As automation spreads through the American economy, experts say its impacts will be uneven. Key factors in determining that effect include geography and race, but likely even more important is education. With the rapid pace of technological evolution, will job…
Pikeville is a small city of 6,700 nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky--a rural area that has struggled to survive the decline of the coal industry. Now, local residents are pinning their futures on health care, which is desperately…
By Amna Nawaz, Lorna Baldwin, Kira Wakeam
Technological advancement often brings the promise of increased efficiency in the workplace. But it also means apprehension about humans potentially being replaced by automation and artificial intelligence. In a new series, "The Future of Work," Paul Solman explores the concept…
By Paul Solman
Researchers are using an online computer program to gauge how humans respond to tough ethical decisions involving AI technology for driverless vehicles. The results could inform car manufacturers and policy makers on how driverless vehicles should behave in life-or-death scenarios.
By Jamie Leventhal
The growth of high-paying science, technology, engineering and math jobs has declined slightly in recent years due to automation.
By PBS NewsHour
Futurologists have been predicting the automation armageddon -- robots replacing human workers -- for decades. Has the future finally arrived? Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits Silicon Valley to talk with leading tech thinkers and computer scientists about whether humanity is…
Our obsession with robots and automation is leading us to overlook challenges and opportunities that could grow the U.S. workforce and create quality jobs.
On Monday, Amazon forayed into the brick and mortar grocery industry with the launch of Amazon Go. But the high-tech market could drastically change shopping and eventually eliminate the need for millions of cashiers.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States. He might want to bash the robots instead.
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