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Artificial Intelligence’s Inexorable Advance

There’s an interesting article in SFGate titled Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID. I’m going to comment on it. Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you … Continue reading

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Higher Productivity is Not a Bad Thing

Ben Casselman of the New York Times writes that the Pandemic Wave of Automation May Be Bad News for Workers. Of course it may, but will it, and who is to blame if it does? The need for social distancing … Continue reading

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Is Private School Worth the Money?

According to Zoe Williams of the Guardian, Soon there’ll be no reason for any parent to send their children to private school. While things are different in the UK, in Canada, the argument against sending your child to public school … Continue reading

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Technology, Government, and Poverty

The Guardian article Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor addresses the impact of technology on government, and specifically on the apparatus of the welfare state. I’m going to comment on what I think is driving these changes, and on … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence at the Drive Thru

The Washinton Post reports: At this fast-food drive-through, the person taking your order might not be a person at all. Welcome to the new era of fast food, where the robot revolution is well underway. The inexorable march toward automation … Continue reading

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Unions Adjust to “Racist” Automation

The Huffington Post has a new article that insists that When We Talk About Automation, We Also Need To Talk About Race. Why do they say this? Technology is becoming ever more present in the way work in all industries … Continue reading

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Walmart Robot Army Wants Your Jobs

CBS has an article about automation called Walmart Launches Small Army Of Autonomous Scanning Robots. Let’s have a look. Artificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country. And it could be a game-changer for retail. … Continue reading

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Robots Replace 2/3 of Workers at On-line Grocer

Bloomberg has an interesting article on automation in the on-line grocery business: How Many Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order? Here’s a summary: The U.K.’s biggest online grocer hit a milestone this year: Ocado Group Plc put together … Continue reading

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Is Automation OK After All?

The CBC’s Don Pittis is back with another article on automation: These Canadians are helping the world become replicant ready. Generation R, a startup company that helps organizations prepare for the robot invasion, recently completed a study for Technical Safety … Continue reading

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Automation is not the Industrial Revolution

The ‘experts’ are at it again, warning that Mankind is at a ‘tipping point’ as automation and AI begins to replace us in a ‘long and painful process’. Is it time to set your hair on fire, or are they … Continue reading

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