articles tagged: automation
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.

welcome human, may we compute your order?
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welcome human, may we compute your order?

Satirical articles about restaurants operated entirely by robots are starting to hit way too close to home...

all your jobs are belong to us?
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all your jobs are belong to us?

Not only are robots stealing your job, more often than not, you're helping them with nowhere to go after receiving your pink slip...

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