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  • A humanoid robot assistant for the family
  • A humanoid robot assistant for the family
    Pepper (2015) ©

A humanoid robot assistant for the family

From Apple's Siri to Microsoft’s Cortana, technology companies are already developing digital assistants to make people's lives easier. SoftBank has now launched a humanoid robot in Japan called Pepper that can can gauge your mood and cheer you up when you're feeling down. 



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  • Article image Amazon Echo: talking to your virtual home assistant

    With 60% of Americans using the voice-activated concierge service on their smartphone every day, people are growing accustomed to the idea of interacting with a virtual assistant. Tapping into the trend, Amazon has launched a smart speaker that acts like a home assistant.

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    As you leave for work, you yell “lock” and “camera on” to keep the house secure, before telling your vacuum to clean the bedroom carpet while you're out. It's not a sci-fi film - the technology is available now. But do we really want our homes to be controlled by technology?

  • Article image Living with the ‘borgs

    Technology has become an unparalleled part of every aspect of our lives, dominating our work, our social lives, our hobbies and even our healthcare. But at what point does our changing relationship with technology become a problem? And how do we fix it?