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A Chinese warehouse reportedly cut its labor costs in half with a fleet of tiny robots

It’s a disconcerting narrative to the American government, but the US is being outspent and out-scaled by the implementation of robots in China. Asia produces more robots than the rest of the world combined, and Chinese workers fear unemployment at the hands of robots more than anyone else. Even …

Robotics

Think Tank: How Messaging Is Transforming the Customer Experience

Rob LoCascio, chief executive officer of LivePerson, explains.<p>When you’re trying to get in touch with a friend to make plans, how do you do it? …

Customer Experience

Nation Expected to Lose 30% of Jobs to Automation in 15 Years

The Robot Revolution<p>Whether we like it or not, robots are making an impact in the job market. Experts predict that almost a million jobs will be …

Robots in the Workforce? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

It looks like we’re already losing our jobs to robots.<p>A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research examined the impact of robots in the …

Research

Will robots displace humans as motorised vehicles ousted horses?

IN THE early 20th century the future seemed bright for horse employment. Within 50 years cars and tractors made short work of equine livelihoods. …

Economics

NASA’s Shapeshifting Origami Robot Squeezes Where Others Can’t

NASA may have equipped its Mars Curiosity rover with an impressive array of scientific instruments, but the robot attaché's size and $2.5-billion …

For AI to Truly Elevate Marketing, It Must Be Partnered With the ‘Happy Accidents’ of Human Creativity

Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is arguably the most disruptive technology, with cloud computing, large data sets and big tech companies such as …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning Will Give Publishing Visual, Interactive Content on a Big Scale

Every day,<p>digital publishers are challenged by the fragmentation of media. Third-party and social platforms appropriating content, mobile "snacking," …

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence Is Killing Jobs, Will Have ‘Large And Robust Negative Effects' On Labor Market: Study

Politicians like President Donald Trump often demonize trade deals and undocumented immigrants for their suspected downward pressure on labor and job …

The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence

Chris Dixon opened a truly wonderful piece in the Atlantic entitled How Aristotle Created the Computer like this:<p>The history of computers is often …

So what exactly is a bot?

Kemal El Moujahid Contributor<p>Kemal El Moujahid is currently a lead product manager for the Messenger team at Facebook, working on AI-powered services such as M and driving the product management of the Messenger platform. Kemal was previously VP of Products at Fuze, a video conferencing and …

Bots

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

These New Robots Look Freaky But Can Do Amazing Things

In labs around the world, robots are sprouting legs. Engineers are fine-tuning their abilities to walk, climb, and stay balanced so they can carry heavy loads or scout hazardous environments.<p>Just a few years ago, many of the elite robots at the DARPA Robotics Challenge struggled with simple tasks. …

Robotics

Technology will destroy millions of American jobs

Bill Pugliano/Getty A significant part of Trump's campaign centered on the angst of the white middle class and the ongoing loss of jobs in the Rust Belt. And that focus gave him his margin of victory.<p>Trump promised to bring those jobs back, a sentiment that resonated powerfully with the electorate. …

Technological Change

AI figured out the word people text when their suicide risk is high

If you were asked to guess the words people use when they're most at risk for suicide, you'd be right to think of obvious nouns and verbs like die, …

Now that Android is getting Google Assistant, here’s how it works

Here’s what you can actually do with it.<p>Okay, Google, what can Google Assistant do?<p>The answer depends on what hardware you’re using.<p>Google announced last month it would soon release Google Assistant — its latest iteration of an Alexa/Siri-like voice tool — on phones running newer versions of …

Google Assistant

Google’s AI subsidiary turns to blockchain technology to track UK health data

Forays by Google subsidiary DeepMind Health into the UK’s medical institutions have been characterized by two major themes. First, amazing results powered by cutting-edge AI; and second, a lack of transparency over the handling of the UK’s public-funded data. With the science going swimmingly, …

Health Care

Microsoft Cortana app for iPhone updated with redesigned UI and new features

Microsoft’s Cortana for iPhone app gets an update today that introduces a redesigned user interface and a few new features and enhancements that offer an improved experience for the Siri competitor.<p>On top of some streamlining for navigation and the user interface, which includes a whole lot of …

How to get Siri to read articles and other text on iOS and macOS

While Siri may not be the perfect companion some wish it was, the personal assistant’s voice can lend itself to our lives in a variety of helpful ways. For the past few months I’ve been using Siri to read all the text I want to read but don’t actually <i>need</i> to read. Having the personal assistant read …

Apple's iPhone-destroying robots are 'operating' in California and Europe

Liam "production line" systems are currently operating in California and the Netherlands, Apple said in a report published on February 21.<p>One Liam system can disassemble 1.2 million iPhone 6 units in a year, according to the report. The maximum 2.4 million phones the two systems can take apart per …

Rare Earth

Arla's robo 'milk maids' are using AI to churn your cheese

Gone are the days of milk maids on stools. At the 56,000-square-metre Arla factory in Taulov, Denmark, cheese production is moving towards complete …

Cows

Truly Driverless Cars Will Soon Be on the Road in California

California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of …

Autonomous Cars

Seafaring drones are navigating Norway's fjords

While there are government-approved test sites for land-based autonomous vehicles in the US, so far there is only one official test site for their seafaring counterparts. Tucked away in Norway's Trondheim Fjord, the test site offers wide, open waters similar to a small sea, but with relatively low …

Geohot’s new automated-driving device can only be redeemed by coughing up data | Ars Technica

Answers questions about NHTSA letter from October, Tesla snafu.<p>AUSTIN, Texas—At the first day of the SXSW Interactive festival, George "Geohot" Hotz …

SXSW Interactive

Americans are scared of sharing the road with self-driving cars, survey shows

According to the survey, 54% of drivers "would feel less safe sharing the road with self‐driving cars while they drive a regular car."<p>The survey also found that 34% "feel it makes no difference, 10 percent would feel safer and 2 percent are unsure."<p>The fear of a radically new thing is hard to …

Driverless Cars