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Pandemic Wave of Automation May Be Bad News for Workers

The need for social distancing led restaurants and grocery stores to seek technological help. That may improve productivity, but …

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How automation led to stagnant wages and inequality

Worker displacement due to automation is not new and has been around since the Industrial Revolution. What’s matters now …

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Amazon Hiring More Robots

Is more automation technology enough to improve working conditions or will it just displace more workers even faster? By: …

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Warehouses Look to Robots to Fill Labor Gaps, Speed Deliveries

Logistics automation companies say demand has grown during the pandemic as companies cope with big swings in volume and …

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Powell warns that workers will struggle to find jobs in new economy with more automation

After pandemic ‘this will be a different economy’, says Fed’s Powell By: Christopher Rugaber Still, Powell said many Americans who …

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Robot sales hit a new record during the pandemic year. This will change the world

While the COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered for many things, it may mark the official beginning of the age …

People wearing face masks walk by the headquarters of the Bank of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 4, 2021. South Korea's central bank says the country's economy shrank for the first time in 22 years in 2020.

2020 Revealed That UBI Cannot Wait Any Longer: A Video Essay

The words in this video essay were authored by writer and UBI advocate Scott Santens. Video by Build The …

People wearing face masks walk by the headquarters of the Bank of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 4, 2021. South Korea's central bank says the country's economy shrank for the first time in 22 years in 2020.

In South Korea, Universal Basic Income is Having a Pandemic Moment

“Without UBI, I believe many feel the very capitalist system itself is in crisis,” says Govorner Lee Jae-myung. By William …

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Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.

The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting. By Helen Lyons The robots are coming. Not to kill you …

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The workforce is automating faster than expected, displacing 85 million jobs in the next five years

Some jobs will disappear and others will emerge as the world faces a dual disruption The World Economic Forum’s Future …

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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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Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is partnering with the $1K Project to bring $1,000 direct monthly payments to struggling US families

Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is partnering with the $1K Project to bring $1,000 direct monthly payments to struggling US families …

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 …

Amazon Go Grocery is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and until midnight Friday and Saturday. Suzi Pratt

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 …

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Crisis 2038: The dystopian novel is now available as an audiobook

You can now listen to Crisis 2038 for free on SoundCloud! Fall 2038. A crisis is brewing as increasingly …

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Universal basic income is about universal basic security

Imagine, for a moment, that the robots have won. The year is 2049—the same year researchers once pegged as …

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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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Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Is Only A Step Toward Elon Musk’s Basic Income Vision

Andrew Yang has managed to stay in the Texas Hold’em tournament past the first bubble. Unlike other outsiders, he …

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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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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 …

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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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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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 and Bezos Could Make Basic Income Work

This week, former U.S. President Barack Obama tentatively endorsed the idea of a universal basic income. The fortune 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 …