Ethical decisions for autonomous cars continue to spark debate worldwide, the Middle East sees rising investments in AI, and countries bring robotics and AI technologies to a space race.
Restaurants, nursing homes, museums, and theme parks are just some of the places where service robots and AI are becoming useful. Nations must develop strategies and address fears of automation taking jobs.
The promise of peace with North Korea offers opportunities for international robotics providers, but they should be aware of the challenges and the competition.
In this week’s global roundup, Watson Health layoffs could signal an AI bubble, China launches facial recognition platform in Africa, and labor unions continue to be concerned with automation efforts.
The CA Accelerator encourages technical innovation and entrepreneurship in-house, while CA’s Strategic Research team is working on three projects to advance the state of AI and IoT.
This week saw Asian superpowers teaming up on AI and big data, the U.K. considering a robot tax to address automation job losses, and Microsoft creating AI to detect AI bias.
A commission in the German transport ministry has recommended ethics rules for self-driving cars that could provide a model for China and other nations.
Analysts have expressed concerns that the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation will raise costs, limit access to data, and hinder AI development. The European privacy provisions could also lower barriers within the continent.
Hoping to develop commercial drone applications, some leading-edge companies plan to provide blueprints for BVLOS operations and new flight software for drone makers.
Byron Clayton, the new head of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, talks about how universities, manufacturers, and the government can work together to keep U.S. industry competitive.
This week saw developments in AI around spying, nuclear war decision-making and European investment.
The EU’s strict new General Data Protection Regulation will affect companies globally, and service robot users should know its provisions.
The debate over whether the corporate tax rate should encourage automation or hiring, as well as whether jobs and robotics are in opposition, continues worldwide.
Before robots can clear snow from your driveway, developers need to work out autonomous snowplow kinks. They’re doing just that at Fagerness Airport.
Robots and AI are taking on new roles, from inspecting oil rigs to hiring human workers. How do self-driving car regulations and Russian AI reflect new fronts in geopolitical competition?
As the crash investigation continues, more questions are raised around liability, regulations, and government policies surrounding autonomous vehicles.
Lyft and Magna’s partnership to create a driverless car brain faces speed bumps in China, and the departure of physicist Stephen Hawking renews attention to his warnings about AI.
A new OECD study on robotics and reshoring finds that multinationals are reorganizing production in reaction to more capable automation and rising wages worldwide.
The leaders in the AI race depend on availability of big data, breadth of use, and careful choices of international partners. Also, we look at potential U.S. and U.K. regulations around autonomous systems.
The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, wants to enact regulations in response to drone concerns this year. Privacy protection and safety are two areas that face regulation.
Drone threats, the ongoing race to develop autonomous vehicles, and the effects of job concerns on national policies are all part of this week’s global robotics roundup.
For the robotics ecosystem to grow and benefit local economies, organizations such as MassRobotics are learning to work with government programs such as MassWorks and are connecting academia and industry.
AI policy isn’t just about chips; it also affects where driverless vehicles will go, global workforces, and manufacturing competitiveness.
The authors of a journal article calling out 10 grand robotics challenges explain where advances are being made and why researchers need to be self-aware.
U.K. pledge of £84 million in support for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation underscores expectations for growth.