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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rise of the workplace robots makes humans increasingly redundant

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty says estimates of devastating job losses in a range of sectors should make us sit up Rise of the workplace robots makes humans increasingly redundant A callow ... mathematician Alan Turing in his 1950 paper "Computing machinery and intelligence". It is proving to be a landmark year for robots; perhaps less so for humans. This month also, Japan's ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:09pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... formula specifically designed to appeal to 17-year-old boys: explosions, scantily-clad young women and hokey plots that eventually devolve into robot porn. Such has been the norm for the past ... of Extinction 's plot revolves around government espionage over the awkwardly named element "Transformium", which just so happens to be the genetic material that makes up the series ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    US regulators approve sale of robotic legs that help paralysed people walk

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:55pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Motorised 'exoskeleton' that helps people walk is already sold in Europe US okays sale of robotic legs for paraplegics The first robotic device that acts as legs to help paraplegics walk has been cleared for sale by US regulators. The device, called ReWalk, is a motorised "exoskeleton" approved for those whose lower body is paralysed from ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Implant may allow patients to control artificial limbs with their thoughts

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston. His results were presented as part of a series of sessions on advances in brain-machine interfaces, ... prosthetics have largely been demonstrated as a way to restore a loss of function. Last year, a 58-year-old woman who had become paralysed after a stroke demonstrated that she could use a robotic arm ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    The jazz scene in China is booming as more young musicians discover the genre

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Robin Lynam

    ... players. The jazz scene in Macau has always been smaller than that in Hong Kong, but according to Jose Isaac Duarte, vice-president of the Macau Jazz Club, it is now growing. "We have ... to organising a number of jazz education programmes, some calling on the expertise of well known figures on the Hong Kong and mainland jazz scenes, the association has also formed a series of jazz ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - FILM

    Fat Godzilla, Caucasian samurai and giant robots- The Asianisation of Hollywood films

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 05:00pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... saw not one, not two, but three films featuring Japanese elements. The first, Pacific Rim, was a movie with giant robots fighting monsters, a direct homage to 1970’s anime like Mazinger Z. ... fares well at the box office, it’s likely that Hollywood will continue mining Asian concepts for feature films. Avi Arad, producer of the Spider-Man series, has already announced his desire ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: The joy of book series

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Annie Ho

    ... One in September, our reading strategy has evolved into book series. I will read aloud the first chapter, to introduce the characters and give them life through animated reading using different voices. Then I leave the rest of the chapters and other books in the series for my daughter to read at her leisure. Book series are helpful tools for developing literacy skills because ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM REVIEW

    Robots and mahjong: Hong Kong's starring role

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee edmund.lee@scmp.com Robots and mahjong: Hong Kong's starring role Transformers: Age of Extinction Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing Director: Michael Bay Category: ... technology is extracted by Stanley Tucci's scientist to build soulless Transformers for national defence, but no one realises the work is revitalising the other group of alien robots ...

  9. 'Abenomics' is paying dividends

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:17pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of special development zones to encourage local businesses, opening up the agriculture sector, extensive government support for clean energy and robotic technology, and abolishing tax breaks ... capital and wisdom from abroad". Key to this will be a series of trade agreements, the most important of which will be the Trans-Pacific Partnership, for which negotiations with the United ...




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