Remember the good old days when cartoon robot toys were all the rage? Maybe you were a Transformers kid or maybe you were into Microbots. And, if you were very lucky, you got to experience to joy of the mini transforming Sewbots. If you were lucky you got the Sewbots Command Center and if you were really, really lucky you can now get the SoftWear Automation Sewbot, a fully functional sewing… Read More
Algorithms that scrutinize retinal images for signs of disease could save people from blindness. The post Google’s AI Eye Doctor Gets Ready to Go to Work in India appeared first on WIRED.
Cloud-based communication and collaboration platforms are the name of the game today in enterprise software, and now one of the still-independent leaders in that space is announcing a significant round at a hefty price to ride the wave of growth. Smartsheet, the Bellevue, Washington-based startup that has built spreadsheet software that lets people set and manage tasks and work across teams… Read More
Just six months into its life, Growlabs, a startup using machine intelligence to support outbound sales teams, has raised a $2.2 million seed round. Founded by Ben Raffi, the creator of ticketing app Universe, Jaclyn Klein and Safeer Jiwan, Growlabs helps businesses reduce their customer acquisition costs by enabling smalls sales teams to do more with less. From his past work with… Read More
When it arrived in December, the White House’s report, “Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy” felt like both a parting shot and warning to the incoming administration. That it was perfectly dovetailed with heated election rhetoric around domestic job loss was simply a bit of serendipity, however. The subject matter had been at the forefront of the… Read More
Have you ever relied on your smartphone's maps to get around? Asked Siri to find you the best dim sum? Then you owe Shakey some thanks. The post Meet the Cute, Wobbly Robot That Started the AI Revolution appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: To address job losses due to automation, we need training, not new taxes. The post Bill Gates Is Wrong: The Solution to AI Taking Jobs Is Training, Not Taxes appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: As industry embraces autonomous vehicles, drivers---and their families---may be left behind. The post Cutting Social Services Only Makes the Robotic Takeover Worse appeared first on WIRED.
Uber pinned hopes on running its self-driving fleet in San Francisco but motored off to Arizona two months ago when that plan ran up against some local red tape. Now, just as Uber is dealing with an explosive report of sexual harassment within its engineering team, the company has officially rolled out its self-driving cars in the Grand Canyon state. Starting today, those in Tempe, Arizona… Read More