Posts Tagged ‘robots‘

Bits and Bytes from Futurist Shara Evans

by Shara Evans It’s hard to believe how fast time flies, along with the increasing speed of technology development. We’re less than one month away from being in the 2020s! It seems like only yesterday when we were all debating the Y2K Bug with predictions of

A new relationship of man and machine

Thanks to London Business School and the Global Leadership Summit for making this available. You can watch the entire session, including Rohit Talwar and Gray Scott, and the discussion at (LBS site). My slides are on my blog at The topic: What if robots replaced the

Stephen Hawking says we should really be scared Of Capitalism, not Robots

When Stephen Hawking speaks, we listen to his bites of wisdom. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session last week, the scientist predicted that economic inequality will skyrocket as more jobs become automated and the rich owners of machines refuse to share their fast-proliferating wealth. “If machines produce

Why there aren’t yet nanobot doctors

Nanobots is one of those “must know” hype words if you’re following technology evolution in the health sector. Scientists have long said that tiny robots would soon be able to conduct surgery and deliver drugs deep inside the body. In this article in The Atlantic, you can

NAO Robots shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle. Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute AI and Reasoning Lab in New York adapted the classic inductive reasoning puzzle known as The King’s Wise Men and posed the problem to a

Japan Using Robots to Fight Demographic Problems

Japan has faced two major challenges: a need for economic growth and a shortage of labour. Having one of the oldest populations in the world, Japan’s lack of workers and consumers are ever growing issues. However, Japanese firms seem to have finally responded to Abe’s

Robots & Basic Income

Work and income still go together, which is why we find it so hard to imagine people working for no money, or for the common good, or to get out and meet people. But as new platforms like Amazon, Airbnb or Uber allow more of

Fei-Fei Li: We need to teach machines to see

And by “see” Li means to understand context, not just content. Among other things, she wants robots to not only relay what they see, but to tell stories about it. Creative stories. Maybe creative jobs aren’t as safe from the robot uprising as we all

Table-top robots to disrupt light manufacturing

To understand why, consider Los Angeles, where I live. Drill presses and metal foundries may not leap to mind when a passing hipster croons “That’s so L.A.,” but manufacturing is a way of life in a city that accounts for 523,100 manufacturing jobs, more than