Post By Brenda Walker on 12/01/2019

Automation: Self-Driving Cars Still Are Not Ready for Prime Time

Tech nerds may remember back to 2012 when the billionaire founder of Google predicted that self-driving cars would be a thing very soon: (Cnet: Google’s Sergey Brin: You’ll ride in robot cars within 5 ...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/01/2019

Some Believe Life Will Improve for All in the Automated Future

One of the reactions to the dire predictions of mass unemployment in the automated future is to claim that it won’t be a problem at all. Just institute universal basic income (UBI), the pollyannas say,...
Post By Brenda Walker on 11/11/2019

Only One 2020 Presidential Candidate Has Warned America about Automation

Martin Ford is a technology expert and writer whose 2015 book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future woke up a lot of people about the fundamental changes automation will br...
Post By Brenda Walker on 10/18/2019

Automation At Democratic Debate: "The Reality That Americans See Around Us Every Single Day"

I couldn’t face watching three hours of Democrats jabbering at each other on Tuesday’s debate, but it was interesting that automation came up as a question from news person Erin Burnet (Transcript): B...
Post By Brenda Walker on 10/14/2019

Andrew Yang: "We Automated Away Four Million Manufacturing Jobs"

It’s encouraging to see a smart young candidate for president talking about automation as a threat to the US economy and American jobs. The 2016 election was lacking any such discussion: The tech commu...
Post By Brenda Walker on 09/07/2019

De Blasio Talks Automation With Tucker, Dodges Immigration Question

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to discuss his presidential campaign along with the issue of automation, specifically how it threatens the jobs of millions of Americ...
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...