Tag Archives: Robots

No Labor Infrastructure For $2 Trillion Infrastructure Spend

Democratic congressional leaders announced Tuesday after a meeting with President Donald Trump that an agreement had been reached on the price tag for a potential infrastructure plan: $2 trillion.  — CNN We are reposting and a piece we wrote a … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: The Robots Are Here

Stunning… JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce gargantuan, has built a big new Shanghai fulfillment center that can organize, pack and ship 200,000 orders a day. It employs four people — all of whom service the robots. What’s going on: Welcome to … Continue reading

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The ‘Bots Are Coming For The Surgeons

Mar.23 — This robot may be the surgeon of the future. Created by Auris Health, it is designed to conduct a biopsy. This demonstration shows how the device will operate on and maneuver through a human lung. In the future, … Continue reading

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QOTD: The Robots Are Coming, Err, Here

Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs – Bloomberg  –Automation means wells need only five workers, down from 20 …Rigs have gotten so much more efficient that the shale industry can use about half as many as it did at the … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Robotic Police Force

Wow!  When is the last time you met a cop that spoke nine languages? Robocop On Wednesday, May 24, Dubai will launch a new police robot that marks the first phase of the integration of robots into the police force. … Continue reading

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Misplaced Policy Thinking – $1 trillion infrastructure build

As the stock market celebrates  and is downright giddy over the prospect of a massive fiscal expansion through a one trillion dollar infrastructure build,  we are less sanguine and propose a different and more long term policy track. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Robots, Immigrants from the future – Economist

ROBOTS are having their moment. Today they can jump, walk, speak and run. But they’re at their best when collaborating, soothing the elderly or even making art – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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New roles for technology: Rise of the robots – Economist

Great cover story and special report in the new Economist on a topic we have been all over.  See here, here, and here.  Make sure you at least catch the cover story. Money quotes from the Economist article: …The biggest … Continue reading

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Macro Fishing – Five Good Reads

Challenges for the new Governor of the Bank of Japan – Gavyn Davies,  FT Is there a tipping point for government debt? – Washington Post WonkBlog Global Economy-Hoping for Answers to Three Big Questions – Reuters Are Stock Markets Really Becoming … Continue reading

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The Robots Are Here!

“…robots now poses the central economic dilemma of the Obama era” …In their book, Brynjolfsson and McAfee cite a meeting between Henry Ford and Walter Reuther, the union leader. Pointing at his new robots, Mr Ford says, “How will you … Continue reading

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