Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: robots

Robots guarded Buddha’s relics in an ancient Indian legend

According to the legend, Mauryan king Asoka battled with android warriors guarding Buddha's relics, and ultimately reigned over the army of automatons himself.

Sex is set to get intense, and unreal

Sex robots, virtual reality (VR) environments and feedback devices are being developed that could take the place of human partners.

What the coming 20 years will mean for jobs, and how to prepare for it

The number of robots at work reached record levels in 2018. But high tech and high employment don’t have to be mutually exclusive in the future.

11 accused put to trial in Saudi Arabia in Jamal Khashoggi murder case

Robots haven’t yet taken all our jobs, says new World Bank report, and Brazil President Bolsonaro moves to keep his poll promises.

Want to survive the robot revolution? You need to start from square one

A WEF study predicts that 54% of employees of the world’s large companies will need significant re- and up-skilling as robots take up more jobs.

Robots to make life grim for the working class

Economists warn that routine tasks like assembly-line manufacturing or traditional office work are increasingly automated.

Who among us can read a sextant? We have GPS now

In the not-so-far future, people won’t know things we now think are essential to being “educated”: How to write in cursive, how to multiply and divide on paper, or how to spell most English words. And the forgetting of skills is only going to continue as technology advances.

India’s young could give it an edge in the fourth industrial revolution, says WEF chief

The world is witnessing the fourth industrial revolution and Børge Brende says India needs to bolster its investment in infrastructure to take advantage of it.

TALK POINT: What is the future of Make in India in the new era of robots replacing humans in factories?

Maruti Suzuki has one robot for every four factory workers. Firms like Eicher and Bajaj also use robots in a quest for efficiency and cost-cutting. About 100 mln Indians enter the workforce every month. Has India entered the manufacturing race too late? We ask experts Manish Sabharwal, Amitabh Kant, R.C. Bhargava.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.