I’d thoroughly recommend this discussion on the political economy of automation and other related matters. I particularly enjoyed the contribution made by Alice Marwick, and if I can, I will post some […]
This is just about the classic story of what happens when new technology meets existing workplace. In this case the story is about drones taking the jobs of commercial pilots. It’s so […]
I am working my way through the Australian Industry Department’s most recent report. I should say, it was written under the auspices of their Chief Economist, Mark Cully, and Mark is not […]
I guess this article sort of twigged my interest because I think it’s unusual to see a “tech guy” like Elon Musk casting doubts about the efficacy of new tech. In this […]
The whole nature of the discussion about the future of work in an increasingly automated future still has the air of unbelievability about it. If you’ve just come across the topic, it […]
I am working my way through the Pew Research Internet Project on Robotics, AI and the Future of Jobs. Right up my alley. I’ll offer a full response sometime soon, but I […]
If you thought dealing with someone on the subcontinent when your Foxtel box packs it in was annoying, what’s it going to be like talking to a robot?
We all know about the outsourcing of service jobs — particularly call-centre type work — to low-cost places like China and India.