2.13: Agriculture: Can vertical and urban farming feed the world?

Duration 30:21

Host Walter Isaacson talks farming. How did the mechanical reaper change the way we harvest? Can vertical farming help feed our ever-growing cities? Will AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things make farms more efficient?

Robo-Accountants Are an Accountant’s Best Friend

June 20, 2018

Since the inception of the profession, accountants have been “numbers crunchers” and “bean counters”—mathematically inclined individuals tasked to laboriously assemble a company’s financial data and calculate revenue and expenses toward closing the books each quarter. Now so-called robo-accountants are doing the hard work, freeing accountants from crunching the numbers to make sense of them for operational and financial decision-making purposes.

How Schools and Startups Are Preparing for an Automated Future

June 13, 2018

As technology reshapes the way we work at warp speed, we need to change training methodologies. How do we prepare the next generation for jobs that haven’t yet been invented? What kind of skillsets will they need, when machines can do what humans do? What kind of tech training do they need today to be ready for the future workplace? And would it mean totally rethinking education to encourage creative problem finding and solving? To explore these questions, we look at schools and startups who are rethinking education to learn and explore the new world of robotics, AI and machine learning.

You Know SaaS, Now Get To Know RaaS

June 11, 2018

From drones that perform surveys for agriculture to mobile telepresence robots used for security, see why many robotics suppliers are expanding their businesses into robot-as-a-service (RaaS) business models.

How Robots and AI Are Transforming the Food Industry

May 22, 2018

Did you know that robots have a role in every step of the food supply chain from agriculture to manufacturing to packaging and delivery? Read how emerging technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence are fueling the food industry.

2.9: Beep Boop

Duration 34:36

From algorithms to Artificial Intelligence. Meet Kuri: Your new adorable robot friend who takes pictures, videos and can make you …