Feb 6 2018 – Cheng Ting-Fang – Nikki Asian Review
Automation is taking out 10,000 jobs in a China manufacturing company.
Jan 22 2018 – BBC News
French train engineering giant Alstom is to test automated freight trains in the Netherlands this year.
Jan 4 2018 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review4
British government policies to boost income for poorly paying jobs could actually incentivize firms to automate instead.
Jan 11 2018 – Claire Suddath – Bloomberg Businessweek
In an audacious experiment, Finland is giving some residents a “basic income” of $16,000 for two years, no strings attached. Here’s what two of them did with the money.
Jan 3 2018 – Kyree Leary – Futurism
China has begun replacing the workers in its ammunition factories with robots. The move will reduce the number of accidents suffered by human workers, and has already increased the production of ammunition in the country.
Dec 27 2017 – Peter S. Goodman – New York Times
In a world full of anxiety about the potential job-destroying rise of automation,
Sweden is well placed to embrace technology while limiting human costs.
Sept 18 2017 – Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk – Bangkok Post
The crucial need to upgrade skill sets is sweeping across the region, driven by the adoption of technologies that may leave half of the workforce obsolete.