December 7, 2018 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review
Andrew Yang announced he is vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination back in February. His mission? Preparing America for automation.
May 31, 2019 – Karen Hao – MIT Technology Review
“The artificial-intelligence industry runs on the invisible labor of humans working in isolated and often terrible conditions—and the model is spreading to more and more businesses.”
November 27, 2018 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review
“Most countries in the Americas and Europe were found to be bringing on robots much more slowly than expected. According to this report, when it comes to automation, Asia has the upper hand.”
January 23, 2019 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review
“Of all US metropolitan areas, Dalton, Georgia, has the highest automation potential of 56%, followed by Kokomo, Indiana, with 54.7%. The Lexington Park, Maryland, area had the lowest automation potential with 39.1%.”
May 28, 2019 – Lana Bandoim – Forbes
“In an industry known for tight profit margins, restaurant owners and operators need to make smart business choices. With more restaurateurs turning to technology to manage their teams and operations, the Presto platform helps operators make data-driven decisions.”
May 13, 2019 – James Thorne – GeekWire
For the first time, some of the apples sold in the U.S. will be picked by a robot rather than human hands. That’s thanks to agricultural automation startup Abundant Robotics, the maker of apple harvesting machines.
May 13, 2019 – Charlotte Jee – MIT Technology Review
“Amazon is considering introducing them to “dozens” of its warehouses, leading to the loss of 24 jobs for each location. The aim is to increase safety, speed up delivery times, and, of course, save money. “
April 10, 2019 – Steve LeVine – Axios
While prior technological cycles have killed a lot of jobs, businesses and government have taken other actions that have counter-balanced the loss. Primarily, towering new technologies have spawned a lot of new industries and jobs.
May 1, 2019 – Nathan King – Scientific American
According to the United Nations, 400,000 new people enter the middle class every day. To accommodate this growing population, it is estimated that the construction industry will need to build an average of 13,000 buildings every day through 2050.
May 1, 2019 – José García and Madeline Janis – The Agenda
Even the most carefully modeled forecasts cannot determine the future of work and workers. And we believe that local, state and federal policymakers can have a substantial influence over how these technologies develop in the coming years.