Robot Fear Index

Self-checkout is one of the best uses of robot tech and AI on Earth – as far as my wife and I are concerned. I suppose that will diminish as other shoppers catch on to what an easy escape this offers from lines at the end of the realm of brick-and-morter consumption.

Anyway, read through the article. Interesting stuff.

4 thoughts on “Robot Fear Index

  1. Roomba says:

    “Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs as Roughnecks Become Expendable” “As the global oil industry begins to climb out of a collapse that took 440,000 jobs, anywhere from a third to half may never come back. A combination of more efficient drilling rigs and increased automation is reducing the need for field hands. And therein lies a warning to U.S. President Donald Trump, who has predicted a flood of new energy-sector jobs under his watch.
    Automation, of course, has revolutionized many industries, from auto manufacturing to food and clothing makers. Energy companies, which rely on large, complex equipment for drilling and maintaining oil wells, are particularly well-positioned to benefit, says Dennis Yang, chief executive officer of Udemy, a company in San Francisco that trains workers whose careers were derailed by advanced machinery.”

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