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Work is a robot’s business – II

As shown in the figure, taken from the WEF 2018 Future of Jobs report infographic, several jobs are expected to decline over the coming few years affecting some 73 million people in the world (affecting means people losing their jobs). The good news is that 133 million people will find …

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Work is a robot’s business

The World Economic Forum has published its 2018 Future of Jobs report, that makes for an interesting reading. The horizon is at 2022 (with some forecasting at 2025) and it contains some interesting considerations. The report is based on interviews to key people (top executives and HR heads) in several …

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Cooperative 3D printing

3D printing is able to manufacture (additive manufacturing) from tiny parts to big turbine fan and even be able to print a whole house. Whatever is printed, however, has be be “smaller” than the printer. This has been an accepted fact so far. Now, however, a research team at Nanyang …

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Humans vs machines: Who’s winning? -II

Machine over man Extending our sphere of knowledge by using machines as tools is a grand idea…as long as we’re on the winning side. But are we truly still in command of our intelligent machine creations? If the answer to this is “no,” we may find that we have a …

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Robots Swarm inspecting your airplane engines

Today, inspecting an airplane engine is a complicated endeavour. Before any take off engines are inspected on the outside, looking for tell tale signs of problems. It is not possible, however, to look inside. This is done when a major check is scheduled. To look inside several parts of the …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body VII

Life without disease In the last century health care made incredible progresses. Purified water and better food take the lion share in this progress, although they are often underestimated. Drugs, surgery (enabled by anesthesia), antibiotics and more recently anti-immune therapy have fought diseases that were killing millions of people. On …

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I’ve got a feeling

A collaboration among researchers at Stanford and Seoul National University has resulted in the creation of an artificial sensory nerve. A sensory nerve is a complex entity, part of the somatosensory system, that is able to integrate different physical stimuli into a tactile information. Our sense of touch generate data …

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Shall I tip the robot?

Robots are entering the Chinese restaurant scene. Robot-waiters, robot-cooks, robot-cleaners have made their appearance in China restaurants and several signs seem to indicate that they are there to stay. In Kushan city, watch the clip, there is a robot welcoming you and taking you to your seat, another will promptly …

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