automation

Automation is not only changing jobs — it’s also changing politics. Read More...

We often hear that the automated workplace is killing jobs. What do the people who make the robots have to say about that? Read More...

plane cockpit

Knowledge is now available faster than our brains can process it, but the information rushing at light speed could be slowing us down, says Nicholas Carr, author of The Glass Cage: Automation and Us. Read More...

factory floor

What if automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are bearing down on us at a faster rate than we ever anticipated? Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, authors of "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies," say technology is rapidly reshaping our economy. Read more...

cool tools

Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine and author of "Cool Tools," says that robots are getting better and better at doing human jobs – and that's a good thing. Read more...

Our Disappearing Jobs

If you were to travel back in time 20 or 30 years and tell the first person you saw that machines in the future could read your checks, deposit them, and dispense exactly the amount of money you needed whenever you needed it, you probably would get a few raised eyebrows. Yet, how many times have you visited an ATM in the past month instead of a human bank teller? In a new controversial study from Oxford University, researchers Michael Osborne and Carl Frey argue that this kind of automation is only the beginning. They predict that in the next twenty years an astounding 47 percent of American jobs may become automated.

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