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The Furture of Employment - Robots or People - What do you think?

Interesting feature in the Independent – interview with former CEO of McDonalds in which he explains the attraction of replacing staff with robots.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/mcdonald-s-ex-ceo-says-its-cheaper-to-hire-robots-than-people-on-minimum-wage-a7048261.html

The feature highlights the demands for higher pay for McDonalds staff in the USA.  276 more words

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Highlights of Maker Faire in San Mateo, May 2016.

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Politics, Economics,Labor ... and Robots

Robots  will produce a class of obsolete humans?  There is a simple answer: Certainly. So long as robots are cheaper than people.

Unions joined with politicians – i.e, corruption – pushed the price of labor above its market value. 452 more words

Politics

The MindCub3r Robot Build

Even though we are done with school for the year, I am trying to make sure that we are still learning over the summer. For the past three days we have been working on the MindCub3r robot. 707 more words

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The company that builds iPhones is replacing workers with robots

(Source: www.businessinsider.sg)

At one Foxconn factory in Kunshan, China, 60,000 workers have been replaced by robots, a Chinese official said — another data point that indicates that electronics production is increasingly being automated. 357 more words

Technology

China Uses Robots To Park Cars

Car parking is getting more creative, and especially in country such as China since 1.35 plus billion people are driving more than ever before.  This is why I think country with so many people are going to have to be more creative as the world is moving into the future.   94 more words

Technology

Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots

”Thirty-five Taiwanese companies, including Apple’s supplier Foxconn, spent a total of 4 billion yuan (HK$4.74 billion) on artificial intelligence last year, according to the Kunshan government’s publicity department,” The South China Morning Post reports. 225 more words

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