The Good Life After Work

The Good Life After Work

Almost all “robots are coming” stories follow a tried-and-true pattern. “Shop Direct puts 2,000 UK jobs at risk,” screams a typical headline. Then, quoting from authoritative reports from prestigious institutes and think tanks, the article in question usually alarms audiences with extravagant estimates of “jobs at risk” – that is, percentages of workers whose livelihoods are threatened by high-tech automation. To quote another representative example: “A new report suggests that the marriage of [artificial intelligence] and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end.”

Sometimes, this bleak outlook is […]

Market Progress : Agricultural Robots Market Shares – Industry Trends, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2019 to 2023

ResearchMoz presents professional and in-depth study of “Agricultural Robots Market Shares – Industry Trends, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2017 to 2023”.

The escalating global population is increasing demand for food products. To cope up with this demand, efficient farming processes are being explored. This is leading growth to the global agriculture robots market. In developing countries, the rising industrialization has led to the migration of labor from farming to jobs. This has resulted to the increase in the average labor cost, which is motivating consumers to employ automation for farming activities. On the other hand, in developed countries such as […]

Global Agricultural Robots Market To Increase At Steady Growth Rate To 2023

ResearchMoz presents professional and in-depth study of “Agricultural Robots Market Shares – Industry Trends, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2017 to 2023”.

The escalating global population is increasing demand for food products. To cope up with this demand, efficient farming processes are being explored. This is leading growth to the global agriculture robots market. In developing countries, the rising industrialization has led to the migration of labor from farming to jobs. This has resulted to the increase in the average labor cost, which is motivating consumers to employ automation for farming activities. On the other hand, in developed countries such as […]

Robots take easy jobs and leave posties to carry the heavy loads

Robots take easy jobs and leave posties to carry the heavy loads

Many postal workers now spend seven straight hours on the streets as robots can quickly process letters Postal workers are spending more time pounding the streets burdened with much heavier mailbags because depot robots are becoming more efficient at processing letters.

Utopian economists have long predicted that automation would lead to lighter work, shorter shifts and increased leisure time. However, the Communications Workers Union (CWU) said that Royal Mail robots have bagged the easiest jobs, leaving humans to do the backbreaking work.

Postmen used to spend about three hours at the sorting desk and then four hours out on delivery, but […]

Is automation going to destroy jobs in the oilpatch and in Estevan?

Is automation going to destroy jobs in the oilpatch and in Estevan?

These coal haulers cross Highway 47 south of Estevan. Would you want them to do so without drivers? Twice in the space of 24 hours, I was tagged on Facebook with relation to a post or story about automation and its threat to jobs.

The first post was from a man named Dave Shook, a self-described automation engineer working in the oilpatch. It’s got a lot of people talking, because in three days it was shared 6,800 times. On April 12, he stated, in part, “If you used to work in the oilpatch and you don’t any more, then I […]

Walmart Is Deploying Thousands Of Robots To Replace Human Workers — What This Means For Your Job

Walmart Is Deploying Thousands Of Robots To Replace Human Workers -- What This Means For Your Job

Walmart proudly announced a new addition to its stores: lots of robots. The robots will take the place of humans and engage in routine tasks, such as scanning shelf inventory and boxes as they arrive into the stores. Walmart contends that the influx of robots will reduce the number of workers engaged in "repeatable, predictable and manual" tasks.

At first blush, this seems relatively innocuous. However, when you consider the deeper and darker ramifications, things start to look frightening. There have been studies conducted heralding the introduction of robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technologies. The reports conclude that this […]

2020 Hopeful Andrew Yang Proposes Giving Every American Adult $1000 a Month ‘Freedom Dividend’

2020 Hopeful Andrew Yang Proposes Giving Every American Adult $1000 a Month ‘Freedom Dividend’

Venture for America founder and 2020 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang proposed giving every American adult — 18 years or older — a $1000 a month freedom dividend.

The dividend, he said, will help stimulate the economy.

Yang’s plan came in response to a question about automation on Sunday.“Artificial intelligence has contributed to job automation leading to significant job losses in multiple sectors,” an audience member Emily Benson asked during a CNN Town Hall. “How do you propose regulating A.I. To ensure human employment and what do you propose in terms of reskilling programs to keep Americans competitive in the computer and […]

Andrew Yang: We’re undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our history

Andrew Yang: We're undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our history

2020 candidate makes a case for universal basic income 03:26 On Sunday, April 14, at 7 p.m. ET, CNN will host a town hall with Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur, former ambassador for globaleEntrepreneurship under the Obama administration and 2020 presidential candidate. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN.

(CNN)I never thought I’d run for president. My parents were immigrants to this country — and leader of the free world was not on the list of careers presented to me as a skinny Asian kid growing up in upstate New York.

Instead, I became a […]

Automation helping to cut costs, stirring debate over effect on jobs

Automation helping to cut costs, stirring debate over effect on jobs

The Yummy Future food truck, shown Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, features a robot that makes coffee. URBANA — For the past couple weeks, a new food truck has showed up on the University of Illinois campus serving coffee.

Unlike other food trucks, however, this one is staffed by a robot.

"Each cup of coffee takes 40 seconds to make," said Guangzhe Cui, a grad student in electrical and computer engineering and co-founder of the company behind the food truck, Yummy Future.Customers enter their order on a touch screen, and a robot then […]

How automation is creating jobs

How automation is creating jobs

How automation is creating jobs. Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Recent research carried out by ManpowerGroup shows that more employers than ever – 87 per cent – plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation for the third consecutive year.

Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organisations are investing in digital, shifting tasks to robots and creating jobs. At the same time, companies are scaling their up-skilling programs so that their human workforce can perform new and complementary roles to those done by machines. The Skills […]