Articles about Automation

Robots

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.

News

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.

The Future of Work

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.

The Future of Work

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.

The Future of Work

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.

The Future of Work

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.

News

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.

AI

This new robot gives you a therapy session at your desk. Would you want to?

The robot is here to see you now.

The Future of Work

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.

Future of Work

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.

The Future of Work

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.

Automation

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.