Technology is helping farmers feed the world. It can also make agriculture more environmentally friendly – for conventional and organic farmers alike.
Automation has already eliminated numerous tasks, and now artificial intelligence will add to the carnage. Humans may have to reconsider their obsession with labour.
Increasingly, organisations are using entertaining ways to train and motivate their employees.
In the beginning, technology eliminated many clerical tasks. Now the danger is extending to positions that require a high level of skill.
Labour-saving advances usually increase both jobs and wages, but the unequal path of change can cause major friction.
How do you keep the skies from becoming a giant, noisy, dangerous cloud of drones? Manufacturers and regulators are working on the answers.
Everyone from Airbus to Uber is interested. They could be part of the urban landscape in the next decade.
China may have a corner on the recreational market, and the US on military uses, but Europe is poised to find its own niche.
Hundreds of millions of years of evolution have given insects the ability to fly efficiently and robustly. Roboticists are taking note.
Anticipating a decline in car ownership, start-ups like Bestmile and Amber plan to power seamless on-demand services.
Flexible railway systems can offer cheaper and faster transport in greater quantities. Their potential is most promising in freight handling.
With robo-advisors and improved regulation, machine learning could make financial systems friendlier and more rewarding.
The decapitation of the robot named hitchBOT has offered greater insight into social robotics.
A universal basic income would mitigate the negative effects of automation. But it might be more effective if combined with apprenticeships.
Asia’s acquisition of two of the continent’s crown jewels came as a wake-up call. To stay competitive, Europe must innovate.
Make no mistake, the intelligent machines of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lay waste to human employment – unless governments act.
Collaborative robots are boosting productivity, but they will also require us to rethink how we approach our jobs.
Humanoid robots are finally learning to charm us. Can French-founded SoftBank Robotics stay ahead of the competition after a decade at the forefront?
Artificial intelligence raises thorny questions that will be keeping human brains very busy.
Some people fret that artificial intelligence will end civilization as we know it, others believe it can solve every problem.
Lambèr Royakkers of the Eindhoven University of Technology analyses the dangers of having machines make life-or-death decisions.
A German start-up improves warehouse automation.
Will autonomous locomotives one day operate outside urban areas?
The fight against congestion is getting some new tools: mobile phones and complex algorithms.
Safely mimicking all foibles in software and hardware of driving will take at least another decade, if not longer.
Rapidly evolving camera technology is changing our very notion of photography.