robotics

Robots Want Your Tasks, Not Your Jobs (or Why the Liberal Arts Still Matter)

It isn't that jobs are going away. Instead, they are inexorably changing as automation seeps deeper into society. We don't need to worry about the existence of jobs, but rather about people who don't cultivate...

Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s Next Big Opportunity

Healthcare innovation and investing goes through cycles, and this will be the year of healthcare artificial intelligence. AI will both increase access to medical care and and lower its cost, at a time when we're...

The AI Breakfast Roundtable at Techonomy 2016

Our homes, industries, livelihood, toys, robots, and even our wars are being shaped by rapid advances in AI. How do we ensure that the resulting systems connect these advances equitably to the benefit not just...

A Robot the Price of a Smartphone Could Bring Humanoids into the Household

The big dream of consumer robotics has always been the in-home robot. In movies and television, friendly robots help with daily chores, talk and interact with their owners, and generally become a part of the...

The Coming Age of Creative AI: From Roboadvisors to Roboartists

Data scientists are creating robo-artists out of digital neuron clusters called recurrent neural networks. They use machine learning and artificial intelligence to reverse engineer visual art, generating images that resemble Picassos, Van Goghs and Munchs....

The Re-Humanizing Impact of Robo-Advice

It’s not technology that’s dehumanizes us, but rather tedious tasks like personal finances themselves. And that's not just because working on them takes time out of our day. We’re simply not evolved to plan perfectly...

Robots for All

“Most robotics kits are hundreds or even thousands of dollars, so we wanted to give kids who don’t have that kind of money a chance build their own robots,” Ritvik Jayakumar tells Leesburg Today. The...

What Is MVNO Anyway? Google It …

As anticipation grows around the impending launch of Google’s MVNO service (Mobile Virtual Network Operator, for those of us not in the traditional telecom industry), I think back to the Techonomy session "A Future Without...

Boon or Bane?: The Unknown Future of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is changing the nature of everything from jobs and the economy, to warfare, communications, privacy, and ethics. But its long-term impact remains to be seen. Will A.I. lead to a better, brighter future,...

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