post By Brenda Walker on 07/24/2019

Automation Endangers Future Jobs Economy, While Low-Skilled Foreigners Flood Open Border

Forbes provides a review of expert opinions about how the new automation/AI is going to roll out regarding the jobs economy over the next years. It notes the dire early predictions of mass unemploymen...
post By Brenda Walker on 07/07/2019

Automation: Robots May Replace 20 Million Manufacturing Jobs by 2030

There’s a new automation report out, forecasting major job loss around the world from robots. The Oxford Economics study focuses on the manufacturing sector, which is what makes some economies run in ...
post By Steve Sailer on 06/26/2019

How Soon Until Woke AI Replaces Grievance Studies Interns in the Media?

iSteve commenter El Dato observes about the Knitting Community Conversation article in The Guardian: Templer apologised soon afterwards, but the incident had a ripple effect, sparking off conversatio...
post By Brenda Walker on 06/18/2019

Automation: Florida Faces Self-Driving Trucks in the Near Future

Self-driving trucks have been in basic test mode for several years now — meaning a human is present behind the wheel — but now Florida moving toward full auto. The founder of Starsky Robotics, Stefan S...
post By Brenda Walker on 06/11/2019

re:MARS Attendee Notes Future Job Loss from Automation and A.I.

There has been a lot of tech news coming out of Amazon’s inaugural re:MARS event in Las Vegas last week, some already noted here (Jeff Bezos Predicts Advanced Robot Hands in a Decade). Below, billiona...
post By Brenda Walker on 05/31/2019

Automation: Warehouse Work Is Increasingly Done by Robots

A major reason why Amazon honcho Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world ($132B in 2018) was his early adoption of robots in his warehouses — see my 2016 article Amazon Robotics in The Social Contra...
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...