Near the end of World War II, Adm. William “Bull” Halsey of the famed Third Fleet steered directly into a typhoon, losing 790 crewmen and 146 aircraft in the Pacific. Dr. Eric Daimler, formerly an innovation fellow with the Obama White House, shared this story with me in 2017 as an illustration of the importance of trusting data. It […]
Rising labor costs and rents worldwide are driving retail establishments toward a mechanical future, potentially leaving 66 million human workers in jeopardy.
A couple of years ago, I had coffee with the Heather Knight, author of the infamous paper, “How Humans Respond To Robots.” When we met in 2014, we began our discussion with “in the future…” people will rely on robots for everyday tasks. However, today, the future is yesterday and social robots are beginning to […]
We have already outsourced our chores to Roomba, but MIT’s Cynthia Breazeal suggests we need to hire robotic-nanny. I have 5 kids and a 90 lb. dog squeezed into a Manhattan apartment, but do I have room for another robot? To answer this we need to look closely at Ms. Breazeal’s unveiling of “the world’s first […]