Monthly Archives September 2016

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Technical Jobs & the future of jobs

Why it’s time to prepare for a world where machines can do your job

Radical changes in employment patterns are on the way as artificial intelligence takes on many routine, repetitive tasks currently performed by people

There are some things that machines are simply better at doing than humans, but humans still have plenty going for them. Here’s a look at how the two are going to work in concert to deliver a more powerful future for IT, and the human race.

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For decades movies have warned of intelligent machines taking our lives while ignoring a more plausible near-future threat: that they will take our jobs.

A growing number of economists and artificial intelligence researchers are recommending that societies prepare for a world where large numbers of jobs are automated.

If they’re right, t...

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Meet your robot colleague: The advance of collaborative robotics

In tomorrow’s workplace, machines and people work side by side to get the job done.

Nice colleague. Cheerful beautiful delighted woman sitting at the table and using  laptop while the robot standing with papers nearby

Nice colleague. Cheerful beautiful delighted woman sitting at the table and using laptop while the robot standing with papers nearby

Workplaces where humans labor side by side with robots and other automation systems will become more common in the years ahead, and one of the trends fueling these types of environments is the advancement of collaborative robotics.

With collaborative robot applications, humans and robots can occupy the same workspace at the same time while the system is in automatic mode, said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the umbrella association for Robotic Industries Association, Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control & Motor Association...

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The first fully soft autonomous robot is an octopus & how it works video

Harvard researchers 3D printed an autonomous robot that demonstrates the advantages of soft robots. Just like an octopus, the robot is strong and dexterous enough to grasp objects.

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Close your eyes, and picture a robot. It’s probably hard and angular, with jerky movements that have inspired dancers for decades. But robots can also be flexible, squishy, and graceful. Researchers at Harvard have created the first autonomous robot that is completely soft. Its design is inspired by the octopus — a creature that is known for its strength and dexterity.

The octopus’s qualities are ideal for modern robotics, which require more flexibility than the hulky machines that have dominated industrial settings for more than half a century...

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