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Let's Treat Robots Like Yo-Yo Ma's Cello -- as an Instrument for Human Intelligence

Nicholas Agar | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Nicholas Agar

Yo-Yo Ma's remarkable sounds emerge from a collaboration between him and his cello. We choose to view his contributions as more important. We don't view Yo-Yo Ma as mere facilitator of sounds produced by the cello. There's nothing that prevents us from granting the same kind of recognition to humans whose jobs require them to collaborate with computers.

Kathleen Miles

Future Of Work: Three Ways We Can Create Jobs From The Bottom Up | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

LONDON -- Andrew McAfee, director of MIT’s Center for Digital Business, argued Thursday that technological advances of the last few decades have sig...

We're Heading Into A Jobless Future, No Matter What The Government Does

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The writing is clearly on the wall about what lies ahead. Yet even the most brilliant economists -- and futurists -- don't know what to do about it.

Mr. Roboto

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Cyclicality of labor costs and the integration of robotics into daily life are not experiences limited to emerging economies; instead, these are reflective of a global phenomenon with inherent limits to long-term job creation.

Robots To Blame For Jobs Shortage, Researchers Explain

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft investigated a pressing question for the coming decade (and century): Are robots taking our jobs? ...

Robots Need Not Apply To These 10 Jobs

The Fiscal Times | MAURA KELLY | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business

Telephone switchboard operators are a thing of the past—the kind of job we only encounter in black-and-white movies. And just as technology and auto...