“Trump has made a policy cornerstone out of his trade war with China, elevating the automation-breeds-competitiveness argument. Companies could be propelled toward faster automation and accelerate a coming topsy-turvy future of work.”
January 23, 2019 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review
“Of all US metropolitan areas, Dalton, Georgia, has the highest automation potential of 56%, followed by Kokomo, Indiana, with 54.7%. The Lexington Park, Maryland, area had the lowest automation potential with 39.1%.”
“In an industry known for tight profit margins, restaurant owners and operators need to make smart business choices. With more restaurateurs turning to technology to manage their teams and operations, the Presto platform helps operators make data-driven decisions.”
For the first time, some of the apples sold in the U.S. will be picked by a robot rather than human hands. That’s thanks to agricultural automation startup Abundant Robotics, the maker of apple harvesting machines.
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. “