Even when a robot is safer and more effective at performing a task than humans, companies still have to think hard about how to earn public trust.
By Thomas Maxwell
Creative fields are often held up as careers that are least threatened by the advancement of artificial intelligence. But computers and robots have already proven they can contribute to and change the arts, especially in commercial ways.
By Courtney Vinopal
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
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.
Economics correspondent Paul Solman recently traveled to Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute. And yes, there is an institute that studies only that -- the future of the human race.
By Nsikan Akpan
Last year, we broke the story of a robot being being developed to fight invasive lionfish. This spring, the prototype landed in the open ocean for the first time. Here’s how they took the idea from paper to practice.
By Making Sen$e Editor
On average, the arrival of one new industrial robot in a local labor market coincides with an employment drop of 5.6 workers.
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