automation

8.20.19

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

Fooled by gibberish and highly susceptible to human bias, automated essay-scoring systems are being increasingly adopted, a Motherboard investigation has found.

6.21.19

The Case for an 8-Hour Work Week

Robots may be coming your job, but a new study finds we don’t need to work that much anyway.

11.28.18

'A Robot Killed a Man': A New Doc Looks at the Terrifying Future of Automation

HBO's 'The Truth About Killer Robots' examines the legal, economic, psychological, and moral implications of our inevitable, AI-run dystopia.

11.16.18

I Used a Bot to Get Myself a Job

These days, there's software that can do the tedious chore of writing your cover letter, so I gave it a go and applied for a load of open positions.

10.24.18

Hey Google! Is It Cool If My Emails Have Some Fucking Personality?

Gmail's new tools are supposed to make life easier, but they suck the humanity out of writing an email.

4.23.18

Basic Income Is Already Transforming Life and Work in a Postindustrial Canadian City

In Hamilton, Ontario, a basic income pilot is improving individual lives—but bureaucratic pitfalls and tepid goals can limit its potential.

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3.31.17

A Review of Jamiroquai’s First Show in Seven Years by Someone Who Doesn’t Know Shit About Jamiroquai

I went to Paris a blank canvas, but watching Jay Kay sing about cosmic girls and space cowboys for two and a half hours gave me my life.

3.24.17

How Long Until the UK Has a Fully Automated Workforce?

A new report says 10 million UK jobs will be lost to machines in the next 15 years.

3.16.17

Relax, robots aren’t taking your jobs

They just might be pushing you to greater career heights

3.15.17

Becoming Jamiroquai...

The Space Cowboy makes no sense, so I decided the best way to understand him would be to complete the impossible: become him.

1.28.17

Automation Is Coming for Our Porn Stars

The rise of virtual and interactive porn could leave adult movie actors jobless.

1.4.17

What We’ll Do When Robots Take Our Jobs

Robots won’t take all the jobs, just most of them. We asked futurists what life will look like for the permanently unemployed class.

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