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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

U.S. is way behind other nations on workers' readiness for jobs of the future, report says

quote [ The United States lags behind other countries in readiness for an increasingly automated world, placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies, according to a new report from Swiss technology giant ABB. South Korea, Singapore, Germany and Canada are better prepared for the rise of machines. ]

The Automation Readiness Index 2018

Robotic woks are the chefs in this Boston restaurant

World's first hands-free crop planted, grown and harvested in the UK
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by evil_eleet@4:56pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Andrew Yang is running for president to save Americans from machines

quote [ The race for the 2020 US presidential campaign is already underway, and one of the election’s most unconventional candidates is Andrew Yang, a New York entrepreneur. His biggest worry? Machines.

Yang explained the basics of his campaign platform during a March 26 Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. Intelligent robots and software are coming for Americans, and our best hope lies in a universal basic income and free health care for all. ]

Wow, I remember a few years ago when no one really knew what UBI was.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Interesting]
[by evil_eleet@9:46pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 19 March 2018

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

quote [ Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away? ]

This group has been putting out some really good videos lately.
[SFW] [people] [+6 Interesting]
[by evil_eleet@4:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The persistence of climate scepticism in the media

quote [ We examine why climate change deniers continue to get so much media exposure, contrary to scientific evidence. ]

An extra half degree of global warming could displace 5 million people It's not going to be 2 degrees at this rate, is it?

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by evil_eleet@7:04pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Flippy the burger-flipping robot is on a break already

quote [ Flippy, the burger-flipping robot that threatens to supplant short-order cooks, has taken its first extended break.

But the burger maker isn't blaming balky robotics for the snafu. Rather, it says humans -- or in this case, not enough of them -- are at fault. ]

An update to New Burger Robot Will Take Command of the Grill in 50 Fast Food Restaurants

Will they figure out a way to remove the human element sooner or hope that training does the job? Seems to be the big question.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1]
[by evil_eleet@9:38pmGMT] [22 comments]



Friday, 9 March 2018

Starsky Robotics Unleashes Its Truly Driverless Truck in Florida

quote [ The robo-trucking startup moves closer to starting commercial deliveries, no humans needed. ]

Filling the tech gap by using remote operators seems like quite an ingenious way of making "truck driving" more accessible to people who aren't drivers. I wonder if they will need a CDL license.

Waymo and Google launch a self-driving truck pilot in Atlanta

The floodgates are opening.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Underrated]
[by evil_eleet@6:26pmGMT] [12 comments]

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself

quote [ For the past four years, I’ve worked as a software developer at Google. On February 1st, I quit. It was because they refused to buy me a Christmas present. ]

This may or may not be an advertisement for IndieHackers.
[SFW] [business] [+4 Interesting]
[by evil_eleet@5:05pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A self-driving truck just drove from Los Angeles to Jacksonville

quote [ Embark, a San Francisco start-up, completed a coast-to-coast test drive of its autonomous semi-truck, the company announced on Tuesday. It drove from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida, in the test drive, covering around 2,400 miles without relying on a human driver on the freeway. ]

Looks like this company is still using humans for the intensive stuff, but we're getting there.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by evil_eleet@2:50pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Early Briton had dark skin and blue eyes

quote [ Researchers from London's Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton, which was discovered in 1903.

University College London researchers then used the subsequent genome analysis for a facial reconstruction. ]

I love when technology unlocks new ways of looking at the past.
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by evil_eleet@10:02pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Amazon fulfillment centers don't boost employment, analysis finds

quote [ After analyzing data for counties in 25 states containing the centers, analysis found no increase in overall employment in the counties ]

What? But the sacred texts!
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by evil_eleet@8:14pmGMT] [0 comments]



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