Roundtable

Japan hotel lays off half of its 250 robots | Money Talks

In 2015, a hotel in Japan became the first in the world to be almost entirely staffed by robots. Since then, its replaced half of its 250 robots with humans after complaints from customers. Its experiment also failed to reduce costs or the workload of employees. But as Natasha Hussain reports, the hotel chain isn't writing off automation just yet.

Japan Technology: Japanese hotel uses holograms as receptionists

Japan Technology: Japanese hotel uses holograms as receptionists

A.I. AT WORK: Threat to workers?

A.I. AT WORK: Threat to workers?

Robots to help reduce in infection among medical staff

Robots to help reduce in infection among medical staff

COVID-19 And Technology

COVID-19 And Technology

CELEBRITY ACTIVISM: Does it make a difference?

CELEBRITY ACTIVISM: Does it make a difference?

ARAB-ISRAELI DEAL: Why now?

ARAB-ISRAELI DEAL: Why now?

HOMELESSNESS: Has COVID-19 changed anything?

HOMELESSNESS: Has COVID-19 changed anything?

UNIVERSITIES AND THE PANDEMIC: Is it worth it?

UNIVERSITIES AND THE PANDEMIC: Is it worth it?

LEBANON EXPLOSION: Time for an international investigation?

LEBANON EXPLOSION: Time for an international investigation?

CORONAVIRUS SECOND WAVE: Is it a flawed idea?

CORONAVIRUS SECOND WAVE: Is it a flawed idea?

PLASTICS: How to make them sustainable

PLASTICS: How to make them sustainable

WOMEN LEADERS: Tackling COVID-19 better?

WOMEN LEADERS: Tackling COVID-19 better?

APOCALYPSE NEXT: Are humans failing to plan long-term?

APOCALYPSE NEXT: Are humans failing to plan long-term?

ALGORITHMS: Can we trust them?

ALGORITHMS: Can we trust them?

BELARUS PROTESTS: What could happen next?

BELARUS PROTESTS: What could happen next?

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: The next wave of COVID-19?

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: The next wave of COVID-19?

Show More