Talking Tech - May 9:
A possible robot cleaner invasion, Elon Musk’s baby has a bizarre name

Are Robot UV cleaners around the corner? 

At Pittsburgh Airport they’ve borrowed something from the hospital industry becoming the first US airport to use Robots to sterilize floors using UV light. They had already been trialing self driving floor scrubbing robots but when the pandemic hit they attached UV lights to the back to kill viruses in a deep clean.  

A word of warning though.. while UVC rays are known to be effective at killing viral particles, including other coronaviruses it’s not known how effective they are against COVID-19 specifically.  

The airport spokesperson says they want to make customers know it’s safe to be at the airport, not just look safe. 

Elon Musk’s baby has a bizarre name 

It started trending on Twitter. Musk said on the Joe Rogan podcast, the same podcast where he previously got into trouble for smoking weed, his son’s name is pronounced “X Ash A 12.” The X is just “X” and the A-12 is just “A 12.”

It may not even be allowed though under California law which mandates that only the 26 letters of the english alphabet can be used in legal names. 


Paul Stenhouse is the Technology Contributor on Newstalk ZB’s ‘Saturday Morning with Jack Tame’.

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