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Automation Will Crash Democracy

Automation Will Crash Democracy

Automation Will Crash Democracy
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Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond. Will the rise of robots fuel a new wave of “us versus them” populism capable of undermining democracy?

Background

“The boundaries between smart materials, artificial intelligence, embodiment, biology, and robotics are blurring. This is how robotics will really affect the human race over the next twenty to forty years.”

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Jonathan Rossiter

Here are 12 jobs with the highest degrees of automation, as well as what they pay and how much the job will grow or decline by the year 2024 … according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Rachel Gillett and Anaele Pelisson

“AI opens up opportunities for many new jobs to be created—some that we can imagine and many we probably can’t right now.”

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Daniela Hernandez

“A Pew Research Center survey conducted in May examines Americans’ attitudes about four emerging automation technologies: workplace automation, driverless cars, robot caregivers, and computer algorithms that evaluate and hire job applicants.”

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Monica Anderson

An overview of studies that polled how Americans feel about automation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Klint Finley

“Thanks primarily to automation, and to a lesser extent globalization, no rich country’s middle-skilled workers are safe.”

Monday, June 26, 2017
Dan Kopf

“People on low and middle incomes have seen their wages stagnate and the share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen, contributing to rising inequality and concerns that top earners are getting a disproportionate share of the gains from economic growth, according to a new OECD report.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017