There was an Apple Event on Monday to announce a new, smaller iPhone and a new, smaller (or same size, depending on perspective) iPad Pro. Scanning through the keynote from the event, this caught my interest:
According to MacRumors, “Liam” can take down an iPhone every 11 seconds. Currently there is the prototype located in Cupertino, and a second robot being installed in Europe. Assuming zero “downtime”, a single “Liam” can process 2,866,909 iPhones per year. That’s a small number considering that 215 million iPhones were sold in 2015. But, cool nonetheless.
Coolness aside, we’ve got to stop “personifying” non-humans. It’s getting creepy. Siri, Cortana, Liam. Let’s not.