Facial recognition cameras are multiplying across the world. We look at the similarities and differences among five countries leading the way in use of the technology.
European Swarm Robotics Develops Continent’s Competitiveness, Awareness
From London to Venice, European swarm research around robots and drones is more than an academic exercise. It could provide the continent leadership in autonomous applications.
Robotics & Geopolitics: AI Could Shake Up the South China Sea
This week, our columnist looks at China’s plans for a deep-sea base using AI and robots, as well as whether the U.S. might follow China’s model for protecting certain technologies and industries.
International AI Needs Agreement, or Businesses Will Face Confusion
In the absence of an international AI framework, companies designing or implementing AI should be prepared for multiple directives.
Robotics & Geopolitics: AI May Shake Up Middle Eastern Status Quo
What are the implications of the UAE turning to AI for oil and gas production? This week, we also look at Malta’s bid for AI leadership and British military robots.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Copying China’s Facial Recognition Model; Rethinking Industry 4.0
In this week’s global roundup, we look at how Australia is following China’s example in using facial recognition for internal security. Also, is Industry 4.0 dying in Germany?
Robotics & Geopolitics: Nations Use Robots to Protect Their Culture
Cooperation, clashing, and culture protection highlight global developments in robotics and AI.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Automation Could Affect U.S. Jobs and Politics
U.S. jobs in some regions could be more vulnerable to displacement from automation than others, having a direct affect on elections. And the governments of Taiwan and Iran look to artificial intelligence for new applications.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Nations Should Prepare for Talent Wars
Countries compete with companies for AI, robotics and other emerging technology labor.
Robotics & Geopolitics: U.K. Drives £10M Policy Around AI and Robotics
This week, China expands its military reach with foreign drone sales, the U.S. modifies self-driving car rules, and the U.K. funds ‘robo-lawyers’.
Robotics & Geopolitics: U.S. Uses Trade Deals, Military Robotics to Its Advantage
The latest trade deals negotiated between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are just as important to competitiveness as the DARPA’s push for the “third wave” of AI. Plus, this week’s robotics roundup looks at workforce shortages.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Japan Builds Bridges With China, Becomes a Space Power With Robots
Japan and China are collaborating on a number of automation initiatives, but how does that affect their geopolitical rivalry? Plus, Germany wants a DARPA-like agency for cybersecurity.
Robotics & Geopolitics: South Korean AI Could Surpass China, U.S.; Trade Spat to Boost Automation
While the jury is out on the effects of Chinese tariffs and South Korean AI investments on U.S. automation, robotics companies and customers must be ready for changes.
Robotics & Geopolitics: India Fires Warning Shot at Foreign Firms
India’s policies that ban foreign drone pilots within the country indicate another step towards protecting its citizens from foreign influence.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Chinese AI Startups Surpass U.S. in Funding; Drones Localize Defense Efforts
Chinese AI startups are an indicator of the nation’s ambitions to beat the U.S. Also, should the U.N. ban autonomous weapons, or could such systems help smaller countries defend themselves?
Robotics & Geopolitics: World Problems, From Food to Crime, Get Robot Help
AI and robotics are becoming sophisticated enough that they can help solve world problems such as hunger, alternative energy, disease, and crime. But we need to be realistic about the work still needed to develop them.
Robotics & Geopolitics: China’s Robot Strategy Enters a New Phase
This week, China flexes its robot muscles as part of its robot strategy, Russian police robots prepare to patrol Asia, and a study shows how much influence robots can have on children.
Robot Rights Debate Could Shape Automation’s Future in Europe and Beyond
Europe’s consideration of robot rights regulations is one example of why the industry needs to be aware of politics. RoboBusiness 2018 attendees can learn more at the CRO Summit.
Robotics & Geopolitics: India-Israel Fund Fosters Tech Ties; Siemens Helps Brazil Bounce Back
Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in popular robots demand a regulatory response, and an India-Israel fund is just the latest example of a strengthening technology partnership.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Megacities Offer Opportunity if Firms Can Overcome Foreign Policy
This week saw concerns rising around drone terrorism, countries moving to protect data creation within their borders, and continued development of megacities that utilize robotics and automation.
Iranian Robotics Advances, With or Without Sanctions
As Iran tries to rejoin the global economy, Iranian robotics is poised to capitalize on the country’s military and healthcare research.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Basic Income May Herald More Robot Regulations; AI Affects Civil Liberties, Military Reach
Basic income, along with taxes, ethics rules, and outright bans are among the government responses to the perceived threats of automation. Plus, which countries are pursuing autonomous weapons?
Robotics & Geopolitics: Government Deals Could Affect AI Competition
Working together, companies and nations are forging partnerships to develop and protect innovations in the AI and robotics space.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Automation Fears Require Policy Experts; Denmark Joins AI Race
What do Danish beer, a White House council, and British drones have in common? They’re examples of why businesses and governments should show leadership or address automation fears.
Qatar Looks Beyond Fuel to Robotics Leadership
The wealthy Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is investing in robotics innovations, especially in healthcare, education, and sports.