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Eight ways robots stole our jobs in 2013

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Dec-27 10:49

Eight ways robots stole our jobs in 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... s-in-2013/

"If we talked about nothing else in 2013 -- and, all right, 2012, too -- we talked about the question of whether technology is going to take all our jobs. This latest surge of the age-old debate seems to have abated, for now, with the anti-robot contingent in America somewhat mollified by the promise that additional automation may be the one advance that allows for manufacturing jobs to return from overseas and relieves humans of the most dangerous and unpleasant tasks. Theoretically, the robotic gospel goes, that talent is then freed up for more fulfilling and productive work."

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Humans 1, Robots 0

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Oct-20 20:57

Humans 1, Robots 0
Cashiers Trump Self-Checkout Machines at the Grocery Store


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1 ... 0362925246

"Computers seem to be replacing humans across many industries, and we're all getting very nervous.

But if you want some reason for optimism, visit your local supermarket. See that self-checkout machine? It doesn't hold a candle to the humans—and its deficiencies neatly illustrate the limits of computers' abilities to mimic human skills."

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The Internet Is Killing the Middle Class

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Oct-04 22:55

The Internet Is Killing the Middle Class

http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/10/04/the- ... class.html#

"Over an end-of-day beer at Amsterdam Tavern in New York City, tech entrepreneur Justin Kitch laid out the plan for his new company, Curious.com: Build an online space where people who excel at giving lessons—guitar, surfing, poodle-trimming—can make money selling those lessons on video.

Great concept. So, if Curious.com takes off, it could create a class of teaching superstars. As students flock to the Curious guitar teacher, he gets famous, appears on Charlie Rose and has himself a lucrative business.

Now take the Curious idea to its eventual conclusion: A few global guitar teachers become fabulously wealthy by vacuuming up mid-level demand. Serious students still go to the best teachers in person, but mediocre teachers watch their incomes dry up as amateurs find better lessons for less money online. Guitar teaching in the 21st century would become a two-tiered world: the best, who make a lot of dough—either online or live—from top-tier students; and the rest, who have to live on the scraps."

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Smart Robots Can Now Work Right Next to Auto Workers

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Sep-29 12:03

Smart Robots Can Now Work Right Next to Auto Workers

http://m.technologyreview.com/news/5186 ... 888196#%21

"It used to be too dangerous to have a person work alongside a robot. But at a South Carolina BMW plant, next-generation robots are changing that."

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Människan vs. maskinen

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Mar-28 10:14

Människan vs. maskinen

Två texter om hur tekniken har påverkat arbetsmarknaden (i USA)

How robots are eating the last of America’s—and the world’s—traditional manufacturing jobs

http://qz.com/53710/robots-are-eating-m ... ring-jobs/

"Baxter, the affordable, humanoid industrial robot recently unveiled by Rethink Robotics, is so easy to program that I once did it one-handed and drunk. We were at a party at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he was standing in the corner, looking lonely. No, really—Baxter has expressive eyes projected on a touchscreen where you’d expect it to have a face, virtually guaranteeing that you’ll anthropomorphize it."

How the internet is making us poor

http://qz.com/67323/how-the-internet-made-us-poor/

"Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with software."

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