Robots Being Built To Take Over Most-Hated Jobs

Robots Being Built To Take Over Most-Hated Jobs

GrayMatter Robotics is building an AI-powered robot capable of doing the tedious, repetitive, and laborious tasks that humans typically detest.

Automation has genuinely excelled over the past couple of years. As society inches closer to having AI that can mimic human interaction, machinery has also evolved with it. Now, certain robots are being constructed to take over people’s most-hated jobs.

GrayMatter Robotics is a new startup initiating this futuristic workforce transformation. The company is located in Gardena, California, where engineers program and test autonomous robotic arms. Inside this humble warehouse-garage hybrid, Co-founder and CEO Ariyan Kabir is working […]

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

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Author: Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex The real impact of automation depends on how we manage the transition.

Our responsibility is not to protect the jobs that machines can do better, but to prepare the labor force for the kind of work that is likely to be required. We must invest in people by providing training they need to succeed in this new landscape. We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost […]

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Jobs portal CareerJunction’s latest employment trends report highlights job skills or job categories that are becoming redundant – quickly going the way of the switchboard operator.

The CareerJunction Employment Insights Report typically unpacks some of the professions that are and will continue to be on the rise in the coming years, its September report also highlighted several ‘jobs at risk’ – roles that may become obsolete by 2030.

These jobs are likely to fall victim to the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a term coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum – which speaks […]

GrayMatter Is Building Industrial Robots To Take Over the Jobs Humans Hate

GrayMatter Is Building Industrial Robots To Take Over the Jobs Humans Hate

GrayMatter Robotics, a startup based in Gardena (and definitely not a “Breaking Bad” reference , the founders assure us) is looking to disrupt the industrial finishing and sanding industry by programming robotic arms with artificial intelligence software to automate this labor.

At first look, the company’s manufacturing setup in Gardena looks like an unassuming warehouse. It’s sterile, with minimal decoration except a massive American flag on one shop wall. It’s reminiscent of an engineering lab, but still has the feel of a startup since, well, it’s literally in a garage for now.

GrayMatter employee programming a robotIronically, my arrival comes shortly […]

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

Here's how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

An employee at the Flex factory in Tcew, Poland. To realize the potential benefits of automation, public and private sectors must collaborate The Big Picture

Crowdsource Innovation The real impact of automation depends on how we manage the transition.

Our responsibility is not to protect the jobs that machines can do better, but to prepare the labor force for the kind of work that is likely to be required. We must invest in people by providing training they need to succeed in this new landscape. We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost to automation […]

Black Americans Must Make Necessary Shifts Regarding Sustainable Employment

Black Americans Must Make Necessary Shifts Regarding Sustainable Employment

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In July 2021, BlackEconomics.org released a Report Brief entitled “Black American Employment Representativeness.” We revisit that Report Brief here because the need to sound the alarm for Black labor is even more urgent today.

In addressing Black America’s employment representativeness, we focused on US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) statistics on employment by industry by race/ethnicity. Related data on employment by occupation by race/ethnicity are similar but provide additional clarity.[1]
It is common knowledge that Black American workers are underrepresented in many important professional and technical fields. Therefore, we will devote our attention here to Black […]

Are Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Threats to Human Employment?

Are Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Threats to Human Employment?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is simply an attempt to create machines that mimic the human mind. Although AI has become the buzzword in tech circles in recent times, it’s not a new thing. Remember when Deep Blue beat the world best chess player in 1997?

The main idea behind AI is to perform repetitive, monotonous and possibly dangerous tasks with machines. Much of humanity will now be free to focus on higher intellectual pursuits that promise a better life. AI can deliver results with precision and accuracy unmatched by humans and tirelessly too.

From transportation to education to medicine, Artificial […]

How Business Owners Can Manage Their Mental and Financial Health

How Business Owners Can Manage Their Mental and Financial Health

Recession and automation are two of the most fear-inducing topics for business owners. In the long term, businesses are fearful that automation tools will take over their workplaces entirely at some point, displacing their workers. In the short term, owners are concerned about what the recession will do to their finances and businesses overall. Before we dive into strategies to help you address your fears so that your mental and financial health remains intact, let’s take a deeper look at automation and recession concerns. Manage Mental and Financial Health

An Overview of Automation and Recession Concerns

Although automation is a […]

Break out the machines: Assure Infusions touts automation plans, plus 100 human jobs, at upcoming plant

Break out the machines: Assure Infusions touts automation plans, plus 100 human jobs, at upcoming plant

Come next year, more than 100 new staffers are expected clock in alongside robots to make highly sought-after hospital drugs at Assure Infusions’ forthcoming manufacturing plant in Florida.

Assure broke cover earlier this year to produce IV fluids in high demand in the U.S. healthcare system. Now, the fledging drugmaker has drafted designs on a 60,000-square-foot facility in Bartow, Florida, where it plans to rev up operations in 2023. Assure says the facility will be fully automated with advanced robotics.

Assure hopes the plant, once complete, will help cement its position as an innovator on the pharma manufacturing scene. Alongside the […]

Technology Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys

Technology Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys

Despite the claims to the contrary, innovation is a job creator, not a job demolisher. American presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Bill de Blasio are very concerned about robots taking people’s jobs. Yang has been touting his $1,000 per month "Freedom Dividend" for every American adult since the beginning of his primary run to offset the potential job losses due to automation. De Blasio, on September 5th, published an op-ed published in tech magazine Wired proposing not only a "robot tax" but also the creation of a new federal agency to "oversee" automation and issue permits to businesses who […]