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Coronavirus and the robot revolution

As COVID-19 continues its global attack, many people are thinking that robots look like a pretty good investment right now.

If you're a company decision-maker spooked by the pandemic's massive disruption of economies and supply chains, greater automation of your production lines has a distinct appeal. Robots don't get paid, demand benefits, commute, take vacation, or go on strike. They also don't take sick leave, ask for PPE, or sneeze on other robots. Also, crucially, you can put robots wherever you like – making it easier to take production back to your home country.

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UK Regulates 'Online Harm': Tech in 60 Seconds

Can the U.K. successfully regulate online harm?

That is going to be hard! The UK would really like to wipe toxic content off the Internet. But who defines it? How does that really work? It's hard to determine. One man's toxicity is another man's fair debate.

What will happen if the Senate rejects that neutrality legislation?

The Senate will reject net neutrality legislation. It is a partisan issue and the Senate is run by Republicans. So what happens? Well maybe some bad things will happen or relitigate it in 2020. Meanwhile, the Democrats will fundraise on it.

Can robots help make Walmart competitive against Amazon?

Walmart is adding lots of robots to their stores. It's not really where they compete against Amazon, but it could make the company more efficient, which will help the general battle.

What is the Pentagon's JEDI contract?

It is a massive cloud contract. Right now they've said it's down to two companies - Amazon and Microsoft. There's 10 billion dollars at stake and it's making all the cloud vendors get a little bit nasty.


And go deeper on topics like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence at Microsoft Today in Technology.

Robots and the Rustbelt with John Kasich

This week it's all about J-O-B-S and how automation (yes, robots...kind of) is changing the future of work in America. Then I'll chat with a man from the heart of America's Rust Belt: Governor John Kasich. And of course, I've got your Puppet Regime.

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