Meet the robots with talents you can only dream of

  It can move faster than most of us can run, and happily tackles 1.2 metre vertical jumps. Welcome to the awesome (and slightly scary) abilities of Handle, the two-wheeled, four-legged creation from Google-owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics. [embedded content] So agile is Handle that…

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Here’s how developing countries can embrace the digital revolution

Digital technologies have been transforming the global economy. Yet many countries have yet to experience the full developmental benefits of digital technologies, such as inclusive and sustainable growth, improved governance, and responsive service delivery. Given the magnitude of change in competitive advantage that digital technologies…

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Rethink’s Sawyer Robot Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter

  Rethink Robotics, pioneers in the field of collaborative industrial robotics, has made a massive upgrade to its Sawyer robots. Designed to help non-experts program routines that instruct the robot how to carry out complex tasks, the new Intera 5 software could help the company realize the…

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Socially Sensitive AI Software Coaches Call-Center Workers

  Next time you call customer support, the person on the other end of the line may be getting a little help from emotionally intelligent AI software. Recommended for You Some call-center workers are now receiving real-time coaching from software that analyzes their speech and…

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