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The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than
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The Great Decoupling | McKinsey & Company

The Great Decoupling | McKinsey & Company | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising, but employment may not. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Still think robots can’t do your job? This video may change your mind

Still think robots can’t do your job? This video may change your mind | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU&feature=youtu.be It's hard to grasp the scale of the robot revolution that is slowly eating away at the human workforce. A new video by CGP Grey, a Youtube user who makes short explanatory videos, helps put things in perspective. The 15-minute video, "Humans Need Not Apply," focuses on jobs once thought to be the exclusive domain of humans....
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WhatsApp And The Jobless Economy

WhatsApp And The Jobless Economy | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
Facebook pays $19 billion for WhatsApp, a company with 55 employees. Are we building a jobless economy?
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Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp

Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
The winners here are truly big winners. WhatsApp's fifty-five employees are now enormously rich. Its two founders are now billionaires. And the partners of the venture capital firm that financed it have also reaped a fortune. And the rest of us?...
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If robots divide us, they will conquer - FT.com

If robots divide us, they will conquer - FT.com | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
With one rub of his lamp, Aladdin could command an intelligent being able to fulfil all desires. His genie was a spirit. But the dream of powerful and intelligent artificial servants has also encompassed physical beings. Now, it is becoming a
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Robots Are Going to Take Your Crappy Summer Job, Too

Robots Are Going to Take Your Crappy Summer Job, Too | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
How Roomba-style lawnmowers, robo-burger chefs, Amazon.com, and augmented reality-fueled salespeople might take your kids' summer jobs.
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The Internet Is the Greatest Legal Facilitator of Inequality in Human History

The Internet Is the Greatest Legal Facilitator of Inequality in Human History | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
It doesn't have to be.
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The onrushing wave

The onrushing wave | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic...
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Why the jobs are disappearing

Why the jobs are disappearing | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
At a time when so many of us are unemployed or underemployed it sounds pessimistic to assert that the trend will continue.  But while I believe that we will in fact continue to see the demand for j...
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Wealth without workers, workers without wealth

Wealth without workers, workers without wealth | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
Vast wealth is being created without many workers; and for all but an elite few, work no longer guarantees a rising income.
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​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism

​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
Robots entering the workplace isn’t even really about robots; it's about capitalism.
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Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
Bill Gates believes that within 20 years a lot of jobs will be replaced by software.
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Bye, Bye, Captain: Drone Ships May Soon Take to the Seas

Bye, Bye, Captain: Drone Ships May Soon Take to the Seas | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
The seafarers of the future might do their faring virtually.
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Enslave the robots and free the poor - FT.com

Enslave the robots and free the poor - FT.com | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
In 1955, Walter Reuther, head of the US car workers’ union, told of a visit to a new automatically operated Ford plant. Pointing to all the robots, his host asked: “How are you going to collect union dues from those guys?” Mr Reuther replied: “And
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The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade (and the Robots That Will Steal Them)

The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade (and the Robots That Will Steal Them) | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
There will be work. But who will do it?
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Mass unemployment fears over Google artificial intelligence plans - Telegraph

Mass unemployment fears over Google artificial intelligence plans - Telegraph | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
The development of artificial intelligence - thrown into spotlight this week after Google spent hundreds of millions on new technology - could mean computers take over human jobs at a faster rate than new roles can be created, experts have warned
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The U.S. Army is seriously considering replacing soldiers with robots

The U.S. Army is seriously considering replacing soldiers with robots | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
The Army is set to trim its ranks by more than 100,000 soldiers. Guess how they're planning to make up the difference?
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The disappearance of jobs is a good thing.  If we can keep more people out of harm's way, that's a good thing.  We just need to decouple the having of a job with the ability to survive.

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Coming to an office near you

Coming to an office near you | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the mechanical loom. Over the...
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Report Suggests Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Are Vulnerable to Computerization | MIT Technology Review

Report Suggests Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Are Vulnerable to Computerization | MIT Technology Review | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
Oxford researchers say that 45 percent of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years.
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What Jobs Will the Robots Take?

What Jobs Will the Robots Take? | Automation and disappearing jobs | Scoop.it
Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in "a decade or two," according to new research. The question is: Which half?
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