Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: robots

We can’t reach consensus on killer robots ban. History says it could be next major arms race

Autonomous weapons killed human beings for the first time last year in the Libyan civil war. There's still a debate on their ban.

Air taxis, rockets and moon robots — what Honda has in store for its future

The automaker claims there is no other company that has all core technologies including propulsion, electrification, robotics, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot comes with serious concerns – but not the ones you think

As a researcher who studies ethical use of emerging tech, I find the Tesla Bot raises concerns that transcend sci-fi fears of super-smart robots.

Why we may be exactly wrong about technology and inequality

It’s easy for this kind of apprehension to lead to a sort of neo-Luddism in which technology is viewed as the enemy. The new technology could actually help reduce inequality.

PlayStation inventor starts new career making robots for no pay

Ken Kutaragi is on a mission to make affordable robots that can safely move around and do physical work alongside humans in factories and logistics centers.

Robots that can sniff out coronavirus being tested in America

Koniku, a biotechnology startup, will examine samples from patients tested for Covid-19 to compare how well the smell-bot detects the virus compared with traditional methods.

The lab assistant that can work for 21.5 hours a day and tackle problems humans cannot

The robot chemist, that is helping scientists at the University of Liverpool with their research, could make scientific discoveries “a thousand times faster”.

It’s not science fiction. Robots running industrial world can be hacked, remote-controlled

Previously unknown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to hide malicious code in the software that robots run on.

AI is already putting journalists out of job. But there will never be AI Arnab or Ravish

Microsoft recently fired dozens of journalists responsible for curating and editing news stories to be replaced with automated systems.

Post Covid, it’s not a bad idea to have robots and machines replace humans at some jobs

Some jobs aren't good enough to protect. The pandemic presents an opportunity to negotiate better terms with those leading the AI revolution, such as Google and Amazon.

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.