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Robots are coming for your job — but maybe that’s okay

These facilities still rely on human workers, but the company has also increased automation with robots manufactured by Amazon’s Kiva subsidiary.5 million truck drivers in the US, and many of those jobs could vanish in short order.

Amazon robots close to replacing the rest of warehouse workers

Amazon robots close to replacing the rest of warehouse workers For anyone wondering whether robots are gaining ground on people when it comes to performing repetitive tasks, you need look no further than the Amazon Picking Challenge.This contest, its second one, took place in Leipzig, Germany, and featured a more complex “Pick” task than the first challenge Amazon held last year in Seattle, and a new “Stow” task for unloading.

Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics

Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics It was decades ago when science fiction great Isaac Asimov imagined a world in which robots were commonplace.This was long before even the most rudimentary artificial intelligence existed, so Asimov created a basic framework for robot behavior called the Three Laws of Robotics.

Self-driving truck makes short hops for brewery

Self-driving truck makes short hops for brewery Various companies are racing to perfect self-driving car technology, but getting yourself from point A to point B is only the start.The truck went a total distance of 120 miles for the first fully autonomous beer run.

How to order a pizza with Amazon Alexa or Google Home

How to order a pizza with Amazon Alexa or Google Home There are a few ways to enable the skill: online, within the Alexa app, or by asking Alexa to enable the skill ("Alexa, enable Pizza Hut skill").If you don't have an account, you can create one through the Alexa app: After you've got your account linked, you can say "Alexa, open Pizza Hut" or "Alexa, ask Pizza Hut to place an order" or "Alexa, ask Pizza Hut to reorder.

Elon Musk: 'Getting in a car will be just like getting in an elevator' in 10 years

Elon Musk: 'Getting in a car will be just like getting in an elevator' in 10 years When it does, he believes the world economy needs to be prepared to adjust to a society that no longer needs human drivers as part of the workforce.Business Insider first posted the video of Musk's remarks.

Bill Gates: There should be a 'robot tax' on the machines that take your jobs

Bill Gates: There should be a 'robot tax' on the machines that take your jobs Robots are coming for lots of jobs, he said, and wouldn't it be fair if they paid taxes, too?If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you'd think that we'd tax the robot at a similar level," Gates said.

Kiwis’ digital skills lacking – are we beming unemployable?

Kiwis’ digital skills lacking – are we beming unemployable? A new report has revealed Kiwis need more digital skills to guarantee their future employability, with 50% of Kiwis admitting they need to up their digital game.“The research highlights the importance for employees of keeping digital skills current and taking opportunities to upskill,” he says.