By Patricia Marx Robots, no longer mere factory grinds, are being U.P.S.-delivered into our homes. Illustration by Greg Clarke In 2008, I fell in love with a robot. The object of my affection was a darling red Roomba vacuum cleaner. The size and shape of a chunky Frisbee, it bustled to …Read More »
A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system. The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the two Minerva-II-1 rovers were lowered from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 to the asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft arrived …Read More »
Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book I, Robot to the latest episode of Westworld. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation by Terri Favro. It’s an interesting and funny …Read More »
The Middle East has become latest market for SoftBank’s socio-humanoid robot, known as Pepper, Nicolas Boudot, EMEA sales director for SoftBank’s Robotics Europe, said that it is available in the UAE even before the company rolls it out in China and US, both planned for later this year. “We started …Read More »
The UAE’s banking sector which reported resilient performance last year is expected to face challenges from rapid technology innovations, new regulations, the impact of value added taxes and the need for strong corporate governance frameworks, according to KPMG. KPMG’s third edition of the annual UAE banking perspectives report said, Artificial …Read More »
BOOK REVIEW – Split Personality: Ammar’s Shadows of Atlantis Challenges Arabs to Better Themselves through Science Fiction!
By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD Shadows of Atlantis (2017) is an alien invasion/post-apocalyptic story penned by a youthful Egyptian author, Ammar Mahmoud Al-Masry. The one human city that has been able to withstand the storm is New Atlantis, an Egyptian city built in the Western desert, becoming a refuge …Read More »