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.
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.
Apr 25 2018 – Dan Robitzski – Futurism
Japanese companies are facing a workforce automation problem, though it’s not the kind you’re used to hearing about. These companies need to employ robots to replace the hoards of workers approaching retirement age!
Apr 24 2018 – Peter S. Goodman – New York Times
For more than a year, Finland has been testing the proposition that the best way to lift economic fortunes may be the simplest: Hand out money without rules or restrictions on how people use it.
Apr 11 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios
A collection of interesting articles regarding AI and the future robot workforce.
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.