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  1. First ! Gold 🏅 for me ! Keep your 👀 on the road , and your ✋ upon the wheel. Take your place in the drivers 💺.

  2. there will be accidents but their detriment to society will be weighed against accidents caused by human drivers. it won't be long before we stop hearing the horror stories about how driverless cars and trucks are unsafe and start hearing how the driverless trucks, and eventually cars, are taking jobs away from people as a consequence of their superior safety records.
    i predict i will live to see it. and i haven't been feeling all the well lately. 🙂

  3. Andrew Yang (D) President candidate 2020 already mentioned this months ago. this is coming, folks. Please support Andrew Yang (D) or check out his Youtube video. He is the real one!!

  4. I hate being bullied and tailgated by truck drivers that are probably jacked-up on speed and there's a lot of them. When they get bored, they see how close they can cut you off when you're in the left lane in the interstate to break up their monotony. I see this a lot. When this technology takes off, I'm sure there will be a few speed bumps BUT I'll be happy to see the really bad truck drivers replaced by a computer that has been programmed to ensure safety instead of playing road-games.

  5. AI is nothing my Dad can do way more like medal to the pedal, fix truck if any issue, steal packages if he wants, listen to music and etc

  6. We are creating a robotic logistical infrastructure for Skynet and it’s Terminator army. …did we learn nothing from James Cameron?!!

  7. Right, people, stop freaking out, the automated truck doesn't latch the doors at the dock. It doesn't inspect itself nor perform a pre trip inspection. It also can't clean itself nor maintenance itself and it also can't drive when snow is covering the road … That will be for when robot mechanics are built.

  8. Hey, NBC. You no longer need fifteen seconds at the end of each segment to explain to us how to "like" or "subscribe".

  9. 2034

    Service robots number a billion worldwide

    By the mid-2030s, the number of service robots has reached one billion worldwide and continues to grow rapidly.* Service robots are generally divided into two separate groups: personal and professional. The former are used in non-commercial settings and usually by laypersons. Examples would include domestic units such as vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, kitchen chefs, personal mobility assistants, toys and pet exercise robots. The latter group, professional service robots, tend to be used for commercial tasks and are normally operated or monitored by properly trained personnel. Examples can include medical robots performing surgical operations, fire-fighting robots, automated security patrols, machines to clean public places, delivery robots and others designed to assist with retail or leisure environments.

    Both personal and professional service robots are separated from another category of machines: industrial robots. This third group is nowhere near as numerous or visible in everyday life, though still growing at a rapid rate during this time.*

    The disruption caused by AI, automation and robotisation has accelerated in recent years,* creating a backlash among the general public. Some of the countries most affected include Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland, where one-quarter of traditional work activities have been displaced.* While some employees are able to transfer into other industries, substantial numbers are unable to do so. This is leading to calls for increased support and intervention by both governments and businesses, such as providing retraining and education for those affected. More radical initiatives, such as universal basic incomes (UBI), have also seen increased public support, with an ever-growing number of countries and regions willing to experiment with the idea.

    One of the sectors under most pressure in 2034 is retail, with machines having recently surpassed humans in the majority of tasks.* Shop robots are now a common sight in large grocery, hardware and other stores, where they roam the aisles and restock or rearrange items, perform security functions and handle tasks such as cleaning floors. Unlike the "dumb" machines of earlier generations, robots of the 2030s are considerably smarter – highly adaptable to their surroundings and work situations, able to instantly recognise and interact with countless objects, while providing real-time information to customers. This has come about through exponential improvements in machine learning, cloud computing, bandwidth, sensor technology and so on.

    The sparse numbers of human staff – especially when combined with cashier-less payment systems* – can be a rather dehumanising and impersonal experience compared to traditional stores of the past. Senior citizens find it hard to accept the changes.* However, the drive towards ever greater efficiency and productivity has made this trend unstoppable, with more and more businesses employing the use of robots. In some nations, such as Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan, they are becoming a vital necessity due to aging populations and shrinking workforces.*

  10. The optimistic way of looking at autonomous trucks is the possibility that truck drivers can purchase their own autonomous trucks in 15 years time for safety purposes and still drive solo. It shouldn't be seen as something for one CEO, whom should be the robot instead… that would be the most cost effective move, eliminate the CEO's job.

  11. that robot on wheels is maxed out at 65 mph , just wait until it jumps out in the left lane to try and pass swift or swift jumps out into the left lane to try and pass it , swift won't back out of it and traffic will be backed up from the west coast to the east coast !

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