Category: WORKFORCE AUTOMATION

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Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 in a shift likely to worsen inequality, a World Economic Forum report has forecast.

Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 in a shift likely to worsen inequality, …

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Flippy the burger-flipping robot goes on sale

The pandemic accelerates the adoption of automation across industries including the food services businesses. The impact on workers is …

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Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Caterpillar’s automation strategy was not born during the COVID-19 era but the global pandemic is accelerating its rollout. By: …

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Pandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs that will never return

The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive economic impacts in the United States, and one of the problems many companies …

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As Big Tech’s profits soar in the pandemic, it’s time to discuss sharing the digital wealth

Owning The Robots By: NATHAN GARDELS Well before the COVID crisis, it was clear that digital capitalism was divorcing …

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White Castle becomes first fast food chain to hire Flippy the robot burger flipper

White Castle becomes the first fast food chain to test out the robot fry cook, Flippy, from Miso Robotics …

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Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI

Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI By Alyse Stanley   Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s …

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From 1990 to 2007, each robot in manufacturing replaced 3.3 workers on average nationally

MIT economist Daron Acemoglu’s new research puts a number on the job costs of automation. Peter Dizikes | MIT …

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The rush to deploy robots as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

PUBLISHED MON, MAR 2 20208:57 AM EST UPDATED WED, MAR 11 202010:35 AM EDT Rebecca Fannin, special to CNBC.com …

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41 Percent of Companies Are Accelerating Plans To Automate As Coronavirus Forces Workers To Stay Home

Almost half of company bosses in 45 countries are speeding up plans to automate their businesses as workers are …

Flippy the robot running a fry station at Miso Robotics’ test kitchen in January in Pasadena.(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

New fast food robot costs $3 per hour

In a test kitchen in a corner building in downtown Pasadena, Flippy the robot grabbed a fryer basket full …

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The robots are here, they’re working in management, and they’re grinding workers into the ground.

In warehouses, call centers, and other sectors, intelligent machines are managing humans, and they’re making work more stressful, grueling, …

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Inside Amazon’s First Full-Blown Cashierless Supermarket

Is this the future grocery shoppers want? Jeff Bezos sure hopes so. The first ever Amazon Go Grocery — which opens …

“I always say I was the first knowledge worker whose job was threatened by a machine,” says Garry Kasparov of his loss to IBM's Deep Blue in 1997.PHOTOGRAPH: STAN HONDA/GETTY IMAGES

Garry Kasparov mentions the need to build new foundations because of AI, and that maybe it’s UBI

Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history. For almost two decades after becoming world champion in …

The new report argues for introducing a minimum gig wage and giving employees a greater voice. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

Gig economy traps workers in precarious existence, says report

Far from providing flexible jobs for complex modern lives, gig economy companies, such as Uber and Deliveroo, increasingly trap workers in a …

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The case against the flawed argument that automation is nothing to worry about

There are two general philosophical camps when considering the automated future: those who believe it will be a time …

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How the Next Decade’s Technological Tsunami Will Change Life as We Know It

This time a decade ago, there was no such thing as an iPad. There were no food delivery meal …

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More than 1.6 million secretarial and administrative-assistant jobs have vanished since 2000, an almost 40% decline

The Vanishing Executive Assistant Executive assistants once ran the office. Increasingly, the office runs without them. The decline of …

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Let’s Rethink What Counts as Paid Work

As artificial intelligence and automation multiply, so do dystopian predictions that millions of employees will become redundant, their tasks …

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Robot bartending company is handing out cash to the people it is replacing

There’s no doubt that automation is going to have a massive impact on employment over the coming decades. Whether …

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The Future of Work: A VICE News Special Report

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift …

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Amazon Is Planning to Open Cashierless Supermarkets Next Year

Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to open Amazon Go supermarkets and pop-up stores, an expansion of the company’s cashierless ambitions …

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The Impact of Robots on the U.S. Labor Market

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 The following post is the second in a two-part series on the impact of robots …

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American jobs are getting worse, new economic index shows

Although the U.S. is on a record streak for job-creation, many Americans still feel like they can’t get ahead …

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Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap

Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap. This article reveals possible interventions that may …

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Wages are flatlining as technology performs skilled labor, pushing workers into underemployment

Wages are flatlining because companies are scrapping swathes of mid-tier positions – replacing them with algorithms and cheap offshore …

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The Rise of Robotic Process Automation: How Daniel Dines Of UiPath Became The First Bot Billionaire

The man who at once epitomizes the hottest new growth area in tech and the burgeoning hopes for entrepreneurship …

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As AI gets better at performing the routine tasks traditionally done by humans, only the hardest ones will be left

When machines start picking off all the easy work for themselves, many white-collar jobs are going to get a …

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Fast-food industry on a path to be the first to fully automate

KEY POINTS: • Panera Bread loses close to 100% of its workers every year. • For fast-food chains employee …

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The Robots Are Coming…To Free You

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic …

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Automation Could Force Millions of Women to Find New Jobs

The study, released Tuesday, shows technological advancements affect the genders nearly evenly. That finding upends the notion that automation hits …

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Code-breaking quantum computers are significantly closer to reality than anyone suspected

Many people worry that quantum computers will be able to crack certain codes used to send secure messages. The …

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Why are populists talking about trade instead of the tech revolution?

This week’s nightmare is the arrival of Boris Johnson; the autumn brings the Brexit watershed. Soon after, the 2020 …

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Universal Basic Income and the Philosophy of Freedom in the Age of Automation

“Work is the best remedy for any shock,” wrote Arthur C. Clarke in his classic novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey. …

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The future began four decades ago

If you’re an optimist about the robotic future, you likely hear talk that we’re all going to lose our …

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Automation could widen disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, and between high-wage workers and everyone else

Advancing technology and automation are likely to hit rural areas and the middle class hardest, according to a new …

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Robotization will add $5T to the world economy by 2030, but job losses will require programs like UBI to distribute the robotics dividend

Robots could take over 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, economists claimed Wednesday. According to a …

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Opinion: Changing my Mind about AI, Universal Basic Income, and the Value of Data

In this very lengthy and incredibly thought-provoking think-piece, Vi Hart, former researcher at YC Research and current researcher at …

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Self-driving cars in Las Vegas have already completed 50,000 rides with the average ride receiving a rating of 4.97 out of 5 stars

Originally published June 3rd. A little more than a year ago, self-driving software company Aptiv and Lyft launched a …

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OECD Employment Outlook 2019

The world is changing at lightning speed. Digitalisation, globalisation and demographic changes are having a profound impact on our …

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In Middle of Trade War, America’s Busiest Port Gets Ready for Robots

Article originally published May 20, 2019. Pier 400 in Los Angeles is North America’s largest shipping terminal. More than …

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Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its …

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Axios special report … The new gig: America’s hidden economy

More Americans are working than ever before, but a growing number of them aren’t 9-to-5 employees, nor skilled freelancers …

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How the World Can Prepare for Automation in the Future

Robert Schiller is one of the most well-known economists in the world. In the past, he has made bold …

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Walmart unveils an AI-powered store of the future, now open to the public

Walmart this morning unveiled a new “store of the future” and test grounds for emerging technologies, including AI-enabled cameras …

In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot is walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. It's never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely. But the secretive firm, which for nine years has unnerved viewers with YouTube videos of robots that jump, gallop or prowl like animal predators, is starting to emerge from a quarter-century of stealth. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Job losses and flat wages caused by automation in manufacturing states influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election

The robots are coming, and they’re bearing pizzas – or soon will be. In a pilot program that could …

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Amazon’s warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor’s involvement

• Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers’ productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork …

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The Future of Work Could Bring More Inequality, Social Tensions

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE Almost half of all jobs could be wiped out or radically altered in the next …

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Tesla Robo Taxis: How Elon Musk Says They Will Work — and When

Tesla has imbued its cars with the hardware necessary to become fully self-driving. Now, it wants to make it …

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The retail apocalypse has claimed 6,000 US stores in 2019 so far, more than the number that shut down in all of 2018

• More store closings have been announced already this year than in all of 2018, according to new research. …

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Over the last three decades, automation has destroyed more jobs than it has created

A drumbeat of studies has pushed back hard against concern over the accelerated automation of factories and other businesses, …

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Walmart is assembling an army of thousands of robots that it’s putting to work in its stores

Walmart is going all-in on robots. In a statement released on its blog on Tuesday, the retail giant said …

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How the World Can Prepare for Automation in the Future

Robert Schiller is one of the most well-known economists in the world. In the past, he has made bold …

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Obama: Consider a universal basic income.

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal …

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Nixon-era proposal to give “basic income” to all people springs back to life

Andy Stern spent his career organizing service workers, fighting for higher wages and improving working conditions as head of …

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What UBI critics get wrong about human nature.

Universal or Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is not a new idea. In fact, it is a concept that goes …

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How robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will affect employment and public policy

Emerging technologies like industrial robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are advancing at a rapid pace, but there has …

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Obama: Consider a universal basic income.

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal …