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The agricultural labor conundrum

Instead of worrying so much about robots taking away jobs, maybe we should worry more about wages being too low for robots to even get a chance. Seasonal labor for harvesting agricultural products, p...
09 August 2017, by

Does the next industrial revolution spell the end of manufacturing jobs?

By Jeff Morgan, Trinity College Dublin Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass unemploym...
25 July 2017, by

To really help US workers, invest in robots

America’s manufacturing heyday is gone, and so are millions of jobs, lost to modernization. Despite what Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin might think, the National Bureau of Economic Research and S...
31 March 2017, by

Launching RoboJobs: The new dedicated jobs board for the global robotics community

RoboJobs is a new dedicated jobs board for the global robotics community that connects both seasoned robotics experts and recent top graduates with entrepreneurs and established businesses seeking the...
22 April 2014, by

Don’t blame technology for persistent unemployment | Slate

Posting on the Slate blog Future Tense, James Bessen takes issue with the notion that technology causes unemployment, illustrating his point by debunking a pair of frequently cited examples, textile w...
06 October 2013, by

Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please don’t fire us? | Mother Jones

Smart machines probably won't kill us all—but they'll definitely take our jobs, and sooner than you think. Read more: Mother Jones...
13 May 2013, by



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Robohub focus: Dealing with the ‘jobs’ question

For the next week, Robohub will host a special focus on robots and jobs, featuring original articles from leading experts in the fields of robotics and automation. The goal of the series is to explore...
15 April 2013, by

Nate the Robot RH.4: Who wants those jobs?

This post is part of Robohub's Jobs Focus. "People hate me because they say robots steal jobs." "What jobs?" "Low paid, extremely dangerous, repetitive, physically demanding..." *boggle* "I kno...
15 April 2013, by

Ability to do creative, non-routine work will be a must in the coming automation era. Is this realistic for most workers?

There can be no doubt that technological progress has resulted in a far more prosperous society. Technology has often disrupted entire industries and, in some cases — as with the mechanization of ag...
13 April 2013, by

Robots and the economy: Red herrings, or canaries in a coal mine?

Recent economic trends are perplexing. Corporate profits are up. Productivity is up. Jobs and pay for the average worker have crashed, and are recovering slower than in any other decade on record. ...
13 April 2013, by

Why use robots, round 3

Why use robots to do what people can do, when there are so many unemployed?   Before responding to that question, let me turn it around. Why, given that there are no laws preventing them f...
15 September 2007, by







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