Hanson Robotics, the company behind the popular humanoid robot ‘Sophia the robot’ has announced plans to mass-produce robots by the end of 2021. The company, based in Hong Kong said four models of the humanoid including Sophia would begin rolling out of factories in the first half of the year.
Social Media giant, Facebook has announced that it would be opening its second office in Africa and first on the continent to house software engineers via an office in Lagos by 2021. According to Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director, Facebook Africa, “We’re delighted to be announcing our new office in Nigeria. Five years on from opening our first office on the continent in Johannesburg, South Africa, we’re continuing to invest in and support local talent, as well as the various communities that use our platforms. The office in Lagos will also be key in helping to expand how we service our clients across the continent.”
American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor, Jeff Bezos has now become the world's first-ever person to amass a $200 billion fortune. The 56-year-old who became the world's richest person in 2017 is now $90 billion richer than the world's second-richest person, Bill Gates, who's currently worth $116.1 billion.
A convenient, reusable and inexpensive spacecraft which was launched on 4th of September in China has safely landed after spending two days in orbit. According to Chinese state-run Xinhua News Agency, the spaceplane is similar to the Air Force’s X-37B and can provide a “convenient and inexpensive” method of getting to and from space.
NASA's Perseverance rover is headed to Mars and will land on Feb. 18, 2021, at 3:40 p.m. Eastern time. The Perseverance rovers aim at answering questions that have nagged humanity for long; The presence of life on our neighbouring planet. According to NASA, Perseverance’s biggest goal is to look for signs of life on Mars and dig up samples of dirt that could one day be returned to Earth for study.