It's a small leap from ping-pong to factory production. Here, the robot learns on its own how to grab objects. It does it through trial and error, without the aid of a programmer. This robot is really smart.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are the biggest talking points at this year's CEBIT in Hanover. While some sound optimistic about the data-driven digital revolution, others warn about its negative implications.
In a desperate bid to secure its future and reinvent itself, Europe's biggest digital tech expo is trying a new format, turning itself into a technology festival and organizing the event in early summer.
Losers or winners of globalization? At the Berlin poetry festival, Ai Weiwei and Yang Lian connect through verse and on a T-shirt, while a Chinese factory worker becomes a literary star through her migrant worker poetry.
The robots are back, and they're even more networked. The possibilities of automation are growing as this year's Hanover industry fair shows, and more companies are collaborating on AI. Steven Beardsley reports.
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