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How a robot that makes 300 pizzas an hour will create more jobs

October 9th, 2019 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

  Lower costs equals more opportunities. A little startup in Seattle is about to flip the pizza business. Literally. The company is called Picnic and for the past few years it’s been operating under the radar while it develops a propriety robot that makes pizzas. A lot of pizzas. Like, 300 pizzas in an hour. […]



Robots to replace 200,000 US jobs in banking in 10 years

October 7th, 2019 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

As the September jobs report looms, a recent report from Wells Fargo is casting a bleak light on the future of banking jobs. The report revealed that robots are likely to reduce headcount by 200,000 over the next decade throughout the financial industry in the U.S. Wells Fargo’s Mike Mayo spoke to Yahoo Finance’s On […]



AI Weekly: Automation in the workplace could disproportionately affect women

September 26th, 2019 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

As AI and machine learning transform industries by automating much of the work currently done by humans, women’s careers will be disproportionately affected. That’s according to a McKinsey Global Institute report published earlier this year (“The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation“), which found that women predominate in occupations that’ll […]



Walgreens will start making drone deliveries in October

September 26th, 2019 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

The process of refilling your prescription at the local pharmacy just got a lot more futuristic. Wing — which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet — just announced a partnership with FedEx and Walgreens, a national grocery store chain, to start making drone deliveries in Virginia as soon as October. Wing claims the “first-of-its-kind […]



Truckers want to ban self-driving trucks in Missouri

September 8th, 2019 at 3:31 am » Comments Off

Truck drivers worried about losing their jobs to robots staged a protest outside the Capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri on Tuesday. Their goal was to convince the government to pass a bill that would prohibit any self-driving trucks from driving on Missouri roads, KRCG reports. While there are no autonomous trucks handling shipping jobs […]



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