jobs for the ’bots: 2014 takeover
General Electric’s new range of surgical robots perform a wider variety of complex operations. In fact, for standard procedures they have more precision than most physicians.
Code databases offer the algorithms that can write programs independently to satisfy specs provided by human bosses.
“Mineral processor” Rio Tinto is investing in automated vehicles to replace all human labour in its local mines.
Foxconn, the controversial Taiwanese firm that employs 1.2 million workers, uses robots to assemble products such as Apple’s new smartphones.
Automated vehicles may not be on the road yet, but services like Uber are ideal for round-the-clock taxis. They find your location via GPS and let you pay online. No wonder cabbies are getting worried.