Excerpt via Business Insider How our shopping experience could change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic Retailers across the US are feeling the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, which is creating a surge in demand at some stores that remain open but has wholly dried up business for those that haven’t. Experts, landlords, and […]
This isn’t the first time robots have entered the food and drinks business. From robot chefs and robot bartenders to robot takeout deliveries, this is already a fast-growing market. Ginger is far from perfect. It’s slow, still requires human input for parts of its operation, and doesn’t move smoothly enough to carry beverages.
Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment. “You ought to be willing to raise the tax level and even slow down the speed” of automation, Gates […]
From folding drones to smart showers, the internet of things is weird and wonderful. At this years Consumer Electronics Show, the falling cost of sensors and connectivity means that the internet of things is finally a reality. Here are the hits and misses of CES 2017, from the Financial Times: Hits Folding selfie drone © […]
Between robots providing delivery service to pizza-dispensing ATMs making their way into the United States, this year saw both highs and lows in food technology and innovation.
When robots inevitably take over our planet, as the dystopian vision of science fiction writers foretells, well lose our jobs, our freedom, our humanity. Theyre already making it in a commercial kitchen in the heart of Silicon Valley: Two robots named Pepe and Giorgio squirt sauce on dough, and another robot, Marta, spreads it. A […]