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Amazon's cashier-free store breaks when more than 20 people are shopping

Amazon's cashier-free store breaks when more than 20 people are shopping The idea behind Amazon Go is that shoppers can simply walk in and scan their phone to begin a virtual cart.The store actually watches people move around the store, and makes a note of everything they pick up or set down.

Of course Justin Trudeau has a plan for when robots take our jobs

Of course Justin Trudeau has a plan for when robots take our jobs Robots are coming for our jobs, and Justin Trudeau is ready.The prime minister of Canada answered a question on Quora this week about how governments, especially Canada's, should prepare for automation.

Journalists, look out: Google is funding the rise of the AI news machine in Europe

Journalists, look out: Google is funding the rise of the AI news machine in Europe Google's Digital News Initiative (DNI), a fund that promotes innovation in digital journalism in Europe, just announced its latest round of sponsored projects.Among them is RADAR, a collaboration between the UK and Ireland's Press Association (PA) and Urbs Media, a startup that creates localized news stories using AI.

George Hotz's Command.ai is back to help you automate your car

George Hotz's Command.ai is back to help you automate your car His new self-driving car company, Comma.Once you've used the Panda running Chffr to take an extra look under your car's hood (and everywhere else, for that matter), Comma.

India won't allow driverless cars, says transport chief

India won't allow driverless cars, says transport chief On Tuesday, India's transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters that the country's government would resist any new technology that threatened to take jobs away from its citizens, namely driverless cars.“We won’t allow driverless cars in India," he said according to the Hindustan Times.

Google writes a $50 million check to prep the world's workers for the rise of its robots

Google writes a $50 million check to prep the world's workers for the rise of its robots Among the groups already selected for the grant are three nonprofits that each aim to revamp or supplement social services with technology.Around $2 million of the allotted $50 million is earmarked for Google.

Amazon Is Looking For A Few Good Robots To Stuff Boxes

Amazon Is Looking For A Few Good Robots To Stuff Boxes When the dust clears, Amazon hopes to hire around 50,000 new workers.Meanwhile, they’re also gearing up for a future where those new workers have been replaced by robots.

Exclusive interview: Machine learning vs deep learning - what's the difference?

Exclusive interview: Machine learning vs deep learning - what's the difference? Nunez explains the difference between deep learning and machine learning, the role these technologies play in our lives and how businesses can benefit from deep learning technologies.Any task that a human relies on vision to perform is a potential candidate for a deep learning application, which will probably perform it more accurately, faster, and without tiring.

Silicon Valley luminaries are busily preparing for when robots take over

Silicon Valley luminaries are busily preparing for when robots take over Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and influential investor, told The New Yorker earlier this year that around half of all Silicon Valley billionaires have some degree of ‘apocalypse insurance.According to Antonio, many tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are just as pessimistic as he is about the future they’re building.

Using robotics, IoT & automation to clean up NZ’s waterways

Using robotics, IoT & automation to clean up NZ’s waterways Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data analytics and automation are starting to be used to  clean up waterways, in New Zealand, and around the world.The Ministry for the Environment says irrigation is by far the largest use of water in New Zealand, making up 65.

Using robotics, IoT & data analytics to clean up NZ’s waterways

Using robotics, IoT & data analytics to clean up NZ’s waterways Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data analytics and automation are starting to be used to clean up waterways, in New Zealand, and around the world.The Ministry for the Environment says irrigation is by far the largest use of water in New Zealand, making up 65.

This Robot Can Sew T-shirts as Fast as a Crew of 17 Humans

This Robot Can Sew T-shirts as Fast as a Crew of 17 Humans ) robot can sew circles around its flesh-and-bone competition.It’s so fast that a single unit can produce as many t-shirts in an hour as 17 skilled humans.

Robots will kill most retail jobs, and it's going to suck, pessimistic expert warns

Robots will kill most retail jobs, and it's going to suck, pessimistic expert warns The decline of traditional retail has led to job losses across the country, and at least one expert says that's likely to be the new norm.More precisely, Frey and a team of researchers estimate that around four in five retail jobs that don't directly deal with customers will disappear in the coming decades.

Self-driving vehicles launch in NZ – thanks in part to government

Self-driving vehicles launch in NZ – thanks in part to government One of its points of difference is the ability to form a connected convoy which can move extremely efficiently and safely together in formation which makes the Ohmio vehicles the world’s first self-driving and scalable transport solution.Furthermore, the Ohmio vehicles include self-mapping artificial intelligence, which means they’re actively ‘remembering’ the route as they drive, meaning they’re able to do it over and over once completed once.

What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?

What Happened to the Tech Job Boom? Over that same 15-year period, the market value of the five largest tech companies grew from $1.Much has been said about the skills gap that tech firms cite as a limiting factor in hiring.