What’s on TV: ‘Nightflyers,’ ‘Truth About Killer Robots’ and ‘Searching’

This week college football rolls into the conference championship rounds, while science fiction fans can check out the latest George R.R. Martin adaptation, Nightflyers. Unlike most cable shows it will be available for a 10-episode binge from day one, so you can see all of this “haunted house story on a starship.” Tonight HBO is […]

‘We are not robots’: Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe are striking on Black Friday over poor warehouse working conditions

Leon Neal/Getty Images Thousands of Amazon staff across Europe are striking and protesting on Black Friday in anger at the company’s warehouse working conditions. Strikes are taking place across Amazon sites in Italy, Spain, Germany, and France. Italian press reported managers having to pack boxes to meet demand. In the UK, the GMB trade union […]

Robots May Be Taking Over the Travel Industry

Resistance Is Futile: Robots May Be Taking Over the Travel Industry Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site […]

Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroid [Updated]

Enlarge / The Hayabusa2 spacecraft spies its shadow Thursday night as it descends toward Ryugu to deploy two small rovers. (credit: JAXA) Saturday update: More than 24 hours after they were released by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to fly down to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese Space Agency has finally provided an update […]

This female CEO is trying to defeat loneliness — and robots are part of her plan

No Isolation Loneliness affects 20-40% of the entire population at some point. Everyone from a four-year-old child to an 80-year-old in a care home can feel lonely. Loneliness also has a negative impact on your health, causing stress, and even heart problems. The burden of loneliness on the entire population is huge. Karen Dolva, the […]

MIT CSAIL uses AI to teach robots to manipulate objects they’ve never seen before

In few fields has artificial intelligence’s (AI) impact been more transformative than robotics. San Francisco-based startup OpenAI developed a model that directs mechanical hands in manipulating objects with state-of-the-art precision, and Softbank Robotics recently tapped sentiment analysis firm Affectiva to imbue its Pepper robot with emoti…Read More

Robots to the Rescue: Racing Through Our Blood to Cure Disease

This OZY original series brings to you Medical Breakthroughs – and the people behind them – that could change how doctors treat us, find fixes to today’s diseases and make our lives truly better. David Zarrouk carefully places the tiny robot into a cleaned-up pig intestine on his table, and flips on the switch. About […]

Why Westerners Fear Robots and the Japanese Do Not

The hierarchies of Judeo-Christian religions mean that those cultures tend to fear their overlords. Beliefs like Shinto and Buddhism are more conducive to have faith in peaceful coexistence. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b5a1e5b43c6980d2682ae29/master/pass/Why%20Japanese%20people%20aren’t%20as%20afraid%20of%20robot%20overlords%20as%20Westerners.jpg