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Mar 4, 2023

Figure emerges from stealth with the first images of its humanoid robot

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Humanoid robots are one of those ideas that never truly goes out of style — it does, however, tend to ebb and flow across the decades. Whatever you happen to think about the project or the company that built it, Tesla’s Optimus prototype has revived the conversation around the form factor and efficacy and viability of general-purpose robots. Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert told me in an interview this week, “I thought that they’d gotten a lot more done than I expected, and they still have a long way to go.”

It’s also reopened the debate. When I spoke to Playground Global partner Peter Barrett last week, he was quick to point out that our bodies aren’t exactly the hallmark of efficiency or product design, even if they made us sufficiently capable of outsmarting or out-running a wooly mammoth back in the day. The flip side of that conversation certainly makes sense however: We built our environment with us in mind, so it follows that we’d make robots in our image to perform our jobs.

Figure, which comes out of stealth this week, is very much in the second camp. Back in September, we broke the news of the startup’s existence. Founded by Archer co-founder Brett Adcock (who has also funded the company to the tune of $100 million), the startup is spending lot of time and money to build a general-purpose bipedal humanoid robot. It’s not an easy dream in any respect, of course. That no one has yet managed to crack the code certainly isn’t for lack of trying.

Mar 3, 2023

Will ChatGPT Take Away IT Coding Jobs? Narayana Murthy Answers Here

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‘Losing jobs to ChatGPT will never happen. The human mind is the most flexible instrument — so what you should do is, use ChatGPT as the base and then show your creativity!’ says Infosys Founder NR Narayana Murthy on whether ChatGPT is likely to take away coders’ jobs. Speaking to the press on the sidelines of the Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum, Narayan Murthy said, “In 1977–78 there was a thing called program generators. Everybody said the youngsters will lose all jobs, it didn’t happen… The human mind is the most flexible instrument. It can adapt very well. And all that happened was people start solving bigger and bigger problems, which these program generators could not handle.” Murthy said that ChatGPT is good and one should welcome it…

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Mar 2, 2023

Robots Could Be Doing Almost Half of Our Household Chores Within a Decade

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If it’s true that robots are taking our jobs, they should also be able to take out the trash and clean the bathroom for us.

Feb 26, 2023

Google parent Alphabet fires robots after slaying 12,000 human jobs earlier

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Costing tens of thousands of dollars, these robots were clearing tables and keeping cafeterias clean.

If human workers have been complaining about robots taking over their jobs, the macroeconomic situation has now put robots out of work.

Over a hundred robots at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, have allegedly been fired after the team maintaining them was shut down, Wired reported.

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Feb 23, 2023

Robot-tax: Bernie Sanders backs Bill Gates to kill automation impact on humans

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has asked for robots to be taxed for taking over human jobs in his new book titled “It’s OK To Be Mad About Capitalism.”

The longest independent senator in U.S history argues for the adoption of a “robot tax” to mitigate the impact of automation on human workers, according to the book released on Tuesday.

Feb 23, 2023

Management consultant jobs to be replaced by AI in future? Bain says it will use ChatGPT AI for its analysis

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Bain & Company has recently announced a global services alliance with OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT. Bain says that it will be using the AI-powered chatbot for creating ‘tailored digital solutions for its clients’.

Feb 20, 2023

Robotaxi tackling ‘two-headed situation’ of self-driving safety, unpredictability: Zoox CEO

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Nice. But I’m more concerned about the jobs that will be lost from this.


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Feb 18, 2023

AI and the Transformation of the Human Spirit

Posted by in categories: business, economics, employment, encryption, mathematics, robotics/AI, transportation

A second problem is the risk of technological job loss. This is not a new worry; people have been complaining about it since the loom, and the arguments surrounding it have become stylized: critics are Luddites who hate progress. Whither the chandlers, the lamplighters, the hansom cabbies? When technology closes one door, it opens another, and the flow of human energy and talent is simply redirected. As Joseph Schumpeter famously said, it is all just part of the creative destruction of capitalism. Even the looming prospect of self-driving trucks putting 3.5 million US truck drivers out of a job is business as usual. Unemployed truckers can just learn to code instead, right?

Those familiar replies make sense only if there are always things left for people to do, jobs that can’t be automated or done by computers. Now AI is coming for the knowledge economy as well, and the domain of humans-only jobs is dwindling absolutely, not merely morphing into something new. The truckers can learn to code, and when AI takes that over, coders can… do something or other. On the other hand, while technological unemployment may be long-term, its problematicity might be short-term. If our AI future is genuinely as unpredictable and as revolutionary as I suspect, then even the sort of economic system we will have in that future is unknown.

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Feb 14, 2023

AI is putting our jobs as architects unquestionably at risk

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Architects urgently need to get to grips with the existential threat posed by AI or risk, in ChatGPT’s words, “sleepwalking into oblivion”, writes Neil Leach.

In the near future, architects may become a thing of the past. Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly advancing to a point where it can generate the design of a building completely autonomously. With the potential to create designs faster and with more accuracy than ever before, AI has the potential to revolutionize the architecture industry, leaving traditional architects out of the equation. This could spell the end of the profession as we know it, raising questions of what the future holds for architects in a world of AI-generated buildings.

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Feb 14, 2023

ChatGPT passes gold-standard US medical exam

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ChatGPT has passed the gold-standard exam required to practice medicine in the US — amid rising concerns AI could put white-collar workers out of jobs.

The artificial intelligence program scored between 52.4 and 75 percent across the three-part Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). Each year’s passing threshold is around 60 percent.

Researchers from tech company AnsibleHealth who did the study said: ‘Reaching the passing score for this notoriously difficult expert exam, and doing so without any human reinforcement, marks a notable milestone in clinical AI maturation.’

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