Executives most likely spend a lot of time thinking about how the internet and automation are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how technology will have an impact much closer to home: on their own jobs. Continue reading… “How managers could be replaced by software”
“When we create our future, we recreate ourselves.”
“Humans Need Not Apply,” a new online video about automation says, “this is an economic revolution.” The premise of the video is that human work will soon be all but obsolete. “You may think we’ve been here before, but we haven’t,” says CGP Grey, the video’s creator. “This time is different.” The video has gone viral, with nearly two million YouTube views in one week. But is it true?
Brain-operated bionic hand.
We are living in a time where the concept of robotic healthcare isn’t as foreign as it might seem. In regard to healthcare, the surge of innovation is supported by a strong attention to the world of technology and robotics. The evolution of the healthcare market is astonishing. We are becoming more accustom to the idea of automation and exploring the possibilities with open minds rather than anxiety. (Photos and videos)
The robots are here.
Robots are here now. There is proof of this concept in the amount of working automation in labs and warehouses right now. The video below combines two thoughts that reach an alarming conclusion: “Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can’t match” + “Economics always wins” = “Automation is inevitable.”
Will they steal our jobs or raise living standards?
Are American wages and jobs under threat by the increasing automation of our economy? Should the American worker fear the rise of the robots? No, not really.
Futurist Thomas Frey: When people like Google CEO, Larry Page, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and X-Prize Foundation CEO, Peter Diamandis, talk about us entering into a period of abundance, there has been a natural tendency to assume we’ll be entering into a life of leisure. People won’t have to work as hard and we will all have more time for travel, vacations, and play.
Arrival of human level automated systems marks a transformative time in history.
Nearly half of U.S. jobs could be at risk of computerization over the next two decades, according to a new study from the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology. This does not necessarily need to be bad news, says futurist Thomas Frey in a recent Futurist Magazine essay.
Futurist Thomas Frey: A few nights ago, I arrived at a very nice Radisson Blu Hotel in Minneapolis for my talk on the “hotel of the future.”
Automation will help agriculture via large-scale robotic and microrobots.
Below are 15 emerging technologies related to agricultural and natural manufacturing under four key areas of accelerating change: Sensors, Food, Automation and Engineering.
When will robots replace our jobs? It will take some time, and there will always be some jobs that will, at least for the near term, always be the exclusive domain of humans, but lots of really smart people are predicting and anticipating a future where robots/automation do many of the jobs that people do today.
How do you apportion blame between a human driver and a car’s automated systems?
Driverless car research is booming. Millions of dollars are being spent by Google, the major automakers, and government agencies both in the U.S. and abroad to support the development of vehicle-automation technology with the potential to make road travel far safer than it is today. But what will happen when automation is suspected of causing, as opposed to avoiding, an accident?
Machines are often filling in for our smarts, not just for our brawn — and this trend is likely to grow.
Although last week’s labor market report showed modest job growth, employment opportunities remain stubbornly low in the United States, giving new prominence to the old notion that automation throws people out of work.