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Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them — Matt Beane

From TechCrunch In the popular media, we talk a lot about robotsstealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of work, the impact of advanced robotics is far more nuanced and complicated. Issues of jobs and income inequality fade away, for example — there aren’t remotely enough robots to affect more than a handful of us in the practical sense. Yet robots usually spell massive changes in the way that skilled work gets done: The work required to fly an F-16 in a combat zone is radically different from the work required to fly a Reaper, a semi-autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle, in that same zone. Because they change the work so radically, robot-linked upheavals like this create a challenge: How do you train the next generation of professionals who will be working withrobots?  My research into the increasing use of robotics in surgery offers … Read More »The post Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them — Matt Beane appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

Innovating in a world of patent lawsuits — Elaine Chen

From TechCrunch This fall, Apple once again won the dubious honor of dominating the conversation on patent infringement. First, it lost a ruling in Germany’s top civil court over the slide-to-unlock feature, backing an earlier ruling in favor of Motorola Mobility. As expected, Apple is appealing the ruling. Then, it scored a victory when it won a patent ruling against Samsung in the U.S. appeals court over the same feature, plus two others (autocorrect and data detection). As expected, Samsung is appealing the ruling. Then, it took a hit when a federal jury decided that Apple infringed on a 1998 University of Wisconsin-Madison patent covering performance-improving processing technology. As expected, Apple is appealing the ruling. Apple seems to get caught in lots of patent fights. Since 2009, Nokia has sued Apple (they settled), Apple has sued HTC (they settled), Kodak sued Apple (Kodak is appealing), Motorola Mobility sued Apple (Apple is appealing) and Apple and Samsung filed … Read More »The post Innovating in a world of patent lawsuits — Elaine Chen appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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