Tag : Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Go: Supermarket Jobs vs. Artificial Intelligence

8 months ago / 0 comments

My first thought was, who do you ask when you can’t find the hummus? But on second thought, the benefits of a cashierless supermarket could potentially outweigh the costs; I’m yet to decide. On Monday, in downtown Seattle, Amazon opened its first artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store. Having faced technical … Read More

Science-Fiction versus Science Fact

3 years ago / 0 comments

We live in the future. This isn’t meant to be philosophical or grandiose; when you consider the incredible technological advances which have occurred over the last few decades the truth in that statement should be obvious. Some of the greatest Science Fiction stories have imagined technologies which were considered beyond … Read More

Beware the rise of the machines

4 years ago / 0 comments

From supermarkets with multiple self-checkouts, to borrowing books from libraries without the need for a librarian, it’s clear that automation is upon us. Society won’t stop the advance of technology, but there are questions to be answered before we become overly reliant on the use of machines in our everyday … Read More

How influential have the ideas of Blade Runner been since its original release?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Blade Runner may well be the most influential flop of all time – studio meddling with the initial cut resulted in a compromised picture that attempted to offset its glacial philosophizing by inserting a jarring voiceover from a less than engaged Harrison Ford. Unsurprisingly, it was not initially a success. However, the … Read More