“Using this technology, called visual foresight, the robots can predict what their cameras will see if they perform a particular sequence of movements. These robotic imaginations are still relatively simple for now—predictions made only several seconds into the future—but they are enough for the robot to figure out how to move objects around on a table without disturbing obstacles.”
There Are 170,000 Fewer Retail Jobs in 2017—and 75,000 More Amazon Robots
Dave Edwards, Helen Edwards | Quartz
“That means that Amazon will represent 20% of the entire US retail industry’s growth in 2017—even though it only represents 3% of overall US retail sales. Amazon’s growing army of robots may seem helpful and benign but they are also highly effective at terminating human retail employees.”
“On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning—the machine learning technique that now dominates AI—to assemble full human genomes…DeepVariant arrives at a time when healthcare providers, pharma …