Dec 3 2018 – Pavel Alpeyev – Bloomberg
The world’s largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in some of its stores in the U.S. by the end of the January, it said in a joint statement with Brain Corp., which makes the machines.
2018 – World Economic Forum
As technological breakthroughs rapidly shift the frontier between the work tasks performed by humans and those performed by machines and algorithms, global labour markets are likely to undergo major transformations.
Nov 2 2018 – Jeanna Smialek – Bloomberg
Ten years after the Great Recession, 25- to 34-year-old men are lagging in the workforce more than any other age and gender demographic.
Oct 25 2018 – Jonathan Marciano – Hackernoon
In a landmark study, 20 top US corporate lawyers with decades of experience in corporate law and contract review were pitted against an AI.
Oct 23 2018 – Alex Hern – The Guardian
A “tech tax” is necessary if the world is to avoid a dystopian future in which AI leads to a concentration of global wealth in the hands of a few thousand people, influential economist Dr Jeffrey Sachs has warned.
Oct 23 2018 – Kristen Houser – Futurism
A newly released study by fintech company Smart Asset found that those regions are the ones most likely to experience serious job losses due to automation.
Oct 20 2018 – Kaveh Waddell – Axios
New advances are taking automation to the highest end of human endeavors, offering scientists a shot at some of the most intractable problems that have confounded them — and along the way tipping a global balance to give upstarts like China a more level playing field in the lab.
Oct 18 2018 – David Kaufman – The New York Times
Recently, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari spoke about the benefits and dangers of A.I. and its potential to upend the ways we live, learn and work. This is that interview.
Oct 1 2018 – Jon Christian – Futurism
Experts predict that automation is going to replace hundreds of millions of jobs over the next few decades.
Oct 1 2018 – John Biggs – TechCrunch
The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot from Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute that can perform common construction tasks including — as we see above — install drywall.