When you look through recent news, two exactly opposite positions about ROBOTS appear within the United States’ YOUNG PEOPLE: LOVE robots . . . or HATE and FEAR robots. THE YOUNG ROBOT LOVERS “Students battle it out in robotics tourney,” was the title of a Feb. 22, 2015, article by Marwa Eltagouri in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Notice […]Learn More
“Sprint stores to sell humanoid robots,” a Sept. 7, 2014, article in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE (R. Ichino and T. Amano), declared. A related article – – “Building a Robot for the Home” (E. Pfanner) – – appeared in the WALL STREET JOURNAL more recently (Feb. 20, 2015). PEPPER, THE ROBOT – – Ready or not, […]Learn More
I have just watched the recent movie, “CHAPPIE.” The movie depicts Capetown, South Africa, of the near future, as a dangerous haven of violent crime. A new force of human-size “Police Robots” – – who walk and stand upright and jump and run with ease – – is shown taking on the hordes of disgusting […]Learn More
On Monday (3/9/15), I attended a special presentation hosted by The Chicago Council On Global Affairs. It was titled, Cyber Crime And The Digital Dystopia. The speaker was Marc Goodman, Founder of the Future Crimes Institute. Marc Goodman defined the rather exotic term in the talk’s title – – dystopia (pronounced as, dis-TOHP-ee-ah). He said it means […]Learn More
Dear Robo-Witness, it is time! It is time for you to ACCEPT The CHALLENGE of The “Turing Test”! Come CONNECT with us! Please come CONNECT with DR. DALE LAYMAN and ROBOWATCH on LINKEDIN! Just go to, “Dr. Dale Layman, LinkedIn.” Here, along with my Profile, you will view my latest PHOTO. It is usually best to see that […]Learn More
Two recent (2/10/15) articles put out by Yahoo! Finance provide an interesting follow-up to one of our own pieces, “Advanced Robots Nearing The ‘Point of Takeoff’,” (2/14/15). (1.) “Help wanted: Humans need not apply,” was written by Bill McColl. He was reacting to new research just presented by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). McColl noted […]Learn More
“The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing the point of takeoff,” claims The Boston Consulting Group (Press Release, 2/10/15). “Although industrial robots have been used in factories for decades, robots currently perform only around 10 percent of manufacturing tasks, on average. By 2025, BCG [Boston Consulting Group] estimates, the portion of tasks performed by […]Learn More
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (1/28/15) had an article entitled, “On-Demand Workers: ‘We Are Not Robots’” (L. Weber and R. Silverman). “‘We are going toward becoming a freelance nation,’” stated a venture-capitalist who invests in many on-demand companies, such as Uber Technologies (taxi drivers) and a cleaning service called Handybook. “‘The $40-an-hour manufacturing job is not […]Learn More
Around Friday (1/23/15), THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon (NBC TV) showed the same short video (two times) of Vladimir Putin (President of Russia). Being a silly comedian, Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the sour look on Putin’s face, while he was sitting near a large glass window. – – So, what was Putin looking at, through […]Learn More
Today, Michelle Fox (CNBC) hosted a video interview with Jeff Greene, a billionaire real estate investor. (Video, Billionaire: U.S. faces job-killing machine. Technology Killing Jobs.) This interview followed some controversial comments regarding U.S. jobs and “equality of income,” made while he was returning from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. To directly quote Mr. Greene, […]Learn More
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