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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.

Facebook won't force you to chat with its chatbots anymore

Facebook won't force you to chat with its chatbots anymore Contrary to their name, Facebook's hordes of third-party Messenger chatbots have never been the strongest conversationalists.At least that's the message the social network is sending with a new update to its bot-maker toolkit.

Hey law students: Want a job? Well, you better learn to code.

Hey law students: Want a job? Well, you better learn to code. Universities around the world are introducing classes that train students in the use of legal software, assisting with anything from contract creation to legal research.But are students simply training the algorithms that will take their jobs?

We’ve Brought These Stupid ‘Internet of Things’ Hacks Upon Ourselves

We’ve Brought These Stupid ‘Internet of Things’ Hacks Upon Ourselves These devices are usually referred to as Internet of Things (IoT).Hacking into your IoT devices to get into your network, hacking into your devices to create a botnet, and spying on you.

Robots taking our jobs? Tax them, says Bill Gates

Robots taking our jobs? Tax them, says Bill Gates A robot tax could conceivably fund that vision.The chief criticism of the robot tax is that it would hamper the innovation needed to drive the economy.

Apple buys automation app Workflow and makes it free

Apple buys automation app Workflow and makes it free The terms of the acquisition, which was first reported on by TechCrunch, were not made public, but Apple has confirmed the deal.On the business end of things, Apple has picked up both the app and the team of young developers behind it.

Deloitte's CEO gave her 15-year-old son some great advice on job-stealing robots

Deloitte's CEO gave her 15-year-old son some great advice on job-stealing robots You don't need to have a full-time job yet to be worried about robots taking it.The 15-year-old son of  Cathy Engelbert, CEO of consulting firm Deloitte, is already thinking about automation.

Garmin promotes driver alertness with new dash cams

Garmin promotes driver alertness with new dash cams With the Dash Cam 45 and 55, customers can do more than just record a drive,” says Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia.“Now they can take advantage of advanced driver alerts through a discreet dash camera that seamlessly blends into a vehicle without obstructing a driver’s line of sight.

Garmin plans to wake up Kiwi drivers with new dash cams

Garmin plans to wake up Kiwi drivers with new dash cams “The rise of dash cams has allowed us to align our new models with the needs of our customer base.” The Dash Cam 55 has high-quality video captured in 1440p, 1080p, or 720p with a 3.

Trump's treasury secretary is 'not worried at all' about job-killing AI

Trump's treasury secretary is 'not worried at all' about job-killing AI The treasury secretary said during an interview with Axios on Friday that he was "optimistic" rather than anxious about the effects advances in automation might have on the workforce.Still, Mnuchin's sanguine outlook on the situation doesn't jibe with any of these reports, and his ignorance of the major near-term impact is somewhat ridiculous, given the numbers.