Autonomous Trucks Still Down the Road

Autonomous Trucks Still Down the Road

Driverless haul trucks rumble over trails at Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future in Western Australia. Ned Ludd never drove a truck. They didn’t exist in 1779 when, folklore says, he smashed a weaving machine in a “fit of passion.” This the young Englishman did after being beaten by his boss for idleness, or simply being told by his father, also a weaver, to “square his needles”—the accounts of the long-ago event vary. Indeed, Ludd the man may never have existed, but in the next century, textile workers who protested the introduction of job-killing machinery, sabotaging a lot of […]

AI, robotics to create more jobs but reduce full-time employment

AI, robotics to create more jobs but reduce full-time employment

Image: SIphotography/iStock Developments of machines and automation software could create 58 million new jobs in the next five years though new technologies are expected to overtake humans in terms of performing more tasks at the workplace by 2025, said World Economic Forum recently.

Developments in automation technologies and AI could see 75 million jobs displaced, according to the WEF report "The Future of Jobs 2018."

However, another 133 million new roles may emerge as companies shake up their division of labor between humans and machines, translating to 58 million net new jobs being created by 2022, it said.The WEF report was […]

Artificial Intelligence threatens ASEAN jobs

Artificial Intelligence threatens ASEAN jobs

Agriculture will be the hardest hit sector as about 6.6 million labourers will be made redundant by 2028. (Photo: VNA)
Jakarta (VNA) – Some 28 million labourers in ASEAN’s top six economies are likely to become unemployed due to digital transformation and acceleration of the Fourth Industry Revolution.

In the Report “Technology and the Future of ASEAN Jobs”, experts forecast that artificial intelligence (AI) in software, hardware and robotics will change the employment landscape among ASEAN’s six largest economies of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Agriculture will be the hardest hit sector as about 6.6 million labourers […]

To keep ahead of the machines, human workers need better training

To keep ahead of the machines, human workers need better training

1 of 6Visitors watch a robot performing at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. China’s No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing’s technology Photo: Associated Press 2 of 6An Autonomous Container Trailer transports a cargo container to the baggage holding area during a test drive at Changi International Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The airport, voted the world’s best for the past six years by Skytrax, is […]

The jobs that are set to dissapear in Australia

The jobs that are set to dissapear in Australia

A MAJOR inquiry into the future of work in Australia has revealed the type of job that won’t be around much longer and what skills you will need. AT THE start of the twentieth century, almost a quarter of the Australian population worked in the agricultural sector. Today, that fraction is under 3 per cent.

Australia’s economy is now heavily reliant on the services sector, which represents more than 70 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) and employs four out of five Australians.

With a changing global economy and massive technology disruption, the future of the Australian workforce and the […]

‘There will be massive job disruption’: What the future of work looks like

‘There will be massive job disruption’: What the future of work looks like

worked in the agricultural sector. Today, that fraction is under 3 per cent.

Australia’s economy is now heavily reliant on the services sector, which represents more than 70 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) and employs four out of five Australians.

With a changing global economy and massive technology disruption, the future of the Australian workforce and the type of jobs that are available will continue to change.“The pace of change is increasing and the countries that manage this change and get out ahead of it will be the real winners,” Queensland Labor Senator Murray Watt told news.com.au.Senator Watt is […]

Report: Employment in auto industry grows despite use of robots

Report: Employment in auto industry grows despite use of robots

Well, it doesn’t look like robots will be taking over most of the jobs in the automotive industry. At least not yet.

According to a report by Automotive News Europe based on data gathered by Bloomberg , employment in the auto industry continues to grow despite automation, thanks in large part to a boom in research and development.

“There’s been a lot of growth in emerging markets, especially China, so that’s one reason automakers are adding staff,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Steve Man explains. “More staff is being added on the R&D side, with the push for autonomous, electric, connected vehicles.”Man added […]

Automakers are hiring more people, despite automation robots

Automakers are hiring more people, despite automation robots

Even as many automotive assembly lines look like a scene from a dystopian science fiction movie, with robots performing everything from welding to painting with nary a living, breathing human being in sight, automakers are hiring more people.

That’s according to an analysis published by Bloomberg , which analyzed employment and other data from the 13 publicly traded automakers with at least 100,000 workers at the end of their most recent fiscal years. It found that between the end of 2013 and 2017, 11 of the 13 companies had grown their staffing levels by a combined 3.1 million employees, a […]

Where AI Can Turn ‘Buzz’ into ‘Biz’ Today

Where AI Can Turn 'Buzz' into 'Biz' Today

AI can expedite manual processes that exist throughout an enterprise, but the nature of the human insight is necessary to rationally manage these processes and make contextual decisions.

Are you an AI evangelist or an AI fatalist? People seem to have polarized perceptions of this technology, either that AI will answer in all the places humans fall short or that I will render humans useless in their careers. However, the true key to success lies in merging AI’s strengths and the human brain together in ways they can support each other. The key areas where AI can make a real […]

Essex man decides to reskill because of concerns he will lose his job to automation

Essex man decides to reskill because of concerns he will lose his job to automation

As the fourth industrial revolution commences and more and more jobs become replaced by machines, a tube driver from Essex, Daniel Rees, decided it was time to reskill now, in the belief that his own job will soon become obsolete.

An empty train on the Victoria Line platform at King’s Cross station Mr Rees is a 32 year old from near Chelmsford who works as a full-time tube driver at Transport for London (TFL).

But when he’s not train-driving, Mr Rees is currently studying through The Open University (OU) towards a BA (Hons) degree in Law, and one day hopes […]