articles tagged: automation
why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords
# tech

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
# tech

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.

how the gig economy ate the post-industrial world and how to escape its clutches
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how the gig economy ate the post-industrial world and how to escape its clutches

We should take the gig economy’s rapid growth and global impact as a warning that we need to make some major changes, and we need to make them very quickly.

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow
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if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow

The 2018 midterms may be the most important vote today’s generations will cast for science, technology, and the basic social contract in America. The future is at stake, literally.

the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence
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the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence

Trump administration officials tells workers already or currently being replaced by robots it won't happen for another 50 to 100 years.

no, new yorker, tech has empathy, it’s our awful politicians who don’t
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no, new yorker, tech has empathy, it’s our awful politicians who don’t

Om Malik blames the dire state of the West on the people who spent years ringing the alarm bells instead of those who roundly ignored them.

if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…
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if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…

Widespread automation is about to hit the developing world, hard.

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