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Why Wages Won't Rise

Why Wages Won't Rise | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great Recession. Last month, average pay actually fell.
What’s going on? It used to be that as unemployment...

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Wall.e Restaurant Staffed With Robots Opens in China

Wall.e Restaurant Staffed With Robots Opens in China | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
Yet another new restaurant with robot servers has opened in China. And the owners seem determined to test Disney's patience with intellectual property laws. Why? The name of the restaurant is apparently Wall.e -- just like the cute little robot worker from the 2008 Pixar film.

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Knightscope’s Autonomous Robots Will Take on Security Jobs Normally Held by Humans | MIT Technology Review

Knightscope’s Autonomous Robots Will Take on Security Jobs Normally Held by Humans | MIT Technology Review | technological unemployment | Scoop.it

Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols.


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Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That' | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
Google CEO thinks the evolution of artificial intelligence will completely change the job market.

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Massive online brain being built for the world's robots

Massive online brain being built for the world's robots | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
Could this be the dawn of the robot apocalypse? Researchers are using cloud technology to build a huge online brain for all robots.

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Autonomous 'Road Trains' Will Usher in the Driverless Future

Autonomous 'Road Trains' Will Usher in the Driverless Future | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
Automated convoys of trucks could be tested on UK roads next year.

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes' | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
If the robots take over, at least Elon Musk will be able to say "I told you so." The billionaire inventor loves to make the impossible possible, but he is deeply afraid of artificial intelligence...

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Technology, Aided by Recession, Is Polarizing the Work World - New York Times

Technology, Aided by Recession, Is Polarizing the Work World - New York Times | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
New York Times Technology, Aided by Recession, Is Polarizing the Work World New York Times The new study, which analyzed data from the Current Population Survey from 1976 to 2012, illustrates that the recession had a disproportionately large effect...
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The good and the bad of technology for Aussie workers - iTWire

The good and the bad of technology for Aussie workers - iTWire | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
The good and the bad of technology for Aussie workers iTWire “As expected, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.8% since March, as well as surging job creation, jobseeker confidence has returned during the second quarter of this year,”...
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The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America | World Future Society

The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America | World Future Society | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
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Goldman sees 'creative destruction' in these businesses

Goldman sees 'creative destruction' in these businesses | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
The investment bank highlights eight industry themes it describes as "creative destruction" - trends that make it necessary for companies to either "adapt or die."

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ThoughtKast's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:45 PM

Top eight industry theme trends as destructive innovations: 3D printing, e-Cig, LED lighting, catastrophy bonds, cancer immunotherapy, big data, software defined networking, natural gas engine technology. 

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Tech giants pour resources into artificial intelligence

Tech giants pour resources into artificial intelligence | technological unemployment | Scoop.it

The latest Silicon Valley arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook, Google and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, while spending heavily on a quest to make computers think more like people.

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014: How Might We Respond to Technological Unemployment ...

014: How Might We Respond to Technological Unemployment ... | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
In this podcast we return to the idea of technological unemployment: if it's happening, what should we do? We consider three ways technological unemployment might be defeated: rising standards of living might outrun ...
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Drones are getting better faster than anyone expected

For the past few years, one of the most exciting class of gadgets on display at CES has been drones. But the basic rules of what a drone was, and what it did, were stable. They got cheaper,...

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Brace yourselves, Singularity is inevitable: Andrew McAfee

Brace yourselves, Singularity is inevitable: Andrew McAfee | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
It’s not too hard to see a world where humans struggle to stay relevant as machines far outpace their intelligence and capabilities. This is what Andrew McAfee, research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of 'The Second Machine Age', discussed at the Gartner Symposium on the Gold Coast.

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Will you still have a job in 2025? The alarming rate at which jobs are being disrupted | NewWorldOfWork.co.uk

Will you still have a job in 2025? The alarming rate at which jobs are being disrupted | NewWorldOfWork.co.uk | technological unemployment | Scoop.it

A recent MIT Technology Review reveals an alarming trend. Since the early 2000′s and increasingly since the financial crisis of 2008, the levels of employment have decreased even though productivity has increased over the same period.

 

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew Mcfee call this the “great decoupling” of productivity and employment. Historical trends show that as productivity increases so too does employment and the wealth of nations. Since WWII, increases in productivity have been tracked closely by increases in job creation. However, recent figures show that something new is happening as productivity continues to increase but employment flatlines.

 

The culprit McAfee and Brynjofsson argue is the impressive advances in computer technology that is changing everything not only in manufacturing, clerical and retail work but also in professional services such as law, education, medicine and financial services.

 

For anyone working in agriculture and manufacturing, that machines, software, automation and robots can replace people may seem obvious, but today we are seeing the emergence of a new trend: The information technologies that make our jobs safer, easier and boost productivity are now also reducing the demand for many types of knowledge workers.

 

Although not clear cut, there is a growing pool of evidence to suggest that advances in artificial intelligence, big data analytics, storage capacity and processing speeds mean that knowledge worker jobs previously believed to be safe from machine automation are being destroyed faster than they are being created.

 

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:14 AM

We must bear in mind that the the purpose for work is not only economic, in the traditional sense of generating material goods and wealth. The social impact of useful labor is humanly ennobling, while joblessness and boredom are degrading, alienating and dehumanizing.

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Inflation? Deflation Is New Risk

Inflation? Deflation Is New Risk | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
Some central banks, scarred from old battles with escalating prices, were slow to see their new, real problem.

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Khannea Suntzu's curator insight, October 31, 2014 5:12 PM

For me, of extremely low income and no chance on a job, ever, deflation sounds like one GIANT party to me. 

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Fixing the Digital Economy

Fixing the Digital Economy | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
A decentralization of power coincides with an intense concentration of power. This apparent contradiction makes perfect sense once one understands the nature of modern power.

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Robotic exoskeletons give dock workers superhuman lifting abilities

Robotic exoskeletons give dock workers superhuman lifting abilities | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
We talk a lot about robotic exoskeletons that give people almost supernatural lifting skills, but these tend to be confined to labs or science fiction.

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Ladybird: part 1 - construction and automation - YouTube

We've built the Ladybird: an intelligent robot for the vegetable industry. In part 1, we show the construction and testing of the vehicle on a commercial veg...

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What the Robot Apocalypse Will Mean for IT, Jobs and Work

What the Robot Apocalypse Will Mean for IT, Jobs and Work | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
Robots are coming, and they will eventually take many of our jobs. Before you break out the torches and pitchforks, though, think about how your skills (and, for that matter, your children's skills) can be applied to work that machines will never be able to do.

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Artificial Intelligence - We Had Better Start Thinking About it Now!

Artificial Intelligence - We Had Better Start Thinking About it Now! | technological unemployment | Scoop.it

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The onrushing wave

The onrushing wave | technological unemployment | 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... (Long read but interesting - does #technology create or cut jobs?
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Foxconn begins replacing workers with robots ahead of US expansion

Foxconn begins replacing workers with robots ahead of US expansion | technological unemployment | Scoop.it

In June 2011, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou announced plans to deploy one million robots across factory assembly lines, as part of a company-wide effort to adopt more automated manufacturing processes. The...


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ThoughtKast's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:09 AM

This article was published a year ago. Wondering where is Foxconn at with its strategic plan now.

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Taxonomy of Technological Unemployment Solutions (and Defeaters)

Taxonomy of Technological Unemployment Solutions (and Defeaters) | technological unemployment | Scoop.it
This post represents my latest attempt to categorize the possible solutions to technological unemployment. It's largely based on episode 14 of my Review the Future Podcast so for a more detailed treatment of this topic, you ...
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