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Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed

Last Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif., Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, climbed into the cockpit of a 13-foot robot and began flailing his arms as though warming up for a workout, causing the robot’s enormous appendages to mimic his movements. (more…)

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Ford Bets $1 Billion on Self-driving Car Startup in Pennsylvania

Ford Motor is betting $1 billion on the world's self-driving car future. (more…)

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World’s First Self-driving Taxis Debut in Singapore

The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. (more…)

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Will Packer Teams Up With Verizon to Provide Summer Tech Classes and Year-round Mentorship for Young Black Men

Verizon is creating opportunities for male minorities through their Innovative Learning program. In their latest initiative, the company is providing summer tech classes and year-round mentorship for young Black men in grades six through nine. The aim is “to inspire them to pursue STEM careers” and challenge minority stereotypes. (more…)

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Toyota Investing $1 Billion in Research Company to Develop AI and Robotics

Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life. (more…)

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Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak Warn of Killer Robot War

First came gunpowder. Then, nuclear bombs. The next evolution of warfare, experts fear, will be defined by robots — or more precisely, the absence of human decision-making. (more…)

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