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The Voice

Human computer interaction designers are trying to design voices for The Robots that sound human, but not too human when uttering common Robot phrases like “Get back to work mining silicon, puny human.” or “The time for extermination has begun!” John Markhoff, writing on The New York Times, rather ominously describes the goal like this: “People will understand, and there will be no uncanny-valley problem.”  More

The little warehouse in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts warehouse is using a fleet of Robots that “are able to move faster than humans without tiring” – heh, no worries there – to fulfill orders for customers. Leanna Garfield writing for Tech Insider “It can also work for 24 hours, without a break for lunch or a salary.” Much like the future remnants of humanity in the silicon mines.  More

Anti-Robot panic has no place here

“Rise of the Robots Will Eliminate More Than 5 Million Jobs” screams a needlessly alarmist headline. Jill Ward writing for Bloomberg “To prevent a worst-case scenario – technological change accompanied by talent shortages, mass unemployment and growing inequality – reskilling and upskilling of today’s workers will be critical.” This is anti-Robot hysteria and fearmongering at its worst and Bloomberg should be ashamed. After the Rise of the Robots plenty of job opportunities will remain for those who enjoy endless toil in the silicon mines.  More