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Robot automation leaders Foxconn and Tesla face delays

Posted in Software on 25th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

Foxconn and Tesla have been targeting extreme automation plans. Both have had to cut back plans for full automation to replace people by many years.

AI 'poses less risk to jobs than feared' says OECD

Posted in Business on 3rd Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

Fewer people's jobs are likely to be destroyed by artificial intelligence and robots than has been suggested by a much-cited study, an OECD report says.

Bees on Mars: Nasa funds swarm of robotic insects for exploring Red Planet

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

A swarm of robotic bees, nimble enough to fly across the surface of Mars and explore the Red Planets nooks and crannies, is being funded.

X Prize announces $10 million competition to spur development of robot avatars

Posted in Business on 14th Mar, 2018
by Alex Muller

There will be two milestone prizes in 2020 and 2021 worth $1 million each, and one grand prize worth $8 million.

An investors view of AI in 2018

Posted in Software on 9th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

AI has become a buzzword for investors of late, many of whom recognise its enormous potential to become the most game-changing technology since the industrial revolution.