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Study: Public Fears Growing Dominance of Robots

More than 4,000 Americans were surveyed about the ever-increasing presence of robots in our daily lives, with over 70% expressing concern over robots replacing humans.

The hand of humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard during a demonstration by the German research centre for artificial intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover March, 5, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

Cheaper Production Line Robots Threaten Small Business Jobs

Advances in robotics have led to the production of cheaper industrial robots, providing easier access to production line quality machinery for smaller businesses, potentially resulting in fewer jobs for human workers.

A visitor holds a hand of AILA, or Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android, during a demonstration at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH) stand at the 2013 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 5, 2013 in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT will be open March …

Chinese Factory Uses Army of Robots to Sort Packages

A video from China showing a factory floor where dozens of orange robots scuttle around delivering packages with extreme efficiency, removing the need for an army of menial workers, has gone viral.

Latino and African-American workers campaign for a $15 minimum wage.

Burger Flipping Robot Replaces Workers At Fast Food Restaurant

A Californian fast food restaurant has introduced a robot that flips and cooks burgers, replacing human workers at the grill. https://vimeo.com/206666438 The Telegraph reports that the robot, named Flippy, was developed by Miso Robotics and began its first day on the

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Swiss Reject Free Income Plan After Worker vs. Robot Debate

(Reuters) — Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation.

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White House Predicts Massive Job Losses to Robots

There is no doubt left that the robots are coming. Along with the rise of a manufactured source of labor comes the question of benefit. While in the long term robots may take over the most mundane and dangerous occupations, the latest “Economic Report of the President” suggests a much more aggressive trend.

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Restaurant CEO Predicts Robots Will Replace Overpriced Labor

The melancholy truth that America’s leftists, and the young people they exploit for political support, stubbornly refuse to learn is that the true minimum wage is zero. When the cost of labor is increased beyond its true value by government fiat, employers learn to make do with fewer workers.