Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

robotic arm holding a cup of coffee with coffee foam art U..S. employment statistics hit a new milestone last year, but not a positive one. In August 2021, almost 4.3 million workers quit their jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s the highest number since the department began tracking voluntary resignations. Their reasons for leaving their jobs vary—the numbers track people who quit for a different position, as well as those who quit without having another job lined up.

While the reasons for quitting vary, one thing is clear: Businesses are having a tough time getting employees to […]

How Technology is Both Killing and Creating Jobs

How Technology is Both Killing and Creating Jobs

Where the advent of technology and digitalization has undoubtedly opened the doors for numerous opportunities, it has also closed the doors to many. While the coming generations will find their consciousness in the digital age, they will never know the laborious struggles of the manual lifestyle the older generations before them lived through. But the best thing about that manual lifestyle was that it created jobs for many.

If we put the idea of collective well-being and equity of wealth aside for a while, the amount of dense smooth coming out of chimneys of factories defined how much the city […]

How can Humans Compete with Robots?

How can Humans Compete with Robots?

When we think of robots , the first thing that comes to our mind is – how will these robots replace us in our job roles?

When we think of robots, the first thing that comes to our mind is – how will these robots replace us in our job roles? Whatever the answer, the second question is almost certainly: How can I ensure that my job is not threatened? A team of researchers from EPFL and economists from the University of Lausanne has released research in Science Robotics that provides answers to both issues. They created a […]

Andrew Ng: Unbiggen AI

There’s a movement afoot to counter the dystopian and apocalyptic narratives of artificial intelligence. Some people in the field are concerned that the frequent talk of AI as an existential risk to humanity is poisoning the public against the technology, and are deliberately setting out more hopeful narratives. One such effort is a book that came out last fall called AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future .

The book is co-written by Kai-Fu Lee , an AI expert who leads the venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures , and Chen Qiufan , a science fiction author known for his novel […]

Difficult Materials Make Automated Fabric Cutting More Indispensable than Ever

Difficult Materials Make Automated Fabric Cutting More Indispensable than Ever

Kevlar aramid fabrics can cost over $50 per yard. If you work with Kevlar, carbon fiber or other high performance reinforcement materials, you know what’s going on in the supply chain. Materials are more expensive and difficult to obtain that ever before. That requires fabricators to cut more accurately, efficiently and predictably than ever before. How well a fabricator manages its materials is key to how well it is able to serve its customers with the ability to consistently meet delivery due dates and at acceptable internal costs.

It’s a challenge that Gerber Technology, a Lectra company , has thought […]

Thermo Fisher, Charles River join robotics outfit Multiply Labs’ quest to automate cell therapy production

Thermo Fisher, Charles River join robotics outfit Multiply Labs' quest to automate cell therapy production

On a quest to automate manual portions of the cell therapy production process, Multiply Labs is arming itself with two more pieces of industry-leading tech. The new kit comes on board a little less than a year after the robotics outfit unveiled a consortium aimed at building a robotic manufacturing system to make cell therapies on an industrial scale.

After recruiting an initial team that included Cytiva and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Multiply Labs is adding major players in Thermo Fisher Scientific and Charles River Laboratories, the companies said Thursday.

With Multiply in charge of robotics and UCSF […]

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, […]

Workplace digitalization has increased support for the Conservatives and for the incumbent government

Workplace digitalization has increased support for the Conservatives and for the incumbent government

While there are few signs that workplace digitalisation leads to mass unemployment, Nikolas Schöll finds that it contributes to growing income inequalities between low and highly educated workers. These diverging economic trajectories are also mirrored in party support: winners of digitalization become more supportive of the incumbent government and the Conservative Party, whereas losers of digitalization become tentatively more supportive of UKIP.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed workplace digitalization as few events did before: almost half the UK workforce reports to have worked from home during lockdowns, twice the number of pre-pandemic times. This has boosted the adoption of […]

5 Jobs That Will Disappear by 2033

5 Jobs That Will Disappear by 2033

Technology has already started affecting jobs availability around the world. (Shutterstock: Zastolskiy Victor) Celebrating rapid technological advancements that are taking place around our world, we have to take a moment and acknowledge the many changes it is bringing us as well, including the way it reshapes the professional world of careers over the years.

Just like we no longer need switchboard or elevator operators, typists, and lamplighters, many of today’s jobs are destined to be just as obsolete.

Several of the jobs filled by millions of people around the world in this day and age are approaching their very end, […]

Global Smart Factory Market to Reach $214.2 Billion by 2026

Global Smart Factory Market to Reach $214.2 Billion by 2026

ReportLinker Abstract: What`s New for 2022? -Global competitiveness and key competitor percentage market shares. -Market presence across multiple geographies – Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial.

New York, May 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Smart Factory Industry" – https://www.reportlinker.com/p03846712/?utm_source=GNW
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-Access to our digital archives and MarketGlass Research Platform -Complimentary updates for one year Global Smart Factory Market to Reach $214.2 Billion by 2026 `Smart Factory` or `Smart Manufacturing` or the `Factory of the Future` is a concept that envisages creation of intelligent factories, where the traditional disparate […]