Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Drone Wars


The Midwest, Redefined

From NewGeography - The Midwest, Redefined

23 Ways to Use Alexa in Your Office

Good Update on Battery Technology


Is AI the Future of Growth?

A new report from Accenture and Frontier Economics.  Can AI help to double our economic growth rate by 2035?

Highly Recommended for Engineers - MIT Essential Knowledge Series

Machine Learning

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rise of the Robots in West Virginia

From a report by Brookings:

"In the next decade, the coal mining industry will likely lose even more jobs to automation. According to a report  from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in Winnipeg, Canada, the mining industry is primed for automation. It is highly capital intensive, pays relatively well, and buys expensive equipment. The industry has already adopted various automated technologies, including autonomous haul trucks and loaders; autonomous long-distance haul trains; semi-autonomous crushers, rock breakers, and shovel swings; automated drilling and tunnel-boring systems; automated long-wall plough and shearers; autonomous equipment monitoring; and GIS and GPS technologies. All of these technologies are already in use, and their deployment will be ramped up in the next 10–15 years."