articles tagged: automation
the world after covid-19: less outsourcing, more onshoring and automation?
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the world after covid-19: less outsourcing, more onshoring and automation?

As the virus pushes our finely fined, just-in-time supply chains to the breaking point with frustrating ease, it's worth asking if we should rethink how we make and service things.

why the dirty secret of false automation threatens our future
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why the dirty secret of false automation threatens our future

Sometimes, jobs we're told are automated really aren't. They simply hide the humans making your request possible. And that's going to backfire when machines really do take over.

to save the world’s minds, we need to kill the nine to five job
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to save the world’s minds, we need to kill the nine to five job

Futurists once dreamed of an automated, leisurely utopia. Our failure to live up to their visions is taking a massive toll on our health and politics.

wowt explains: what is automation?
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wowt explains: what is automation?

Few topics today are as relevant and impactful as automation, changing the fortunes of developing nations and deeply reshaping the economies of politics of wealthy ones.

world of weird things podcast: why jobs as we know them are dying
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world of weird things podcast: why jobs as we know them are dying

Industrialization changed the way we think about work and run our lives. Automation will make us rethink both again, and as it's in full swing, we should do it sooner rather than later.

why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation
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why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation

Universal basic income is pitched as the best possible solution to tens of millions of jobs being taken over by code and machines. But it's another populist bumper sticker solution to a complicated problem.

fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator
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fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator

Robots are starting to keep tabs on and fire warehouse workers. And the day they'll be tracking all of us to evaluate our performance and make HR decisions is unsettlingly close.

models and entertainers may get automated, but not how you might think…
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models and entertainers may get automated, but not how you might think…

If you’re in a creative, artistic industry, relying on your looks and presence to make a living, computers couldn’t possibly come for your job, right? Actually, they can, and here’s how.

how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists
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how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists

Automation is responsible for most jobs lost in the industrial world and could replace as much as two thirds of the developing world’s workforce. Why are we still pretending it’s decades away?

why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords
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why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords

Pundits are charging that not only are tech billionaires taking advantage of their employees and automating them out of a job, they’re actually on a mission to make humans obsolete.

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