In These Factories, Inspector Robot Will Check Your Work

In These Factories, Inspector Robot Will Check Your Work

The UK company P2i adds water-repelling nanocoatings to smartphones and other gadgets. Normally, it flies engineers to its clients’ factories to identify and solve quality-control problems.That’s not an option in a world where flights are grounded, borders closed, and security tightened. So in some plants, P2i now relies on a system that uses artificial intelligence…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Even as it approaches 80(!) fighters, it’s impressive how Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can still find fresh ideas to liven up its roster. Nintendo’s incredible stable of characters certainly helps, but even in that context, Min Min, the latest character kicking off Ultimate’s second DLC Fighter Pass, is an odd pick. She’s not a fan-favorite…

The CEO of Novartis on Developing Drugs During a Pandemic

The CEO of Novartis on Developing Drugs During a Pandemic

As CEO of Novartis, the world’s second-largest drug company, Vas Narasimhan knows that Big Pharma is an object of love and hate. Pharmaceutical products save lives and help people manage difficult medical conditions. But the industry’s drug prices are often indefensible, and companies’ practices are sometimes questionable or worse. In the pandemic year of 2020,…