Articles about Automation
New Boston Dynamics video shows robot running outside autonomously, jumping over obstacles
A recent survey of American parents found that roughly three-quarters were concerned that robots might take their kids' jobs. Well, parents of new grads: Be more worried. This robot can run and jump on its own. Terrifying.
You could one day attend meetings with someone else’s body via ‘human Uber’
Sony-affiliated virtual reality researcher Jun Rekimoto demonstrated his invention — "Chameleon Mask," or human Uber — that allows you to have someone wear a screen displaying your face on their face, so you can attend events remotely.
Report: These are the fastest-declining jobs in the U.S.
Typists, watch repairers, and postal workers: Here are the jobs projected to be on their way out over the next decade, according to Bloomberg.
Survey: Americans want to limit robots to ‘dangerous’ and ‘unhealthy’ jobs
Americans support having machines do the grunt work, giving humans the opportunity to pursue more creative, less monotonous tasks.
Almost 1 in 5 Americans know someone whose job has been affected by automation
A new report from Pew Research Center shows that 18% of Americans reported knowing someone whose salary or hours have been cut, or who has lost a position, due to “workforce automation.
3 ways automation can help workers in the future
While Elon Musk is tweeting that super-intelligent robots will bring World War III, there are other experts rebuking dystopian visions and are offering a more hopeful take.
Study: Men’s lifetime income slipping
A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper finds that men's incomes are falling, while women's incomes are rising.
This new robot gives you a therapy session at your desk. Would you want to?
The robot is here to see you now.
Could your next doctor’s appointment be mediated by a robot ethicist?
Experts estimate that as many as half of all jobs are vulnerable to automation. Here's a new set of jobs in the path of the robot invasion.
Bankers and lawyers will be routinely fired and replaced with algorithms
Like all good job-hunters, robot overlords are coming for the best and highest-paid jobs first.
Robots won’t take our jobs, say workers — they’ll take yours instead
Two intellectual heavy-hitters, the former CEO of Microsoft and the former Treasury Secretary, are divided on how dangerous robots will be.
Survey: Americans welcome our new robot overlords
Americans are ready to accept robot workers in a variety of roles and are unconcerned about the threat artificial intelligence poses to jobs.