Armed with disinfectant and admonishments, South Korean robot fights coronavirus spread

A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest mobile operator, checking their temperature, dispensing hand sanitiser and disinfecting the floor. Reuters: Technology News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

“I’m Google’s automated booking service.” Why Duplex is now introducing itself as a robot assistant.

Silicon Valley’s quest for artificial intelligence has led it to build self-driving cars, drones, and robots that can do backflips. But often that journey has come down to something much more prosaic, such as booking a reservation at your local … Read more…

A chocolate-making robot is preparing to make world’s best sweets from your kitchen counter

CocoTerra, a California start-up, has developed the world's first kitchen countertop chocolate-making appliance, with design partner Ammunition. A companion app helps users tailor-make chocolate, right down to choosing the origin of the bean. Small Business BEST DEAL UPDATE: A way … Read more…

Is It ‘Only Human’ to Feel Anxious About Money? Talking Finance With Sofia the Robot

Not all artificial intelligence is created alike. Just ask Sophia the Robot. No, seriously—just ask her. Hong Kong–based Hanson Robotics combines high-level A.I. with a humanoid appearance to create robots that “look and act genuinely alive.” Its marquee character, who … Read more…