Just When You Thought Robots Would Do the Heavy Lifting

Today’s automobile manufacturing plants are manned by highspeed robots that lift steel panels, hold them in place, weld them together and present the assembly to the next specialized robot.  Down the line, a robot slowly spins the entire steel body of a car so a “paint” robot can spray it uniformly – flat panels and […]

Artificial Intelligence Needs Ethics To Protect Consumers

Victories by artificially intelligent (AI) applications highlight their raw power in games that are notoriously difficult to win.  AI has won against experts playing chess, the Chinese game of Go and most recently in Texas Hold‘em Poker.  In each case, the AI application gathered skill by playing thousands of games against itself.  That is an […]