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Robots won’t take as many human jobs as you may think

“It is more likely that managers will forego efficiency-generating gains from digital technologies because of a fear of losing control” writes Tony Dundon for businessinsider.com. The net effect is a polarized labour market of low-skill and low-income workers sitting alongside an elite who enjoy more secure jobs (at least for now).While automation may replace some jobs, the technology rarely acts as a substitute for people.Karl Marx argued technology would help free workers from harsh labour and lead to a “reduction to working time”. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The robots are coming – to lend a hand at work

“Diminutive droid R2-D2 zips around the screen in the Star Wars movies, repairing machines, taking orders and saving the day” writes Ben Marlow for telegraph.co.uk. Called SecondHands, it looks more like C-3PO, and aims to assist technicians repairing other machines in the online supermarket’s automated warehouses.As robots become more prevalent, the ability to repair each other will be vital. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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AI, robots will create more jobs that it destroys, AI solutions firm says

“Some executives, particularly in the fast food industry, have spoken out about considering the use of AI and robots in an effort to reduce costs” writes Matthew Wisner for foxbusiness.com. The prevailing wisdom has been that the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots could lead to fewer jobs for people as the push for minimum wage increases across the country speeds up the process.But Genpact CEO Tiger Tyagarajan has taken the contrarian point of view, predicting that increased use of AI in the workforce will actually create more…

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Nobel-winning economist has an idea to stop ‘extremely disruptive’ A.I. from harming society

“Artificial intelligence (AI) could be the biggest challenge facing the jobs market and even humanity itself, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller” writes Holly Ellyatt for cnbc.com. Asked if he was worried about AI, Shiller said it was an unknown entity.”But, for me, the big thing is the uncertainty we face because of AI, it could be extremely disruptive.”. AI has attracted a lot of attention in recent years amid widespread concern that artificial intelligence, or robots, will replace human workers, causing a seismic shift in society and the…

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Alibaba and Microsoft’s AI programs beat humans for the first time on a Stanford University reading comprehension test

“Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test” writes Sherisse Pham for cnn.com. The test was devised by artificial intelligence experts at Stanford to measure computers’ growing reading abilities.In a tweet, Pranav Rajpurkar, one of the Stanford researchers who developed the reading test, called Alibaba’s feat “a great start to 2018” for artificial intelligence. In July, government officials set out goals to build a domestic artificial intelligence industry worth nearly $150 billion in the next couple years. Source: cnn.com…

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AI to ‘sink world into unemployed despair in hellish dystopia’…

“And he believes that autonomous robots may be able to create jobs that humans haven’t even thought of” writes David Rivers for dailystar.co.uk. Technology has rapidly thrust robots into the human economy but fears are spiralling that artificial intelligence will spark mass unemployment.But now he has exclusively revealed why this would create a world of despair, and it would render human nature meaningless and surplus to requirements.Dr Subhash Kak – a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma University – previously said robots could replace humans at “literally all…

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Video: Nimbo security robots heroically defend office park

“Security robots (which are a thing, by the way) typically have to operate by themselves, which can be a problem when intruders get pushy” reports autoblog.com. Turing Video has a simple answer to this, however: give human security officers a lift.A squad of little autonomous Segway-like robots milling about an office park, keeping track of cars and heroically fending off a hooded would-be burgler while an equally gallant drone provides aerial support and a human security officer manages things (seemingly sans doughnut) via a smartphone. Source: autoblog.com Share This:

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Aeolus is the beer-from-fridge bot we’ve all been waiting for

“Last night at CES, I witnessed this chunky new wheeled robot from Aeolus Robotics pick up a can of Coke with its grabber arm, swing around, and hand it to me” writes Jan Est for theverge.com. My big question is: how many of these features can Aeolus ship in its eponymous robot by the end of the year?. After years of wondering when a consumer robot will be released that can finally relieve me of the drudgery of going to the fridge for a cold adult beverage, Aeolus might have…

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‘Dashing’ sex robots could make men obsolete

“Sex robot inventor Sergi Santos believes it is only a matter of time before human and robot marriage becomes commonplace in our society” writes Ally Foster for nypost.com. While it might be easy to assume that sex robots are something that would be primarily favored by men, O’Neil points out that women also have sexual desires and are just as capable of “crude objectification” as their male counterparts. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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