Calling it a "Cambrian Explosion" in robotics, the ability for machines to see is opening up a whole new world of applications. And while the article notes that not all jobs may be affected by automation, data shows wages are stagnating as a result of it.
One of the most important enablers of the Cambrian Explosion was vision — the moment when biological species first developed the ability to see the world. This opened up a massive new set of capabilities for our ancestors. Pratt makes the point that we are now at a similar threshold for machines. For the first time in history, machines are learning to see, and thereby gain the many benefits that come with vision.
A gyrosensor made in the 1990s cost $10,000 and was 1 inch in diameter and 3 inches long (larger than D size battery). Now many gyrosensors fit on tiny little chip or a few tiny little chips that cost three dollars.
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