Category Archives Automation

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Urban Planning, but not as we know it.   http://imgur.com/gallery/MVrJu

I think that there’s a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation. I’m not sure what else one would do?

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Leanna Garfield writing in BI this week outlines how the the New Zealand-based robotics company, Scott Technology Limited is developing fully-automated meat processing bots, which can extract different cuts from lamb, pig, and beef carcasses. Many meatpacking companies believe using this type of technology (rather than human workers) will make processing more efficient. Garfield points out: The world’s largest meat production company, JBS, is already investing in it. As NPR reported, the Brazil-based corporation bought a controlling…

On July 27, 2016, Michigan-based Vayu, Inc., in collaboration with the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone delivery flights with blood and stool samples, setting records in the process. The samples were flown from villages in rural Madagascar to Stony Brook University's Centre ValBio, a central testing facility located adjacent…

Certainly a growing and contentious policy debate on the role and purpose of autonomous robots in the "workplace". The potential of existential challenges to what we understand the "middle-class" to be [ in the context of a 20th Century definition of a  "labour-force], coupled with genuine and profound advances in autonomous and now artificial intelligence, gives one a moment [at…

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The nature of true innovation is such that any unique activity is at once, both ignored as irrelevant and recognised [by some] as the future... The difficult part is knowing which one... We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare Given current policy debates regarding "industries of the future" and the need to be "agile"…

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