"Humans working in tandem with AI isn’t a failure of the promise of automation. Humans working in tandem with AI is what accelerates automation."
New York Times
"Broad unease about losing jobs to machines could dissipate as people focus on the benefits of minimizing close human contact."
"A reinforcement learning agent can find a shortcut to getting lots of reward without completing the task as intended by the human designer."
"Treating data as a magical moat can misdirect founders from focusing on what’s really needed to win"
"Whenever someone says autonomy is 10 years away that’s almost certainly what their thought is. There aren’t many startups that can survive 10 years without shipping."
"Startups developing autonomous robots have seen their usage rise [and] have naturally had to expand operations to meet demand"
"Augment that which cannot be completely automated with digital co-workers"
"A new age of service marketplaces will emerge, driven by unlocking more complex services"
"Perfecting the technology has taken longer than expected."
"What if the question of how to build a fully autonomous agent is the wrong question to ask?"
Adoption of robots and drones carrying goods speeds up as a frightened world craves safe delivery of everything from medical supplies to food.