Meet Amelia – the digital employee which is going to replace you

Amelia is a cognitive agent who can take on a wide variety of service desk roles and transform the customer experience. Just like a human she communicates with customers using natural language. Much like industrial machines transformed agriculture and manufacturing, cognitive technologies will drive the next evolution of the global workforce. Their impact in the workforce will be felt globally and at a more accelerated … Continue reading Meet Amelia – the digital employee which is going to replace you

Henn-na Hotel, a hotel run by robots

If there’s one place on Earth you can already get a glimpse of our robot-assisted future, it’s Japan. Routinely at the forefront of robotics research, the country has brought us some of the weirdest automatons, most lifelike androids, and cutest helper-bots. Nowhere is this more evident than at Nagasaki’s Henn-na Hotel, a hotel run by robots that opened this year. Walk into reception and a … Continue reading Henn-na Hotel, a hotel run by robots

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Policy Paper

ISOC-AI-Policy-Paper_2017-04-27_0 Foreword Artificial intelligence is a technology that is already impacting how users interact with and are affected by the Internet. In the near future, its impact is likely to only continue to grow. AI has the potential to vastly change the way that humans interact, not only with the digital world but also with each other, through their work and through other socioeconomic institutions … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Policy Paper

Power your Raspberry Pi with Google’s giveaway AI

The MagPi partners with Google to provide free AI kits to readers Raspberry Pi fans, rejoice; the microcomputer’s official magazine is giving away free AI kits as part of a new partnership with Google. The MagPi, a monthly publication offering tips, tricks and tutorials for fans, made headlines last year when it gave away a free Raspberry Pi Zero on the cover of every copy … Continue reading Power your Raspberry Pi with Google’s giveaway AI

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Russian Cyborg Robot FEDOR That Can Shoot Guns

A number of experts have warned that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to the end of humanity. And this robot built by the Russians wouldn’t help calm the already anxious critics. Created in 2014, FEDOR was initially aimed at replacing humans in high-risk conditions, including rescue work. However, as its abilities have expanded, its purpose has been augmented to include space exploration. The robot has … Continue reading Russian Cyborg Robot FEDOR That Can Shoot Guns

ROBOT TAKEOVER: AI will hit THESE jobs by 2037 – are YOU at risk?

A ROBOT takeover would hit factory workers worst – with almost half set to lose their jobs by 2037, according to new research. A poll of 1,000 people, asked which jobs were at risk from robots being drafted in to do the same work, put factory workers at the top of the list, with 44 percent saying the jobs would be consigned to the dustbin … Continue reading ROBOT TAKEOVER: AI will hit THESE jobs by 2037 – are YOU at risk?

UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial intelligence technologies to help consumers ask and answer questions, buy things and get other stuff done. In the enterprise equivalent, a company that is building something akin to this for large companies and their back-office functions has raised a sizeable round … Continue reading UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

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Technologist: AI ‘Will Probably Replace 50 Percent of Human Jobs’

Popular venture capitalist and Google China Founder Kai-Fu Lee claimed that artificial intelligence “will probably replace 50 percent of human jobs,” during an interview with CNBC. “Traditional companies are really slow. The banks, insurance companies, the hospitals, they really don’t understand how A.I. is already shaping the world, and they don’t understand that they possess something that’s really the biggest treasure… data,” explained Lee to … Continue reading Technologist: AI ‘Will Probably Replace 50 Percent of Human Jobs’

Lights On, Sven! Ikea Surveys People on AI-Based Furniture

The next generation of artificial intelligence may be sitting right beneath you, at least if furniture maker Ikea has any say in the matter. The Swedish furniture company’s “future-living” research lab in Copenhagen, Denmark, called Space10, is conducting a survey to understand what people want when it comes to “smart” furniture. Artificial intelligence (AI) is creeping into more aspects of people’s daily lives. Self-driving cars … Continue reading Lights On, Sven! Ikea Surveys People on AI-Based Furniture