidency of a university in Kazakhstan that focuses primarily on business, economics and law, and that teaches these...
Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet
Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet
As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial...
Somaliland's voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world
Somaliland's voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world
Africa has become a testing ground for technological leapfrogging. This is a process that involves skipping stages and moving rapidly to the
Jobs and robots: Bracing for technological disruptions to come
Jobs and robots: Bracing for technological disruptions to come
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid...
Face scanners, robot cleaners to make flying a breeze
Face scanners, robot cleaners to make flying a breeze
Passengers’ baggage is collected by robots, while the owners relax in a waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan...
Eish, robot: Automation is eating jobs
Eish, robot: Automation is eating jobs
With two-thirds of its jobs at risk of replacement by robots, the South African economy is shifting towards services. But some say this deindustrialisation is premature: an economy trying to run before it can walk....
Versatile ‘cockroach’ robots to the rescue
Versatile ‘cockroach’ robots to the rescue
Search and rescue missions of the future could be led by a horde of robot cockroaches, with United States researchers developing a mechanical...
Bid to ban autonomous killing machines
Bid to ban autonomous killing machines
It is a characteristic of technological development for humans to get machines to do things that they don’t want to, whether it is washing the...
Google robots for the operating theatre
Google robots for the operating theatre
Surgical robots using artifical intelligence technologies are being developed by Google as part of a deal between the tech giant and the healthcare...
Dawn of the planet of machines
Dawn of the planet of machines
The day is coming, we are told, when the world as we know it ends. Somewhere in a laboratory, possibly Silicon Valley in the United States or more...
RoboThespian: The first commercial 'performing robot'
RoboThespian: The first commercial 'performing robot'
You don't have to be paranoid to think there are eyes following you around the Cornwall warehouse that is home to Engineered Arts.
The Epson Robot gets real
The Epson Robot gets real
He's less than a year old, doesn't talk yet and is learning to identify, grasp, sort and move objects around. He's not human, though. "He" is a new...

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