A drone is a tool in an entirely new category. People can’t automatically be assumed to understand even the short term implications of drones. Right now it is primarily state operators that are designing and implementing drones, and even rich and obsessively militarized hyper-powers such as the United States or China are finding out that a pervasive infrastructure of drones is not what it appears to be.
Drones are essentially like a new ecological system. Once you start implementing automated or robotized systems, the displacement simply does not stop. There are incentives to replace every facet of your goal realization system with more automation. It isn’t just a matter [...]
Lots of white collar jobs are threatened by the rise of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Australian Financial Review reports. As many as half a million accountants, supermarket cashiers, secretaries, typists and bank tellers in what are largely white-collar jobs are threatened by automation, Australian Department of Industry modelling shows.
The report finds that occupations most at risk of computerization are those that involve routine tasks, such as bank tellers, clerks, bookkeepers and even highly qualified roles such as pharmacists – 78.6 per cent of whom have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The findings, published on Wednesday in the inaugural [...]