A Sainsbury's employee checks an automated sorting area at Sainsbury's Waltham Point Depot on December 13, 2010 in Waltham Abbey, England.
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How to make technology work for you, not against you

Apr 10, 2018
Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker says we are not doing enough to meet the challenge and opportunity of automation.

Most millennials think the U.S. should take care of people who lost jobs to automation

Mar 16, 2018
For many, even if that means raising taxes substantially.

A university lab gives members of the public a chance to control a swarm of robots

Dec 25, 2017
The Robotarium, a lab at Georgia Tech, allows users to control a swarm of miniature robots remotely, opening up the field to researchers and low-incomes students alike.
The Robotarium has about 100 ground robots that glide along a white surface. Each has a Wi-Fi chip on top and small rubber wheels on the bottom. 
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The reason not to yell at Siri and Alexa

Nov 24, 2017
Should parents treat AI devices politely around their kids?
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"Whole professions could wink out of existence," a conversation on the future of work

Sep 15, 2017
As AI changes the nature of employment and professions, how does society adjust?
There is a lot of uncertainty in the future, and the possibility of automation for most professions, said venture capitalist Roy Bahat.

The robots aren't coming for your job just yet

Aug 30, 2017
James Surowiecki talks about why we don't need to fear the "Robopocalypse."

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Should we really be that threatened by robots?
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This dairy farm's best worker is a robot

Jun 26, 2017
Facing labor shortages, some farms are increasingly using automation to get work done.
Dairy farmer Vickie Baker stands in the holding area in her barn, where cows wait to be milked by a robot. They go through the gate behind her to stand in a cow-sized chamber where the robot attaches milkers to them.
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