By Bob Plain on November 2, 2017
Ursula works at Brown University learning how to pick flower petals from a daisy. It’s not difficult work for a human, but Ursula is a robot and picking flower petals represents a skill set automation hasn’t been able to master yet. The Humans to Robots Laboratory at Brown, featured in a recent New Yorker article […]
By Steve Ahlquist on March 24, 2015
In the future predicted by the leaders of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, there will be fewer and fewer people able to pay taxes or in any way participate in the economic system of our state. Robots, however, will be productive and very taxable.
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 9, 2015
“There’s already massive movement towards technology that will eliminate the need for labor,” said Bob Bacon of Gregg’s Restaurants, “In many restaurants now you have touch pads. Guess what’s next? Pretty soon you’re placing your order on that thing and it’s going to take ten less people to serve you your dinner.”
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