Category Archives: robots

Facebook, Amazon, Disney Practice AI and GE, DBS, BNY Mellon Do Digital Transformation

Searching recently for evidence of artificial intelligence taking over our jobs, lives, and everything else, Tom Davenport came up empty. “Nary a robot overlord to be found,” he declared at the 14th  MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. A day later, at the … Continue reading

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Robots Determined the Outcome of the 2016 Election. Or Maybe Not.

Brookings: “…the map makes clear that while industrial robots are by no means everywhere, they are clustered heavily in a short list of Midwestern and Southern manufacturing states, especially the upper Midwest… It is telling that the robot incidence in red … Continue reading

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The AI and Automation Buzz

CB Insights: Media buzz around AI, robotics, and automation increased significantly towards the end of 2016. JP Gownder, Forrester: The forward march of automation technologies — which include hardware (e.g. robots, digital kiosks), software (e.g. AI), and customer self-service (e.g. … Continue reading

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8 New Technologies Driven by Plummeting Costs of Computing, Storage, and Networking

HT: Vala Afshar

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Robots Inspired by Animals and Rodney Brooks’ Inspiration

Machine Man: Rodney Brooks, Boston Magazine, November 2014: After getting bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Flinders University, in Adelaide, by 1977, [Rodney Brooks, former director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT and founder of iRobots and Rethink … Continue reading

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Robots Take Over the World

Source: ABI/Massachusetts Technology Collaborative    

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The New Servant Class: 50 Startups Developing Home Robots

CB Insights: Consumer robotics startups have bagged 25% of the global robotics deal share in the last 5 years. Around 40% of these consumer deals went to social robots like Anki, UBTECH, and Rokid. Educational robots that teach children how … Continue reading

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