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#Recipe : Crispy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>4 oz fettuccine<br>1 tbsp olive oil<br>1 tbsp butter<br>8 gigantor shrimp or 16 large shrimp<br>1 tbsp cajun spice<br>2 tbsp flour<br>1 cup chicken broth<br>1 …

Robot Art Contest Seeks Machines That Can Paint Like the Masters

A new robotic challenge in the vein of DARPA's prize competitions invites people to build a robot that can paint with a brush.<p><i>Carnegie Mellon's entry. Photo: Carnegie Mellon</i><p>It's not just humans (and those elephants in Thailand) who can paint these days, semi and autonomous robots have been churning …

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Ocado's tech chief gave us an inside look into how it plans to revolutionise the world with automation and robots

The company posted an impressive set of numbers earlier this month, with profits soaring 65% year-on-year and gross revenue rising by 15% to more than £1.1 billion ($1.5 billion.)<p>Meanwhile, it also creates a whole heap of technology that it can hive off and sell on to other businesses should it …

Robotics

Donald Trump's trade policies can't bring back the manufacturing jobs

In a blistering speech whose prepared text Donald Trump's campaign leaked to Politico early Tuesday afternoon, the Republican candidate hammers free trade policies in terms starkly reminiscent of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.<p>"Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to …

Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

Millions of people are turning their thoughts to self-improvement and New Year's resolutions this week. And one of the most common resolutions, after promises to lose weight or get in better shape, is to be better about money.<p>A handful of entrepreneurs in the Bay Area have taken note — and they …

When Machines Replace Middle Management

In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014:<p><i>“The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.”</i><p>According to Carl Benedict Frey and …

Isaac Asimov

Robots “To Rob” Jobs? Reversing the Negative Spin (Part 2)

<b>… Continued from Part 1</b>The prediction that, by 2050, we will be able to devise the electronics and circuitry and CPU strength needed to implant a …

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Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs

Nearly 30 years ago, in 1987, the Nobel-winning economist Robert Solow surveyed the impact of IT on the economy and concluded that “you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”<p>Solow’s quip crystallized a frustrating disconnect in the 1980s. Why did an observed …

Harvard

Are machines making humans obsolete?

When artificial intelligence gets good enough, could we all find ourselves replaced?<p>Suppose that, unlike me, you’re a fresh-faced youngster, just out of education, not yet beaten down by the meaninglessness of human existence, and looking to choose a career. Preferably one that won’t be made …

This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money

At least, that's what data scientist and artificial intelligence expert Jeremy Howard believes.<p>According to Howard, <b>the pool of displaced workers will just keep growing exponentially, and the solution is to level the playing field.</b><p>Howard delivered this argument in a recent panel discussion held at …

Singularity University

DARPA Sees a Future Battlefield With Drone Ships and Super Soldiers

The shape of unmanned warfare to come.<p>DARPA offered a glimpse of where the Pentagon's mad science agency is headed on Tuesday, when director Arati Prabhakar and deputy director Steven Walker briefed reporters at a press conference in Washington the agency's most futuristic defense projects.<p>Land, …

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After the robot revolution, these may be the only jobs left for human beings

As experts predict millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the coming decades, Michael Deacon wonders what paid work will be left for ordinary people...<p><b>Employment figures are at a record high</b> – but experts predict that the future will be less rosy. As technology and artificial intelligence …

The Future

Robots are expected to replace five million jobs by 2020

It's the latest in a series of figures economists have released projecting the impact that AI systems and machines will have on the human workforce, and this one, from the World Economic Forum, predicts a "Fourth Industrial Revolution," characterized by unprecedented "developments in genetics, …

The Future

Futurework - Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century

<b>futurework</b> - Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century<br>(A printed copy of the report may be requested by telephone at 202-693-5084)<p>Table of …

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International Federation of Robotics

Gudrun Litzenberger<p>IFR General Secretary<br>IFR Statistical Department<p>Lyoner Str. 18<br>60528 Frankfurt am Main<br>Phone: +49 69-6603-1502<br>Fax: +49 …

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all News<p>Robotics components, assistive technologies, and the usual AI and self-driving car deals made up the past week's automation transactions.<p>In …

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Traditional Business Models Won’t Survive a Robot Takeover

Just a few decades ago, employers sought typists, operators, and mimeograph repair technicians. Companies nowadays want webmasters, LAN operators, …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Can robo advisers replace human financial advisers?

Do investors need people anymore?<p>The past few years have seen the rise of robo advisers, a category that includes not only fully automated investment …

Jobs for humans in the robot era: Big data deep divers, time hackers, and more

It’s a job that wasn’t possible before the era of big data, and would be impossible to do without robotics. It’s likely to be in high demand in the …

What Women and Men Want from Sex Robots - Lovesick Cyborg

By Jeremy Hsu | March 10, 2016 12:19 am<p>Credit: Willyam Bradberry | Shutterstock<p>More than two-thirds of men recruited for a sexbot study say they …

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Two-Thirds Of Americans Think Robots Will Take Our Jobs By 2065

As robot truthers here at <i>Fast Company</i>, we’ve written extensively on how a robot takeover could impact our job prospects. A new study by the Pew Research Center confirms that while a majority of Americans think computers and robots will dominate our workforce by 2065, they are optimistic–or perhaps …

What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education

An artificially intelligent computer system built by Google has just beaten the world's best human, Lee Sedol of South Korea, at an ancient strategy game called Go. Go originated in Asia about 2,500 years ago and is considered many, many times more complex than chess, which fell to AI back in …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Get Your Kids Ready For A Future Filled With Robots

A new kit of kid-friendly robots prepares them—and their parents—for a future where they’re the first “robotic natives.”<p>If the average two-year-old in 2016 is surrounded by smartphones and iPads, the toddlers of the future may grow up in a world where robots are equally ubiquitous. In a new project …

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Fast food industry rapidly moving to replace employees with robots and eliminate payroll, health benefits and human unreliability

'If you're reading this, it's very likely that, within your lifetime, you're going to see a revolution in robotics. In many ways, this technological …

The Future

Food printers and eye writing: tech show's quirkiest gadgets

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While tens of thousands flock to the Mobile World Congress to check out the latest smartphones, the show also offers glimpses of some of the coolest off-beat — and downright strange — innovations.<p>Many of these newfangled prototypes found a niche at the trade show's special …

We will all have personal robot assistants within the next decade

You decide to confide in your robotic assistant, who asks you a series of questions about what's most important to you: Nearby schools, bars, or parks? A price range? A home for two or seven?<p>After some back-and-forth, it tells you your affordable dream home is two miles away from a reputable public …

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