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Rebellious robots: the latest in robotic research
Fri, 25th Oct 2019
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The latest in human-robot research is a handheld robot that is designed to try and frustrate its human counterpart in a bid to develop robotic cooperation.
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Kiwi employees embracing a future of AI
Fri, 16th Aug 2019
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Kiwi workers top global survey in embracing AI, showing high readiness and trust in tech evolution.
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UNSW's robot soccer team face off at world cup in Sydney
Fri, 5th Jul 2019
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About 170 teams and over 1,200 participants from universities and research laboratories around the world are expected to compete at this year’s main event.
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Survey reveals significant gaps between customer expectations and service experience in Australia
Thu, 9th May 2019
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chatbots
Pegasystems study finds Aussies favour human touch over bots for service.
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How organisations aim to bring human identity back to employees
Tue, 7th May 2019
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Deloitte report urges firms to focus on people, not just profit, amidst global shifts.
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SingularityNET CEO discusses the future of AI
Wed, 24th Apr 2019
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SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel predicts that 90% of customer service tasks will be automated within 5-7 years. #AI #automation #customerService.
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Don’t fear the robot: How to overcome automation anxiety
Fri, 15th Mar 2019
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opinion
Automation anxiety affects both developers and IT ops pros, but a shift in perspective and embracing discomfort can help overcome it.
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Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
Wed, 5th Dec 2018
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Global robotics and drone spend to hit £88bn in '19, with 20.2% growth by '22.
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Are people the biggest risk to transformation success?
Mon, 24th Sep 2018
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digital transformation
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opinion
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Aussie firms’ digital shifts hit 'people risk'. Is strategy lacking to manage this crucial element for success?.
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Automation is creating jobs for Aussies, not taking them away
Wed, 22nd Aug 2018
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The survey among 160 Australian CIOs reveals almost one in four IT leaders plan to hire additional permanent IT professionals.
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The end is nigh, doors can no longer stop robots
Thu, 22nd Feb 2018
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BostonDynamics' SpotMini, a dextrous home robot, now can open doors, signifying a leap in mobile manipulation tech.
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Musk tries to avoid Judgment Day by calling for a ban on killer-robots
Mon, 21st Aug 2017
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Elon Musk calls for complete ban on killer-robots, including drones and remote-tanks, in open letter to the United Nations.
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Rise of our robotic friends: Will human-robot collaboration have a breakthrough?
Mon, 10th Jul 2017
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Robotic co-workers take a leap – an IFR report unveils a future where humans and robots join forces to boost efficiency and innovation.
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AI system takes some of China's gruelling math exams
Tue, 13th Jun 2017
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An AI built to take on tough math exams managed to get through several papers in only two hours. But did it get good marks?.