About 3 years ago

12/19/2016 - Midnight Reads – There Are Plenty of Jobs Out There, America

There Are Plenty of Jobs Out There, America
– Bloomberg
From Bloomberg: The economy is raring to go, but crumbling infrastructure and cheap business owners are holding it back. The U.S. economy is going through a change in which the main constraint isn’t demand but supply. What could work, economists say, are government policies.

Uber Expands Its Self-Driving Car Service to San Francisco
– The New York Times
Uber piloted self-driving cars earlier this year in Pittsburgh and that program has expanded to San Francisco. All UberX requests can potentially be fulfilled by self-driving cars (users can opt for a regular driver). This large scale rollout indicates that Uber is getting closer to introducing the program nationally.

Amazon Conducts First Commercial Drone Delivery
– The Wall Street Journal
Amazon Inc.’s drone delivery program has liftoff from a rural corner of England. Amazon last week made its first customer delivery by drone, carrying a package containing popcorn and a Fire TV video-streaming device several miles to a two-story farmhouse near Cambridge, U.K., in 13 minutes.

Our Automated Future
– The New Yorker
The New Yorker asks the question: How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot?