Laser labels on potatoes and robot arms picking your apples in warehouses. Automation is changing the grocery business. Two European companies are developing new technologies to cut down on waste and time spent in the check-out line.
Will robots soon replace human decision-making in warfare? Even though no single definition for fully automated weapons systems exists, one thing is certain — they raise a host of legal, moral and arms-control questions.
Chinese consumers have opened their virtual purses wide in the world's biggest e-commerce binge. The amount spent tops the combined sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the US.
While headway in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry has many worried about potential jobs losses, others see this as a perfect opportunity to nurture an economy that is completely human-based.
The European Parliament rejected plans for a "robot tax" back in February, but plenty of people remain in favor. Could the taxation of automation become part of our future? Arthur Sullivan reports.
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