In 1930, the influential economist John Maynard Keynes coined the term 'technological unemployment" to describe what happens when mechanical labor makes human labor obsolete. He predicted that by 2030
A few growing pains don't sour the experience of riding in style. BMW wants to make car sharing classier. Its premium-level ReachNow service launched in Seattle today with BMW 3 Series, i3s and Mini Coopers
Ford said Monday that it has successfully tested one of its self-driving Ford Fusions in complete darkness — no headlights and no street lighting whatsoever. It was so dark you actually needed night vision
I started my career at the Washington Post in the early nineties, back when it was hugely profitable, a pillar of the media establishment and seemingly protected from disruption by huge printing presses,
Automotive head-up displays already offer a modicum of augmented reality by showing info like speed and navigation directions on the windshield, but Toyota now has a patent that could make the tech even
A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and
The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity. Self-driving cars
Artificial intelligence expert Jerry Kaplan says those whose jobs involve ‘a narrow set of duties’ are most likely to see their work replaced by automation Ever since the first vision of a robot appeared
Google chairman Eric Schmidt previously said he had been approached by UK officials to conduct driverless vehicle tests in the UK. It is not clear whether Google will be involved in the truck tests, however.
When I first read Originals I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas. But the
A driver can judge just how much time is left to run a yellow light; a dancer can keep a beat down to the millisecond. But exactly how the brain tracks time is still a mystery. Researchers have defined
Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy not
Researchers working with Volvo show off a prototype, and civilization shakes in its boots. The Volvo Group released a video of a fun little experiment late last week: an effort to destroy the livelihoods
networkworld.com - Senior Editor Brandon Butler covers the cloud computing industry for Network World by focusing on the advancements of major players in the industry, tracking end user deployments and keeping tabs on the hottest new startups.
The so-called “Internet of Things” — meaning the way every device can be connected to transmit data and media – is omnipresent and have changed our lives undeniably for the better, but with a few sacrifices.
Blueprint for the future? Should you trust a robot in an emergency? That depends on the robot. Researchers from Georgia Tech Research Institute decided to see whether people would accept the authority
An ongoing period of unrest between the taxi apps and its drivers over cuts in pay and concerns over driver safety has seen strikes and protests against the start-up and now a band of disgruntled drivers
To benefit from the automation revolution we need a universal basic income, the slashing of working hours and a redefinition of ourselves without work When researchers Frey and Osborne predicted in 2013
The legal profession is perhaps more associated with bulging files of papers, odd clothing and arcane procedures than with technological innovation. But several start-ups are trying to give this most -