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    Denso preaches appreciation of robots

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 15/08/2018

    » Amid mounting concerns about the deep impact on the labour market from robots and artificial intelligence (AI), due to their rapidly expanding ability to perform human tasks and the declining cost of implementing them, Denso Corporation remains unfazed.

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    Japanese humanoid robots start work

    Published on 19/07/2015

    » TOKYO — Humanoid robots have started work in a bank in Tokyo and a hotel in the southwestern island of Kyushu on the back of a growing demand for them amid concerns over a labour shortage in Japan's aging society.

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    Japan bank to deploy service robots

    Published on 04/02/2015

    » TOKYO — The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ will deploy on a trial basis humanoid customer service robots at one or two of its branches in Tokyo from this spring, its officials said.


    Robots in Thailand

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 03/12/2012

    » Companies try replacing workers with more robots & machines as new 300 baht minimum wage makes people too expensive.


    When everyday robots swing from chandeliers

    Brunch, Published on 28/12/2014

    » The past year of music has served up some incredible sounds. In 12 months, we have witnessed the comeback of local goofballs Samurai Loud, the allure of FKA twigs, and the reinvention of Taylor Swift. And while old pros like Damon Albarn and St Vincent lamented the monotony of technology-dominated modern life, disco grandmaster Giorgio Moroder persisted on the dancefloor. Slinky basslines were all the rage, and '80s nostalgia still sells. To relive all those amazing moments in music, here, in no particular order, are our top 20 singles of 2014.

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    Japan showroom gives feel of living with robot

    Published on 25/07/2015

    » OSAKA — What will it be like living with a humanoid robot that can read human emotions and exchange conversations with humans?


    THAI losing altitude

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Re:" Superboard gives nod to THAI's jet purchase plan," (BP, Sept 13).


    Bloomberg seeks perfect fit between AI and human depth

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The ability of countries and companies to harness technology will be the foundation for the next stage of global economic growth. In line with this new reality, Bloomberg Terminal is banking on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data as its core earners of the future.


    Best of both worlds

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Smart manufacturing does not always involve robots replacing people. Instead, robots should be viewed as enablers instead of disruptors, with productivity and efficiency enhanced by automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).


    Abs, empathy and edge

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 02/12/2016

    » One hour with Chakrit Narula, a personal trainer at The Edge Boutique Gym ( and you feel like you've done your bit for the year. Despite his military approach to working out, what we like about Chakrit is his ability to relate with us normal humans who don't work out - or plan to - 24/7. We aren't robots and we're very much driven by realness and that "yeah I'll get round to it" mentality. We stumble. We fall. We fail. Chakrit's seen about every colour of the human condition when it comes to physical fitness, and this translates in his ability to motivate us. He wasn't always all abs and bones you know. Here's his story.

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