Category: Robotics

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 […]

Elderly people in care homes will be kept company by ROBOTS who listen to and learn from them as part of a £2.5m scheme (but relatives say loved ones need ‘the human touch’)

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Elderly people in UK care homes will soon be looked after by robots that ‘learn and tailor their conversations’ to who they are with. The £2.5 million ($3.4m) EU-funded trial scheme, starting in September, is designed help to take the strain off […]

Meet Charles, the mind-reading robot created to read human emotion in ground-breaking project

Top scientists at Cambridge University have been working with Charles to find out if machines can respond to social cues as part of a ground-breaking project James Laybourn Jasmine Rapson | UK Mirror | Source URL A world dominated by Artificial Intelligence may be closer than we think after brain-box […]

A.I. will be ‘billions of times’ smarter than humans and man needs to merge with it, expert says

Arjun Kharpal CNBC Artificial intelligence could be “billions of times smarter” than humans and people may need to merge with computers to survive, a futurist told CNBC on Tuesday. Speaking on a panel hosted by CNBC at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Futurizon’s Ian Pearson’s comments mirrored ideas put […]

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 […]

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really.

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams. Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense […]

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 […]

Putin and Musk may be right: Industry experts say it is theoretically impossible to make sure AI won’t harm humans

As researchers continue to make advances in artificial intelligence, or AI, the louder and more frequent the calls are becoming to not simply tread lightly with the technology but to abandon it completely. And why? Because many fear that the technology will someday turn on humans and wipe all of […]

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 […]