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  • Automation and Artificial Intelligence
    ERP tools and enterprise automation: Benefits of AI in the business process
    The topic of automation is an interesting one. It is the fodder for Sci-Fi (science fiction) movies and coffee shop discussions. Add artificial intelligence (AI) to the discussion and pretty soon popular regional and global television shows come...
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pauses while signing a bill that raises the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour
    Seattle minimum wage law devastates local restaurants
    Seattle is the latest city to engage in the progressive/liberal experiment of raising the minimum wage to provide a “living wage” for low-income workers. As Hot Air reported on Saturday, many small restaurants are closing as a result,...
  • Automation leading to job growth in electronics industry
    Automation leading to job growth in electronics industry
    An updated study shows robots boosted job growth in the electronics industry from 2008 to 2011. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) credits automation for creating up to 80,000 jobs in the electronics sector.The IFR report is based on...
  • Vision Systems
    What is a Vision Inspection System?
    Inspection is an important aspect of production in the industrial world as it represents the final step in quality control in many assembly and manufacturing processes.Historically, inspection was one of the many assembly line processes that would...
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    What the Biotech Surge Means for Technology and Automation Companies in SoCal
    A recent article in the San Diego Business Journal notes that several San Diego biotech companies have recently received major investments in a variety of interesting drug development and research projects.San Diego has worked hard to establish...
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    Industry Trends: 5 New Robotics Technologies Inspired by Nature
    Engineers and Biologically Inspired DesignIt’s evident that when it comes to robotics design that many engineers take inspiration from the natural world. And it makes sense: when looking for a time-tested design with some guaranteed measure...
  • Automation Jobs in San Diego
    How a Healthy Automation Industry Will Mean Job Growth in San Diego
    Recently, the San Diego region received the troubling news that both Sony and Cox Communications were cutting jobs or moving them outside of the San Diego region. Shortly after that announcement, the city learned it had ranked 36th on the Census...
  • Monsieur Robot cocktail bartender
    Robot bartenders are here
    SkyNet is here!A ‘robot bartender” named Monsieur, created by a US company of the same name, uses an app to compute cocktails for customers with their preferences taken into account.The robot, which is available in a home version as...
  • The Jetsons
    Futuristic kitchens that work for disabled people
    Finally there is something that works for everyone: A kitchen that makes food by itself. A person speaks into voice recognition software which runs on a software program that has control over the kitchen sink and all of the appliances. It even...
  • The road’s revenge – cheeky cars.
    America decides who’s the boss: the Driver or the Car
    The good news is that the motor vehicle fatality rate inAmericahas beenmore or less steadily fallingfor more than 10 years.The bad news is that there’s still a motor vehicle fatality rate.Despite all our technological advancements and a...
  • DigitalLife
    AT&T plans Atlanta trial of wireless-centric home security and automation
    Keeping tabs on your loved ones, protecting your home from intruders, fire or water damage, unlocking a door for the repairman or changing the temperature setting on the thermostat – and doing it from wherever you happen to be, here or...
  • What is a Resource Based Economy?
    What is a Resource Based Economy?
    With our systems, institutions and establishments operating in perpetual chaos, a re-design of our society is needed to insure the survival of our species and the planet. We are at a point where we must start the transition into a new way of...
  • The end of meat is near
    Robots gaining fast on humans
    It won’t end with a bang, it will end with a whimper. Or, maybe make that a long, soft sigh that would be barely audible even without the latest Lady Gaga blasting in your earbuds, or your head ringing from getting smacked for snatching...
  • Automation at the workplace
    What happened to all the retail jobs?
    The job market is slowly starting to show signs of life, however there are still serious concerns over the types of jobs available out there. For instance, jobs in the energy and environment sector are quite abundant these days. But, most require...
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