Monday, October 22, 2018

Robotics

The next generation of workers

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from Henry Ford’s assembly line....

Relax! The Terminator is not here yet!

Scientists are known for making dramatic predictions about the future – and sinister robots are once again in the spotlight now that artificial intelligence...

Jobs in the age of automation

By now you’ve probably heard how robots are going to take over our jobs. And how this will leave future generations with plenty of...

Does the new industrial revolution spell end for jobs

Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing...

Robot and Labour, the China conundrum

China’s industrial landscape is in a process of rapid transformation. As low-end industries are squeezed by rising costs for land, labour and other resources,...

Biohybrid robots built from living tissue start to take shape

Think of a traditional robot and you probably imagine something made from metal and plastic. Such “nuts-and-bolts” robots are made of hard materials. As...

Automation, robots and the ‘end of work’ myth

Can you imagine travelling to work in a robotic “Jonnycab” like the one predicted in the cult Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall? The image...

Artificial intelligence: between scientific, ethical and commercial issues

The fatal crash involving an autonomous car operated by Uber in the United States was a tragic but timely reminder of the dangers of...

AI like HAL 9000 can never exist because real emotions aren’t...

HAL 9000 is one of the best-known articifical intelligence characters of modern film. This superior form of sentient computer embarks on a mission to...

RECENT POSTS