We estimate that the robots and drones market will reach a value of $35.9bn by 2030E

The Financial Times reported recently that Covid-19 has severely impacted the agriculture sector, with farms all over the world faced with fields of fruits and vegetables left unharvested as workers are unable to work due to travel restrictions or...

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Part I – What part will new tech play in economic recovery?

R-Zero Systems, a San Jose based company incorporated in April 2020, has developed UV-C (ultraviolet-C) portable units that can disinfect a room in minutes. Co-founders Ben Boyer and Eli Harris's vision is to expand the use of UV lights as...

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South Korean café’s robot barista could be an example of an old investor adage

South Korea is slowly transitioning from intensive social distancing rules towards what the government calls “distancing in daily life”. In support of these new rules, a café in Daejeon, South Korea has hired a barista robot which is able...

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Will virtual doctors be a post-pandemic trend?

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about mental health as a result of lock-down as well as the physical damage caused by the disease itself. This has been exacerbated due to the lack of access to in-person therapy and...

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Why aren’t more women working in technology (STEM)?

There’s a long tradition of scientific research being used to make a case why women can’t do something. The publication of The Gendered Brain by Professor Gina Rippon earlier this year laid out (and debunked) centuries of questionable research,...

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Why AI isn’t the new oil

For the majority of us in developed economies, our lives run on software. Computing power is embedded everywhere, in everything and it’s invariably collecting data. The data may reveal our consumer preferences; or it could provide analytics on a...

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