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Robots delivering essentials are changing Chinese consumerism

The "little yellow horse" is an autonomous delivery robot, ferrying daily essentials like drinks, fruit and snacks from the local store to the residents.
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Japanese start-up plan to shoot for the stars

A Japanese start-up developing "shooting stars on demand" says it will be ready to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower.
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Lyft acquires Motivate as it pushes into bike market

US ridesharing giant Lyft said recently it was acquiring bikesharing operator Motivate as it ramps up efforts against rival Uber in alternative forms of transportation.
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Carbon-sucking technologies unlikely to help hold climate line

Emerging plans to curb climate change by sucking excess emissions out of the atmosphere rely on technologies that have "limited realistic potential" to work, scientists warned.
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Using artificial intelligence to measure technological and retail industry trends

The in-depth integration of AI technology and retail becomes an irresistible trend of the new retail industry transformation.
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Controls on hate speech

Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have accelerated removals of online hate speech in the face of a potential European Union crackdown.
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In the cult of cute, there is always room for one more

Japan has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or mechanical types used for assembly lines, surgeries and military missions. 
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Meet Sophia: The face of robots is changing faster than ever

David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.
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Getting all emotional over emojis

We have a smiling pile of poop. What about one that's sad?
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Don't cry a story to this barman

Tipsy is the logical conclusion of an increasingly space-age service industry that has already given us the mechanical cupcake dispenser and automated pizza restaurants. 
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