robotics

In Robotics, We Must Prevent Autonomous Weapons

AI technologies are developing so rapidly that capabilities once limited to highly engineered systems are now available to anyone with a household toolbox and some computer experience. We must manage the risks.

If We Survive, Human Work Will Be Endless

Prevailing wisdom presumes robots will threaten human labor. But if we survive global extinction, we could emerge into a world of endless jobs, focused on art, health, and love.

Four Reasons Most Service Robots Fail

So far service robots have seldom succeeded in business and our homes. There is still a mismatch between what robots can do and what we need and expect them to do.

This Company’s Mission: A (Software) Robot for Every Human

UiPath, one of the fastest-growing startups in history, has developed robotics process automation software to take the rote tasks away from people and give them to software.

Companies Aim to Ease Workers into Automation

Workplace automation is poised to virtually eliminate rote office work. Our partner, UIPath, is among a small number of companies helping their customers use the technology both to improve productivity and create new opportunities for...

Will Software Robots Make Your Job Less Boring?

Robotic Process Automation is a fast-growing software designed to relieve workers of repetitive tasks. Our partner, UiPath sees it as a key to corporate digital transformation.

Will Bots Take Our Jobs? Yes and No.

Technological and managerial skills will soon be more in demand at the cost of physical and routine work. While American productivity has increased since the 1950s, policy leaders and corporations will have to address issues...

Techonomy 2017: Will Machines Serve Man or Vice Versa?

Business leaders, policy experts and engineers gathered at Techonomy 2017 for two days of discussion on the promise and perils of a tech-driven future. Status Update: It’s complicated. Attendees painted a picture of great progress...

What’s Techonomic Now?

The news is techonomic: Equifax attack exposes data of nearly half of all Americans; Amazon price drops at Whole Foods decimate grocery stocks; Apple Watch used by Red Sox for cheating; Facebook harbored Russian fake...

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