Cobots-collaborative robots that work alongside a human workforce-just might be the future of work. By splitting responsibilities to capitalize on what humans and robots do best respectively, companies are solving efficiency, cost and labor shortage issues and deploying cobots in their workplace.
If you love the convenience of Bluetooth headsets but don’t want to look like you’re stuck in 2007, you’re in luck: there might soon be a new headset in town. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) just agreed to spend roughly $10 million to start field testing and deploying the Molar Mic, a device that’s similar to a Bluetooth headset but far less unsightly.
NEW YORK (AFP) – The public is broadly fearful that automation will lead to significant job losses, with many populations skeptical the technologies will boost economic efficiency, according to a survey of 10 countries released Thursday.
I find myself thinking quite a bit about algorithms these days. The word itself derives from the Latinized name of the Persian scholar Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi, reputedly the inventor of algebra, who flourished during the Abbasid Caliphate in ninth-century Baghdad. 1200 years later with the…
There used to be only three ways off of a kidney transplant waiting list. The first was to find a healthy person from within one’s own pool of friends and family, who perfectly matched both the recipient’s blood and tissue types, and possessed a spare kidney he or she was willing to part with.
Consultant firm McKinsey reckons artificial intelligence (AI) will boost productivity way more than the steam engine was able to in the 1800s. McKinsey’s latest forecast of AI’s impact on the global economy is that it will have generated $13 trillion in economic activity across the world by 2030, despite causing upheaval for many people.
Dozens of ‘mysterious radio bursts’ from outer space detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence
AN artificial intelligence program hunting for alien life in the universe has picked up dozens of mysterious radio bursts. The Breakthrough Listen has detected 72 new fast radio bursts (FRBs) coming from a galaxy three billion light years from earth. Scientists have named the source of these signals, way outside the Milky Way galaxy, “repeater” FRB 121102.
WHEN IN DOUBT, TRY LASERS. Drones are already doing a lot for us – they’re delivering packages, helping with search and rescue missions, and supporting environmental conservation efforts. But we don’t have an effective way to keep the devices powered for long periods of time – many can only remain airborne for 30 minutes or so.