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As manual jobs get replaced, new, more sophisticated jobs will appear in retail.
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Robot Control through Virtual Reality: A Look at the Present, Potential and Future Applications Immersive media and entertainment aren't the only applications demonstrated by Virtual Reality (VR) tec...
As the founder of Microsoft, there are few people on the planet who have helped to guide technological progression (at least in the realm of computing) as much as Gates over the course of his 42-year career. The thrust of his argument is this: if robots replace human workers whose pay would otherwise be taxed, why then should the labour of the robots not also be subject to taxation?
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The Pentagon is planning a "robotic servicing vehicle that could make house calls in space."
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While computer technology has traditionally been focusing on inventing ever-more efficient programs and devices, not enough has been done to delight consumers and give them tools that enhance the quality of their everyday lives. Personal robotics could make up for much of that neglect, experts quoted in the article suggest.
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Automation -the replacement of humans with technology- is everywhere. It's impacting our day-to-day lives, usually in ways we barely notice. Grocery store self-checkouts or the map app on your phone a...
What is the Internet Of Things and how can companies leverage the technology. From the AOL Partner Studio
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I always look forward to the TIFF madness that descends in Toronto every year -- the celebs, the premieres, the parties, and of course, the arduous and panic-inducing process of choosing what to see....
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These innovations are bound to change our lives forever. From the AOL Partner Studio
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We are engaging and interacting with machines on a daily basis. And by that, we are not communicating through machines, but we are communicating to machines, and these machines engage with us in a sol...
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ider and consumer. We can work towards providing objective investment advice, free of vice and bias. Think of the pain and loss that could be avoided if human error and greed were removed from finance. Imagine if we could remove the weight of unmanageable debt with smarter risk assessment. What if we could help people make better decisions about their money and offer access to knowledge currently limited to high-earners and high-rollers? We can.
We rely on security systems to keep us out of harm's way. As technology continues to grow, both home and commercial security systems are strengthening, and the market for advanced security systems is expanding rapidly, giving you the consumer a plethora of options to choose from.
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If you walk in to the Henn-na (or the Weird Hotel) in Japan, you will likely be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist you've ever seen before. One appears to be a perfectly airbrushed woman. The other is a dinosaur. Both are robots.
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Deep learning is the buzzword of the moment inside tech circles and as the public plugs into what this breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) means for the future of technology, a number of common misconceptions have emerged. Below, our machine learning experts at Architech Labs clear up some of the confusion.
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It's clear that as a society we need innovative new firms to step in and help solve our climate, health and social problems, while at the same time creating a profit for investors and jobs for all of us. The important question is: how can we assure that this happens?
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BERLIN (AP) -- A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometres (62...
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TORONTO - A new study by Deloitte has found that most Canadian companies aren't prepared for how quickly they'll be affected by major advances in technology such as robotics and artificial intelligenc...
WASHINGTON - Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labour costs down 16 per cent, a report Tuesday said.The Boston C...
Know that feeling when you search for something online and all of a sudden ads are popping up about it? That creepy feeling has a name, and it’s also the reason why animators have to be sure that cart...
Two leading voices in the world of science and technology warn that robots equipped with artificial intelligence could be leading humanity down a dangerous path. Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of...
Robots may soon be preparing and serving food at fast food restaurants. Increased pressure to raise employee wages has prompted chains to rethink their business model and replace these workers with machines. This technology will begin arriving soon but will the food still taste good and be safe to eat?
Ten years ago did you think a car could park itself, or a dentist could 3-D print a ceramic crown while you're in the chair, or that you could see and talk to the person on the other end of the call? We also didn't think that the hottest jobs advertised today would include big data analyst, online community manager and SEO specialist.
Militaries, and the U.S. military in particular, envisions a future where weapons do the thinking -- that is, planning, target selection and engagement. If we are not careful about the increasing push towards autonomous weapons, we may lose our very humanity in the process.
Let’s face it: Robots are taking our jobs. The International Federation of Robotics carries out an annual survey of the state on the robot business, and its most recent edition reports a massive 43 pe...
The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich announced that the world's first "humanoid" robot will be "born" in March. It's an incredible achievement, but overshadowed by the fact that "Roboys" are not yet running our governments, programmed for fiscal responsibility in order to fix our finances.
Our parents' and grandparents' generations needed R & R because they did heavy, physical work in factories and mines. With hundreds of emails a day we need time to reflect about whether we're creating real value for our customers, our bosses, ourselves and our careers. We sometimes can't see the Facebook for the tweets, the forest for the trees.
Canadian scientists are developing a robot that mimics the human face's expressions and human hand’s tactile processes, which they say will be useful in areas like nursing, nuclear plant maintenance,...
Your move creep. Prison guards in the Korean city of Pohang will get an assist from robots early next year. Officials in that city will run a trial where robots will be used to help patrol the prison...
Human beings are attempting to codify the set of ideal characteristics, virtues, moral commands, moral dispositions and even the capacity of judgment into a set of algorithms to then impart to a machine. However, for thousands of years, humanity has attempted to create good people, without much success.