Want to develop kids' tech skills? Think playgrounds, not playpens

2019-01-01 06:45

If you like technology, you probably think it’s a good thing for children to be exposed to it at an early age. But recall your own childhood, says Marina Umaschi Bers.

I, human: Why new blue-collar jobs will survive the rise of AI

2018-11-10 10:00

It’s hiring day at Rolls Royce’s jet-engine plant near Petersburg, Virginia. Twelve candidates are divided into three teams and given the task of assembling a box. Twelve Rolls Royce employees stand around them, one assigned to each candidate, taking notes.

WATCH: Boston Dynamics's robot more agile than ever

2018-10-30 15:33

Atlas, the humanoid robot can now do Parkour movements, a training discipline using movement developed from military obstacle course training.

Watch: A glimpse into the future at the World Robots Summit

2018-10-20 16:05

Exhibitions of robotic technology for the present and future,as well as a robotics competition from the World Robot Summit 2018.

Watch: A new lifelike child robot can talk about his feelings

2018-09-17 14:01

A Japan academic has invented a robot that looks like something straight out of a dystopian sci-fi film.

WATCH: Is artificial intelligence pushing sexist roles?

2018-07-02 14:29

Why do most robots or AI interfaces tend to be female and demure? Could this be because not enough women are working in the field?

Have you ever seen a robot cooking burgers? Watch this

2018-06-22 14:52

There's a new must-have appliance for your kitchen!

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.


AI competition - the new space race

2018-12-28 20:00

AI competition is a rerun of the last century's space race, says Leonid Bershidsky.

WATCH: Sony's adorable new Aibo comes to the US

2018-10-31 11:55

Packed with charm, AI and cloud technology, Sony's rebooted robot dog doesn't come cheap.

Top 10 reasons to attend IGNITION 2018

2018-10-22 12:21

Ten reasons Business Insider’s IGNITION conference is a must-attend event this December.

Watch: A robot walks the runway for the first time at London Fashion Week

2018-09-22 15:41

The collaboration between OhmniLabs Robotics Company and fashion designer Honee Persona was designed as a showcase – and to show humans are not so easily replaced.

Watch: This company is designing robotic undergarments that enhance strength, endurance, and even posture

2018-09-11 09:04

A company called Seismic is designing powered clothing fusing apparel and robotics.

Google's robot-powered burger restaurant says it's paying employees R216 an hour to read educational books while the bot does the work

2018-06-25 15:32

The company uses a robot at the centre of the restaurant to make up to 130 burgers an hour.

'Hi, I'm Pepper' - first humanoid robot in SA gently introduces herself

2018-06-05 06:44

Pepper, the first humanoid robot in South Africa, is a demonstration of how customer-facing robots can ease business and help people.

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.

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