automation

Technology Expert’s Shocking Claim: 50% of Jobs Will Be Wiped out by AI

In recent years, experts have provided many different estimates for how many human jobs will be lost to automation, and in what time frame. However, one technologist from China has given what may be the most dramatic prediction for how many jobs artificial intelligence is going to destroy. Kai-Fu Lee is a world renown investor…

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Check out This Freaky New Robot Created by Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics isn’t just in the business of creating groundbreaking new robots. They’re also in the business of building the stuff of our nightmares. The Google owned company is responsible for creating mechanical terrors such as the Cheetah, which can run faster than any human. Then there’s the PETMAN, a humanoid robot that lumbers around…

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Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendy’s Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs

In yet another awkwardly rational response to government intervention in deciding what’s “fair”, the blowback from minimum wage demanding fast food workers has struck again. Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its stores – 16% of its locations nationwide. “Last year was tough — 5 percent wage inflation,” said Bob Wright, Wendy’s…

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Autonomous Drones Set to Replace Security Guards as Patrol of the Future

by Nicholas West Yesterday, I covered an announcement by the U.S. Navy that they are planning to enhance the swarm capabilities of their drone patrol boats to include decision making without human input. In the video demonstration from that article, called Swarm 2 – Mission: Safe Harbor, various researchers and officials make it clear that…

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Asinine EU Wants to Redefine Robots as “Electronic Persons”

As of now, artificial intelligence is nowhere near as aware or competent as a human. Heck, even the most powerful supercomputers lack the consciousness of a small animal. We don’t even know if computers are capable of achieving rudimentary consciousness. But that hasn’t stopped the European Union from proposing a law that would define robots…

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Robots Kill 60,000 Jobs At Just One Factory As 40% of Labor Faces Extinction

Human labor is worth less than ever at the notorious Foxconn factory. The company, known for producing Apple products and other American consumer electronics, was already notorious for driving workers to suicide at its Shenzhen, China location and prompting suicide nets outside the buildings. Now, the rise of robots and automation is displacing a staggering…

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$15 Minimum Wage Forces Wendy’s to Introduce Self-Service Kiosks

When the “Fight for $15” movement was first sweeping the country, none of its proponents had any idea what a higher minimum wage would truly entail. They live in a fantasy world where everyone should be paid a wage based on their needs rather than their skills, and where businesses and entrepreneurs can provide an…

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