AI's dirty little secret

2018-03-05 18:47

There's a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It's powered by an army of real people.

Smart robot falls dumb as LG touts 'connected life'

2018-01-09 19:52

A cute, table-top robot packed with digital smarts fell dumb on stage at an LG Electronics event touting "connected" lifestyles where machines obey spoken commands and anticipate needs.

Will a robot be doing your job by 2030?

2017-12-14 10:22

With advances in robotics and artificial intelligence entering an exponential phase, every-day jobs performed by billions of human beings are on the brink of being replaced by technology, writes Robert Traydon.

'Grinch bots' may steal Christmas

2017-12-08 17:16

If no one comes to the rescue, an online army of "Grinch bots" may end up spoiling Christmas for many kids by using automated software to scoop up prized toys and other sought-after items for big profit.

Chinese robotics artist makes real-life 'Transformers'

2017-09-07 12:59

In the suburbs of China's capital, a 32-year-old engineer creates the kind of larger-than-life, shapeshifting robots that most have only seen in "Transformers" movies.

Musk, Zuckerberg duel over artificial intelligence

2017-07-25 22:13

Visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg have been trading jabs on social media over artificial intelligence in a debate that has turned personal between the two technology luminaries.

In reversal, Afghan girls get US visas to attend robotics competition

2017-07-13 10:30

A team of Afghan girls who had been denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition are now allowed to come, organisers say.

4 of the coolest robotic toys for kids

2017-05-23 12:46

Robotics are becoming a part of every day life whether you're aware of it or not. Here are 4 of the most exciting robotics to add to your kids' toy collection.

New technology poses huge global risk - WEF report

2017-01-17 19:50

The world is entering a highly disruptive phase of technological change, which is one of the big five global risks highlighted in a report presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

This is your robot speaking...

2016-10-18 16:20

Government and industry officials say they are collaborating on an effort to replace the second human pilot in two-person flight crews with robot co-pilots that never tire, get bored, or feel stressed out.

 

New 'emotional' robots aim to read human feelings

2018-01-12 22:00

The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent's ability...

Tech faithful gather to worship at mecca of innovation

2018-01-08 19:58

After a rollercoaster year for the tech world, many industry leaders are looking to the cutting edge for salvation.

Trust in Danish bank's wealth manage robot

2017-12-10 15:45

In just over half a year, Danske Bank A/S has attracted 11 500 clients to an investment service provided by a robot called June.

Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots

2017-11-30 22:15

Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers say they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1 000 times their own weight.

AI revolution will be all about humans

2017-08-20 11:18

In 30 years the world will be very different and work, as we know it, will be redundant, says Siri trailblazer Antoine Blondeau.

Friends & Friction: The rise of the robots may not be a bad thing

2017-07-23 06:22

Someday, a robot will write this column.

Replacing humans with robots take longer than expected - report

2017-06-04 22:00

The economic outcomes of replacing humans with robots are not as rosy as originally projected and it may take longer for companies to install bot armies in the workplace, say two McKinsey partners.

Ants are expert navigators, even walking backwards

2017-01-21 14:29

Despite their tiny size, ants are sophisticated navigators that can find their way even while walking backwards, and these skills could help inspire better robots, scientists say.

Mind-controlled robotic hand developed

2016-12-07 16:52

Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup.

Self-service raises job-loss fears

2016-09-25 06:29

Pick n Pay is offering customers the chance to become their own cashiers, but will this make cashiers redundant?

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