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Amazon's Bezos says robotic hands will be ready for commercial use in next 10 years

Jun 06 2019

LAS VEGAS Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday he expects there will be commercial robots in the next 10 years that can grasp items as reliably as humans, a development that could lead to the automation of warehouse jobs around the world.

Amazon's Bezos says robotic hands will be ready for commercial use in next 10 years

Jun 06 2019

LAS VEGAS Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday he expects there will be commercial robots in the next 10 years that can grasp items as reliably as humans, a development that could lead to the automation of warehouse jobs around the world.

Amazon's new drones to start delivering packages in months

Jun 06 2019

LAS VEGAS Amazon.com Inc has new drones that will deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less in the coming months, a step toward a goal that has eluded the retailer for years. | Video

Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech

Jun 05 2019

LAS VEGAS One of Amazon.com Inc's top executives on Wednesday responded to reported information gathering by U.S. antitrust enforcers and to calls by some critics to break up the company with a simple message: we welcome any review.

Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech

Jun 05 2019

LAS VEGAS One of Amazon.com Inc's top executives on Wednesday responded to reported information gathering by U.S. antitrust enforcers and to calls by some critics to break up the company with a simple message: we welcome any review.

UPDATE 1-Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech

Jun 05 2019

LAS VEGAS, June 5 One of Amazon.com Inc's top executives on Wednesday responded to reported information gathering by U.S. antitrust enforcers and to calls by some critics to break up the company with a simple message: we welcome any review.

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

May 24 2019

Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed.

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress

May 24 2019

Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology. | Video

UPDATE 2-San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

May 14 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14 San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop.

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.