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Global Robotic Flexible Washer Industry – IAM Network

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Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Robotic Flexible Washer estimated at US$904. 1 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.New York, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com Standalone Washers, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 4.2% CAGR and reach US$691.4 After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Modular Washers segment is readjusted to a revised 3.4% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $243.8 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 6.9% CAGR The Robotic Flexible Washer market in the U.S. is estimated at US$243.8 Million in the year 2020. China, the world s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$250.8


What does the future of artificial intelligence mean for humans? - ScienceBlog.com

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The first question many people ask about artificial intelligence (AI) is, "Will it be good or bad?" The answer is … yes. Canadian company BlueDot used AI technology to detect the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, just hours after the first cases were diagnosed. Compiling data from local news reports, social media accounts and government documents, the infectious disease data analytics firm warned of the emerging crisis a week before the World Health Organization made any official announcement. While predictive algorithms could help us stave off pandemics or other global threats as well as manage many of our day-to-day challenges, AI's ultimate impact is impossible to predict.


What does the future of artificial intelligence mean for humans?

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The first question many people ask about artificial intelligence (AI) is, "Will it be good or bad?" The answer is … yes. Canadian company BlueDot used AI technology to detect the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, just hours after the first cases were diagnosed. Compiling data from local news reports, social media accounts and government documents, the infectious disease data analytics firm warned of the emerging crisis a week before the World Health Organization made any official announcement. While predictive algorithms could help us stave off pandemics or other global threats as well as manage many of our day-to-day challenges, AI's ultimate impact is impossible to predict.


Paid Program: Using AI to Fight COVID-19

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Each day from within our homes, we see COVID-19 dominating news cycles as it upends lives, economies, and systems across the globe. Our shared humanity--and the need for empathy--is emphasized by this pandemic, but without the option to have human interaction, what do we do? From working to find a cure to finding ways to stop the spread to helping organizations help others, artificial intelligence (AI) companies are providing innovative ways to keep the world running and experiences connected. Robotics have been finding their way into businesses over the last decade, but now they are used in the front lines of the pandemic. A "smart field hospital" was built in the Hongshan Sports Center in Wuhan, China, following the start of the outbreak.


'Touchless touchscreen' could fight future epidemics, researchers say

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Cambridge University researchers have developed a "no-touch touchscreen" that uses artificial intelligence to predict a user's intention before their hand reaches the display. The screen was originally designed for use in cars, but the engineers who built it claim it could also have widespread applications during a pandemic. The "predictive touch" technology can be retrofitted to existing displays and could be used to prevent the spread of pathogens on touchscreens at supermarket check-outs, ATMs and ticket terminals at railway stations. Studies have shown that coronavirus can remain on plastic and glass for anywhere between two hours and a week, meaning touchscreens in public places need to be constantly disinfected to prevent transmission. "Touchscreens and other interactive displays are something most people use multiple times per day, but they can be difficult to use while in motion, whether that's driving a car or hanging the music on your phone while you're running," said Simon Godsill from the university's department of engineering.


Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

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Over 66 different kinds of "social" robots have been piloted in hospitals, health centers, airports, office buildings, and other public and private spaces in response to the pandemic, according to a study from researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. Their survey of 195 robot deployments across 35 countries including China, the U.S., Thailand, and Hong Kong found "clear expansion" in the use of robots that perform roles directly addressing the need for distancing and physical isolation, like those that support hospital staff and deliver food. It's not surprising the worsening COVID-19 health crisis is hastening the adoption of certain robots and drones. They require disinfection but promise to minimize the risk of spreading disease, which is critical in health care settings. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control estimates that health care workers represent over 25% of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in some parts of the world.


AKA Customized Functions, Pepper Can Work as an English

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AKA, an artificial intelligence development company, announced a function called "Academy Mode", developed for Pepper to serve in the classroom despite the current situation of COVID-19. Academy Mode is designed specifically for the Softbank Robotics Humanoid robot, Pepper, to fit classroom settings and will be released in Korea, Japan, and China's market first. Since entering Japan's market in 2015, AKA has been working together continuously with Softbank Robotics Japan. In May 2019, AKA became an official reseller of Softbank Robotics China for the Pepper robot. Since then, AKA has been actively developing different functions for Pepper to work better in the English education environment.


Grand Theft Auto Scene Context Data Boosts Human Motion Prediction

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The shortest distance between point A and point B may be measured as a straight line, but in the real, obstruction-filled world, the routes that humans choose are actually determined by the spatial layout of the objects in a given environment -- aka scene context. A team of researchers from UC Berkeley, Nanjing University and Facebook Reality Lab have proposed a novel three-stage learning framework that includes scene context to generate long-term 3D human motion prediction when given a single scene image and 2D pose histories. In the paper Long-term Human Motion Prediction with Scene Context, the team explains that although there have been significant advancements in human motion prediction thanks to deep learning, scene context has been largely ignored by existing frameworks. The team says such limitations mean motion predictions "tend to be short-term (around 1 second), and local in space, e.g., walking in the same spot without global movement." Unlike existing human motion datasets that have a relatively small number of frames, 3D scenes, characters and noisy 3D annotations, the large-scale synthetic dataset used in the study has clean 3D annotations.


The US, China and the AI arms race: Cutting through the hype

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A country's AI prowess has major implications for how its citizens live and work -- and its economic and military strength moving into the future. With so much at stake, the narrative of an AI "arms race" between the US and China has been brewing for years. Dramatic headlines suggest that China is poised to take the lead in AI research and use, due to its national plan for AI domination and the billions of dollars the government has invested in the field, compared with the US' focus on private-sector development. But the reality is that at least until the past year or so, the two nations have been largely interdependent when it comes to this technology. It's an area that has drawn attention and investment from major tech heavy hitters on both sides of the Pacific, including Apple, Google and Facebook in the US and SenseTime, Megvii and YITU Technology in China. Generation China is a CNET series that looks at the areas of technology where the country is looking to take a leadership position.


COVID-19 And Unemployment: The Robots Are Coming

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Within the U.S., we are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases and the loss of permanent jobs. While the June employment numbers look very promising (the number of jobs increased by 4.8 million), they hide two important factors. The first is that these numbers came out just before the explosion in cases. The second is that many of these jobs are only part-time, instead of the full-time jobs that existed before the pandemic. From a policy perspective, we'd like to see businesses accelerate their return to normalcy and we'd like to see unemployment go down.