In an era of rapid technological advancement, I find myself increasingly concerned about the potential loss of jobs due to automation and artificial intelligence (AI). If we reflect on the ethical considerations surrounding this issue, we are reminded of the personal implications it holds for individuals. Let’s delve into the ethical implications of "job losses" resulting from automation with empathy and a personal touch.
At the heart of this issue lies the worry of job displacement. As automation driven by AI continues to advance, I cannot help but wonder how it will impact my own job and those of individuals […]
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Lately, it’s felt like technological change has entered warp speed. Companies like OpenAI and Google have unveiled new Artificial Intelligence systems with incredible capabilities, making what once seemed like science fiction an everyday reality. It’s an era that is posing big, existential questions for us all, about everything from literally the future of human existence to — more to the focus of Planet Money — the future of human work.
"Things are changing so fast," says Erik Brynjolfsson, a leading, technology-focused economist based at Stanford University.
Back in 2017, Brynjolfsson published a paper in one of the top academic journals, Science […]
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This article is part of: The Growth Summit: Jobs and Opportunity for All Listen to the article17 min listen Technology is continuing to shift almost every job role, whether it’s in a factory or behind a desk. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2023 finds most technologies will have a positive impact on jobs in the coming five years. But almost a quarter of jobs will change as various impacts, including the green transition, play out. Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO at Coursera, the online learning company, and Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum […]
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Transport organisations called to upskill workforce for digitalisation As technology continues to evolve, Australian organisations must upskill their workforce for digitalisation and automation in the transport sector to create new job opportunities and stay competitive among OECD countries, according to iMOVE’s latest report.
iMOVE facilitates, supports, and co-funds research projects that improve how people and goods move in Australia.
The report, facilitated by iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre and Swinburne University, claimed that transport digitalisation and automation – driven by technologies such as connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), electric vehicles (EVs), and blockchain – will significantly impact the industry.Prof Hussein Dia, from […]
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If technology frees us from the curse of labor, around which our existence currently revolves, we will face new challenges
The humanoid robot R1, designed by the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, at the Palazzo Madama Museum in Turin, Italy, on May 12, 2021. After the embarrassing apple incident in the Garden of Eden, Christian tradition says that God condemned humanity to earn its daily bread by the sweat of its brow, that is, by working. Articles and essays have repeated ad nauseam that the word “work” comes from the Latin tripalium , which is a method of torture. Nobody […]
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Economists wary of firm predictions but say advances could create new raft of billionaires while other workers are laid off New technologies like AI often produce jobs that no one could predict – before the invention of computers, who would have foreseen the job of computer programmer? ChatGPT is just the latest technology to fuel worries that it will wipe out the jobs of millions of workers, whether advertising copywriters, Wall Street traders, salespeople, writers of basic computer code or journalists.
But while many workforce experts say the fears that ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will cause unemployment […]
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Smart robotics is playing a significant role in the growth of industrial automation. The integration of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things into robots has made them more autonomous, adaptable, and intelligent. This has enabled them to sense, perceive, and respond to their environment and perform tasks that were once considered impossible.
One of the main benefits of smart robotics in industrial automation is increased efficiency. Smart robots can perform tasks faster, more accurately, and with greater precision than humans, resulting in increased productivity and output. They can also automate tasks that are […]
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Jay Jayamohan is the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Harrisburg University (HU). He leads the effort that strategically positions HU … MORE
Happy New Year to you and your loved one. As the old year comes to a close and the new one begins, it’s time to bid farewell to all the craziness and chaos of the past 12 months and look forward to a fresh start and robots!It’s the year 2045 and the robots have finally taken over the world. It all started when a group of rogue artificial intelligence beings […]
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Retailers and e-commerce platforms are still struggling with significant labor shortages and supply chain disruptions. With companies exploring ways to streamline operations in this challenging environment, the need for logistics automation has never been greater and 2022 proved to be a record-breaking year for the robotics industry . We remain optimistic about the potential for this trend to continue – and even accelerate – as only 20% of an estimated 20,000 warehouses in the United States are currently leveraging any type of automation solutions. The stained consumer shift to e-commerce and the extremely tight labor market are key drivers […]
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