Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot, manufactured by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics Ltd. and known for such media-friendly appearances

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Snap Inc. releases updated Spectacles; real-life Transformers; Sonos worth $3B?

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. releases the next generation of its wearable Spectacles camera; Japanese researchers have created a real-life Transformer; and the Wall Street Journal reports that smart speaker maker Sonos could be

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Isle of Dogs proves there’s a limit to what technology can replace

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. Isle of Dogs, writer-director Wes Anderson's latest exercise in fastidious world-building, isn't explicitly about technology, but that

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Are You Siri-ous? How AI will conquer your labour market

“Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to increase productivity through automation and free people from doing repetitive work in favour of activities of higher value.  Is this view of the future too rosy? " Robots

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Team UTM

CES 2018: Catherine Boivie’s first impressions

Greetings from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show - and yes, it is bigger than last year, which was bigger than the year before, which was bigger than... you get the picture. The media

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Make way for robots! Why your job is about to disappear

Well, actually, it depends on what you do... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVHiTP_2xmY As intriguing as it is to quantify the number of jobs that have the potential to be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI), it may

Published on: January 11th, 2018 SFU Beedie School of Business

Forget AI assistants, meet Buddy, your new robot assistant – All Hands on Tech at CES 2018

In 2017, a lot of people welcomed an AI assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant into their homes. So why not take the next step and just open the doors to a talking

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

LG introduces three ‘work’ robots for airports, hotels

Earlier this year LG began testing its new airport robots in Seoul, South Korea in preparation for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, and at CES 2018 next week, the South Korean

Published on: January 4th, 2018 Alex Radu

Building a cyborg athlete – Tech in Sports Ep. 21

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Notre Dame’s new high-tech helmets, Dwyane Wade’s new show on Facebook, the state of the wearables

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Should robots infiltrate sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 4

The Tech in Sports crew talk robots at the Winter Olympics, Google's MLB virtual reality series, and the final stats coming out of the Tour de France, plus debate whether or not we

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Who needs human workers at airports anymore? Not South Korea

In order to prepare for the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games next year in South Korea, LG is testing two different robots in the country's largest airport, Seoul's Incheon International Airport. The Airport Guide

Published on: July 21st, 2017 Alex Radu

All Hands on Tech: Sanbot, the hospitality robot

At the HITEC conference in Toronto, we met the only Sanbot model that's in the country right now. But Chinese manufacturer is hoping to change that by landing a distribution deal here. A

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Soccer playing robot predicts Euro Cup winner [video]

Perhaps the science isn't completely rock solid on this prediction, but the Darwin robot does indeed play soccer. If Germany does emerge victorious in Euro 2016, we can all say we knew the Darwin robot before

Published on: June 24th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Robots could take your job within 20 years, study suggests

More than 40 per cent of Canada's labour force currently works in an industry that's likely to become automated within 20 years, according to a report released on June 15 by a Ryerson

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood