Google is Reportedly Looking to Take Over Call Centres With Its Duplex AI Assistant

When Google introduced Google Duplex, its AI assistant designed to speak like a human, the company showed off how the average person could use the tech to save time making reservations and whatnot. What wasn’t touched on was the possibility that Duplex may have a use on the other side of the line, taking over for call centre employees and telemarketers. Read More >>

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Overrated Human Elon Musk Says ‘Humans are Underrated’

Aspiring comedian Elon Musk admitted Friday that “Humans are underrated” and Tesla, a company that has made its reputation in part by hyping up the promise of automation, has become too reliant on it. Read More >>

Bullshit Article About Automation Promises Life of Leisure

Technology experts have been insisting for over a century that when the robot revolution finally succeeds, everyone will have a life of abundant wealth and leisure. That hasn’t been the case. But it hasn’t stopped plenty of people from still insisting that it will happen, even here in the year 2017. Read More >>

The 5 Tasks You Should Automate as Soon as You Get a New Phone

You’ve probably got enough on your plate without wasting time on phone chores that could be running automatically—like clearing out old photos, muting and unmuting your handset, posting to all of your social media accounts at once, and so on. Here are five automations you can set up quickly and for free as soon as you get a new iPhone or Android device (or apply whenever you like to an old one). Read More >>

Robots Are Already Replacing Human Workers at an Alarming Rate

We all know, or at least suspect, that robots are taking people’s jobs, but new research shows the dramatic degree to which industrial robots are replacing human workers and forcing down wages. Read More >>

Bill Gates Wants To Tax Those Job-Stealing Robots

The world's richest man and quite possibly the world's first trillionaire Bill Gates reckons the robots that will eventually steal your job should pay tax for the privilege. Read More >>

15 New IFTTT Triggers to Make Life Easier

Earlier this month, IFTTT (If This Then That) changed its automation platform into a more sophisticated tool. Rather than using one-dimensional “recipes” that trigger actions when certain conditions are met, the company launched something entirely new called “applets.” The new applets allow users to create multiple actions from a single condition and filter conditions. In short, it makes it easier to create complicated conditional statements. Read More >>

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These Apps Will Save You Huge Chunks of Time

We could all use a little more time in the day, and that means you shouldn’t be wasting time navigating through menus or punching through keyboard commands while you’re at work. Luckily, there are lots of apps available for Mac and Windows that will help you get work done faster. These are our picks for the best time-saving apps. Read More >>

Has the Workplace Robot Uprising Already Begun?

A few years ago, a burrito joint near my university installed computers so that customers could place their orders without ever having to make eye contact with a cashier. It was meant as a convenience, but my friends and I felt oddly detached ordering food through a computer. And we wondered: Did this signal the end of personable customer service? Read More >>

This Cattle-Herding Robot Will Put Dogs Out of Work

As the automation era unfolds around is, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that no jobs are safe—not even those belonging to dogs. Introducing Swagbot, the world’s first herding robot. Read More >>

Americans Think The Robot Revolution is Coming But Not For Their Jobs

Remember travel agents? Their jobs disappeared as society became more technologically advanced – alongside many others. And a new study shows that most Americans believe robots will replace many human workers soon. But they overwhelmingly think their own jobs are safe. Read More >>

Pilots Forget How to Fly Manually, Says Transport Authority

Don’t read this if you’re about to board an airplane. A new report by the US Department of Transportation warns that US pilot training no longer maintains their ability to fly commercial flights manually because of the abundance of autonomous technology inside the cockpit. Read More >>

All the Accidents Driverless Cars Got in by Being Too Good at Driving

Driverless cars are designed to cut down on traffic accidents, but that hasn’t stopped human-driven cars from crashing into them anyway. Read More >>