Post By Brenda Walker on 05/10/2019

Automation: Ford Robot Takes On Delivery Duties in Spain

Here’s a new robot from the Ford company designed to work in its factories. It’s basically a filing cabinet on wheels that delivers replacement parts on the floor. Below, Ford’s Survival robot consists...
Post By Brenda Walker on 04/15/2019

The Automated Farm Is Getting Closer

The recent New Yorker Magazine has a thorough story about automated agriculture, with strawberry picking getting particular attention. The magazine does like its articles long and rambling, so the rea...
Post By Brenda Walker on 02/18/2019

Andrew Yang Sells His Automation-Informed Presidential Campaign with Universal Basic Income

A recent survey of Democrats vying for the 2020 Presidential nomination runs over a couple dozen, some of whom are familiar mugs from the Congress plus others who are semi-identifiable mayors, business...
Post By Steve Sailer on 01/26/2019

NEW YORK TIMES: "The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite"

From the New York Times: The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where business leaders’ public positions on automation’s impact on wor...
Post By Brenda Walker on 01/13/2019

Automation Job Loss Also Occurs in Offices

Here’s an interesting take on automation-caused employment reduction in the office environment: not every job-killing change comes from a mandate sent down by corporate headquarters; sometimes a simpl...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/30/2018

Automation: Robots Get End-of-Year List

Year-end lists can be an interesting review of the blur that modern life has become, and the evolution of technology is extra rapid by its nature. Wired’s list of robotics shows no interest in associa...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/03/2018

Automation: Artificial Intelligence Is Analyzed For Its Future Effects

In 2015, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future was published and got a lot of attention for its dire forecast that was specific and well argued. Now, author Martin Ford is b...
Post By Brenda Walker on 11/30/2018

Automation Fail: Lion Air Crash Was Caused By Incorrect Sensor Readings And Automated Response

Here’s the kind of automation fail nobody wants to see. A jetliner crashed and killed all 189 people on board last month as the pilots struggled unsuccessfully to wrest control from the plane’s own com...
Post By James Kirkpatrick on 11/25/2018

Automation Watch: China To Counter Trade War Moves By Replacing Its Workers

Don't look for much acknowledgement from the Main Stream Media but President Donald Trump is quietly winning the trade war against China.  President Donald Trump is succeeding in making China pay most...
Post By Allan Wall on 11/20/2018

Automation Makes Immigration Obsolete: NEW YORK TIMES Notices Agricultural Mechanization

The supposed need for more agricultural laborers has, since the days of slavery, been a major justification for the use of cheap labor. In the long run though "cheap labor" is anything but cheap. As ag...