post By Brenda Walker on 2018-09-24 16:47:00 -0400

Automation: World Economic Forum Forecasts Machines Will Do More Work Than Humans by 2025

The WEF has a prediction that should get people’s attention because of the rapid entry of smart machines into the workplace. According to the experts, the world of employment is about to experience a r...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-09-11 15:02:00 -0400

Automation In China: Only Four Humans Work in Automated Warehouse

Monday’s Washington Post has an interesting report about a roboticized warehouse that requires just one human to keep an eye on things. Perhaps the Post thinks it’s less edgy to portray Red China as be...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-08-03 15:00:00 -0400

Benefits of Automation Are Debated On Fox Business

Here’s a little discussion about automation and job loss that’s all too typical. Fox Business guy Stuart Varney asks a very basic question, that some companies, such as Walmart and Target, are turning ...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-07-12 16:37:00 -0400

California: Self-Driving Taxis Are Planned

>While there are skeptics about the self-driving project who think it will require more time and testing to materialize, top corporations are taking concrete steps to move forward. Billion-dollar co...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-06-25 22:33:00 -0400

Automation: Did Robots Help Donald Trump Win the Presidency?

During the last presidential campaign, I paid close attention to hear any mention from the candidates about automation as a cause of future job loss, but it never was forthcoming. Now the MIT Technolog...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-06-12 19:30:00 -0400

Axios: America Is Unprepared for the Automation Jobs Apocalypse

CBS News has done some good reporting about automation and how it will radically change the modern workplace, and its latest story makes the point that America remains clueless about the approaching jo...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-05-23 21:53:00 -0400

Automation: MIT’s Self-Driving Car Can Navigate Country Roads

Machines keep getting smarter and more capable of performing jobs formerly done by humans. One recent upgrade to self-driving tech comes from MIT where they have figured out how the cars can maneuver c...
post By Allan Wall on 2018-05-10 17:36:00 -0400

Automation: Robots Milking Cows In Some Dairies Now—Where Will The Illegal Aliens Go?

NPR ran a report last month on the use of robots in dairies, highlighting the experience of one dairy family in Michigan. [When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom, by Dan Charles, NPR, April...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-05-09 04:12:00 -0400

Automation: Boston Restaurant Uses Robot Woks to Create Inexpensive Lunches

Leave it to broke but smart college students from MIT to invent a machine that will cook a healthy lunch for cheap. Below, the cylinder-shaped robot wok spins slowly to keep the food from burning, then...
post By Brenda Walker on 2018-04-26 16:03:00 -0400

Automation: Experts Predict Artificial Intelligence Will Crush Banking Jobs

Smart machines are creating an uncertain future for those who work for a living. We already see skillful robots building cars and such with nary a worker in sight, but many job killers lurk in computer...