Smart factories could contribute as much as $2.2 trillion to the global economy, report says

Smart factories could add between $1.5 trillion to $2.2 trillion to the global economy per year by 2023, according to a new report released Tuesday. Called “Smart Factories @ Scale”, the report was produced by the Capgemini Research Institute. It surveyed one thousand executives from firms that have “smart factory initiatives.” Capgemini described smart factories as... Continue Reading →

Amazon’s system for tracking its warehouse workers can automatically fire them

A world where people are monitored and supervised by machines isn’t confined to the realms of sci-fi. It’s here now. Tough conditions: There have been many reports over recent years about unpleasant conditions workers face at Amazon warehouses. Employees are under pressure to pack hundreds of boxes per hour, and face being fired if they aren’t fast enough. What’s new: Documents obtained... Continue Reading →

Japan approved experiments that would allow for animal-human hybrids to be born for the first time ever

Japan's government approved a request by scientists to conduct stem-cell experiments to create an animal-human hybrid and allow it to be brought to term.  Japan's science ministry last week gave provisional approval to a proposal from researchers at the University of Tokyo to create animal embryos that contain human cells and transplant them into surrogate... Continue Reading →

Driverless Electric Trucks Are Coming, and They’ll Affect You More Than You Think

Self-driving and electric cars just don’t stop making headlines lately. Amazon investedin self-driving startup Aurora earlier this year. Waymo, Daimler, GM, along with startups like Zoox, have all launched or are planning to launch driverless taxis, many of them all-electric. People are even yanking driverless cars from their timeless natural habitat—roads—to try to teach them to navigate forests and... Continue Reading →

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