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Connected Vending Machines — 2nd Edition

Connected Vending Machines is the second consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the vending telemetry and cashless payment market worldwide. This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 70 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year

Will automation take away all our jobs?

Here’s a paradox you don’t hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn’t human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete?

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent. One Japanese insurance company, Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, is reportedly replacing 34 human insurance claim workers with “IBM Watson Explorer,

kiosk history

Kiosk history as recorded by industry observer for last 30 years. Covers kiosk patents, tradeshows and more.

Open Letter to Washington Post – Job Killing Kiosks

Source: Here is a personal opinion letter/piece that I wrote for rebuttal to Andy Puzder and Rensi.  I was deliberately ruthless and demonstrative for effect. I also sent to the Washington Post and may send to some more. I also published as personal letter on the Kiosk industry group site.

The Internet of Things is making hospitals more vulnerable to hackers | ZDNet

“As the attack surface increases with the introduction of connected devices, the attack potential grows exponentially,” the report said. It said healthcare organisations should set specific IT security requirements for IoT components and identify how they will be interconnected, or connected to the internet. The report argues that device manufacturers need to involve hospitals from the very beginning when designing systems and services.

ENISA executive director Udo Helmbrecht said: “Interconnected, decision making devices offer automation and efficiency in hospitals, making them at the same time vulnerable to malicious actions.”

The report warns that there are “several serious vulnerabilities that come with the use of IoT in healthcare that are difficult to address.”

ATM PIN inventor inducted into hall of fame

James Goodfellow, the Scotsman who developed and patented the four-digit ATM personal identification number 50 years ago, has been honored with induction into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. Scotland’s Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders created the hall o

HyperActive Technologies Changes Name to Acrelec America

“Over the last 15 years, HyperActive’s name has become synonymous with outdoor drive-thru technology. Our name change presents a very clear message that we are expanding our portfolio to include the full suite of digital technology, both indoor and outdoor, and across many industry sectors,” said Scott Marentay, chief operating officer for Acrelec America.