April 2, 2019 – McKay, Pollack, Fitzpayne – The Aspen Institute
Automation is an important ingredient driving economic growth and progress. But without adequate policies and institutions, automation can also have negative effects on individuals and communities.
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 9 2019 – Sigal Samuel – Vox
Receiving a basic income had other great effects on the unemployed.
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 25 2019 – Kevin Roose – The New York Times
This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where business leaders’ public positions on automation’s impact on workers did not match the views they shared privately.
Jan 24 2019 – Tom Simonite – Wired
There’s no doubt technology is shaking up the American workplace. But as machines and software get ever smarter, how many more workers will they displace, and which ones?
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.