Switzerland Bank ‘Cloned’ its Senior Banker and Robots in Japan Are Now Making Coffee – Recent Jobs Robots Are Taking Away From Us

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Saying that robots are taking our jobs is a cliche today. So just take a look at the latest steps robotics made in learning and upgrading news skills.

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‘Clone’ of senior banker

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Source: independent.co.uk

Even banks are using robots now. Recently it became known that an investment bank in Switzerland has digitally “cloned” one of its top staff members, allowing clients to get financial advice without the need to speak to a real-life banker.

UBS is trialing the use of a lifelike avatar of Daniel Kalt, its chief investment officer for Switzerland.

The computer-generated image of Mr Kalt greets clients on screen and can talk customers through the bank’s latest research as well as answer queries. Another digital assistant called Fin is also available to carry out transactions.

The new service, called UBS Companion is driven by artificial intelligence and voice-recognition technology developed by IBM. Another company, FaceMe, animated and visualized the avatars. UBS hopes the new tech will increase efficiency and allow it to advise more customers, Independent reports.

Robarista?

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Source: Reuters

The robot named Sawyer debuted at Henna Cafe in Tokyo’s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. The shop’s name in Japanese means “strange cafe.”

The single-armed robot scans a ticket purchased from a vending machine and greets the customer.

“Would you care for a delicious coffee?” the barista, with a screen showing a pair of cartoon eyes, asks in a flat tone. “I can make one better than human beings around here.”

It grinds the coffee beans, fills a filter and pours hot water over a paper cup for up to five people at once. A cup of brewed coffee costs 320 yen ($3) and takes a few minutes.

Burger makers

As Nexter.org reported before, a startup company created a machine that makes the freshest burgers by itself! The world’s first ever burger that is made fully by robot will be available exclusively in San Francisco.

The product, from Bay Area-based Creator, a culinary robotics company, is assembled and cooked in a machine that contains 20 computers, 350 sensors, and 50 actuator mechanisms. It does everything from slicing and toasting the brioche bun to adding toppings (to order) and seasoning and cooking the patties, all in five minutes.

Babysitters

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Source: geekologie

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Hollywood, it’s that robots are not only deadly weapons, they are also great for entertainment.

Aeon Co., a major Japanese retailer, introduced a four-foot-tall yellow and white robot at a store in 2008 whose job is to babysit children while the adults shop.

Other models include the Hello Kitty robot, which is perfect for “whoever does not have a lot time to stay with child,” according to a vendor and NEC’s PaPeRo robot, which tells jokes, gives quizzes, and can track kids using a radio-frequency identification chip.

Robots go to

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Source: NASA

Through a partnership with General Motors, NASA’s Robonaut2 is the latest example of android technology. Equipped with a wide array of sensors and dexterous five-fingered hands, it will initially handle menial jobs such as cleaning the station and assisting humans in operations.

However, it could one day venture outside the station to help spacewalkers make repairs or perform scientific work, according to NASA.


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