Category: Automation

One third of working aged men could have their jobs stolen by ROBOTS by the year 2050, think tank study claims

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Jobs that don’t require advanced education will be the first to be replaced by automation, say the Brookings Institution. ‘Schools need to change their curriculum so that students have the skills needed in the 21st century economy’, Darrell West, vice president […]

High-tech Vegas: Is your hotel room smarter than you?

Spud Hilton | SF Chronicle | Source URL Stepping up to the machine, 11-year-old Jadyn Morin jabbed her index finger at the touch-screen, paused, then sliced a debit card through the reader. The machine whirred and beeped for a moment, then the door slid open with a clunk, and a […]

Are robot cops the future of efficient, bias-free policing?

Steve Nelson The Washington Examiner The era of police hiding behind bushes and catching drivers who exceed 30 miles per hour may be coming to an end. In years, maybe decades, the young officer with a quota could be replaced by a robotic cop car. Unsympathetic to excuses and invulnerable […]

RoboStop: Ford’s AI to leave no hiding place for bad drivers

RT Few drivers would imagine feeling nostalgic for speed cameras. Nevertheless, US automotive giant Ford has revealed its vision for the future of policing in a patent application, not for a cyborg, but an AI-driven cop car. The proposed AI police car is a speed trap, surveillance vehicle and traffic […]

Plumbers and electricians are the workers who will be last to lose their jobs to robots, AI expert reveals

But Mr Ford, whose most recent book is called Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, warns that humans cannot become to complacent about the oncoming AI revolution. Speaking to Daily Star Online, Mr Ford warned that most jobs are going to be carried out by […]

“Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Here” – Waymo To Begin Testing Driver-Free Autonomous Taxis In Phoenix

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge From here on out, if you see a car without a driver meandering around suburban Phoenix, don’t be alarmed: It’s just Google‘s Waymo division testing its new driverless taxis – the first of their kind to be tested on US roads without the supervision of a “safety driver.” […]

Is your vacuum cleaner SPYING on you? Flaw in mobile app could let hackers take control of any LG smart home device

Phoebe Weston The Daily Mail (Archive) HOW DOES IT WORK? Software security firm, Check Point found a vulnerability in the login process on the LG SmartThingQ app which means that hackers could control your home remotely – just like you do. This means that traffic between the appliance and the LG […]

Waymo to begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan next week to see how they handle snow and ice

Reuters via The Daily Mail Alphabet Inc‘s self-driving car unit Waymo is expanding winter testing as it works to address a potential blind spot for autonomous vehicles: snowy and icy conditions. Waymo said Thursday that Michigan is the sixth state where the self-driving car project will test autonomous vehicles. The […]

YOU’RE TERMINATED Vladimir Putin warns of future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear or pain

Mark Hodge UK Sun VLADIMIR Putin has claimed genetically-modified super soldiers “worse than a nuclear bomb” could soon become a reality. The strongman Russian President spoke to a crowd of students about the prospect of an army of trained killers incapable of feeling “pain or fear” much like the characters […]