About 5 years ago

03/29/2017 - Midnight Reads – U.S. Workers Face Higher Risk of Being Replaced by Robots. Here’s Why

U.S. Workers Face Higher Risk of Being Replaced by Robots. Here’s Why

– CNN Money

Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots — but Americans should be particularly worried. Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years, according to a new report.

 

Tech Community “Dumbfounded” By Mnuchin’s Dismissal of AI Impact on Jobs

– Axios 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin riled the tech community when he said the displacement of jobs by artificial intelligence and automation is “not even on my radar screen” because the technology is “50-100 more years” away. The reaction from the tech community was harsh and swift.

 

Amazon Delays Opening of Cashier-less Store to Work Out Kinks

– The Wall Street Journal 

Amazon Inc. is facing a setback in its efforts to modernize brick-and-mortar retail as technical glitches delay the opening of its first cashier-less convenience store. The delay with Amazon Go highlights new challenges the retail giant faces due to its limited experience in anticipating and managing the flow of customers and products in a physical space.

 

9 Restaurants, 1 Kitchen, No Dining Room – Virtual Restaurants Open for Online Delivery

– The Chicago Tribune 

Capitalizing on the growing trend of online food delivery, New York startup Green Summit Group has launched nine virtual restaurants from an anonymous Lakeview neighborhood storefront, churning out orders for customers on Grubhub. No tables, no chairs, no snooty hosts. Just a bustling kitchen and a steady stream of drivers picking up cleverly branded meals for a mostly millennial clientele, who may or may not know that Butcher Block, Milk Money and Leafage share the same address, chefs and owner.