The Future of Work: A Leisure-Based Model

The Future of Work: A Leisure-Based Model

In an emerging future where automation and artificial intelligence take the helm, the concept of work may undergo a revolutionary change. Visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk foresees a scenario in which engaging in professional activities could be a matter of personal pleasure rather than a necessity.

Musk envisions a long-term future where every service or product humanity requires could potentially be supplied by intelligent machines. The implication of this technological domination is that work, as we currently understand it, could become optional. One might opt to work as one chooses a hobby today, adding a new dimension to personal fulfillment […]

FANUC to showcase advanced automation solutions at FIA2024

FANUC to showcase advanced automation solutions at FIA2024

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Factory automation specialist FANUC UK will showcase a suite of next-generation automation solutions at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2024), 22nd-26th July, which is aimed at enabling higher rate aircraft and aerospace manufacturing. Above: Factory automation specialist FANUC UK will showcase a suite of next-generation automation solutions at Farnborough International Airshow to enable higher rate aircraft and aerospace manufacturing.
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Spanning the entire supply chain – including solutions for the burgeoning eVTOL sector – visitors to stand 4900 can witness the future of aerospace manufacturing first-hand. FANUC’s automation demonstrations, in conjunction with their industry leading partners, […]

What is robophobia – and how is it affecting the hotel and restaurant industries?

What is robophobia - and how is it affecting the hotel and restaurant industries?

With restrictions on Palestinian workers coming to Israel for employment and the reluctance of foreign workers to go during a war.

Advanced humanoid robot ‘Sophia’ is pictured at AI for Good Global Summit, in Geneva, Switzerland, July 6, 2023 Unable to hire cooks, waiters, cleaning workers, and others at minimum wages, hotel owners have been buying wheeled robots to take guests to their rooms, bring food as room service, change laundry, and perform maintenance and cleaning jobs.

With restrictions on Palestinian workers coming to Israel for employment and the reluctance of foreign workers to go during a war, the phenomenon […]

Grubbrr CEO: Automation could make restaurants a high-wage, high-productivity business

Grubbrr CEO: Automation could make restaurants a high-wage, high-productivity business

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CHICAGO — Grubbr CEO Sam Zietz believes California’s $20 fast food minimum wage has turned in-store ordering kiosks from “a nice-to-have to a need-to-have overnight.”

Brands like Dave’s Hot Chicken are testing the tech in their California units in response to the law, and others are planning to deploy Grubbrr’s kiosks at scale, Zietz said. He claims the company’s kiosks and digital menu boards are used by thousands of unique brands.Zietz, who spoke […]

Grubbrr CEO: Automation could make restaurants a high-wage, high-productivity business

Grubbrr CEO: Automation could make restaurants a high-wage, high-productivity business

Don Wu via Getty Images CHICAGO — Grubbr CEO Sam Zietz believes California’s $20 fast food minimum wage has turned in-store ordering kiosks from “a nice-to-have to a need-to-have overnight.”

Brands like Dave’s Hot Chicken are testing the tech in their California units in response to the law, and others are planning to deploy Grubbrr’s kiosks at scale, Zietz said. He claims the company’s kiosks and digital menu boards are used by thousands of unique brands.

Zietz, who spoke with Restaurant Dive at the National Restaurant Association Show, says the technology primarily enables labor reallocation. content image Access now➔ The […]

Opinion: Academia and the New World of Work

Opinion: Academia and the New World of Work

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Advances in technology/AI are changing the nature of work, but academia is still living in the past, educating students for jobs that were.

College graduates these days are struggling to find jobs that no longer exist, but were abundant when their parents graduated.Additionally, companies are investing millions in digitizing their operations to improve profitability, while displacing employees in the process.Whether it’s being reflected in the growing number of self-checkout options, online shopping, or automated fast-food outlets, the nature of work is changing dramatically along with the demand for humans needed to do it.Any […]

Robot-phobia could exasperate hotel, restaurant labor shortage

Using more robots to close labor gaps in the hospitality industry may backfire and cause more human workers to quit, according to a Washington State University study.

The study, involving more than 620 lodging and food service employees, found that "robot-phobia" — specifically the fear that robots and technology will take human jobs — increased workers’ job insecurity and stress, leading to greater intentions to leave their jobs. The impact was more pronounced with employees who had real experience working with robotic technology. It also affected managers in addition to frontline workers. The findings were published in the International Journal […]

NVIDIA, Teradyne and Siemens Gather in the ‘City of Robotics’ to Discuss Autonomous Machines and AI

NVIDIA, Teradyne and Siemens Gather in the ‘City of Robotics’ to Discuss Autonomous Machines and AI

Source: Story from Gerard Andrews, NVIDIA Senior executives from NVIDIA, Siemens and Teradyne Robotics gathered this week in Odense, Denmark, to mark the launch of Teradyne’s new headquarters and discuss the massive advances coming to the robotics industry .

One of Denmark’s oldest cities and known as the city of robotics, Odense is home to over 160 robotics companies with 3,700 employees and contributes profoundly to the industry’s progress.

Teradyne Robotics’ new hub there, which includes cobot company Universal Robots (UR) and autonomous mobile robot (AMR) company MiR, is set to help employees maximize collaborative efforts, foster innovation and provide an […]

AI, automation and the lightening of work

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Artificial intelligence (AI) technology poses possible threats to existing jobs. These threats extend not just to the number of

jobs available but also to their quality. In the future, so some predict, workers could face fewer and potentially worse jobs,at least if society does not embrace reforms that manage the coming AI revolution. This paper uses the example of DaronAcemoglu and Simon Johnson’s recent book—Power and Progress (2023)—to illustrate some of the dilemmas and optionsfor managing the future of work under AI. Acemoglu and Johnson, while warning of the potential negative effects of an AI-driven automation, argue that […]

Technology upped in Daniel Pienaar classroom

Technology upped in Daniel Pienaar classroom

Bernd Schaberg, head of production planning at Volkswagen Group Africa, and Daniel Pienaar Technical High School principal Kola du Toit show the newly installed automation cell during the official handover OFFICIAL HANDOVER:
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The nature of work is evolving rapidly, with many traditional jobs being automated or augmented by technology.
To equip the next generation with the skills they need to thrive in the digital age, technology and automation needs to be introduced in the classroom.Daniel Pienaar Technical High School in Kariega typifies this transition to technology, and the inclusion of automation and robotics.Supporting the school in its […]