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We would rather lose our jobs to robots than humans, a study shows

December 5th, 2019 at 2:21 am » Comments Off

Losing your job to a human stings more than getting replaced by a robot, research found.  The question has a surprising psychological factor for workers now and in the future. Losing a job can be stressful and demoralizing. Seeing your role replaced by automation is an additional stressor that more workers will have to contend […]

Who wants to tie the knot with a bot? The answer may surprise you!

December 4th, 2019 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Fancy a robot as a spouse? Artificial intelligence, that marvel of software, is expected to revolutionize affairs of the human heart. But would algorithmic love still be love? Marriages are made in heaven, we were once told. But heaven might be displaced by technology within a few decades. Credit for this disruption would go to […]

Why employees trust robots more than their managers

December 4th, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

​Managers can’t compete with artificial intelligence (AI) when it comes to some areas of decision-making and trust building, according to a broad new global study of workers. But rather than be viewed as an indictment of managers, the study findings can help organizations create a more human workplace, some experts say. The study by Oracle […]

Sex robots take over Swiss brothel

November 17th, 2019 at 3:47 pm » Comments Off

A brothel in Switzerland is giving the boot to its’ female staff in favor of sex robots as more and more clients become financially strapped. The brothel in Lucerne has replaced most of the employees with sex robots and the switch has been quite a hit. The ‘Arsenal-51′ brothel now has twelve sex robots to […]

Dunbar’s number: Why we can only maintain 150 relationships

November 5th, 2019 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

The theory of Dunbar’s number holds that we can only really maintain about 150 connections at once. But is the rule true in today’s world of social media? If you’ve ever been romantically rejected by someone who just wanted to be friends, you may have delivered a version of this line: “I’ve got enough friends […]

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