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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

This Mini Robot Could Replace Your Smartphone, Robot Maker Says | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

LONDON -- A Japanese robot maker says he's designed a personal robot that could be the "next smartphone." “You will put him in your pocket and ta...

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...

Looking Forward to a Robot Doing Your Job for You? Think Again.

Nicholas Carr | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Nicholas Carr

We're actually happiest when we're absorbed in a difficult task, one that challenges us not only to exercise our talents but to stretch them. And yet, given the opportunity, we'll eagerly relieve ourselves of the rigors of labor.

When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?

Stowe Boyd | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Stowe Boyd

Soon, all that will be left for human beings will be the non-routine, creative work.

Soldiers Could Soon Be Fighting Alongside Robots

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

The few. The proud. The robots. As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, one of the next groups to see their lives altered by robotics could be...

About A 50/50 Chance A Computer Threatens To Steal Your Job

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business

There’s a fairly good chance a computer could one day be doing your job instead of you, according to a recent paper out of Oxford College. The w...

I (Want) Robot

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The new meme is that the robots are coming, and while they are not the Arnold Schwarzenegger "life terminator," they are the jobs terminator.

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? ...

Foxconn Turning To Robots

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

Robots are coming to China. China is expected to surpass Japan as the world’s largest robotics market in two years, raising concerns that the mac...