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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

Google won’t confirm if AI assistant will identify itself up front as a robot

This ethical tension could be partly resolved if its AI assistant was required to announce that a computer is on the phone calls, but Google has been vague and will not confirm if Duplex will be made to self-disclose.

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s new AI assistant can pass for a human on phone calls

In the near future, a machine can book reservations on your behalf, and the human on the other line may never realize that they are talking to a chatbot.

Technology

These are the countries with the highest percentage of robots in the workforce

We know the robots are coming for our jobs but depending on where you live this may happen in a shorter amount of time. According to online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal Statista, there are already a number of countries where the rise of the machines is very much in play. In a new chart using data from the  International Federation of Robotics Statista looks at the countries where you will find the highest density of robot workers. 

The Future of Work

This algorithm can figure out when you will die

By creating a deep learning algorithm to predict patient mortality, doctors can better inform patients about their end-of-life options before it is too late, allowing more patients to get their spiritual and cultures final wishes met.

The Future of Work

These were the craziest workplace surveillance stories of 2017

New advances in technology are making it easier than ever for our employers to track our movements, whereabouts, and employability. These were the craziest stories of 2017.

The Future of Work

Here’s how not to lose your job in the next 15 years

Learn all you can about the technology entering your field. Stay up on all the trends. And give real thought to where the human element is still needed.

Office Life

Amazon wants Alexa to be your new coworker

Do you need an executive assistant who can stay out of sight and always be ready to complete your bidding at your command? Amazon is banking on it.

News

Survey: Here’s how people really feel about robots in the workplace

Among U.S. workers, only 13% would be “very comfortable” having a position where they worked with robots. This better change, fast.

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

New robot gets knocked down — but it gets up again (you are never gonna keep it down)

Scientists have created a new robot that can fall down repeatedly without suffering significant damage — and can get back up without human assistance.

News

This chatbot will help you face death

Can a robot ease the existential angst of those facing imminent death? It might seem unlikely, but that's exactly what a new chatbot was able to do.

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: Nearly one-third of workers lie to their bosses

Seems low.

News

75% of American parents believe robots will take their kids’ jobs

The worst part is that robots don't even have to be particularly smart to replace you.

Artificial Intelligence

New app scans your face and tells companies whether you’re worth hiring

Companies are letting the robots take over the first interview.

News

No wonder we don’t fear robots at work. Many of us feel like robots in the office anyway, survey finds

We like to make our own decisions, but few of us get to do it at work.

Robots

Why won’t everyone listen to Elon Musk about the robot apocalypse?

Empowered robots hold a host of complications for us.

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.

Robots

These are the 6 most powerful robot overlords that exist today

Get to know your new bosses.

Robots

Eerily smart new robots can read human body language

We are one panopticon away from being completely known.

News

Tech firm starts microchipping employees so they can buy potato chips

The era of the corporate cyborg has begun.