Math Whiz Trades Stock Markets Without Humans to Make $700 Million Fortune

XTX, which is expanding beyond Europe and building a presence in the United States, reported 2018 profit of $153.4 million, more than double from a year earlier.  It is reported that these profits were generated by trading without humans!   The firm’s success has given the founder Gerko a fortune befitting a tech entrepreneur. His net worth is $700 million, according to calculations by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.           

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Robotics in Construction: The End of Blue-Collar Work?

by Ti Zampino, Austin Young, Farah Wells, Joshua Wells, Riley Zeringue, Lianna Wiener, Mathias Zelaya, & Samer Yacaman   Let’s face it: we’ve been looking forward to robots taking over mundane jobs since The Jetsons first aired in 1962. But what we didn’t anticipate, or perhaps ignored, is the rise of robots replacing millions of jobs for millions of citizens across the globe. Drones, auto-piloted heavy machinery, and robots designed to work on repeatable tasks are taking over much construction work across the globe. But is the loss of jobs…

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Are Robots Displacing Professionals in the Publishing Industry?

by Isabelle Varon, Nicholas Varela, Olivia Verheyen, Alejandro Villareal, Kennedi Ware, Cameron Vidrine, Tatiana Wallace and Gabriel Velazquez   According to “Automated Journalism” by Andreas Grafe, the four major countries leading the way, using robots to publish a myriad of different articles, are Germany, United States, United Kingdom, and China. Russia is not far behind and it can be assumed that within the next few years they will be heavily relying on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in publishing.     In early 2019, The Guardian newspaper published an article about politics…

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Will Digital Marketing Robots Take Over the World?

by Karime Rojas-Tepepa, William Rossi, Isabella Rupiper, Sydney Rockwell, Kiana Rios, Cielo Ruiz and Patrice Roberts Digital/Online marketing is used to drive traffic to businesses and websites. In the past 10 years, the industry has grown exponentially. Singapore, Germany, Japan, and Sweden follow South Korea in leading the way of Online Marketing. Companies are using multiple types of digital marketing robots in their businesses – such as: Mass emails for email marketing campaigns Social media Customer care/customer service Traffic bots SEO bots ….. For the most part there is little…

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MIT’s Mini Cheetah Backflipping Robots Pop Out of Leaves and Play Soccer

The Biomimetic Robotics Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. I. T.) has built what it calls mini cheetahs.  These little dog-like robots can run, backflip, “play” soccer and hide under piles of leaves. For more information on your future pets, please click here and here.  

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Global Robot Revolution: EVERY Job Is At Risk?

by Dr. Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA   The algorithms of a robot are progressively advancing, making the automation of more tasks possible, and, eventually, many occupations are likely to become obsolete (Mack, 2017). Robots can perform repetitive tasks, which are tiresome and prone to mistakes when done by humans, faster and without errors. Because of that advantage, they are taking over many tasks in many industries, lowering wage costs, and improving efficiency. Let’s look at some examples.     The manufacturing sector was the first one to introduce robots to perform…

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Medicine Man vs Robots

by Aubin Duchier   Medicine is growing rapidly these last decades and this is particularly due to improvement in science, research and the appearance of high technology, and robots. Robots had, have, and will have a big impact in the near and long-term future. They are growing and helping people all over the world directly in developed countries — because high technologies are easier to find — or indirectly in developing countries.   Robots may seem very expensive at first sight but the reality is different. Firstly, the prices for…

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