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Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil

Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil The problem of how to find the potential treasure trove hidden in millions of pounds of trash is getting a high-tech answer as investors funnel $16 million into the recycling robots built by Denver-based AMP Robotics. For recyclers, […]

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Image recognition, mini apps, QR codes: how China uses tech to sort its waste

Image recognition, mini apps, QR codes: how China uses tech to sort its waste China’s war on garbage is as digitally savvy as the country itself. Think QR codes attached to trash bags that allow a municipal government to trace exactly where its trash comes from. On July 1, the world’s most […]

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OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release

OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s worried about potential abuse. That’s angered some in the […]

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Samsung is ditching plastic packaging

Samsung is ditching plastic packaging Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will replace plastic packaging used for its bevy of products from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances and wearables with paper and other environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics. Samsung will start making the switch in the first half of the year. […]

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Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities

Amazon puts M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities Amazon announced today that it has invested $10 million in Closed Loop Fund, which finances the creation of recycling infrastructure and services in U.S. cities. In a statement, the e-commerce behemoth claimed that its investment will keep one […]

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This tech startup is trying to tackle waste in Africa

This tech startup is trying to tackle waste in Africa Kenya has a waste management problem, especially in the country’s capital of Nairobi. As of 2016, Nairobi was producing around 2,400 tons of waste every day but only 38 percent of that trash was collected and less than 10 percent was recycled, […]

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