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Digital Tranformation: Impact on Jobs – I

The Digital Transformation, DX, is having a profound impact on jobs by: Replacing human workers with automation Removing the need for some type of jobs Changing the way jobs are performed, usually requiring different set of skills Creating new job opportunities in new emerging sectors Increasing the demand for DX …

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Using drones like bees …

There are an estimated 100 trillions (!) bees in the world (the data range is quite broad, actually, for the difficulties in estimating the number of wild bees, domesticated ones are in the range of 2-5 trillions). This is a mind boggling number, and quite frankly it would remain so …

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5G: picking up steam or slowing down?

The Ericsson Mobile Report June 2020 is out and it makes for interesting reading. Clearly one should keep in mind that Ericsson perspective is the one of a company that need the equipment market to pick up steam as soon as possible… Here the points that I found notable: The …

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Could the convergence of Mixed Reality, Robots and Social Networks be the future of hybrid attendance and participation in conferences and other gathering events?

Posted on behalf of Louis Nisiotis and Lyuba Alboul As a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the wide-reaching recommendations for discouraging or even prohibiting large gatherings, many conferences, concerts, matches and tournaments, and various meetings have either being postponed, cancelled or changed venues, with some of them deciding to …

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It hurts! Said the robot…

Researcher at the Osaka University are exploring artificial pain nervous systems to equip robots with a skin (and software) that would be able to pick up touch sensations and convert them into sensation of pain if the touch is too hard, similarly to what happen to a person. Their goal …

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Symphony of humans and machines or “Modern Times”?

Robots are becoming a ubiquitous presence in factories and warehouses. There are not just “more” robots, they are requiring and establishing a different relationship with human beings, actually I should say with their “co-workers”. This is a step in the direction foreseen by the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative (now merged …

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