Technological Unemployment – Quantified

March 28, 2017 – A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research titled, “ROBOTS AND JOBS: EVIDENCE FROM US LABOR MARKETS”  looks at the impact of industrial automation on the labor market in the US from 1990 to 2007, and finds not only job loss but also reduced wages as impacts. Articles about […]

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Best Robot Video this week

The best video this week about robots or Artificial Intelligence comes from Yahoo… “A Compilation of Robots Falling Down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge”   The best video from October about robots or Artificial Intelligence comes from Get It Girl… “Are You Scared of Artificial Intelligence? | Get It Girl”   The best video last […]

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‘End of Work’ – Machine World Part 2

– We should have known that we were in trouble when one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers announced a plan to deploy a million robots (Taiwan’s Foxconn – Hon Hai Precision Industry Co with facilities in Taiwan, China, Brazil and the US). – We should have paid more attention to Martin Ford’s warnings in […]

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Over The Horizon – Machine World – Part 1

Since 60 Minutes (CBS) popularized the idea of the ‘Rise of the Machines’, articles and posts appear frequently about robots competing for jobs, the end of work, or what’s come to be known as technological unemployment. Robert Solow had an article published by the Huffington Post (. Paul Krugman has been talking about automation and […]

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