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Dec 15, 2015

Artificial Intelligence Doctors And Virtual Reality Vacations Are On The Horizon

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, employment, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Robot doctors, virtual reality vacations and smart toothbrushes. These are just a few of the things the world can expect to see in the not-so-distant future, says Stanford and Duke researcher and lecturer Vivek Wadhwa.

Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 people in Palm Beach in December at billionaire Jeff Greene’s “Closing the Gap” conference, which addressed the growing divide between the wealthy and poor and how the rise of machines might kill white-collar jobs, Wadhwa sketched a sci-fi vision for the future that he says will soon be a reality thanks to rapid technological innovation.

“The future is going to be happening much, much faster than anyone ever imagined,” said Wadhwa, explaining that tech growth has been exponential — meaning as technology advances it does so with increasing speed.

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Nov 17, 2015

Rodney Brooks and his company are building robots to work in factories

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Rodney Brooks and his company are building robots to work alongside humans in factories. But should workers be concerned for their jobs? :|]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34810552

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Nov 14, 2015

Reports of Robots Stealing 50% of Jobs in the US and UK Are Totally Alarmist

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

It’s being reported that a Bank of England official forecasts that in the next 10 to 20 years, smart robots will steal 80 million jobs from Americans and 15 million jobs from Britons—over half the workforce of each nation. I smell BS.

In a speech delivered yesterday by Bank economist Andy Haldane at the Trades Union Congress in London, he predicted that robots could quickly “hollow out” the middle class, shrinking the need for human-only skills, especially in clerical, production, and administrative jobs.

It’s true—I think robots will appear more in those sectors. But for every “robot overload” doom-and-gloom claim, there is a calming rebuttal of reason.

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Nov 8, 2015

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

“The fastest-growing occupations in the past five years are all related to services,” he tells the Observer. “The two biggest are Zumba instructor and personal trainer.”


A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end.

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Nov 6, 2015

How robots will even affect the jobs of people we thought were immune

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

A new way to think about whether robots will take your job.

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Nov 5, 2015

2 Billion Jobs To Disappear

Posted by in categories: employment, futurism

Thomas Frey’s futurist predictions will leave you beyond enlightened. Learn more about the state of jobs in the future by clicking here!

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Nov 4, 2015

The Future of Work: Less than 10% of People Have Jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, futurism

In; The Future of Work: Less than 10% of People Have Jobs’ I have shared some articles and interviews where Steve talks about what may be a very real future of work.

Five hundred years from now, says venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, less than 10 percent of people on the planet will be doing paid work. And next year?

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Oct 30, 2015

How robotics will affect the availability of employment and social benefits

Posted by in categories: employment, innovation, robotics/AI

On October 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a forum to explore the impact of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning on the workforce and the provision of benefits traditionally supplied by—or in conjunction with—employers.

http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/10/26-robotics-employme…efits-west

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Sep 24, 2015

Don’t Worry, Artificial Intelligence Has A Long Way To Go: Baidu Scientist

Posted by in categories: computing, employment, robotics/AI

Don’t get overly excited about computers and artificial intelligence replacing humans , at least not yet says Andrew Ng, chief scientist at the Chinese search giant Biadu. Computers are still in the “supervised learning” stage where human input is required to connect dots.

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Sep 14, 2015

Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, robotics/AI

“Martin Ford — author of Rise of the Robots — thinks we face mass unemployment and economic collapse unless we make radical changes, such as offering humans a basic wage, a guaranteed income.”


We are on the cusp of a revolution in the way we work so move over and make room for the robots.

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