Tag: robotics

19 Feb 2017

#RoboTax: Why Bill Gates Would Tax Robots

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 […]

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08 Jan 2017

Consumer Electronics Show 2017 — The Hits + Misses

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 © […]

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08 Nov 2016

A Robot Helped Make Your Pizza. Is It Still ‘Artisanal’?

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 […]

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