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Will robots take humans's jobs?

By carrying out a limitless number of difficult and menial tasks that have little added value or that require a high level of precision, robots have already replaced a large number of lowly skilled workers. Today, a new generation of machines equipped with artificial intelligence are climbing up the value chain and threatening intermediary jobs. Humanoid robots are working for people who are dependent on their assistance and are also in charge of meeting, greeting and causing a buzz in stores.
UPS tests drones for deliveries
27 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
UPS tests drones for deliveries

United Postal Service Inc. successfully delivered a package with an octocopter drone in Florida, as the world's largest courier tests ways to use autonomous devices to boost productivity...

Passenger drone to lift-off in Dubai July
24 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Passenger drone to lift-off in Dubai July

An egg-shaped, four-legged passenger drone is slated for operation in July in Dubai, the city's Roads and Transportation Agency said.

Amazon's drone-parachute delivery patent
21 Feb, 2017 11:00 am
Amazon's drone-parachute delivery patent

Amazon has filed a patent for a technology that will allow drones to drop  and guide their packages from the sky, rather than landing on the ground to deliver them.

Machines play bigger role on Wall Street
14 Feb, 2017 11:00 am
Machines play bigger role on Wall Street

Goldman Sachs has replaced almost 600 of its traders with machine trading systems supported by 200 computer engineers,...

FedEx invests in driverless trucks to deliver cost savings
13 Feb, 2017 11:00 am
FedEx invests in driverless trucks to deliver cost savings

FedEx is investing in autonomous vehicles and AI apps which seek to operate with voice-activated personal assistants, such as Amazon Echo,...

Your robot, your personal assistant
6 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Your robot, your personal assistant

The research division of the Piaggio group, known for its Vespa scooters, has developed a suitcase-sized robot that can carry things as it follows you around.

How a small U.S. state became a tech powerhouse
6 Oct, 2016 10:07 am
How a small U.S. state became a tech powerhouse

Rhode Island's advanced industry sector soared by 285 percent between 2013 and 2015. Only New York, a traditional high-tech manufacturing hub...

New computer can serve as the brains of robots
22 Aug, 2016 03:25 pm
New computer can serve as the brains of robots

Intel has unveiled a miniature PC that serves as a robot's "brain and eyes," which the chipmaker says will help to advance the commercialization...

Heathrow Airport: blockchain, robots, and tomorrow's customer experience Heathrow Airport: blockchain, robots, and tomorrow's customer experience
30 May, 2016 11:18 am
Heathrow Airport: blockchain, robots, and tomorrow's customer experience

Handling 75 million passengers annually, Heathrow Airport is the busiest in Europe. It's the size of a small city, and has the IT challenges to match...

Robots to create less labour-intensive future industries
24 May, 2016 10:20 am
Robots to create less labour-intensive future industries

There has been much talk of the impending robot apocalypse that could overwhelm the human workforce as intelligent automation starts to be implemented...

Automation is transforming our manufacturing future
21 Apr, 2016 12:35 pm
Automation is transforming our manufacturing future

As robots continually take over work duties formerly performed by humans, displaced manufacturing workers are taking on new roles rather than leaving the industry altogether.

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