Korean Company Designs Robots to Replace Service Workers

Las Vegas’ annual Consumer Electronics Show is a global stage for new tech products to be introduced to the public and is taking place now from January 9 through 12. As the title suggests, most of the new machines are aimed at gizmo-minded shoppers, such as a self-driving suitcase, a laundry-folding robot and a variety […]

Socialist Sweden Finds Automation Unthreatening

The New York Times had an interesting cultural analysis about automation in Sweden, where the workers appear not to fear they will be made unemployed by smart machines. Americans, by contrast, are suspicious about the effects of automation according to a recent Pew poll, with more than 70 percent admitting they worried about job loss, […]

What Jobs Will Today’s Young People Have in the Automated Future?

It’s getting harder all the time to be a parent with all the negative influences in society and media today. But a new problem is how to provide guidance to a young person considering a career in a future that looks to have profoundly different work opportunities because of automation, advanced software and robots.

A few […]

2017 Was the Year When Robots Came Out

In late December, people starts making end-of-year lists and analyses, so it’s not surprising to see one about the progress of automation in 2017. A writer at Wired thinks it been a great year for robots, when they began to be seen walking around and interacting with their environment, rather than being bolted to the […]

Human Bumps along the Road Await Self-Driving Vehicles

Big automobile and tech companies are racing to dominate the coming self-driving revolution in transportation, but there’s a small hiccup in the plans — the public is not convinced that autonomous vehicles (aka AVs) are a good idea.

Below, a self-driving car navigates a Pittsburgh bridge as part of its testing process.

A poll conducted by the […]

Self-Driving Vehicles Threaten the Jobs of Millions

It’s good to see the press covering the coming revolution in the workplace caused by automation, as the San Francisco Chronicle did Sunday with a front-page story:

Driving is indeed a threatened occupation, and one big reason is the money being invested in the new technology by companies that don’t want to be left behind. So […]

Japan May Provide a Snapshot of the Automated Future

Does Japan offer a preview of the near future of more robots? Perhaps, since the nation has an aging population, and it has rejected immigration as a source of labor, choosing automation to pick up the slack.

The Atlantic magazine takes a look in a new article that visits a robot restaurant in a robot hotel […]

Amazon Robots Propel Online Shopping but Repress Retail

Stores are certainly suffering since Amazon brought its robot battalions onto the retail field. The Kiva robots are an integral and necessary part of the millions of products that Jeff Bezos sells online and quickly ships to customers. Amazon purchased the Kiva robots in 2012 for $775 million; before that, human workers pushed carts […]

Automation Makes Amazon’s Revolutionary Success Possible

Amazon owner Jeff Bezos was recently recognized to be the world’s richest man, with a net worth of more than $100 billion. An optimistic economy has helped push his riches to stratospheric heights.

Plus, automation has played a big part in Amazon’s success. The online shopping behemoth couldn’t process the millions of products without computerized warehouses […]

Restaurants Get a Growing Army of Cost-Cutting Robots

Except for the really high class restaurants, low-skilled workers are adequate for the simple tasks required in food prep. As a result, automated replacements are coming on particularly strong in the food industry, particularly since some workers have been clamoring for $15/hour — bad timing there.

Below, McDonalds has begun to install ordering kiosks in its […]

Self-Driving Trucks Will Be a Part of Unprecedented Social Change

It was nice to see the Los Angeles Times recognize the negative effect of self-driving cars and trucks which will cause severe job loss, as shown by a front-page story on Wednesday.

A lot of reporting over the last few years has had too much fan-boy wonderment at the rapid growth of admittedly amazing technology. But […]

President Trump’s Policy of Reducing Immigration Is Right for the Automated Future

The Washington Post burped out a non-horrible immigration article the other day that managed to include some dissent toward the liberal dogma that unlimited immigration is a total good. The piece even suggested that enforcing existing laws might be a part of “preserving American jobs” — imagine that.

Wednesday’s front page presentation emphasized President Trump’s so-called […]

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