Technological Unemployment
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Technological Unemployment
When automation, robotics and increased productivity as a result of the employment new technology replaces labor, technological unemployment may result.
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Driverless mine trucks heading for east coast

Driverless mine trucks heading for east coast | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
DRIVERLESS mining trucks that are becoming more common in iron ore mines in Western Australia’s Pilbara region are expected to appear in NSW and Queensland in the next 12 months under plans being hatched by BHP Billiton.
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Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs… | TechCrunch

Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs… | TechCrunch | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Good morrow, Bluffkin! How dost thou find thouself this good day? Not afraid of robots? You should be! Our first robots of the day are Avidbots, a swarming..
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Boeing to automate 777X production, not yet saying how much - Puget Sound Business Journal

Boeing to automate 777X production, not yet saying how much - Puget Sound Business Journal | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Robots will be building more of the new Boeing 777X than any previous model.
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The robots are taking over, and it won't be pretty

Not often do you hear a 'Newsnight' presenter using an arcane mathematical term, but last week was an exception. The culprit was David Grossman, who made an excellent film for  "Newsnight” about the threat to employment from advanced robotics. In the course of this, he made the standard pilgrimage to MIT to interview Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, who...

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US unemployment: A long-term trap - FT.com

US unemployment: A long-term trap - FT.com | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Lalanya Tevyaw has been looking in vain for a job since last June, when she lost her $2,500-a-month position at a recycling scrapyard. Her dream is to operate excavators and other heavy machinery – “I’m not a sissy girl, I’m not an office person”,
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Some facts about autonomous weapons systems, so-called 'killer robots'

Some facts about autonomous weapons systems, so-called 'killer robots' | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Critics are calling for a pre-emptive strike on so-called "killer robots" — forthcoming autonomous weapons systems that will be able to find, select and fire on a target without the intervention of human beings. Here are three weapons that currently exist that are considered precursors to autonomous systems:
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... game on ... this technology race has been going on for some time, and unless we have a fleet of DeLoreans equipped with flux capacitors available, the lethal robots arms race is not likely to go away, or slow down. - JMHO 

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INSIGHT: Google gobbles up Japanese robot technology - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

INSIGHT: Google gobbles up Japanese robot technology - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Google's acquisition of the Japanese start-up Schaft Inc. last November was a major shock to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which had been seeking out ways to cooperate with the U.S. government in robot technology development.
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Tube strike: Sack the drivers, and roll out the robots – Telegraph Blogs

Tube strike: Sack the drivers, and roll out the robots – Telegraph Blogs | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
During the last Tube strike of Bob Crow's reign, I suggested that London should just go ahead and replace its drivers with robots – because, simply put, because robots don't strike. Now we're enduring another 48-hour strike, it seemed like the appropriate moment to ask: does the technology exist? Could we rebuild the London Underground, better, [...]
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Universal Robots to Significantly Expand Production Capacity | Business Wire

Universal Robots to Significantly Expand Production Capacity | Business Wire | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Universal Robots has moved to new company headquarters allowing the Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots to increase production to keep doublin
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The Problem Isn't The Robots, It's Us

The Problem Isn't The Robots, It's Us | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
As robots replace human jobs, we must learn to do them anew, only human this time.
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It's no joke – the robots will really take over this time

It's no joke – the robots will really take over this time | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
If capitalism can outsource low-paid jobs, why can't it replace the middle classes with automatons, asks John Naughton
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Pot-Holes To Be Filled By Robot Arm

Pot-Holes To Be Filled By Robot Arm | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Major roads across the east will be filled by a new robotic arm thanks to £500,000 maintenance investment
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Meet the new Baxter robot — twice as fast, more precise and easier to use - Boston Business Journal

Meet the new Baxter robot — twice as fast, more precise and easier to use - Boston Business Journal | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
The manufacturing robot, made by Boston-based Rethink Robotics, is now faster, more precise, and easier to use than ever before, thanks to a new software update released on Thursday.
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Let me get this straight: Baxter has gotten twice as fast in a the past year. How about you? Keepin up OK:)

 

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This Time Robots Really Are Going to Take Our Jobs

This Time Robots Really Are Going to Take Our Jobs | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Andrew McAfee is the principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With Erik Brynjolfsson he is co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. Fear of machines taking our jobs dates back to the...
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AI is 'the worst thing to happen to humanity' says Stephen Hawking

AI is 'the worst thing to happen to humanity' says Stephen Hawking | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
The professor argues that Siri, Google Now and Cortana are merely symptoms of an IT arms race which ‘pale against what the coming decades will bring.’
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Marie Antoinette and Piketty’s French revolution

Marie Antoinette and Piketty’s French revolution | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it

The advent of “big data” is a well-documented aspect of our digital age. But the abuse of statistics is also a well-known phenomenon; telling lies with numbers predates the dawn of the Internet. All sorts of data traps are set for the unwary that lead to muddled thinking and poor policymaking.

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Here's how likely you are to lose your job to a robot

Here's how likely you are to lose your job to a robot | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
While increased automation will make our economy much more productive, it will also put a lot of people out of work. With this in mind, Quartz has taken data from a recent study conducted by the Ox...
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are you suffering from MWA...

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Is your job at risk from robot labor? Check this handy interactive

Is your job at risk from robot labor? Check this handy interactive | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
In the second machine age, robots will perform tasks once thought to require uniquely human abilities, like driving our taxis and filleting our fish. But not all jobs will be equally affected by automation. The interactive plot above attempts to sort out the differences. We compared three variables related to the American workforce: the median wage for various jobs;...
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Snake-like robot advances automated assembly of aircraft wings

Snake-like robot advances automated assembly of aircraft wings | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities of the wing structure.
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"The robot will see you now:" Future of medicine on display

"The robot will see you now:" Future of medicine on display | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
FOND DU LAC (WITI) -- "The robot will see you now!" Technology and tradition are coming together in hospitals like never before. As robots become more and more a part of routine medical procedures ...
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White-collar robots roll into schools, hospitals and offices - FT.com

White-collar robots roll into schools, hospitals and offices - FT.com | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
A cross between a Dalek from the long-running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and R2-D2 from Star Wars could be the key to preventing the deaths of children in school shootings across the US, as robots move out of the factories and into
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‘A robot’s ability to reduce injuries to the workforce is what matters most’

‘A robot’s ability to reduce injuries to the workforce is what matters most’ | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
A third of British jobs will be automated by 2030 and the food sector has seen a 60% increase in automation adoption since 2000 according to the British Automation and Robotics Association (BARA).
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Suffering from MWA?

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Fear not the 'bot? As robots take jobs, experts ask if humans will keep up

Fear not the 'bot? As robots take jobs, experts ask if humans will keep up | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
A robot can screw in a bolt, run a conveyor system or track inventory -- and, so far, can even be trusted with large sums of cash. At the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in Detroit, automated hi-los move wrapped pallets of cash, often as much as $8 million at a time, to and from the counting room …
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Wall Street in 2039: Will it even exist anymore?

Wall Street in 2039: Will it even exist anymore? | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Automated trading and government regulation are transforming the Wall Street ecosystem. Will these forces make the financial epicenter obsolete?
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Northeast Georgia Medical Center adds 2nd surgical robot

Northeast Georgia Medical Center adds 2nd surgical robot | Technological Unemployment | Scoop.it
Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville is one of only two hospitals in the state to have two da Vinci Surgical System robots, and Thursday, employees and others got to test drive one.
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