San Francisco’s anti-tech backlash has a new target: robots. This is a place that ought to love artificial intelligence.
Talking to a computer can feel liberating — as anyone who received an Amazon Alexa or Google Home device for Christmas can attest — but only until you ask the wrong question and the machine plays dumb.
Autonomous cabs might just be the beginning. To fight urban gridlock, the industry envisions self-flying drones to transport people. And they’re already preparing for takeoff.
The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store is open to the public Seattle — letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker could be on sale in the next few weeks, with reports that the first shipments have left factories.
It was a noble experiment gone awry. A robot was just fired from a grocery store in Scotland for confusing some customers and freaking out others.
Construction is one of the largest industries in the world, accounting for $10 trillion annually, about 13 percent of global GDP.
But while productivity in adjacent industries like petroleum and mining has skyrocketed with the advent of new technologies, productivity in the construction sector has remained flat.
WHICH of the world’s tech giants boasts the fastest-growing computing cloud? Many would guess either Amazon or Google, which operate the world’s largest networks of data centres, but the correct answer is Alibaba.
MOST LIKELY, YOUR expectations for the age of drone delivery involve cute li’l quadcopters that descend onto your porch with a bzzzz, deposit a box of diapers or a pizza or whatever else you just ordered online, before zooming back to base.
IF WE’RE GOING to put the brakes on climate change, electric cars will be crucial. At least, that’s the general consensus.
AFTER MORE THAN a century making vehicles for humans, General Motors has ripped the heart out of its latest ride, and is now holding the grisly spectacle up for all the world to see: A car with no steering wheel.