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The 8 Signs That Machine Learning Will Automate Some or All of Your Job

When we talk about how artificial threatens to impact jobs, we’re usually talking about how machine learning threatens to impact jobs. As the ‘hottest’ subfield of AI going, i.e. the one receiving the lion’s share of the research dollars and commercial investment, it’s pretty crucial to understand how, specifically,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Automaton


Merger Is a Hellish Articulation of Our Increasingly Accelerated and Incomprehensibly Automated Working Lives

In the world of Merger, the worker sits alone in front of a screen or eight, surrounded by a sea of constantly compounding data, anxiously trying to handle tasks as they rapidly pile up, and attempting to make sense of the nearly incomprehensible world it all somehow fits into. It’s a film apparently set in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Automation, Automaton


The Shutdown Reveals Just How Automated Our Government Already Is

If you call the White House right now, thanks to the government shutdown, you’ll be treated to an automated message: “We apologize but due to the lapse in federal funding, we are unable to take your call. Once funding has been restored, our operations will resume.” The switchboard operators, like so many federal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, White House, Automaton


So You Automated Your Coworkers Out of a Job

During his first day on the job at a small 3D-modelling company, Griffith noticed that his new colleagues’ workstations were hopelessly out of date. So he took the initiative to suggest some automation upgrades to the higher-ups, who concurred. Two years later, 20 employees—some of them good friends—were out of work.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Automaton, Griffith


Google Is Clearing the Air of Foul AI With Its Stab at a Universal Language Translator

Last year was a rough one on AI’s public profile, and rightfully so. Major programs powered by machine learning, like Amazon’s recruiting software, were revealed to be biased against women. Others were dangerously ill-conceived, like Predictim’s babysitter-vetting algorithm. Even some of the biggest tech companies…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Automaton, CES 2019, Predictim


Google Kicked Off Its Bid to Dominate AI This Year by Moving Towards a Universal Translator

Last year was a rough one on AI’s public profile, and rightfully so. Major programs powered by machine learning, like Amazon’s recruiting software, were revealed to be biased against women. Others were dangerously ill-conceived, like Predictim’s babysitter-vetting algorithm. Even some of the biggest tech companies…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Automaton, CES 2019, Predictim


Google's Nod to a Universal Translator Was a Smart First Move in a Bid for AI Dominance This Year

Last year was a rough one on AI’s public profile, and rightfully so. Major programs powered by machine learning, like Amazon’s recruiting software, were revealed to be biased against women. Others were dangerously ill-conceived, like Predictim’s babysitter-vetting algorithm. Even some of the biggest tech companies…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Automaton, CES 2019, Predictim


The World Bank Says Robots Aren't Killing Jobs Yet. Don’t Listen To It.

The World Bank has released its annual World Development Report, and the headline news this go round, as relayed by Bloomberg and others, is basically that “Robots Aren’t Killing Jobs.” Which, good news, if true.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Bloomberg, Automation, Robots, World Bank, Automaton, World Bank Says Robots Aren


The Biggest Sign Yet That Automation Is Taking Over at Amazon

The day after Christmas, Amazon celebrated its own annual holiday tradition: announcing record-breaking sales in a very long press release that affirms its status as the largest retailer in the known universe. As such, Jeff Bezos’s Big Store said that in 2018, it surpassed its own sales records with “More Items…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Jeff Bezos, Automaton, Christmas Amazon, Big Store


The 'Godfather of Deep Learning' on Why We Need to Ensure AI Doesn't Just Benefit the Rich

Martin Ford made waves with his 2015 book, Rise of the Robots, which details the many accelerating trends in automation and how they’re slated to impact business and, especially, employment. For his next book, Architects of Intelligence: The Truth About AI from the People Building It, he, well, attempts to hone in on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Automaton, Martin Ford


This Was the Year the Robot Takeover of Service Jobs Began

Out of the three major sectors of the economy—agriculture, manufacturing, and service—two are already largely automated. Farm labor, which about half the American workforce used to do, now comprises around 2 percent of American jobs. And we all know the rust belt song and dance, beat out to outsourcing and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Automaton


The Deadly Recklessness of the Self-Driving Car Industry

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens of thousands of lives a year in the U.S. alone. But so far, a recklessness has defined the culture of the largest companies pursuing the technology—Uber, Google,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autonomous Vehicles, Automaton, Uber Google


Here's Who Stands to Lose Most in the Booming, Male-Dominated World AI Is Creating

There is a lot more artificial intelligence, and it is sprouting and multiplying everywhere. In schools, in job openings, in media coverage. The number of AI-based startups, conferences, research papers, and patents is skyrocketing. That’s perhaps the simplest way to frame the findings of the 2018 AI Index Report,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Automation, Automaton


Here's Who Stands to Lose Most as AI Sweeps the Globe

There is a lot more artificial intelligence, and it is sprouting and multiplying everywhere. In schools, in job openings, in media coverage. The number of AI-based startups, conferences, research papers, and patents is skyrocketing. That’s perhaps the simplest way to frame the findings of the 2018 AI Index Report,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Automation, Automaton, AI Sweeps the Globe


The First Sex Robot Was Conceived in Ancient Greece

The age of android brothels and lifelike sex robots may seem cutting edge—until you’ve heard the story of the man who had sex with his ivory sculptures, and the Greeks who habitually had public intercourse with statues.Read more...
Tags: Science, Greece, Sex, Robots, Automaton


The Five Most Worrying Trends in Artificial Intelligence Right Now

Artificial intelligence is already beginning to spiral out of our control, a new report from top researchers warns. Not so much in a Skynet kind of sense, but more in a ‘technology companies and governments are already using AI in ways that amp up surveillance and further marginalize vulnerable populations’ kind of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Skynet, Automaton, Top Researchers Say


The Ancient Origins of Automation

The robots are coming for our jobs, artificial intelligence is ascendant, and invisible programs are taking over our lives. “Automation” is the word that comes up in each of those contexts and plenty more. It’s certainly one of the looming concepts of Our Times—a business imperative, an economic driver, a utopian…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, History, Robots, Times, Automaton


Introducing Automaton

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Tags: Science, Labor, Automation, Automaton


Predictim Claims Its AI Can Flag 'Risky' Babysitters. So I Tried It on the People Who Watch My Kids.

The founders of Predictim want to be clear with me: Their product—an algorithm that scans the online footprint of a prospective babysitter to determine their “risk” levels for parents—is not racist. It is not biased.Read more...
Tags: Science, Automaton


Jaquet Droz is shipping its mechanical signing machine

Watchmaker Jaquet Droz announced its Signing Machine – a mechanical device that will sign your name for you using a series of miniature gears and springs – in 2014. Four years later, the company is ready to ship their miraculous contraction just in time for you to ink the deal you’ve made with Cybereus, lord of the digital underworld. This exquisitely baroque gadget is essentially a little cartridge full of clockwork. You wind it up, stick a pencil in its tiny retractable claw, and let it go. Th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Metal, Technology, Automation, Gear, Device, Robotics, Automaton, Jaquet Droz, Droz


Watching This Lego Figure Perpetually Mow Its Lawn Is the Most Relaxing Thing

A few years ago, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created an animated Lego version of the tragic Greek figure, Sisyphus, perpetually pushing a giant boulder. Using the same building techniques, Allemann has created a modern version of that character, who now spends eternity perpetually mowing a lawn that will never…Read more...
Tags: Art, Toys, Science, Lego, Jk Brickworks, Lawnmowers, Automaton, Sculptures, Kinetic Sculptures, Jason Allemann, Allemann


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Carrier Workers at 'Rescued' Indiana Plant Will Be Replaced by Robots

Despite the endless ballyhooing of the Carrier job-saving deal that Trump and Pence have been touting as a win for Indianapolis’s blue-collar workers, just 800 actual jobs were saved, with a whopping 2100 being exported from Indiana to China and Mexico. As it turns out, some of those 800 jobs will be phased out,…Read more...
Tags: News, Unions, Mexico, China, Indiana, Indianapolis, Donald Trump, Carrier, Automaton, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Chuck Jones


Full Metal Hipster #40 – The #MetalBandcampGiftClub Playlist

On this episode of Full Metal Hipster - Good tunes, good friends, good times! The post Full Metal Hipster #40 – The #MetalBandcampGiftClub Playlist appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Podcasts, Automaton, Obsequiae, Yautja, Spiteful Urinator, Stereo Nasty, Tanagra


Artificial Intelligence, Legal Responsibility And Civil Rights

 I have been a huge science fiction fan as long as I can remember, and a recurring theme in both science fiction literature and movies is the creation of artificial intelligence. However, the subject is becoming increasingly more science and less fiction. Read More
Tags: TC, Column, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Automaton


The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy

 I’ve ridden in the backseat of many Uber drivers’ cars. Sometimes we exchange lively banter, other times we sit silently as I check email on my phone. There is not one driver that stands out, but rather a composite driver that I feel I’ve met a hundred times. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Column, Education, Collaborative Consumption, Contractors, Knowledge Worker, Automaton


12 Street Performances That Put Even The Best Carnival To Shame

Step right up, folks! And welcome to the oldest, grandest, most splendiferous show on Earth. Matriculants of this ancient open-air university include a who’s who of august personages: Robin Williams, B.B. King, and founding father Benjamin Franklin, just to name a few. Yes, it's street performance, a form of entertainment that has spanned ages, roped in countless genres and reached almost every country. (Fun fact: Europeans know street performances as busking. It was possibly derived from the w...
Tags: London, Robin Williams, Marvel, San Francisco, Chicago, Amsterdam, Adelaide, New Orleans, Tokyo, Benjamin Franklin, Taipei, Automaton, Shenzhen, Huntington Beach, Graham Nelson, Crab Man of Manhattan