CEO of automation company ABB says we shouldn’t fear automation

Here’s a surprise: at our Disrupt Berlin event, Ulrich Spiesshofer, the CEO of 125-year old automation giant ABB, argued that automation is nothing to fear. “I think we need to take this f

With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service

Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy new deeper learning algorithm to pit

Good Humans Are Crucial For Beating Bad Humans

The difficulty in figuring out who, exactly, is behind cyber attacks creates a vacuum typically filled by technological finger pointing. The software exploited, network abused or malware used come und

HitchBOT Shows That Robots Can Trust Humans With Cross-Canada Journey

A project cosponsored by a group of Canadian universities, startups and Microsoft Azure has resulted in a robot named HitchBOT successfully making its way across Canada, beginning its journey in Halif

Researcher says human-robot marriage will be acceptable one day

Get ready for sweet man-on-robot love, folks. A Dutch university has awarded a British researcher a doctorate for his paper on the possibility of human-robot marriage. The researcher argued that, in t