July 9, 2020 – Jacob Bunge & Jesse Newman – The Wall Street Journal
“The pandemic is speeding meatpackers’ shift from human meat cutters to automated ones, but machines can’t yet match people’s ability.”
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. “
Feb 28 2019 – Chloe Taylor – CNBC
Robots took on a record number of jobs in North American firms last year, the Robotic Industries Association. Shipments of robotic units to U.S. firms alone increased by 15 percent from 2017.
Jan 27 2019 – Jennifer Smith – The Wall Street Journal
As retail supply chains get more complicated, stores are looking at mobile data collection to track inventory levels.
May 31 2018 – Erin Winick – Technology Review
We talk about the future of work at small firms with MIT professor Liz Reynolds
Jan 26 2018 – A. Tangel & Patrick McGroarty – Wall Street Journal
New tax rules are hastening automation and modernizing in U.S. factories by giving manufacturers an incentive to buy machinery and boost productivity in a tight labor market.
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.