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.

5.31.19

China's Big AI Advantage: Humans

In the booming field of artificial intelligence, cheap labor to process data may be the only edge China has over the U.S.

12.13.18

How to Not Be Replaced by a Robot at Work

What the future of work looks like and how you can protect your career.

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 Had a Bot Write My Job Application Cover Letters

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

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11.7.18

This Pizza Delivery Truck Cooks Your Pie on the Road and Produces Zero Emissions

Toyota and Pizza Hut teamed up to make the prototype, which includes robots that bake your pizza en route.

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.

6.18.18

How Robotic Arms Defined the Industrial Revolution

The evolution of the robotic arm, a product invented in the US that came to define modern factories around the world. It wasn't an easy sell in America.

5.21.18

How the Clapper Came to Define Modern Home Automation

The Clapper was in the same category—and owned by the same guy—as the Chia Pet. Nonetheless, the somewhat primitive device introduced millions of people to the idea of simple home automation. Would we have Alexa without it?

5.11.18

AI Can Generate 'Doom' Levels Now

Algorithms that can make video game levels humans want to play can automate aspects of game design.

5.7.18

Human Bus Drivers Will Always Be Better Than Robot Bus Drivers

Some jobs can't be automated.

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