Miso scores $10 million to bring its hamburger-flipping robot to more restaurants

Pasadena-based hardware startup Miso Robotics just got a big vote of confidence from investors, in the form of a $10 million Series B. This latest windfall led by Acacia Research Corporation brings the company’s total disclosed funding to $14 million and arrives as it ramps up production and gets ready to deliver its hamburger-cooking robot Flippy to […]

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The Automation Onslaught Is Coming—Are You Ready?

Everywhere you look, pundits are talking about automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. For some people, this is exciting. It’s a new world of efficiency and lower costs for goods as we witness the biggest breakthroughs in production since the industrial era began. However, many people are also scared. Bestselling books and sci-fi blockbuster movies […]

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Rise of Automation : Technology and Robots Will Replace Humans

You probably have an idea how robots will affect human workers negatively. Chief players in the tech world like Bill Gates and Elon Musk have provided their solutions; universal basic income or robot tax. But amidst the serious warnings and the utter sci-fi utopias, the human pain that will follow future job loss seems to […]

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Jack in the Box CEO Considers Replacing Human Cashiers With Kiosks

Jack in the Box is considering replacing cashiers with automated kiosks. “As we see the rising costs of labor, it just makes sense,” CEO Leonard Comma said on Tuesday at the ICR Conference for investors in Orlando, according to Business Insider. This is not the first time Jack in the Box has considered such a move. The […]

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Robots take on nursing duties at Japanese hospitals

Robotic helpers are making their way into Japanese hospitals to reduce the workload of human healthcare professionals. As reported by local media The Asahi Shimbun, Nagoya University Hospital, based in Nagoya, Tsurumaicho, is planning to deploy a pilot program in February which will see a squadron of robots taking to the floor to deliver drugs and […]

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Americans are in the dark about automation — and it could cost them their jobs

Americans have decidedly mixed attitudes about the possibility of automation and robots taking jobs. Most job seekers (77%) have heard the term “job automation” but only 30% say they understand the term, according to ZipRecruiters’s State of the American Job Seeker report. The data shows that job seekers are a bit confused. For example, 60% of job […]

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Automation Could Displace 800 Million Workers Worldwide By 2030, Study Says

A coming wave of job automation could force between 400 million and 800 million people worldwide out of a job in the next 13 years, according to a new study. A report released this week from the research arm of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company forecasts scenarios in which 3 percent to 14 percent of […]

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