articles tagged: automation
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.

world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them
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world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them

Futurists have long predicted a time when tens of millions of jobs are done by machines, out of sight and out of mind. Now, this moment is here and we’re far from ready...

the automation paradox in developing nations
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the automation paradox in developing nations

While rapidly accelerating automation should make it easier to modernize nations still mired in poverty, in the real world, it’s upending the economic models on which development experts rely...

why sex robots won’t satisfy incels
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why sex robots won’t satisfy incels

What do sex workers, psychologists, and engineers think about futurists' and pundits' ideas of sci-fi style robot brothels to help angry celibate men?

how your smartphone is eliminating the checkout line
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how your smartphone is eliminating the checkout line

Some Canadians are trying to save cashier jobs. But their phones and cheap, proven technology is poised to eliminate having to check out altogether.

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