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One of the most exciting trends in the modern agriculture industry is the rise of smart farming. Although relatively new, this practice is starting to take hold throughout Europe. In a few years, it may replace older ways of doing things entirely.
Establishing a presence on the moon and manning a trip to Mars are amazing scientific feats, things every global citizen should be proud of. The tools developed to make these happen will be creative and amazing.
Andrea Glorioso is a policy officer at the European Commission.
He is responsible for the Future of work dossier at the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. At Technoculture podcast’s microphone, he speaks about the impact of digitalisation on EU labour market.
There are multiple reasons why schools, students and society all benefit when schools invest in robotics programs. Plus, getting such a program off the ground isn’t as difficult as it might sound.
The good news for our robotics and space programs is that human beings can build machines that vastly outperform us in durability. It takes some clever engineering, but humanity regularly builds probes and robots that can survive long journeys through some truly astonishing conditions.
We’re in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, dubbed Industry 4.0 by the experts, and this time the revolution is a digital one. European industry has been quick to adopt new technologies in the consumer sector but many industries, such as construction, textiles, and steel, are still clinging to outdated methods.
Technological advancements shape our daily life, from the way we communicate to how we function. This also applies within the laboratory. Scientists’ interactions with technology are shaping the ways in which research is conducted, for the better.
The concept of robotics isn’t a new one. Leonardo da Vinci designed a clockwork robotic knight in the 15th century. It’s only in recent decades that technology has caught up to da Vinci’s vision, allowing us to utilize robots in a variety of industries.
The newly established Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations will work towards developing a strong international framework on setting global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing.
Roughly one-fifth of the global workforce will be impacted by the adoption of AI and automation, with the most significant impact in developed nations.