Why Robots Are Taking Over The World – And That’s A Good Thing

Why Robots Are Taking Over The World - And That's A Good Thing

Robot Prosper Insights & Analytics Robots and automation are not "taking jobs" in this latest economic downturn but are instead doing the work that few people want to do — from weeding fields to cleaning floors to stacking boxes. And automation is helping in much more sophisticated ways as well, such as helping doctors make faster and more accurate diagnoses, or banks to spot fraud, or unsnarling supply chain logistics.

In this interview, we speak with Kevin Dunlap, managing partner at Calibrate Ventures , about the future of robotics and automation, why companies need to automate to survive bumpy economic […]

Automation Doesn’t Have to Mean Unemployment and Misery

Automation Doesn’t Have to Mean Unemployment and Misery

From the 1940s to the 1970s, much of the US intelligentsia was transfixed by the notion that technology would in short order largely eliminate manual work. (Yuichiro Chino / Getty Images) The following review of Jason Resnikoff’s Labor’s End: How the Promise of Automation Degraded Work (University of Illinois Press, 2021) is reproduced from our sister publication Catalyst Review , which features weekly commentary on important scholarly work. The threat that automation is in the process of destroying large numbers of jobs has been much discussed recently. Sober think tanks such as the Brookings Institution and the McKinsey Global […]

Twin Falls Grows But Loses Ground Against Other Idaho Cities

Twin Falls Grows But Loses Ground Against Other Idaho Cities

Twin Falls Grows But Loses Ground Against Other Idaho Cities Twin Falls may be growing by leaps and bounds but hasn’t gained any ground when it comes to Idaho’s largest cities. In fact, the hub of the Magic Valley slipped a rung over the last two decades. From number seven to number eight. The city had a population of just over 35,000 in 2001 and now the Census Bureau explains the number of people who call the city home is just under 54,000. Still Lagging Some Neighbors

Twin Falls appears to be growing at a faster rate than Pocatello […]

Progressive Education, Controversy Nothing New to Richland Schools (OpEd)

Progressive Education, Controversy Nothing New to Richland Schools (OpEd)

The recall effort being mounted against 3 Richland School Board members is not that unusual if you consider some of the more ‘interesting’ events in RSD history. RSD has seen more liberal, progressive education than the rest of Tri-Cities

I am a Tri-City native, my parents moved here from Bellevue, WA in August 1966 when I was 3 years old. I went through the RSD and while I did get a solid education, the time was not without controversy. Progressive Education SPI elected.

In 1972 my dad worked as a local campaign officer for OSPI Candidate James S. Moore, […]

Why Is Upskilling More Important Now than Ever?

Why Is Upskilling More Important Now than Ever?

Up until a few years ago, obtaining your undergraduate degree was a pass to the vast world of employment. Unfortunately, a higher education certificate might not take you that far nowadays.

Upskilling – the evolution of a person’s abilities and career path – has become a buzzword in today’s job ambience. Both employees and employers have begun looking at ways to maximise the available opportunities and minimise skills gaps. The world of work is changing at the speed of light, and you need to be able to adapt to it, otherwise you’ll fall behind. Here is how to stay […]

Shamayun Miah – Will Robots Take Our Jobs When We Graduate

Shamayun Miah – Will Robots Take Our Jobs When We Graduate

We spoke to Shamayun Miah a leading tech expert about automation, graduates, and future employment. This is what Shamayun Miah said. If I were a recent college graduate, I couldn’t help but feel concerned with automation and how AI, ML, and robotics could dramatically affect my future.

The rapid digitalisation of the economy spanning nearly every sector more than validates these feelings. Before diving into exactly how much new graduates should worry about automation crushing their hopes and dreams, let me give you some background on myself, Shamayun Miah . My experience brings value to this topic and has […]

Automation May Pose A Threat To A Developing Country Like India

Automation May Pose A Threat To A Developing Country Like India

The threats posed by automation in developing countries like India

Market volatility and rising protectionism in countries like the USA, where much of India’s IT outsourcing work comes from, saw Cognizant’s revenue grow at its slowest pace in two decades last year, and its peers in the Indian IT industry are in the same boat. Since the 1990s Indian firms have carried out back-office tasks, and IT services like data entry, running call centers, and testing software for foreign companies at cut-price rates by throwing cheap labor at them. But as machines become adept at this repetitive, rule-based work, […]

John Hagney: Sinking wages are threatening democratic capitalism

John Hagney: Sinking wages are threatening democratic capitalism

By John Hagney

It would be a hardship for half of all Americans to afford a $400 emergency expense. – 2019 Federal Reserve Study

During two decades following World War II, moderation in American politics was predicated on a muscular middle class. The 1970-2020 dissipation of this “vital center” is reflected in continuing economic insecurity that oppresses most Americans, especially among those without college educations representing two-thirds of workers, and the present polarized political landscape.Beginning with the 1970s oil crises, the industrial heartland rusted, caused initially by increased demand for fuel-efficient Japanese automobiles. Prior to this, about 16% of American […]

From smart phones to the smart home: are we ready for robots?

From smart phones to the smart home: are we ready for robots?

Bigstock The Home in the Digital Age
Edited by Antonio Argandoña, Joy Malala, Richard Peatfield
Routledge, 2021

The car has left the highway. We are close to our house. Using our mobile phone, we send a message; the porch and entrance lights come on and the heating starts up so that when we arrive the temperature is adequate, which the device itself has learned is the one we prefer. The house is filled with soft music – we are coming to our smart home .This opening scenario from The Home in the Digital Age , a collection of […]

Letting the Economy Create Jobs for Everyone Is (Sadly) Radical

Letting the Economy Create Jobs for Everyone Is (Sadly) Radical

Everyone in American politics believes that jobs should be plentiful and wages should be high — they just disagree about how to achieve those outcomes.

Or so our nation’s political rhetoric might lead one to believe.

When Republicans lambaste Joe Biden’s proposed corporate-tax hike, they do not warn of smaller dividends for shareholders but rather fewer jobs and lower wages for working people. And when Democrats advocate for their president’s climate plan, they don’t promise higher returns for green investors but good-paying jobs for blue-collar laborers. In fact, it can be hard to find an argument for or against any economic […]