If AI ruled the world: Yandex Data Factory boss’ predictions for 2018

By Jane Zavalishina, chief executive officer, Yandex Data Factory

2018 will be the year of practical artificial intelligence adoption.

AI is all too often associated with “futuristic” applications like self-driving cars or robots.

As a consequence, many business leaders view AI as a risky, capital-intensive innovation where return on investment is not guaranteed. Continue reading If AI ruled the world: Yandex Data Factory boss’ predictions for 2018

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Robotics and Automation Industry Thought Leaders

It’s been a year since the launch of the Robotics and Automation News website.

And as part of our celebrations, we are moving into book publishing, the first one being this one, a collection of some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past year.

It’s the first of a series, as we interview interesting people from the tech world on an ongoing basis, and we thought people might like to purchase the conversations as collections contained within a book such as this one.

Included in the first of the series are some fascinating interviews with key industry professionals, all of whom are listed and named below, along with the first paragraph for the interview article.

Visit Amazon now and buy a copy for yourself, and one for each person in your social network maybe, and be happy in the knowledge that it will help secure this website and, by extension, the Internet itself.

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Jane Zavalishina, CEO, Yandex Data Factory

If AI Ruled the World

Some people say artificial intelligence will eventually take over the world, and make humans obsolete and useless in large parts of society, starting with firing us from all employment – low-skilled or high. Others say it’s already happened – that AI rules the world… Buy the book 

Minoru Usui, president, Seiko Epson

Minoru Usui, president, Seiko Epson

We Are Living in ‘Extremely Transformative’ Times

When you want to talk to someone about robotics and automation, especially in an industrial context, who better to talk to than an expert from Japan? Not wishing to compound any stereotypes, the “land of the rising sun” has shown itself to be an early adopter of many, possibly all, advanced technologies for many decades now… Buy the book

Saagar Govil, CEO of Cemtrex

Saagar Govil, chairman and CEO, Cemtrex

Electrifying New Markets

A lot’s happened since this website was introduced to Cemtrex a few weeks ago. The company’s been on a gigantic spending spree, buying up companies and restructuring its business for new markets as though it were in a hurry to get somewhere fast… Buy the book

Arun Srinivasan, senior vice president, Bosch Group. Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages

Arun Srinivasan, senior vice-president, Bosch

‘Bish, Bash, Bosch’

It’s a small word. Bosch. Associated with so many things, most famously “bish bash bosch”. A meaningless phrase really, but according to the Urban Dictionary, it’s “used to describe the efficiency of a process you have just explained, often used if there are three steps to the process”… Buy the book

Alan Norbury, Industrial Central Technology Officer at Siemens UK

Alan Norbury, industrial central technology officer, Siemens UK

From Art to Science

German industrial giant Siemens employs approximately 15,000 people at around 30 locations across the UK. Globally, it employs around 350,000 and has annual revenues of more than €75 billion. It is said to be the largest engineering company in Europe. It’s also claimed to employ more computer programmers than does Microsoft… Buy the book

Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots

Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots

Astronomical Growth

Industrial robots have always been somewhat captivating to watch because of their precision of movement, but their sheer size and power exudes an air of ominous foreboding, which is why the vast majority have always been caged off, kept away from their human counterparts at factories, where they were mostly to be found… Buy the book

Olivier Grenier-Lafond, sales and marketing co-ordinator, Robotiq

Olivier Grenier-Lafond, sales and marketing co-ordinator, Robotiq

Tools of the Trade

Industrial robots have been around for such a long time, and have captured the imagination in such a way, that it would be easy to think that almost all manufacturers have robots installed at their factories… Buy the book