Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025'

Millions more jobs will be lost to robots with Covid accelerating the trend, says the World Economic Forum.

Oct. 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: automation global-economy coronavirus-pandemic

How 10 billion people could live well by 2050 – using as much energy as we did 60 years ago

Flattening inequality between and within countries could allow everyone a good standard of living within a liveable climate.

Joel Millward-Hopkins, Postdoctoral Researcher in Sustainability, University of Leeds • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change energy automation energy-efficiency climate-action renewable-energy energy-consumption global-inequality

AI can tackle the climate emergency – if developed responsibly

We need to challenge the simplistic assumptions that AI will automatically improve the world.

Victor Galaz, Deputy Director and Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University • conversation
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence environment agriculture automation farming

Robots are playing many roles in the coronavirus crisis – and offering lessons for future disasters

Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.

Vignesh Babu Manjunath Gandudi, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: robotics covid-19 coronavirus robots automation pandemic quarantine disaster public-safety hospitals healthcare new-coronavirus drones disinfection

Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that ‘feel pain’

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 7, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: robot engineering machine-learning advanced-materials artificial-intelligence automation

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