Milking Robots Are Here, Making Happy Cows

Things are changing down on the farm. Smart machines in the form of milkbots are lightening the load a bit for dairy farmers, removing the pressure of needing to have someone in the barn every twelve hours 365 days a year. After a little training, the cows walk into the milking contraption whenever they feel [...]

Robot Lawyers Are in the Pipeline of Progress

Are young folks still piling into law school, hoping for a steady career with good money?

Maybe that’s not such a good idea, since computer software designers are applying the Artificial Intelligence lessons learned from Watson (IBM’s Jeopardy champ) to the legal trade.

Watson showed the confluence of mega-memory (four terabytes), zippy search in the TV quiz [...]

Bill Gates Observes Society Is Unprepared for Lower Labor Requirements

On Thursday, Bill Gates spoke at the American Enterprise Institute about his foundation’s efforts against poverty worldwide titled From Poverty to Prosperity (more details in his annual letter).

Mixed into his discussion of tax policy were his observations that smart machines were coming on strong and the effects on the labor market would be profound.

Following is [...]

Which Half of American Jobs Will Be Eliminated by Smart Machines?

The business and tech press now frequently cover the approaching jobs tsunami from automation and robots, yet the immigration-obsessed Congress appears to be oblivious to the workplace revolution that will change modern society to its roots.

Surely, half of American jobs being replaced by smart machines within 20 years means that the nation’s supposed need for [...]

'Robots Will Become Omnipresent' According to Google CEO

In Washington, legislators are barraged by billionaires demanding an open door for cheap immigrant workers, from techies to dishwashers. But in the workplace, smart machines are increasingly performing complex tasks formerly done by human workers. That transformation is partially to blame for the jobless recovery, in addition to the administration’s business-unfriendly policies of course.

On Saturday, [...]

Smart Machines, Excess Immigration and Outsourcing Threaten the American Dream

As a careful writer, I normally spend a lot of time researching topics that are often controversial, like how illegal immigration is illegal and such. But I’ve never been so surprised as when investigating how far robotics have advanced in their capability to replace humans in complex tasks, from manufacturing to ordering in restaurants and [...]

Are Americans Lazy or Merely Responding to Long-Term Economic Trends?

There has been a debate going about whether an entitlement culture is being created by ObamaCare and other liberal programs of freebies. One such discussion occurred on Fox News, asking whether the healthcare law was a “disincentive to work.”

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Certainly the current regime is engaged in behavioral training to encourage dependence [...]

My Letter about Unemployment and Amnesty Is Printed

The Washington Times published my LTE on Tuesday, which was an effort to insert a little sanity into what passes for policy debate in the big capitol city these days.

The Congressional Budget Office statistics are taken from a statement by Senator Jeff Sessions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Amnesty would create more joblessness, Washington Times, January 7, [...]

Unemployment Pain Gets Media Attention Now -- but Will Joblessness Be Highlighted in 2014 Amnesty Debate?

Now that long-term unemployment benefits for over a million workers are about to end, the press is full of stories about Americans who cannot find jobs. It’s a fine opportunity for the liberal media to bash hard-hearted Republicans who don’t want to extend the program (which would require still more insane borrowing).

MSNBC went so far [...]

Surveillance Robot Is Touted as Security Aid (while It Eliminates Jobs)

Monday’s Fox News report on a new “crime prevention” robot was mostly upbeat and tech-friendly, with the only concern being that of privacy. The robot is a essentially a surveillance camera on wheels that also collects personal data.

Tech reporter Peter Pachal noted in the interview that the robot “eliminates that night watchman duty.”

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Robotics’ Replacement of Jobs Is Growing

When the Sixty Minutes segment “Are robots hurting job growth?” showed last January, it made clear that automation was replacing human workers at an increasing rate with smart machines doing a variety of complex tasks.

But American jobs being automated out of existence was apparently not considered in elites’ thinking about immigration “reform.” In June after [...]

Many Older Workers Aren’t Celebrating Labor Day

Today is Labor Day, and that means the mainstream press deigns to look at actual victims of America’s self-destructive globalist economy for 24 hours. On the other 364 days, we see the bloodless statistics when the government burps out new ones, but without a human face.

(Pictured is Marilyn Berenzweig living in a New Jersey tent [...]

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