He now leads his own home robot company, Hoaloha Robotics, which is focused on a mobile robot to permit older people to live independently at home. Mr. Trower said that while he remained optimistic that in the long run he would be able to develop a robot that acted as a partner or an assistant…
The internet is a technology of low-cost communication and connection. Everything from email to e-commerce to social networks has hinged on the internet’s transformative role in changing the economics of communication. All those connections suddenly became both possible and cheap. Artificial intelligence is a technology of low-cost prediction and discovery. It exploits the new resource…
Here’s what to expect in the week ahead: BUSINESS Saudi investment conference to open, with a shorter guest list. What was to be three days of mingling for world leaders and financial power players will have fewer boldface names when the Future Investment Initiative conference opens in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, on Tuesday. A number…
To tune into major college sporting events is to see a parade of advertisements, many of them on the athletes’ uniforms, for Nike, Adidas and other powerhouse apparel companies. Earlier this year, the N.C.A.A. made changes that are meant, in part, to increase transparency around just what corporate sponsors pay for. But in the eyes…
For months, technology companies in San Francisco have fought a local ballot proposition that would impose taxes on corporations to fund initiatives to help the homeless. But last week, that unified front crumbled when Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce, the online software company that is the city’s largest private employer, broke from the pack.…
Sputtering growth, soaring debt and an escalating trade war with the United States are increasingly weighing on China’s economy. China’s government on Friday reported that the economy grew by 6.5 percent over the three months that ended in September compared with a year ago. While fast by global standards, the pace is China’s slowest since…
“Proper planning upfront is really beneficial,” he said. In addition to hiring a lawyer, you should find a wealth adviser and an accountant, Mr. Siciliano said. A wealth adviser will help you avoid spending all of your money too fast, a problem for some winners, and help you invest it so it lasts for years.…
Women with an aggressive type of breast cancer lived longer if they received immunotherapy plus chemotherapy, rather than chemo alone, a major study has found. The results are expected to change the standard of care for women like those in the clinical trial, who had advanced cases of “triple-negative” breast cancer. That form of the…
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Africa’s youngest billionaire, who was abducted over a week ago outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned home safely, the family conglomerate that he runs said on Twitter on Saturday. The billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, 43, who is chief executive of METL Group, was seized as he arrived for a…
The chief executive of Google has likened artificial intelligence to fire — a powerful breakthrough that is full of risks. Earlier this year, Google said it would not renew a contract to provide artificial intelligence technology to a Pentagon program after company employees protested. The outcry showed that tech workers — Silicon Valley’s most valuable…