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Tags results for 'automation'

The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society?

Posted in Business on 6th Jan, 2014 05:19 AM
by AlexMuller
One labour market expert argues that a 'second machine age' will test our ability to spread the rewards fairly.

Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time.

The Rich and Their Robots Are About to Make Half the World's Jobs Disappear

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:40 AM
by AlexMuller
As more automation is brought in to generate efficiency gains, more and more jobs will be displaced.

Google robotics team reportedly helping Foxconn with automated manufacturing

Posted in Business on 12th Feb, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s robotics team is working with the Taiwanese contract manufacturer to accelerate automation efforts in its factories.

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Bots

Posted in Business on 15th Mar, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Big changes are coming to the labor market that people and governments aren't prepared for, Bill Gates believes.

US Navy tests humanoid robotic fire-fighters

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Fire-fighting robots designed to withstand intense heat are to be tested by the US Navy this summer.

The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
What in the world are we going to do when robots start taking millions upon millions more of our jobs?

Apple reportedly working on smart home features for iPhone

Posted in Software on 28th May, 2014 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Your iPhone could soon become the key to your smart home.

Google expects public in driverless cars in 2 to 5 years

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2015 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Google may face state regulatory hurdles depending on where it chooses to test the cars in public.

The machine that could replace anesthesiologists

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2015 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Anesthesiologists train for 4 years after medical school and are paid an average of $277,000 a year. The machine can only be used for a few procedures for now, but that's changing.

Deep Learning Catches On in New Industries, from Fashion to Finance

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain like machine learning technique that has already given computers an eerie ability to recognize speech and categorize images is now creeping into many industries.

We need to adapt capitalism to fit a robot-run future

Posted in Business on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
With the technology advances that are presently on the horizon, not only low-skilled jobs are at risk; so are the jobs of knowledge workers.

Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2015 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Census results in England and Wales since 1871 show that the rise of machines has been a job creator rather than making humans obsolete.

On the Edge of Automation

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
'Five hundred years from now everyone is going to be involved in some kind of information or entertainment, There will be no farmers, or people working in manufacturing.'

Skype founders invent self-driving robot that can deliver groceries

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2015 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The new self-driving robot, Starship, promises to shake up the local delivery market.

Why a fruit sorting robot could disrupt industrial automation

Posted in Hardware on 8th Nov, 2015 12:52 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the biggest challenges with general robotics has been the inability to cope with natural variations in objects.

New Organization Hopes to Push for Responsible Use of Robotics

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The explosion in the use of automation has prompted a world leading multidisciplinary group of technology scholars to form The Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR).

Google patents delivery trucks that drive themselves

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2016 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The biggest change to delivery may not be flying unmanned robots, it could be smart package-carrying vans.

3 of the world's 10 largest employers are now replacing their workers with robots

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jun, 2016 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Three of the world's 10 largest employers are already replacing tens of thousands of their workers with robots:

Google seems to be working on warehouse robots

Posted in Business on 24th Jun, 2016 05:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The patent outlines a series of robots that could be used in a warehouse, and a system for controlling how quickly they move to ensure that these bots can safely load cargo.

Report Points to Future of Massive Technological Unemployment in Asia

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2016 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Potentially over half of workers in 5 Asian countries are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation in the next two decades.

The Future of the Internet of Things

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2016 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If your hope is to awaken to a fully automated home, you already can.

Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Posted in Business on 6th Nov, 2016 02:03 PM
by AlexMuller
"I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen."

Shift to automation may prevent Trump from delivering on his jobs promise

Posted in Business on 10th Nov, 2016 03:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Trump's victory was enabled by technology, everything from his use of social media to Clinton's email scandals to Russian hacking.

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:54 PM
by AlexMuller
China's iPhone factories are being automated

Age of automation: what if more work is the problem, not the solution?

Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2017 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The Green Institute argues that shorter hours and a universal basic income would be better than more jobs.

Automation Could Cause America to Lose 35% of its Tax Base in the Next 20 Years

Posted in Business on 6th Mar, 2017 07:58 PM
by Alex Muller
The US is in danger of losing more than one-third of its tax base due to increasing automation in both manufacturing and service sectors.

The U.S. will be hit worse by job automation than other major economies

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2017 07:56 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study from PwC estimates that 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation in the next 15 years.

The looming jobs crisis the Trump administration must not ignore

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2017 12:10 PM
by Alex Muller
The New York Times has reported on how Amazon's automation ambitions will be 'putting traditional retail jobs in jeopardy'

Aging Japan Wants Automation, Not Immigration

Posted in Software on 25th Aug, 2017 07:32 PM
by Alex Muller
A labor shortage could fuel the nation's next innovation boom.

Could a basic income protect you from the rise of robots?

Posted in Business on 25th Sep, 2017 07:41 PM
by Alex Muller
Losing your job to a robot might not necessarily be all doom and gloom if governments revolutionise the way we can earn a crust.

Google pledges $1 billion to prepare workers for automation

Posted in Business on 14th Oct, 2017 04:04 PM
by Alex Muller
The 'Grow with Google' initiative can help people adapt with the changing nature of jobs.

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