Automation, certain dogma has said for the last couple of decades, will bring an end to traditional employment and the labour-based workforce of the Australian economy. Robots and automation will end traditional manufacturing, as countries
Despite an ongoing trade war with the USA, the Made in China 2025 campaign is ramping up efforts for massive acquisition and deployment of robotic technology. The China robot strategy includes the domestic manufacture of
This week China’s largest online delivery company announced an AUD$2bil JV investment in a Hong Kong logistics hub. Alibaba founder Jack Ma seeks to build a global logistics system that delivers door-to-door in less than
Online plagiarism detection software is widespread in Australian universities, but automated essay checking may be ramping up in unexpected ways overseas. China is reported to be implementing artificial intelligence that will replace teachers marking student
Tesla will suspend its Model 3 production in Fremont, California and Gigafactory 1 as part of a “planned period of downtime” to ramp-up future automation and resolve supply chain bottlenecks. Tesla previously paused its production
Over the last year one of the world’s biggest fears for the future was losing jobs due to automation and AI. Some analysts predicted that up to a quarter of the working population would become
Amazon envisions a future of physical shopping where customers walk into a store, grab what they want and walk out. The reality of this vision was delivered when Amazon Go’s first public store opened its
The world order is changing. As the ongoing mood of isolationism further turns America inwardly, the US looks backwards in its search to “make America great again”. How can Australia respond to this changing world order? On the technology and innovation front, the new Australia 2030 Prosperity Through Innovation Plan from Innovation and Science Australia promises additional fresh impetus for growth opportunities.
Innovation leads to progress, but is the outcome always a good one? Foxconn, the world’s leading contract electronics manufacturer is set to aggressively cut over 10,000 jobs from its panel arm Innolux as they replace
Drones are becoming increasingly popular for applications in video production, surveillance and agricultural crop monitoring. The downsides to current technologies are that these drones are controlled by live humans and batteries only last 20 minutes.