Thursday, October 22, 2020
AI and robotics

How AI and robots drive the next generation of jobs

Chris Middleton explains why the dominant narrative about robots equalling mass unemployment is wrong. However, the nature of work and skills is certainly changing. In 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicted...
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UK Industrial strategy: A bold vision scuppered by incompetence

OPINION While the British government wrestles with Brexit, it has announced more details of its plans to raise R&D investment to 2.4 percent of GDP, in line with its revamped industrial...
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AI Fantasy Worlds

It seems that fantasy worlds are everywhere, and are now making their way into the artificial intelligence space via AI painting technology. Take the instance of two popular British novel series....
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Practical Uses for Augmented Reality are Coming

The different ways people are using augmented reality (virtually imposing digital images onto a physical scene) and Apple’s new ARkit has been fascinating. From virtual pets, to real-time filters, painting and...
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Underwater robotics: a UK opportunity

Seaborne and underwater robotics for the offshore energy sector could be major opportunity for Britain, according to a new report from Innovate UK. Marine robotics includes Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), which are...

SyncThink: VR Headsets & Football Field Testing

Two huge guys with helmets crush into each other, and one is slow to get up. It’s a common scene every fall on American television. It’s no secret that American football...
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The Best Part of a Sandwich

There are some things in the world that can never be fully understood--the laws of gravity, the concept of time, etc… But none of these things can top the utter mystery...
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Humans have always tried to immortalize themselves. Some have taken the assiduous path while others have done infamous deeds and ‘the evil lives on after them.’ Now ‘The Voices of Humanity’...
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The Orwellian science fiction movie ‘I, Robot’ is set in the year 2035 where humanoid robots serve humanity and are programmed to serve under the ‘Three laws of Robotics.’ The protagonist,...
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Hanson Robotics: How to Control the Uncontrollable

Everyone knows that kids can be a handful. You’ve probably been in a grocery store and seen kids who are out of control - screaming for candy, kicking parents, etc. When...


Caught With Their Drones Down

Drones can be used for humanitarian purposes, of course - like the startup by BioCarbon Engineering  which can plant as many as 100,000 saplings...