Category: Robots

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Robots: Rise of the Machines

MIchael Dobie reports, “Robotic help-wanted ads were up 13 percent in 2013.” [“The rise of the machines — it’s happening,” Newsday, 18 April 2014] You might be wondering, along with Dobie, “Who

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Robots and Jobs, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I discussed the widespread concern that the growth of artificial intelligence systems will create a permanent crisis in unemployment as they displace more and more workers.

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Robots and Jobs, Part 1

At the 2014 World Economic Forum, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, stated, “The race is between computers and people and the people need to win. I am clearly on that side.

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Managing Robots

“In Isaac Asimov’s classic series of short stories I, Robot,” writes Tim Criswell, President of Wynright Robotics, “he lists the first law of robotics as, ‘A robot may not injure a human

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Robots and the Future of Manufacturing

British entrepreneur Luke Johnson writes, “Modern plants use robots and increasingly few workers and run day and night, 365 days a year.” [“Making it in the new industrial revolution,” Financial Times, 28

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Robots You Can Love

Have you ever wanted a fluffy, baby animal for a pet — especially one that stays forever young, never has to be fed, house-trained, spayed or neutered? Well the Japanese think they

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Japan’s Demographic Woes Remain Serious

I have written about Japan’s demographic situation before [see Demographics and Robots]. Blaine Harden of the Washington Post Foreign Service reports that Japan’s demographic crisis seems to be growing worse [“Japan Steadily

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