One of the most contentious debates in technology is around the question of automation and jobs . At issue is whether advances in automation, specifically with regards to artificial intelligence and robotics, will spell trouble for today’s workers. This debate is played out in the media daily, and passions run deep on both sides of the issue. In the past, however, automation has created jobs and increased real wages.
A widespread concern with the current scenario is that the workers most likely to be displaced by technology lack the skills needed to do the new jobs that same technology will […]
Over the last few years, articles on the robots, algorithms and automation, taking away human jobs, have been regularly making it to the media. Usually, most of these articles paint a picture of a very bleak future, where human beings won’t find jobs that easily.
In this scenario, a large part of our lives will be devoid of meaning, given that human beings do find a lot of meaning in their work. And of course, they will have a problem of not earning enough money.
Having said this, the fear of being roboed, for the lack of a better […]
Automation’s impact on jobs is one of the most talked-about issues in financial services right now. It’s also one of the most misunderstood.
Augmentation or elimination?
The conversation most of the world is having about the impact of intelligent machines on the workplace has its roots in a paper published in 2013 by two researchers at the University of Oxford. “Technology at Work: the Future of Innovation and Employment,” by Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, analyzed hundreds of different jobs for their susceptibility to automation. Alarmingly, the authors concluded that roughly one in two jobs in America is at […]
Technology is spreading throughout the workforce, leaving many people without jobs. Getty Images967522166 Companies are adopting emerging technologies wildly throughout the industry, but for Arizona, it is hard to ignore how much it is growing.
Intel’s $7 billion chip plant is going up in Chandler and Axon is bringing talent from Silicon Valley to Scottsdale to keep up with growing demand. Meanwhile, startups are also flocking to the area as well, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Even though innovation is taking place throughout the state, the vast majority jobs are still in workaday service industries, such as health care, hospitality, retail […]
© lovelyday12/Shutterstock Giving out money revealed something that flew in the face of a common American philosophy.
Finland recently came out with preliminary results for its universal basic income experiment, and everyone’s talking about them. I’ve been waiting for people to bring up a certain insight found in this study, but as far as I’ve seen, no one has.
The Finnish government gave 2,000 unemployed people each a check for 560 euros a month. The Finns weren’t just being nice: the government wanted to see if giving unemployed people monthly checks, regardless of employment (universal basic income) would make […]
Sunday’s Super Bowl ads showcased many emerging technologies , including artificial intelligence (AI) and robots. The Pringles ad featured a speaker reminiscent of Amazon’s Alexa, and showed that while a digital assistant may accurately list flavor combinations, it cannot actually physically taste the chips. Michelob Ultra narrated the story of an athletic robot that can golf, bike run, but can’t drink alcohol. TurboTax ’s ad showed a robot child saying it wanted to be a TurboTax CPA when it grows up, but a woman rejects that dream and says, “all TurboTax Live CPAs are human beings with real emotions. […]
He said jobs are evolving and the average level of task change in the past five years is about 10 per cent a year and where there is task change, the statistics suggest there is much more job security.
"The more rapidly your job is changing, the more secure it is and if your job isn’t changing, you’re probably going to lose it," he said.
"Bearing this in mind, the workplace is actually much more secure which is completely contrary to the message being put out there at present."He said Australian workplaces are already undergoing incremental change by driving their own […]
Employees assemble Tasers at the Axon headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 29. While some jobs are changing or being eliminated because of automation, many positions at Axon still require the dexterity of human hands.
PHOENIX — It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading this sprawling desert metropolis.
There’s Intel’s $7 billion, 7-nanometer chip plant going up in Chandler. In Scottsdale, Axon, the maker of the Taser, is hungrily snatching talent from Silicon Valley as it embraces automation to keep up with growing demand. Startups in fields as varied as autonomous drones and blockchain are flocking to the area, drawn […]
1of3Abhijit Majumdar, AI/vision developer at Plus One Robotics, demonstrates the PickOne, a Swiss-made robot that sorts out cluttered packages, which uses software developed by Plus One.Photo: Bob Owen / Hearst Newspapers It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading the sprawling desert metropolis of Phoenix.
There’s Intel’s $7 billion, 7-nanometer chip plant going up in Chandler. In Scottsdale, Axon, the maker of the Taser, is hungrily snatching talent from Silicon Valley as it embraces automation to keep up with growing demand. Startups in fields as varied as autonomous drones and blockchain are flocking to the area, drawn in large […]
Back when I wrote posts ringing the alarm about what robots and automation would do to the American worker, I got the standard replies. They came from experts rephrasing common wisdom. They based their rebuttals on what happened when automation replaced 10 million agricultural workers with big machines.
Don’t worry, people said: “Technology and automation will create more jobs than they replace. Sure, some workers will get the short end of the stick but they only have low-end jobs.”
“The economy will boom and workers replaced by robots will have shiny, brand-new jobs to choose from.” “increasing productivity will make […]