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Waymo has been testing self-driving cars with 400 riders in Phoenix for a year. Here's what it's learned so far

For slightly more than a year, 400 volunteers have tested out Waymo's self-driving car service in Phoenix, Arizona, for free, letting the driverless …

Waymo

Amazon’s automation goes white collar

The ranks of the company’s retail team have dwindled, and algorithms have taken people’s place.<p><b>Some background:</b> Use of automation in Amazon’s …

Algorithms

Amazon began automating warehouses a while ago. Now its machines get desk jobs too

Amazon.com Inc. has long used robots to help humans move merchandise around its warehouses. Now automation is transforming Amazon’s white-collar workforce, too.<p>The people who command six-figure salaries to negotiate multimillion-dollar deals with major brands are being replaced by software that …

eCommerce

A giant new retail fulfillment center in China has only four employees

JD.com, one of China’s big e-commerce companies, has unveiled a warehouse in Shanghai that, it says, only keeps humans on board so they can service …

eCommerce

AI is already better at spotting skin cancer than human doctors

Artificial intelligence has already shown its ability to outperform humans at various tasks from playing board games to scanning legal documents. Now …

Cancer

Robots are better than doctors at diagnosing some cancers, major study finds

Artificial intelligence is better than doctors at diagnosing some cancers, research has shown.<p>The international study involved machines that were trained to detect signs of skin cancer before being tested against 58 dermatologists.<p>It comes after the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said extra funds …

Artificial Intelligence

India Working On Unmanned Tanks, Vessels, Robotic Weaponry For Future Wars

In an ambitious defence project, the government has started work on incorporating artificial intelligence to enhance the operational preparedness of …

Artificial Intelligence

11 jobs teens are about to lose to robots | ZDNet

Bellhop<p>"The time has finally come when robots are going to be at our beck and call," Savioke's CEO, Steve Cousins, told me a couple years ago. "And …

Robotics

Google’s Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today’s ‘technology renaissance’

Google co-founder says the company is giving ‘serious thought’ to problems like job destruction<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that the current boom in artificial intelligence has created a “technology renaissance” that contains many potential threats. Writing in the company’s annual …

Amazon is reportedly planning ‘Vesta’ home robot for 2019

Amazon’s next major consumer product could be far more ambitious than Echo speakers and Fire tablets, according to a new Bloomberg report: The company is said to be working on a domestic robot codenamed “Vesta” after the Roman goddess of family, hearth, and home. Vesta is said to be several years …

This Robot Just Completed an Unthinkable Task (And it Only Took 20 Minutes)

One small step for robot-kind. It's a game-changer, folks.<p>A significant advancement in technology or one step closer to robots stealing our jobs? That's the question many asked once it was announced that a robot assembled an Ikea chair by itself. Everyone recognizes Ikea for its affordable …

AI-Powered Drug Developer Hits $2 Billion Valuation, Plans Hires

Benevolent AI, a London-based startup that’s using artificial intelligence to discover new drugs, has received $115 million in additional funding to …

Robots take on hardest task known to man and complete it in just 20 minutes

Robots have managed to take on what is probably the hardest task known to man - and managed to do it in just 20 minutes.<p>Two robots, programmed by …

Robots Ride to the Rescue Where Workers Can’t Be Found

PRAGUE — When Zbynek Frolik needed new employees to handle surging orders at his cavernous factories in central Bohemia, he fanned advertisements across the Czech Republic. But in a prosperous economy where nearly everyone had work, there were few takers.<p>Raising wages didn’t help. Nor did offers to …

Robots will eradicate teen jobs

The automation revolution is here and millions of human workers could be replaced by machines over the next decade. Most of us will adapt or find new positions, say the experts. But new research indicates the most vulnerable segment of the human workforce might be entry-level workers, such as teens …

These Robots Are Learning to Conduct Their Own Science Experiments

Inside a lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, a robot arm lifts a bottle filled with chemical reagents and carries it over a bank of test …

Elon Musk warns that AI could become an 'immortal dictator'

Authoritarianism is nothing new.<p>But at least Mussolini and Hitler died. In the age of artificial intelligence, we could create "an immortal dictator …

I lost my job to a robot

Look around you. We are surrounded by a plethora of so called smart devices such as smart phones, smart watches, smart TVs, smart meters, smart …

How We'll Survive When Artificial Intelligence Gets Smarter Than Us

The artificial intelligence revolution is here, and MIT physics professor Max Tegmark believes the implications are vaster than most of us imagine. …

Monarch is a new platform from surgical robot pioneer Frederic Moll

Auris Health (née Auris Surgical Robots) has done a pretty good job flying under the radar, in spite of raising a massive amount of capital and listing one of the key people behind the da Vinci surgical robot among its founders. With FDA clearance finally out of the way, however, the Redwood …

Construction companies are welcoming their new robot workers

Automation is changing the face of nearly every industry in the world, but the construction industry may lead the way for robots.<p>The Associated Press …

Robotics

Walmart Launches Shelf-Scanning Robots Into 50 Stores

More robots are going to work at Walmart.<p>Not as in greeting shoppers, but more as in using artificial intelligence shelf-scanning technology to track …

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, …

5 Employment Trends Every HR Should Watch Out For

2018 is being pitched as the year when AI hits the HR manuals in a big way<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Recruitment, like every other aspect of modern day business, is undergoing a …

Meet the Hotel Robot Butler That's Revolutionizing Room Service

Ever call down to the hotel front desk for a snack, towel, or that dental floss you forgot, and answer the door to find a three-foot-tall, whirring …

Hospitality

The idea of robot butlers fuels our fantasies — and our fears

When it comes to robots, we tend to have two main fears: The first, fueled by media reports, is that they'll steal all of our jobs. The second, …

Artificial Intelligence

From strawberries to apples, a wave of agriculture robotics may ease the farm labor crunch

Some farmers are responding to the worsening farm labor shortage by turning to automated harvesting equipment and other advanced technology that …

Meet the robot lending a cyber-hand to this farmer's cauliflower harvest

Harvesting a cauliflower is not as simple as it looks.<p>First it must be deemed firm, compact and white, before being gently prised from its main stem …

Farming

Your Human Virtual Assistant Will Soon Be an AI-Driven Digital Assistant

Good help is hard to find, but artificial intelligence is making it easy to build your own dream team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A common problem for any scaling business is bringing on the right help at the right time. Small-business owners often find that the …

The Transformer of Autonomous Farmbots Can Do 100 Jobs on Its Own

The first fully autonomous ground vehicles hitting the market aren’t cars or delivery trucks—they’re ­robo­-farmhands. The Dot Power Platform is a …

Robotics