July 18 2018 – Kaveh Waddell – Axios
Low-wage workers get trapped in largely manual jobs because of the difficulty of acquiring better-paid skills, according to a new study from MIT.
July 10 2018 – Michael Solomon – 10x Management
We need to find a new measure of unemployment that factors in those who are so disillusioned and disenfranchised by either the job market or specifically, the competition from automation and artificial intelligence that they have given up the search for full-time employment.
July 9 2018 – Nathan Heller – The New Yorker
Thus far, Universal Basic Income lives entirely in people’s heads—untried at any major scale.
July 8 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios
In a turn away from vision, a team at MIT has created a feline robot that attempts to better approximate how humans and animals actually move, navigating stairs and uneven surfaces guided only by sensors on its feet.
July 7 2018 – Noam Scheiber – The New York Times
One of the best-selling T-shirts for the Indian e-commerce site Myntra is an olive, blue and yellow colorblocked design. It was conceived not by a human but by a computer algorithm — or rather two algorithms.
July 3 2018 – Dan Primack – Axios
Automation Anywhere, a 15 year-old robotic process automation company, raised $250 million in Series A funding to automate “mundane” jobs
June 26 2018 – Erin Winick – Technology Review
Behind every piece of automation is a human who made it happen.
June 25 2018 – Will Knight – Technology Review
Combining the latest advances in artificial intelligence with robots could transform manufacturing and warehousing—and take AI to the next level.
June 12 2018 – Will Martin – Business Insider
Citi’s president, Jamie Forese, described roles in operations and technology as the “most fertile for machine processing.”
June 11 2018 – Reuters Staff – Reuters
Citigroup Inc’s investment banking business could shed as much as half of its 20,000 technology and operations staff in the next five years due to automation