May 23 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios
There is barely a peep from Washington in response to a widely forecast social and economic tsunami resulting from automation, including the potential for decades of flat wages and joblessness
Apr 11 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios
In January, Amazon attracted intense attention when it opened Go, its cashless convenience store in Seattle. And it’s poised to open six more of them on the U.S. West Coast.
Jan 24 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios.com
Opening day at the new AmazonGo store signifies further disruption in the retail industry.
Nov 6 2017 – Jing Cao – Bloomberg Tech
It once took online grocer Ocado two hours to put together a box of 50 food items. Now machines can do it in five minutes.
Oct 6 2017 – CBInsights.com
Automation is coming after jobs, from fast food workers to accountants. This study shows which jobs are most at risk, given several different factors.
Aug 31 2017 – Maya Kosoff – Vanity Fair
The Oxford professor who famously predicted that automation would threaten 47 percent of the U.S. labor force says retail jobs are next.
Aug 25 2017 – Larry Hardesty – MIT News Office
MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses at a distance of several meters, while identifying the tags’ locations with an average error of about 19 centimeters. This new system could save retailers billions lost through faulty inventory records.
Jun 17 2017 – Claire Cain Miller – New York Times
Automated retail stores may be a thing of the future and Amazon Go shows us the way.
June 16 2017 – Yiting Sun – MIT Technology Review
Wheelys tests a 24-hour store run entirely by technology.
Jul 10 2017 – Philip Bump – Washington Post
Job loss in retail is much higher than job loss in the coal mining industry, but Trump still highlighted coal miners more on the campaign trail.