The 21st century’s longest shadow hanging over the technology industry, workers, and humanity in general, is the effect that artificial intelligence, robots, and automation are going to have on jobs.
In the early 1960s, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, there was a disagreement about what computers would achieve.
Previously, only routine physical work could be automated. However in the past decade, we’ve developed technology that can execute even unpredictable cognitive work, like driving a car or managing a project.
In time for the New Year, a nightclub in Prague called Karlovy Lazne Music Club debuted a robot disc jockey named DJ Kuka.
Almost every weekday, some arm of the US government issues some sort of economic statistic. News media and financial analysts review and report it.
Super-smart robots are about to wipe out whole professions. Work is becoming less secure. We have to find ways to retrain people – or prepare them to do nothing.
Labour’s Tom Watson will call on society to “embrace an android” as he argues that the rise of automation in the workplace need not cause mass unemployment and should instead be welcomed.
In a new study that is optimistic about automation yet stark in its appraisal of the challenge ahead, McKinsey says massive government intervention will be required to hold societies together against the ravages of labor disruption over the next 13 years.
It’s been a long, rocky road for powered robotic exoskeletons … most of which are still incapable of walking down long and rocky roads.
A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker.
Technological advances such as automation could increase global GDP by more than $1.1 trillion over the next 10-15 years, according to a new report from analysts at JPMorgan Asset Management seen exclusively by Business Insider.