Robots, AI and Jobs – Links

 

Larry Page and Sergey Brin on Technological Unemployment – InformationWeek

    — also more at Forbes

    — and Millennials vs. Robots—Who will win the jobs? – CNBC

Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck – NY Times

Wall Street on the Leading Edge of AI – The Mitrailleuse

A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It – NY Times

Robot Accidents in the Workplace – NY Times

Deep Learning at Facebook – Technology Review

Robots vs. the Middle Class – Motherboard

Rethinking a Basic Income – NY Times

Stephen Hawking on the dangers of advanced AI – The Independent

Interview of me on Quoracast – Quora.com 

 

 

Technology and Unemployment – Links

 

Brain-like Computers Learning from Experience – NY Times

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips – NY Times

IBM Invests $1 Billion in Watson Technology – Singularity Hub

Military robots may replace 25% of combat soldiers – PopSci

The Future of Jobs – The Economist

Income Inequality and Automation – Huffington Post

Robots will Stay in the Back Seat (really?) – Financial Times

Will robots take our jobs, or will aging wreck the economy? – Slate

How robots impact millions of American jobs – Bloomberg (video)

Most food stamps now go to working-age people – AP

MOOC-based Computer Science Program at Georgia Tech Begins – Udacity

New Book: “The Second Machine Age” – Brynjolfsson and McAfee

 

47% of U.S. Jobs Could Be Automated with the Next Two Decades

In my book The Lights in the Tunnel, written back in 2009, I wrote:

“So our assumption is going to be that, at some point down the line, machines or computers will take over a great many of these people’s jobs. Not all of them, but a lot. Maybe 40 percent. Maybe half. ”

Turns out that wasn’t a bad guess, at least according to some researchers at the University of Oxford. Their best estimate is that 47% of U.S. jobs are susceptible to automation within the next two decades.   PDF of the complete report is here.

Other stuff:

Textile Factories returning to the U.S.–but without the workers – NY Times

Will Robots Kill — or Create — your Next Job? – FastCompany

Robots Fill New Roles at Work – PC World

On the Future of Moore’s Law:

Samsung Manufactures 3D Integrated Circuits – Forbes

Stanford Team Builds a Carbon Nanotube Computer – NY Times