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How AI and Laser-Shooting Robots Can Boost Productivity in the Construction Industry
"According to the company, these relatively impressive improvements are made possible by their software, which is capable of differentiating between the complex set of interior components on any given construction site, ranging from plumbing, to electrical wiring and ventilation ductwork. All these items can be scanned three-dimensionally and mapped into Doxel’s cloud of data points, which are accurate up to 2 millimeters."
science  technology  top  stories  algorithms  artificial  intelligence  construction  deep  learning  doxel  lidar  robotics  robots 
february 2018 by jonerp
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs - by @tomraftery
"The fact of the matter is that technology in general, and AI in particular will contribute enormously to a hugely changing labour landscape. I mentioned at the start of this post that my role in SAP is IoT Evangelist – this is a role I fully expect to no longer exist in 5 years time, because by then everything will be connected, and so the term Internet of Things will be redundant, in the same way terms like “Internet connected phone”, or “interactive website” are redundant today."
featured  posts  trends  &  concepts  ai  artificial  intelligence  future  of  jobs  iiot  internet  things  (iot)  iot  robots 
december 2017 by jonerp
How Human Workers Can Control Robots from Their Homes — with Virtual Reality
"It’s not clear what will happen, but it’s also possible that there’s a middle way. Rather than outright replacement, humans could be incorporated into the equation, working alongside collaborative robots or operating robots through virtual reality."
research  technology  csail  homunculus  model  massachusetts  institute  of  mit computer  science  and  artificial  intelligence  laboratory  oculus  rift  rethink  robotics  robots  telerobotics  virtual  reality 
november 2017 by jonerp
Should There Be a ‘Robot Tax’ to Offset Human Job Loss from Automation?
"Yet, the fears around machines creating mass joblessness may be overhyped. Some analysts point out that automation may take over certain types of work, but historically such technological shifts have helped to create more jobs than they have eliminated. But what is different about this emerging revolution this time around is that not only are blue-collar jobs potentially threatened by our increasing reliance on machines, but also highly skilled, white-collar jobs as well — think about the recent rise of fintech or the growing use of robotics in healthcare."
culture  top  stories  automation  robotics  robots  tech 
september 2017 by jonerp
Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future”
"Now, you might think that same-day delivery is a slender reed on which to hang dreams of a better future, one more technology solution to a “first world problem.” But the revolution in logistics will spread far beyond more quickly meeting the needs of people who already have everything."
economics  employment  robots  customer-service  amazon 
june 2017 by jonerp
Swarms of ‘Robotic Plankton’ Help Scientists Track Marine Wildlife, Oil Spills
"Despite their tiny size, plankton are a major food source for larger aquatic animals like whales and fish. Astonishingly, plankton also produce half of the planet’s oxygen. Despite their ecological importance, it’s not totally clear how these critters congregate and are pushed around by ocean currents, and how that affects their feeding and mating behaviors.

But that uncertainty is lifting, thanks to a swarm of underwater robots programmed to imitate the movements of plankton."
science  top  stories  aquatic  systems  environment  marine  biology  oceans  robotics  robots  scripps  institution  of  oceanography  sustainability  university  california  san  diego 
february 2017 by jonerp
Pizza, the unsung agent of the robot revolution
"With that short-lived episode over, the roadmap for robotic deliveries is now back under debate, at least if you were expecting arms and legs. But how about an autonomous delivery box on wheels or an airborne drone instead? These are all at the prototype stage but they’re definitely coming; in fact, there's a wide range of innovative technology under investigation by retailers to achieve a competitive edge, from drones to chatbots to redesigned Mars rovers and slasher robots."
features  gear  &  gadgets  ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  amazon  automation  ocado  robots  starship  technologies  uk 
october 2016 by jonerp
Researchers Are Developing Robots That Can Feel Your Pain
"But can this ability to feel pain be something that could protect robots as well? Well, two German researchers from the Leibniz University of Hannover believe that pain (or at least an artificial simulation of it) would be invaluable for robots, especially for collaborative robots that would be working side-by-side with humans."
research  top  stories  robotics  robots 
june 2016 by jonerp
McDonald’s ex-CEO: $15/hr minimum wage will unleash the robot rebellion
"When pressed, Rensi admitted that he thinks "franchising businesses" like fast-food restaurants are already hurtling toward automation, saying that those businesses are "dependent on people who have low job skills that need to grow. If you can't get people a reasonable wage, you're gonna get machines to do the work. It's just common sense. It's going to happen whether you like it or not." He then insisted that an increased minimum wage will make robotic worker adoption "just happen faster."
ministry  of  innovation  automation  mcdonalds  minimum  wage  robots  they  took  our  jerbs 
may 2016 by jonerp
What Will Happen after the Robots Take Our Jobs?
"On Wednesday, even Wall Street investors began worrying about a pending robot apocalypse — or at least that moment when humankind’s jobs start being eliminated by automation in overwhelming numbers.

“Not only blue collar but now white collar professionals are being threatened by technological change,” wrote Bill Gross, who manages mutual funds at the Janus Capital Group."
culture  top  stories  automation  robotics  robots  workforce 
may 2016 by jonerp
Musings - The Bots are coming to your conversation - what are the implications? - by @holgermu
"So lets look at the top implications:

New App Stack - As noted by Nadella, conversations are the end of the user interface as we know it. That requires a new application stack that vendors have to provide and developers have to build on."
bots  conversation  facebook  machine  learning  microsoft  platform  robots  speech  recognition 
april 2016 by jonerp
From Human Resource Management To Worker Management Or ??? - by @infullbloomus
"I’d like to change our collective vocabulary from HRM to WFM (workforce management), but that abbreviation has been in long use to describe the functions and software that manage scheduling, time and attendance, and related processes. Could I repurpose WFM to a much broader use? Probably not given the marketing $$ committed to its traditional meaning. So what’s a language precisionist supposed to do?"
hrm  it  intersection  humanoid  robots  looking  back  forward  vocabulary  shapes  our  thinking 
february 2016 by jonerp
Report: Robots, other advances will cost humans 5.1 million jobs by 2020
"Are the robots coming to take our jobs? Advances in any tech that aids in automation always come with questions about the jobs they take versus the jobs they create, but the World Economic Forum warned in a report published on Monday that advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and other modern technologies are currently likely to lead to a net loss of 5.1 million jobs worldwide by the year 2020."
ministry  of  innovation  internet  things  jobs  robots 
january 2016 by jonerp
Collaborative Robots Will Help Human Workers, Not Replace Them - by @kimberlymok
"While there is understandable concern that this may mean a loss of jobs for humans, the positive aspect is that these robots will no doubt end up undertaking dirty, dumb or dangerous jobs that aren’t the best use of human potential anyway."
culture  technology  top  stories  collaboration  robotics  robots 
january 2016 by jonerp
How a Forrester analyst thinks about the robots taking your job
"How many and which jobs are at risk?

To answer this question, you need to know what jobs people have now. The Bureau of Labor Statistics neatly tabulates and publishes this analysis every year. Start with that, and you can analyze all the major job categories and get an estimate that’s far more interesting than the guesses of the the optimist, pessimist, and the realist."
academic  media  analyst  automation  forrester  research  j.p.  gownder  robots 
august 2015 by jonerp
The Good, the Bad and the Robot: Experts Are Trying to Make Machines Be ‘Moral’
"Sullins believes the arrival of these new robotic beings is going to throw ethics for a loop. “For thousands of years we’ve been kind of sleep walking through what morality and ethics means because we just assumed that the world was all about us, all about human relationships,” he says. “The modern world is calling that into deep question.”"
june 2015 by jonerp
Book Review: ‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’
"Ford offers little hope that emerging technologies will eventually generate new forms of employment, in the way that blacksmiths yielded to autoworkers in the early 20th century. He predicts that new industries will “rarely, if ever, be highly labor-intensive,” pointing to companies like YouTube and Instagram, which are characterized by “tiny workforces and huge valuations and revenues.”
robots  fugure  of  work 
may 2015 by jonerp
Privacy Experts Warn Of Peeping Drones Spying On All Of Us
"The Federal Aviation Administration is partnering with CNN and other companies to test-fly an undisclosed number of small drones. Privacy advocates are suing the government to avert a future of flying, spying, and prying robots."
privacy  drones  robots 
may 2015 by jonerp
Experts predict that one third of jobs will be replaced by robots - via @dbmoore
|Many people fear a jobless future — and their anxiety is not unwarranted: Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, predicts that one-third of jobs will be replaced by software, robots, and smart machines by 2025."
robots  jobs  automation 
may 2015 by jonerp
The Machines Are Coming
"Machines aren’t used because they perform some tasks that much better than humans, but because, in many cases, they do a “good enough” job while also being cheaper, more predictable and easier to control than quirky, pesky humans. Technology in the workplace is as much about power and control as it is about productivity and efficiency."
robots  machine  future  of  work 
april 2015 by jonerp

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