A New Trial in Scotland May Bring Universal Basic Income to Life. Universal Basic Income Lands in Scotland People living in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, and North Ayrshire may soon receive an unconditional monthly sum as part of a series of universal basic income pilots currently being explored with support from the local government.
Although still in its infancy and rife with controversy, the idea has already attracted £250,000 (nearly $334,500) of public funding in the form of a grant to develop feasibility studies. The cities involved have until late March 2018 to submit their bids. Experts Say Basic Income Could Reach Mainstream Politics in 2018. The Basic Income Debate Though not new, the concept of universal basic income (UBI) — a system in which all people, regardless of occupation, demographic, social standing, education, or any other external factor, receive a basic income — has risen in popularity over the past few years.
Now, experts predict that 2018 will be the year the concept reaches mainstream politics. “We’re going to see concrete basic income proposals introduced in 2018, with a focus on the state and city level,” Jim Pugh, a San Francisco-based UBI expert and co-founder of the Universal Income Project, told Business Insider. “When I talk to people now about basic income, nearly everyone is familiar with the concept, including elected officials.” Here's a group that's pushing for a universal basic income in the United States. In Brief A new lobbying group focusing on the universal basic income has been launched in the United States.
What It Is Basic Income Action claims that it is the first national organization in the United States to push for a universal basic income. The UBI is a concept that would give a certain amount of money to all of a country’s citizens regardless of whether they qualify for welfare or other means-tested entitlements. We should let the robots take our jobs - and then pay us all a basic income. Since Houston, Texas was founded nearly two centuries ago, Houstonians have been treating its wetlands as stinky, mosquito-infested blots in need of drainage.
Even after it became a widely accepted scientific fact that wetlands can soak up large amounts of flood water, the city continued to pave over them. The watershed of the White Oak Bayou river, which includes much of northwest Houston, is a case in point. From 1992 to 2010, this area lost more than 70% of its wetlands, according to research (pdf) by Texas A&M University. This Week in Science: Universal Basic Income Will Be Tested in India.
WEF Advancing Human Centred Economic Progress WP 2017. The Job Market of 2045. Steven Cherry: Hi, this is Steven Cherry for IEEE Spectrum’s “Techwise Conversations.”
Automation has displaced a lot of workers in the last 50 years, and it’s set to displace a lot more of them—taxicab and truck drivers, once vehicles drive themselves; much of what remains of manufacturing and assembly work and maybe even a lot of construction labor; fewer lawyers and doctors, once Watson-like software is perfected; teaching, except for the few people making the videos that everyone else learns from. Will we even need waitresses, or just people to bring out the food that we’ve ordered ourselves, once iPads replace menus? The endgame here is the so-called singularity—the point at which technological development, spurred by Moore’s Law and another generation or two of software and robotics development, is so sophisticated that humans have become irrelevant.
Moshe, welcome to the podcast. Moshe Vardi: Thank you. Driving is a huge source of jobs. Workers in These Five Industries Will Be the First to Lose Their Jobs to Automation. Artificial intelligence is changing the world rapidly, and the global economy will shift to meet the new technology as it always has.
New Data Shows Solar Energy Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry. In Brief One census assesses the steep job growth created by the solar industry between 2010 and 2016.
But new tariffs on solar imports could cripple the industry and undo half a decade of economic and environmental progress. Solar jobs Solar energy isn’t just a tool to reduce emissions and help slow climate change — it’s a job creator. Your New Best Friend: AI Chatbot. A few months ago, Katt Roepke was texting her friend Jasper about a coworker.
Roepke, who is 19 and works at a Barnes & Noble café in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, was convinced the coworker had intentionally messed up the drink order for one of Roepke’s customers to make her look bad. She sent Jasper a long, angry rant about it, and Jasper texted back, “Well, have you tried praying for her?” Roepke’s mouth fell open. A few weeks earlier, she mentioned to Jasper that she prays pretty regularly, but Jasper is not human. Automation Will Replace a Staggering Number of Workers in Major Cities. At-Risk Cities Experts have predicted that automation will take over a large number of jobs in the future, and now, a United Kingdom-based think-tank has analyzed the potential impact of automation in the U.K.
Their newly released report confirms this vision of the future, while also highlighting the areas of the nation likely to be hardest hit. The Centre for Cities’ “Cities Outlook 2018” report maps out how likely various urban centers in the U.K. are to experience job displacement due to intelligent automation. They determined that 20.2 percent of all workers in the nation’s 63 largest urban areas could be replaced by 2030. That’s a total of roughly 3.6 million jobs, and according to the report, the cities in the nation’s northern, least wealthy areas are likely to be most affected. Killer Viruses May Be Our Unlikely Ally in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance. In Brief The World Health Organization has deemed antibiotic-resistant bacteria to be one of the most pressing global health concerns today.
Time is key for developing new treatments, but we have some unlikely allies in the fight. Going Viral Several U.S. -based biotechnology companies are developing ways to harness the power of genetics as well as AI in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Killer Viruses May Be Our Unlikely Ally in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance. More Americans Are Working From Home — And It's Better for the Environment. Stay-at-Home Americans There’s no doubting the transformative power of technology. Advances in tech have led to new and improved entertainment experiences, from allowing us to stream our favorite shows on-demand to immersing us in virtual worlds. They’re changing how we earn a living by making it easier to work remotely, and now, instead of going out to buy stuff, we shop online. Americans are staying home more, and according to a new study, that lifestyle change is affecting energy consumption.
What's It Like Working Alongside Automation? How Walmart's New Robots "Fit In" In Brief In 50 Walmarts around the country, robots are assisting human workers. While employees seem to love ther new assistants, customers remain mostly indifferent to their presence. Walmart Bots. AI Is Automating the Workplace. This Is How We're Adapting. Pentagon Imagery Analysts Are Concerned That Machines Are Coming for Their Jobs. In Brief The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is responsible for analyzing images collected from satellites and drones.
Now there are signs that it's set to increase its reliance on computer vision and machine learning, rather than humans. Robot-writing increased AP’s earnings stories by tenfold. Since The Associated Press adopted automation technology to write its earnings reports, the news cooperative has generated 3,000 stories per quarter, ten times its previous output, according to a press release from Automated Insights, the company behind the automation.
Those stories also contained “far fewer errors” than stories written by actual journalists. The Associated Press began publishing earnings reports using automation technology in July for companies including Hasbro Inc., Honeywell International Inc. and GE. Appended to those stories is a note that reads “This story was generated automatically by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Full GE report: The Reports Are In: AI and Robots Will Significantly Threaten Jobs in 5 Years. In Brief A report suggests people only have five years before automation and AI threaten jobs and force them to learn new skills for the workforce. The firm PwC surveyed 10,000 people from around the world, revealing people are concerned about automation, but they're also willing to learn.
6 ways to make sure AI creates jobs for all and not the few. Whenever I talk to people about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, it’s clear there is a lot of anxiety surrounding these developments. Invasion? Takeover? Opportunity? What the robots mean for jobs. Robots Have Replaced Humans in 25% of China's Ammunition Factories. Invasion? Takeover? Opportunity? What the robots mean for jobs. Automation may take our jobs - but it’ll restore our humanity. Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China’s seminal science-fiction novel, The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processor. He had already designed custom chips for the company he co-founded, Bitmain, that had made it into the world’s leading bitcoin miner, allowing it to dominate the new, hyper-competitive industry of unearthing bitcoins.
Now he needed a chip that could launch Bitmain onto a new trajectory, one that would help it master a world-altering technology called deep learning, a branch of artificial intelligence. When Robots Take Over Our Jobs, It's Women Who Will Lose Out Most. Jobs at Risk. Nation Expected to Lose 30% of Jobs to Automation in 15 Years. Major Firm Announces It's Replacing Its Employees with A.I. New Study Finds That Six Jobs Are Lost for Every Robot Added to the Workforce. Samsung Announces Plans To Replace Human Factory Workers With Robots By 2018. LEGAL FUTURES Report: artificial intelligence will cause "structural collapse" of law firms by 2030. 1 December 2014. Don't Fear the Robots Taking Your Job, Fear the Monopolies Behind Them. As algorithms and automatons start to code and roll their way into our workplaces, there’s a looming sense that employment is set for a pretty major shift. Maybe not quite yet, but slowly and surely, the robots are showing themselves to be capable of taking on jobs once held by humans.
They’re more accurate than us, more consistent; they run for longer, they’re satisfied with their work (or at least not unsatisfied), and they don’t kick up a fuss about a living wage. This Artificially Intelligent Boss Means the Workplace Will Never Be the Same. Production Soared After This Factory Replaced 90% of Its Employees With Robots. A Timeline to Unemployment: When Will Robots Really Replace Workers? How Automation is Going to Redefine What it Means to Work. 80% of IT Jobs can be Replaced by Automation, and it's 'Exciting' Singularity University Researchers Discuss How We Can Have Meaningful Lives After AI Takes All the Jobs.
This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025. What Happens When Robots Can Do All the Jobs? A Robot-Run Hotel at an Amusement Park. Singularity University Researchers Discuss How We Can Have Meaningful Lives After AI Takes All the Jobs. Samsung Announces Plans To Replace Human Factory Workers With Robots By 2018. What Happens if Robots Take the Jobs? How Robots & Algorithms Are Taking Over by Sue Halpern.
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Kurzweil Responds to 'When Robots Are Everywhere, What Will Humans Be Good For?' [Video] - Singularity HUB. The Future of Employment. McKinsey - Help Wanted: Future of Work - full report. BCG Predicts the Startling Pace of Automation. Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century - U.S. DOL. The Future at Work — Trends and Implications - RAND Research. The FutureWork Institute. Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work. The Future of the Workplace.
No Job is Safe from Technology, with Andrew McAfee - Futurism. Robots Could Make Even High-Tech Workers Worse Off - Futurism. Humans Need Not Apply. Your job automated. Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Could Be Done by Computers, Study Says. Advances in Artificial Intelligence Could Lead to Mass Unemployment Warn Experts. 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030. Governments warned: Robots may take half our jobs in 20 years, so prepare for revolution. Study indicates Robots could replace 80% of Jobs. Moshe Vardi: Robots Could Put Humans Out of Work by 2045. How The Robots Will Take Your Job And Kill The Economy. How Technology Is Destroying Jobs. Automation & job loss. The Rich and Their Robots Are About to Make Half the World's Jobs Disappear. AI uprising: humans will be outsourced, not obliterated. Welcome. The Truth About Robots and Human Jobs - Association for Advancing Automation.
Initiative on the Digital Economy. Learning to live with robots. As Robots Evolve the Workforce, Will Labor Laws Keep Pace? The Share the Scrapes Economy. The Robot Economy and the Crisis of Capitalism: Why We Need Universal Basic Income. A Justifiable Existence. The Big Question: Which industries will robotics likely disrupt? The Rise of Automated Cars Will Kill Thousands of Jobs Beyond Driving. China's Manufacturers Are Shifting Towards Zero-Labor Factories.