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.
Feb 26 2019 – Jill Lepore – The New Yorker
Probably, but don’t count yourself out.
Feb 4 2019 – Eduardo Porter – The New York Times
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.
Feb 1 2019 – Brian Merchant – Gizmodo
If the robots are indeed taking our jobs, shouldn’t we all probably be working less? On Thursday, a proposal backed by eminent British progressives is making the call to transition to a four-day workweek by 2025.
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.
Jan 23 2019 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review
A new report shows small US cities and rural communities—as well as young people—are most likely to bear the brunt of automation.
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.
Sept 7 2018 – Susan Fowler – Vanity Fair
Gig-economy companies like Uber and Instacart are on the verge of overtaking the traditional economy. And the only people who understand the threat are the ones enabling it.
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.
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.