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Like It or Not, Automation Is Coming
January 25, 2020
Technology

Like It or Not, Automation Is Coming

Credit: Getty Images More than a century ago, the great composer John Philip Sousa worried about the future of his profession. He feared that a new invention, the record player, would render obsolete “the ennobling discipline of learning music,” putting professional musicians out of work. Sousa’s works have stood the test...

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AMD confirms ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card will be out in 2020
January 19, 2020
Technology

AMD confirms ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card will be out in 2020

AMD’s chief executive has confirmed that a high-end Navi graphics card will be released this year. In a video interview entitled ‘The Bring Up’ posted on YouTube by AMD (see below), Lisa Su noted that people were wondering about Big Navi – said high-end GPU, which has previously been referred to as the...

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January 19, 2020
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Daniel Susskind: ‘Automation of jobs is one of the greatest questions of our time’

Daniel Susskind is an economist and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He has held policy roles in the Blair and Cameron governments. His new book, A World Without Work , explores how society should respond to the increasing automation of employment. This isn’t an unexplored topic, so why did you write this book? My view...

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In a rare move, Apple, Amazon, and Google just announced a major partnership
December 20, 2019
Technology

In a rare move, Apple, Amazon, and Google just announced a major partnership

Amazon’s latest Echo smart speaker. Amazon , Apple , and Google make competing smart-home speakers: the Echo, the HomePod, and the Home. Despite this competition, the three tech giants are putting aside differences and forging a rare collaboration over smart-home standards, they announced on Wednesday . The plan:...

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This Bricklaying Robot Is Changing the Future of Construction
December 14, 2019
Infrastructure

This Bricklaying Robot Is Changing the Future of Construction

Hadrian X and the FBR team on an outdoor build. Courtesy FBR. Brick is one of the oldest building materials, dating back to 7000 BC for sun-hardened varieties and 3500 BC for the first kiln-fired blocks. It’s also among the most versatile, used for modern “abstract menorah ” shapes and stunning arches . Even the method of...

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ED cheers innovation hubs
December 14, 2019
Technology

ED cheers innovation hubs

Click here to view original web page at www.sundaymail.co.zw Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter The Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) has been commended for funding innovation hubs that have been established at several universities across the country. Speaking after touring exhibition stands at Zanu-PF’s 18th...

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Realtime Robotics extends technology relationship with Mitsubishi Electric
December 14, 2019
Technology

Realtime Robotics extends technology relationship with Mitsubishi Electric

Click here to view original web page at roboticsandautomationnews.com Realtime Robotics , a developer of responsive motion planning software for industrial robots and autonomous vehicles, is expanding its partnership with Mitsubishi Electric . The company is to develop a “custom integrated solution” that pairs...

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Built Robotics raises $33M for its self-driving construction equipment
December 14, 2019
Technology

Built Robotics raises $33M for its self-driving construction equipment

Click here to view original web page at techcrunch.com Built Robotics, a company aiming to make construction equipment autonomous, is announcing a $33 million Series B round this morning. With the construction industry facing a global labor shortage , Built’s aim is to allow one equipment operator to oversee a fleet of...

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How Robots Are Changing the Construction Industry
December 14, 2019
Infrastructure

How Robots Are Changing the Construction Industry

A robot called MULE, from Construction Robotics, lifts heavy concrete blocks. Along the banks of Lake Michigan, 20 masons lay bricks for a huge dorm, as big as three football fields, at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois. Compared with those in years past, these workers are doing far less laying and “buttering” and,...

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