Articles about Robots
New Boston Dynamics video shows robot running outside autonomously, jumping over obstacles
A recent survey of American parents found that roughly three-quarters were concerned that robots might take their kids' jobs. Well, parents of new grads: Be more worried. This robot can run and jump on its own. Terrifying.
Google won’t confirm if AI assistant will identify itself up front as a robot
This ethical tension could be partly resolved if its AI assistant was required to announce that a computer is on the phone calls, but Google has been vague and will not confirm if Duplex will be made to self-disclose.
Google’s new AI assistant can pass for a human on phone calls
In the near future, a machine can book reservations on your behalf, and the human on the other line may never realize that they are talking to a chatbot.
These are the countries with the highest percentage of robots in the workforce
We know the robots are coming for our jobs but depending on where you live this may happen in a shorter amount of time. According to online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal Statista, there are already a number of countries where the rise of the machines is very much in play. In a new chart using data from the International Federation of Robotics Statista looks at the countries where you will find the highest density of robot workers.
This algorithm can figure out when you will die
By creating a deep learning algorithm to predict patient mortality, doctors can better inform patients about their end-of-life options before it is too late, allowing more patients to get their spiritual and cultures final wishes met.
These were the craziest workplace surveillance stories of 2017
New advances in technology are making it easier than ever for our employers to track our movements, whereabouts, and employability. These were the craziest stories of 2017.
Here’s how not to lose your job in the next 15 years
Learn all you can about the technology entering your field. Stay up on all the trends. And give real thought to where the human element is still needed.
Amazon wants Alexa to be your new coworker
Do you need an executive assistant who can stay out of sight and always be ready to complete your bidding at your command? Amazon is banking on it.
Survey: Here’s how people really feel about robots in the workplace
Among U.S. workers, only 13% would be “very comfortable” having a position where they worked with robots. This better change, fast.
Report: These are the fastest-declining jobs in the U.S.
Typists, watch repairers, and postal workers: Here are the jobs projected to be on their way out over the next decade, according to Bloomberg.
Survey: Americans want to limit robots to ‘dangerous’ and ‘unhealthy’ jobs
Americans support having machines do the grunt work, giving humans the opportunity to pursue more creative, less monotonous tasks.
New robot gets knocked down — but it gets up again (you are never gonna keep it down)
Scientists have created a new robot that can fall down repeatedly without suffering significant damage — and can get back up without human assistance.
This chatbot will help you face death
Can a robot ease the existential angst of those facing imminent death? It might seem unlikely, but that's exactly what a new chatbot was able to do.
3 ways automation can help workers in the future
While Elon Musk is tweeting that super-intelligent robots will bring World War III, there are other experts rebuking dystopian visions and are offering a more hopeful take.
STUDY: Nearly one-third of workers lie to their bosses
75% of American parents believe robots will take their kids’ jobs
The worst part is that robots don't even have to be particularly smart to replace you.
New app scans your face and tells companies whether you’re worth hiring
Companies are letting the robots take over the first interview.
No wonder we don’t fear robots at work. Many of us feel like robots in the office anyway, survey finds
We like to make our own decisions, but few of us get to do it at work.
Why won’t everyone listen to Elon Musk about the robot apocalypse?
Empowered robots hold a host of complications for us.
This new robot gives you a therapy session at your desk. Would you want to?
The robot is here to see you now.
Could your next doctor’s appointment be mediated by a robot ethicist?
Experts estimate that as many as half of all jobs are vulnerable to automation. Here's a new set of jobs in the path of the robot invasion.
These are the 6 most powerful robot overlords that exist today
Get to know your new bosses.
Eerily smart new robots can read human body language
We are one panopticon away from being completely known.
Tech firm starts microchipping employees so they can buy potato chips
The era of the corporate cyborg has begun.