Work Place Automation

IMPACT: Work Place Automation

Impact Jobs Event

Our Impact Jobs event will be held April 24, 2018. You can get more information about speakers, the agenda and purchase your tickets here. 

We’re lining up speakers and finalizing topics right now, but here are some articles about workplace automation that we hope will get you thinking.

Flippy, a burger-flipping robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers.

Productivity and wealth creation haven’t stopped over decades, but not everyone is able to take advantage of it. We need to learn to race with the machine instead of against it. A team of humans and computers together can beat humans or computers alone.

In this TED TALK, Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil describes how technologies enter our society and evolve in a prescient discussion of the future of our world. We increasingly adopt new technologies faster and they evolve at exponential scales.

The White House on Thursday plans to convene  executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks to supercharge the deployment of powerful robots, algorithms and the broader field of artificial intelligence.

“The fact is that AI can go further than humans, it could be billions of times smarter than humans at this point,” Pearson said. “So we really do need to make sure that we have some means of keeping up.

SCS has created the new AI degree, the first offered by a U.S. university, in response to extraordinary technical breakthroughs in AI and the growing demand by students and employers for training that prepares people for careers in AI.

More than 960,000 Americans worked in the warehouse industry in October, 2017. That’s up 42% over the past decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An additional 246,000 positions went unfilled.