It would help if it could get out more
Amazon’s head boffin Rohit Prasad said that the bookseller’s personal software assistant Alexa would be far smarter if it had a robot body and cameras to move around in the real world., Addressing the assorted throngs at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital AI conference in San Francisco Prasad said: “The only way to make smart assistants really smart is to give it [sic] eyes and let it explore the world”.
SameDay Robot will be on the streets this summer
FedEx will test a six-wheeled, autonomous robot called the SameDay Bot in Memphis, Tenn. this summer.
What a way to go
Sex robots could be hijacked by hackers and used to cause harm or even kill people.
Robots will not dare take on women
A new study from the Brookings Institution has found that automation will impact men at a higher rate than women.
We should never have allowed the AI to watch Apprentice
The world’s first hotel “staffed by robots” has fired half of its robot employees, because they annoy the guests and are not that good at their job.
Can build a house in three days
The days of skilled brick-layers making a fortune are coming to a close after a bricklaying robot named Hadrian was described in 2015 by Australian firm Fastbrick Robotics as capable of building the brick shell of a house in a matter of days, and it has now managed to complete the task.
But still using Windows ME
The British Army is carrying out a test of military robots and drones over the next month.
Looking for micro-sized Sara Conners
Boffins at MIT have announced a discovery that could allow mass production of self-powered robots that are the size of cells.
Asking a robot about AI
The UK Parliament has announced that it will ask a robot about AI issues.