Microsoft ‘to replace journalists with robots’

Microsoft ‘to replace journalists with robots’

Image copyright PA Media Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories, US and UK media report. The curating of stories from news organisations and selection of headlines and pictures for the...
Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses

Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses

Image copyright Adrienne Murray Image caption The UVD robot takes about 20 minutes to treat a room “Please leave the room, close the door and start a disinfection,” says a voice from the robot. “It says it in Chinese as well now,” Simon...
You should stop worrying about robots taking your job

You should stop worrying about robots taking your job

Two 40-year old robots returned to the big screen this year: handy mechanic droid R2-D2 of the Star Wars Rebel Alliance and the terrifying Terminator. The latter has been used by many headline writers as a metaphor for the perceived risk that automation will destroy...