A lot of things happened in the world of AI & Robotics last week. Here’s a brief look at some of the major news and developments.
China and Dubai deploy robots to give a feel of future.
The global city of Dubai has introduced Robocops in its police fleet. The creators of the robot, PAL robotics, stated that its prime role will be to help citizens visiting tourist attractions and shopping malls. It can converse in multiple languages and guide people to the destination.
Meanwhile, China has increased the number of the robots in public places. China has taken a huge leap in the adoption of AI & robotics and is currently the leader among other nations.
Anbot, one of the most well-known robots, patrols at the Shenzhen International Robot.
The intelligent machine stands at a height of 1.6m and can identify individuals with criminal records. Therefore, enhancing the security in a huge way as it can trace follow suspicious people.
Schools in Kerala begin robotics classes from primary level
Kerala is setting yet another example in terms of embracing the robotics revolution in India. The state has introduced robotics classes in primary schools. Choice School in Tripunithura, Rajagiri Public School, St Peters Senior Secondary School and a couple of others are among the schools who have taken this unique step.
Robotics teachers in these schools state that drones and robotics have sparked a good amount of curiosity and students come to the labs to work on these projects purely based on their own interest.
IBM, Nvidia build “World’s Fastest Supercomputer” for US government
The US Department of Energy has announced the arrival of “Summit,” the fastest supercomputer in the world. It is eight times more powerful than “Titan” which held the honour of being the fastest system in the US.
Currently being stationed at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, the supercomputer was designed by IBM and Nvidia. It requires a space of two tennis courts and the total contract cost was close to USD 280 million.
Artificial intelligence will create 2.3 million jobs
As opposed to the most common misbelief, Artificial Intelligence and automation is slated to produce an estimated 2/3 million jobs in by 2020. To take full benefits of the upcoming opportunities, the current, as well as future employees, need to keep their skillsets in check.
Without this, the global workforce will be unable to cope with the technological advancement. However, there is no need to be insecure. Organisations have already begun putting efforts into upskilling their employees. As many as 71 companies are actively engaged with this agenda, according to a survey by Capgemini.