Walmart proudly announced a new addition to its stores: lots of robots. The robots will take the place of humans and engage in routine tasks, such as scanning shelf inventory and boxes as they arrive into the stores. Walmart contends that the influx of robots will reduce the number of workers engaged in "repeatable, predictable and manual" tasks.
At first blush, this seems relatively innocuous. However, when you consider the deeper and darker ramifications, things start to look frightening. There have been studies conducted heralding the introduction of robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technologies. The reports conclude that this […]